MFI Conference/Retreat

Info The 2007 conference/retreat is over. But you can read about it here. This is information for pre-registered participants in the Creative Revolution in Healing conference/retreat 12 to 15 July 2007. Pre-registration was required and capacity for the conference was reached more than two months before the event. Wisdom House is nestled in 55 beautiful…

“Antipsychiatry” and “Consumerism”: Perspectives and Definitions

Info Document Actions Print this Professor Robert Emerick, who as studied the mental health consumer/psychiatric survivor movement for years, enters the debate with the pages of the American Psychiatric Association’s journal, Psychiatric Services. This is the third issue in six months covering controversies about the history and politics of our movement. “Antipsychiatry” and “Consumerism”: Perspectives…

American Psychiatric Association vs. MindFreedom International

Info The psychiatric profession is debating the psychiatric survivors movement. June 2006 Psychiatric Services Cover October 2006 Over a six month period in three issues, an officialmagazine of the American Psychiatric Association called Psychiatric Serivces held a heated debateand analysis about the politics and history of the psychiatric survivors movement. June 2006: The original essay…

American Psychiatric Association vs. MindFreedom International

Info The psychiatric profession is debating the psychiatric survivors movement. June 2006 Psychiatric Services Cover October 2006 Over a six month period in three issues, an officialmagazine of the American Psychiatric Association called Psychiatric Serivces held a heated debateand analysis about the politics and history of the psychiatric survivors movement. June 2006: The original essay…

Introduction to MindFreedom Shield

Info Learn about how the MindFreedom Shield may help protect registered members from coerced psychiatric procedures. MindFreedom International issues alerts about individuals at risk of orcurrently experiencing involuntary psychiatric procedures, including onan outpatient basis while living peacefully in the community in theirown residences. For example, occasionally these public alerts have led to some members who…

New Antipsychotic Drugs Criticized: Federal Study Finds No Benefit Over Older, Cheaper Drug

Info Document Actions Print this A front page Washington Post article about a federal study that “challenges widespread assumptions” about one of psychiatry’s most frequently-used drugs quotes David Oaks, MindFreedom International director. A MindFreedom analysis follows. New Antipsychotic Drugs Criticized: Federal Study Finds No Benefit Over Older, Cheaper Drug Date Published: Sep 20, 2005 01:00…

Donations tie drug firms and nonprofits

Info Document Actions Print this This Philadelphia Inquirer probe uncovers hidden money ties between psychiatric drug manufacturers and nonprofit mental health groups such as NAMI and CHADD that promote these drugs. The journalist quotes MindFreedom director David Oaks: “… the entire paradigm is owned by the drug companies, and … the hazards of the drugs,…

Ted Chabasinski

Info Document Actions Print this Personal Stories Ted Chabasinski “When Miss Callaghan had discovered enough “symptoms,” I was sent to the Bellevue children’s psychiatric ward, to be officially diagnosed and to made an experimental animal for Doctor Bender. I was one of the first children to be “treated” with electric shock. I was six years…