Ray Alert #4: Ask Governor to Give Ray Sandford Reprieve From Forced Electroshock

Info 24 Nov: The next forced outpatient electroshock of Ray Sandford is scheduled for this Wednesday morning, 26 November 2008, the day before the USA holiday of Thanksgiving. Join an international campaign *NOW* to phone Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty today and tomorrow, before the shock: Ray Sandford is regularly given involuntary outpatient electroshock in Minnesota.…

Ray Alert #5: Ray’s Next Forced Shock is Scheduled for International Human Rights Day, 10 December

Info The next scheduled involuntary outpatient electroshock of Ray Sandford of Minnesota is this coming Wednesday morning, 10 December 2008. By a horrible coincidence this is also International Human Rights Day. The United Nations is leading a global celebration of the 60th anniversary of the signing of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Do…

Ray Alert #2: INTERNATIONAL PHONE-IN: Where does Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty stand on forced outpatient electroshock?

Info 12 Nov: If it’s Wednesday, then it is time to phone up the Governor of Minnesota and ask some questions: Does the Governor support laws in Minnesota allowing involuntary administration of electroshock therapy (ECT) of people living out in the community? [Update: After alert went out, Ray said his doctor is moving to an…

Ray Alert #1: If it’s Wednesday, then Ray Sandford is Getting Escorted from His Home for Another Forced Electroshock

Info 7 Nov: Minnesota Resident Gets Involuntary Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) On A Weekly Ongoing *Outpatient* Basis. Action: How You Can Easily E-mail Minnesota Governor. Like all other USA states, Minnesota has loopholes allowing citizens to receive electroshock over their expressed wishes. UPDATE TO BELOW – To get the latest about Ray Sandford, go to the…

Bernard M. Coelho, MD: Ray Sandford’s electroshock doctor

Ray says that the psychiatrist who directly administers the electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) to him at Mercy Hospital is Dr. Bernard M. Coelho, who has advertised that his specialty is electroshock. updated 27 May 2009 Name: Bernard M. Coelho, MD, psychiatrist and electroshock doctor, at Mercy Hospital. City/State:  Coon Rapids, Minnesota Connection to Ray’s case: Ray identifies this…

New Task Force on Mental Health Legal Advocacy & Activism

Info NEWS RELEASE: PsychRights & MindFreedom have formed a joint effort to win battles against forced psychiatric drugging in both the court of law and court of public opinion. The effort targets human rights violations in California, Massachusetts and New York. The power of the pharmaceutical industry threatens the USA justice system. Download PDF of…

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…