picture of activist and psychiatric survivor Judi Chamberlin as a young woman

“Rights, Informed Consent, and How We Can Protect Ourselves.” Join us for a free, online discussion group called ‘Judi’s Room’, the third in an educational series in the spirit of Judi Chamberlin—a collaboration between MindFreedom International and ‘I Love You, Lead On”

Wednesday, March 3 6:00 PM EST 4:00 PM MT 3:00 PM PST Pre-registration is required. To register, click HERE About this Event: Rights, Informed Consent, and How to Protect Ourselves The topic of rights and informed consent is important because many individuals today are being subjected to harmful psychiatric interventions not of their own choosing, either…

exercise yard of Patton Hospital with barbed wire and high security

Shield Alert for Patton State Hospital

MindFreedom is issuing a Shield alert for every individual locked into Patton Psychiatric hospital, located in San Bernadino County, California. Read more about this unfolding tragedy and take action today! Although it was many years ago, I still vividly remember being locked in seclusion, bound in restraints, and forcibly injected with a drug I believe was Thorazine. …

Win rights for psych survivors in Australia! Please support MindFreedom Australia, an affiliate of MindFreedom International, by signing this petition to modify/change the Mental Health Act in Victoria to be in alignment with the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD)

MindFreedom member, Alex Chung has been working tirelessly for human rights since launching a new MindFreedom affiliate in November 2020. Alex lives in Victoria where he is pursuing a doctoral degree at University of Melbourne. He is focusing on disability rights, Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD) and involuntary ‘treatment’. Not content…

picture of activist and psychiatric survivor Judi Chamberlin as a young woman

“Psychiatric Drugs and Withdrawal Issues” presented by MindFreedom in collaboration with “I Love You, Lead On!”. A panel of experts by experience as well as experts by training will address the topic followed by a facilitated group discussion.

Join us for a free, online discussion group, the second in an educational series in the spirit of Judi Chamberlin called ‘Judi’s Room’, a collaboration between MindFreedom International and ‘I Love You, Lead On” Wednesday, February 10 6:00 PM EST 4:00 PM MT 3:00 PM PST Pre-registration is required. To register, click HERE About this Event: Psychiatric Drugs and…

Help Protect Shield Member Adrianne Stacey from Psychiatric Abuse; Held Against Her Will at Cowichan District Hospital in British Columbia and Forcibly Drugged

Shield Alert for Adrianne Stacey   This alert was originally posted on 1/29/2021. This alert was updated on 2/9/2021. Scroll down for Actions Volunteers Can Take, paying particular attention to updated actions # 6-9, as well as a newly uploaded Letter from Aciu Institute. If you are unsure of what a good Shield letter looks…

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MFI Informs National Council for Independent Living About the Need for Informed Consent and Supported Decision Making in Congregate Living Facilities. Read Full Letter HERE

Shield and Intersectional Rights Protection An Update from the NCIL Mental Health Subcommittee  Successful comics can be particularly good at recognizing what hovers below the illusions that most of us accept as unchallenged reality. The late George Carlin exposes one of the myths that many of us accept. He riffs that it is comforting to…

“What is Mental Illness, or What It Is Not” a Free, On-line Discussion Presented by MindFreedom International and ‘I Love You, Lead On’ Featuring Ron Bassman, David Oaks, and Al Galves.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 6:00-8:00 pm Eastern “What is Mental Illness or What It Is Not” is a the first in an educational series co-produced by MindFreedom International and ‘I Love You, Lead on” (producers of ‘Judi’s Room’). This event is reflective of the spirit of human rights activist and psychiatric survivor, Judi Chamberlin…

Letter Submitted to FDA Demands that Electro-Shock be Standardized/Regulated. ECT-Brain-Injury Survivors MUST receive Rehabilitation Services! Activist Sarah Price Hancock Asks MFI Members to Help Spread the Word on Social Media!

Sarah Price Hancock, psychiatric survivor and activist, recently authored a letter to the FDA making several key demands as it regards electroshock, the ‘treatment’ featured in ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ HERE, now euphemistically known as electro-convulsive treatment (ECT). You can read the entire letter HERE. She asks for your help circulating this letter.…

Mad Pride in Korea inspires Global Activities – Saturday, October 10, 2020 – World Mental Health Day! Call for artists and activists to participate!

What is Mad Pride? Mad Pride is a mass movement of the users of mental health services, former users, and the aligned, which advocates that individuals diagnosed with mental disorders should be proud of their ‘mad’ identity. It was formed in 1993. For more information about the history and meaning of Mad Pride, you can…