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

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 other congregate facilities. Therefore this topic is back by popular demand…

MindFreedom In Conjunction with Roads to Freedom Center for Independent Living Issues a New Shield Alert for David Italiano, in Pennsylvania

10/19/2021 “Don’t Murder Me!” reads an excerpt from the journal of David Italiano, a disabled individual who was ‘Disappeared’ in Pennsylvania’s Broken Guardianship System. Take Action Today! Help Us Find David and Restore His Rights!   MindFreedom International (MFI) in conjunction with Roads to Freedom Center for Independent Living (RTFCIL), is launching a Shield Alert…

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

MFI has just learned that Shield member, Siddharta “Sidd” Fisher will be released from Western State hospital in Tacoma, Washington on October 13. Alert Update 9/29/2021 There is no need to take further action onbehalf of Shield member Siddharta Fisher. MFI has just learned from Cindi Fisher, her mother, that Sidd will be released on…

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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…

‘Judi’s Room’ to discuss how to dismantle institutions!MindFreedom is dedicating it’s next ‘Judi’s Room’ to a community conversation about de-institutionalization.

  “The highly disproportionate amount of Illness and deaths from Covid in congregate settings shines a light on how institutions cause people to lose their value. Institutions stifle a person’s development, break the spirit, and work against having access to our natural resilience” – Ron Bassman, Executive Director of MindFreedom. Join Ron and other guests…

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Ron Bassman, Executive Director of MindFreedom International addresses the United Nations this week on the Importance of De-Institutionalizing People in Distress!

Dear Friends and supporters, A few days ago, on June 8, 2021 MindFreedom International resumed its consultation status with the United Nations to promote human rights in the mental health system. Specically, MFI contributed oral and written statements to the UN’s Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Caribbean and North America). Other well…