It’s not too late to save ‘normal’: Psychiatry’s latest DSM goes too far in creating new mental disorders.

The American Psychiatric Association is trying to update their “label bible” known as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. But in this guest column op ed in the LA Times, the head of their fourth edition, psychiatrist Allen Frances, is basting the process leading to the fifth edition. He says, “This wholesale medical imperialization of normality…

Timeline: Asking Lane County and LaneCare to Support Mental Health Client Empowerment

For several years MindFreedom Lane County has asked the mental health agencies LaneCare and Lane County Mental Health to adopt specific guidelines to support the empowerment of mental health consumers and psychiatric survivors. Instead of quickly adopting specific and strong guidelines, Lane County has delayed for years, issuing draft guidelines that leave out many key…

Mad Pride – Welcome!

What is Mad Pride? Mad Pride is a movement that celebrates the human rights and spectacular culture of people considered very different by our society. Here you will find information about Mad Pride, news alerts, event announcements, and more. Mad Pride 2009 Click here for MindFreedom News Release about upcoming and already-completed Mad Pride 2009…

Escape From Psychiatry

This is a news release from the Freedom Center, a sponsor group of MindFreedom, about their Creative Protest and Speak-out Sunday, July 29th, 2007, at 2PM, in Northampton, Massachusetts, USA. How about a bed push in your area? For Immediate Release: From Cooley Dickinson Hospital into downtown Northampton,Massachusetts, USA. Dozens of local residents will symbolically…