Monthly Update: April 2024

Update for the Month of April 2024 by Board President Al Galves     MindFreedom Shield The MindFreedom Shield Volunteer Project has gotten off to a roaring start, far exceeding expectations. Due to our inability to provide sufficient staffing, we were not timely handling inquiries and requests that could have possibly developed into a full-blown…

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Shield alert: And Steiner forced to endure assault at institution in Boston, MA, USA after reporting patient abuse and transgender discrimination

Update: March 21st, 2024   Latest News   1. Positive developments In response to a series of emails addressed to the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH) and their Adult Clinical Community Services (ACCS), in which And Steiner (pronouns: it/its) and its many advocates expressed concern about DMH’s plans to forcibly and prematurely discharge And…

Monthly Update: March 2024

Update for the Month of March 2024 by Board President Al Galves     New Board Members We have two new Board members: Dina Tyler in California and Kristina “KK” Kapp in Ohio. Dina Tyler is an individual and family counselor in private practice. She specializes in extreme states of consciousness often labeled as psychosis…

Monthly Update: February 2024

Update for the Month of February 2024 by Board President Al Galves     Shield Program We are working on two active Shield campaigns: 1. Dawn Dziuba (pronouns: she/her) is an attorney who has been forcibly held at Forensic Treatment Center South in St. Louis, Missouri for nine years. She believed that her colleagues at…