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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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Jill Kesti, Shield Member released from Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services! She is recovering from her psychiatric incarceration in her home in Ontonogan County. We will let you know ways that fellow Shield members can help Jill say ‘No!’ to forced psychiatry.

MFI was disturbed to learn that Shield member Jill Kesti, founder of Coaltion to End Forced Psychiatric Drugging, is herself being forcibly drugged and held against her will at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services. She is being deprived of all her personal belongings including her phone. She has been held down and forcibly injected…

Alert: Charles Helmer last scheduled shock for Friday April 23rd was cancelled and there are no new shocks scheduled on the horizon. Thank you Shield members for the hundreds of letters and emails! The battle is still ongoing however until Charle’s legal rights are restored. Please read the update below on ways that you can take action!

  Shield Alert Update for Charles Helmer 5/7/21 Charles shared with MFI today that there are no new shocks scheduled! Hooray! Charles is grateful for your support and for the cessation of the shock, at least for now. But MFI views this victory with caution. For a full restoration of Charles’ right to reject all…

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New Senate Bill Under Consideration by Oregon Legislature will create more choices for individuals receiving in-patient psychiatric care. Read about the bill and take action today to promote more choices in the mental health system!

Ann Kasper, MA, PSS, an activist with MindFreedom Oregon, sent us information about an important bill under consideration called Senate Bill 686 (SB686) for the 2021 State or Oregon legislative session. The bill states that anyone who is in a locked psychiatric facility in Oregon (such as a psychiatric hospital unit or secure psychiatric housing) has the…

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Help MindFreedom Oregon Prevent Lawmakers from making it easier to subject individuals to harmful treatments by force! Contact your Senator or Sign up to Testify at the Oregon Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Monday, March 15, 2021

Earlier this month, thanks to Kevin Fitts, MindFreedom Oregon was alerted about two important pieces of mental health legislation. Two bills are under consideration by the Senate Judiciary Committee chaired by Senator Floyd Prozanski. One of them, if passed, will make it easier for individuals to be subjected to harmful ‘treatment’ against their will. Another bill prioritizes…

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View a recording of “Rights, Informed Consent, and How We Can Protect Ourselves”, part of a free, online educational series/discussion group in the spirit of Judi Chamberlin hosted in collaboration between MindFreedom International and ‘I Love You, Lead On”

View recording below Wednesday, March 3 6:00 PM EST 4:00 PM MT 3:00 PM PST This event has already taken place. To view a recording of this event, 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…

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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…