Mad Pride Event: Patch Adams Gets IAACM Award at 2012 OCF

Info Mad Pride! At the 2012 Oregon Country Fair – the enormous, creative and historic festival in the woods – the clown/physician/psychiatric survivor Patch Adams will receive the International Association for the Advancement of Creative Maladjustment Award, in Community Village, via MindFreedom International. Don’t miss it! What When Jul 14, 2012 from 02:30 PM to…

Electroshock Survivor Leads Successful Protest Near Portland, Oregon

Info Here is a report and photos from a successful grassroots protest. Deborah Schwartzkopff is a survivor of multiple electroshocks (electroconvulsive therapy or ECT) in Oregon private psychiatric institutions. She single-handedly called for a peaceful protest on Wednesday, 27 June 2012, in front of her shock facility, 12 miles south of Portland in Clackamas, Oregon.…

Take MindFreedom Survey on Hope in Mental Health Care

Info You are invited to take the new “Survey on Hope in Mental Health.” Contribute your experiences to the “I Got Better” campaign to promote knowledge of resilience in mental well being. MindFreedom International News – 14 June 2012 Immediate Release. Contact news@mindfreedom.org   New MindFreedom Campaign Defies Hopelessness   Today, MindFreedom International launches the…

MindFreedom March of 200 Protests Directly in Front of American Psychiatric Association

Info MFI and allied organizations united for a successful peaceful protest of the 2012 American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, questioning the dysfunctional over-labeling, over-drugging and forced psychiatric treatment still all too common in psychiatric practice today. [Updated 5 Oct. 2012]   Aki Imai from Ohio is a graduate student ally, who marched in…