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Recording Now Available: A Conversation on Decolonization and Building an Anti-Racist Approach with the Psychiatric Survivor Movement, Last Judi’s Room, Wednesday, December 1st 6:00 PM ET

Mark Your Calendar for the first Wednesday A Conversation on Decolonization and Building an anti-racist approach with the psychiatric survivor movement   Wednesday, December 1st, 3:00 pm Pacific 6:00 pm Eastern   Register HERE Judi’s Room, presented by MindFreedom International and ‘I Love You, Lead On’ is named after Judi Chamberlin, the famed human rights…

MindFreedom In Conjunction with Roads to Freedom Center for Independent Living Center is Turning Up the Heat for Shield of David Italiano, in Pennsylvania. Sign the Petition to Find and Free David Today!

  Updated January 7, 2022 To read the latest update in the Shield campaign for David Italiano click HERE Updated December 30, 2021   MindFreedom launched a Shield campaign to find and free David Italiano in October, 2021 in conjunction with David’s chosen advocate, RTFCIL. You can read the original Shield by scrolling down to…

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MFI Board President Celia Brown Presents a History of the Peer Specialist Movement-as a Part of a Broader Dialogue on the Future of Peer Support Sponsored by INTAR

The professionalization of peer support in the USA: A cautionary tale. Sponsored by International Network Towards Alternatives and Rights-Based Supports (INTAR) November 22 11am-1pm EST ​ Registration link: https://dcu-ie.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIsd-uqpj0sGtJoexR9YcZoc-U7fcNvl9_e Facilitators: Sabine Dick & Liam MacGabhann, INTAR Dialogue presentations (12-15 minutes each) How it all began – the origins of the peer specialist movement in the USA…

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Back By Popular Demand: Reasonable Accommodations -Topic of Next Judi’s Room, Wednesday, November 3rd

JUDI’S ROOM Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021 3:00 PM PT/6:00 PM  ET In last month’s Judi’s Room, participants had a range of concerns around the popular topic of ‘Reasonable Accommodations’ and panelists found it challenging to address them all. Reasonable accommodations involves a wide range of laws, policies and institutions including workplaces, classrooms, prisons, hospitals, and…

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Shield Member, Siddharta Fisher to be released from Western State Hospital! Thank you for your calls, emails, letters!

Updated January 5, 2022 Reintegrating at last!! MFI was informed that page was in need of an update! Siddhartha’s discharge and integration back into the community did not go as smoothly as we had hoped (due to discrimination against Sidd’s family members and lack of housing options for psychiatric survivors) but she is now safely…

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International Peer Respite and Soteria House Summit: Creating Compassionate Alternatives for People in Crisis and Distress

International Peer Respite and Soteria House Summit: Creating Compassionate Alternatives for People in Crisis and Distress The Summit will be held every Sunday in October October 3 – 31, 2021 The Soteria House and peer respite models are both ways of supporting individuals in extreme states. Both models allow individuals to stay voluntarily in a…

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Judi’s Room October 6, 2021 “The Right to Accommodations”​ Wednesday October 6, 2021 6:00-8:00 EST, 4-6 MT, 3-5 PT

Judi’s Room October 6, 2021 “The Right to Accommodations”​ Wednesday October 6, 2021 6:00-8:00 EST, 4-6 MT, 3-5 PT Who is eligible for reasonable accommodations? What is a reasonable accommodation and how do you get it? What does an educator or employer or program manager need to know when granting accommodation? What can you do…

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Conservatorship/Guardianship: Protecting Vulnerable People or Exploitation?

Judi’s Room – July 28, 2021 3:00 PST 6:00 EST Share this event link with a friend Download this flyer HERE  —————————————————————– About this event Judi’s Room is named after Judi Chamberlin, a beloved human rights activist within the psychiatric survivor’s/ex-patient movement who was fond of quoting the motto of the disability rights movement, “Nothing…