Siddhartha Fisher

Please Take Action to Demand the Release of Shield Member, Siddharta Fisher from Western State Hospital!

Please take action today to demand the release of Shield member, Siddharta “Sidd” Fisher from Western State hospital in Tacoma, Washington. Alert Update: 8/4/21 “Hidden in plain sight. People have no idea how corrupt the Washington mental health system is!” These are the words of Cindi Fisher whose adult child who continues to be imprisoned…

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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…

“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 in ‘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. Dismantling Institutions in Favor of Community Living Wednesday, June 30 3:00 PM Pacific 6:00 PM Eastern On June 30 from 6:00-8:00 ET, we will be presenting our 6th free monthly meeting to foster understanding and collaboration across all disability. Our meetings were developed…

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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…

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Shield: What It Is and Its Potential to Empower Us

Judi’s Room – An Educational Series hosted by MindFreedom International in Collaboration with “I Love You, Lead On!” Wednesday, May 26, 2021 6:00 PM ET 5:00 CT 4:00 MT 3:00 PT Pre-registration is required In the spirit of Judi Chamberlin, our Fifth educational series offers a free, online presentation and discussion which continues the monthly…

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Open Letter to the Media: Be a Co-Signer Today and Circulate Today! Help Activist Yulia Mikhailova, Mother of Psychiatric Survivor Call For Investagative Reporters and Human Rights Activists to Report Fairly and Accurately on the Subject of Mental Health! The Media Has the Power to Determine How Our Society Supports Individuals in Distress!

Yulia Mikhailova has a daughter who experienced a close brush with harmful, forced psychiatry. Although her daughter is safe and doing much better today, Yulia was left with an overwhelming desire to see a major paradigm shift in how we treat individuals in distress. She is a history professor in New Mexico and knows that…

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Help free Shield member Jill Kesti, who was taken by force from her home in Ontonogan County and driven ten hours to Grand Rapids by a sheriff where she is being forcibly drugged, deprived of her civil liberties.

This alert originally was posted on May 7, 2021 Updated on June 29, 2021 and June 21, 2021 Please help Shield member Jill Kesti obtain immediate release from Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Facility Please call or write to the psychiatrist who is seeking to have Jill put on a long-term injectable ‘anti-psychiatric’ drug which…

Jill Kesti, Shield Member, Founder of “Coalition to End Forced Psychiatric Drugging”, Is Being Held Against Her Will at Pine Rest ‘Christian’ Mental Health Services! Take Action Today to Demand Her Release!

MFI was disturbed to learn that Jill Kesti, a long-time Shield member and founder of Coalition to End Forced Psychiatric Drugging is being held against her will at Pine Rest ‘Christian’ Mental Health Services in Grand Rapids, Michigan. While there, she was forcibly injected three times with powerful sedatives. Her phone was taken away and…