The International Network Toward Alternatives and Recovery (INTAR) 2009 Annual Meeting

INTAR is holding an all-day gathering on the topic of “Rethinking Psychiatric Crisis: Alternatives Responses to ‘First Breaks.’” INTAR is a sponsor group in MindFreedom Internationals’ Support Coalition, and Celia Brown, MFI Board President, is on the planning committee. what Conference when Nov 23, 2009 from 08:00 AM to 07:30 PM where New York City contact name Nazlim…

Mental Health Consumer Festival

A festival for people using the mental health system arranged by MindFreedom sponsor We Shall Overcome. what kb_mad pride Social Event mad-pride when Aug 22, 2009 12:00 AM to Aug 28, 2009 12:00 AM where Amalidays, Norway contact name post@wso.no add event to calendar  vCal  iCal A mental health care consumer festival arranged by We Shall…

Roberta Opheim, Ombudsman

The State of Minnesota has an “ombudsman” program charged with supporting and protecting the human rights of citizens. Ms. Opheim is Name: Roberta Opheim, Ombudsman, Office of Ombudsman for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, State of Minnesota City/State: Minneapolis, MN Connection to Ray’s case: Ms. Opheim has been informed as an ombudsman in Minnesota about the human…

General reply by Richard Harris to “stakeholders” about Oregon budget.

This 4 August 2009 letter by Richard Harris is in reply to the people who also asked “why zero” is in budget for the state-wide voice of Oregon’s mental health consumers and psychiatric survivors. August 4, 2009 Dear stakeholders: My letter regarding the Department of Human Services (DHS) budget and the legislative session sparked a series of e-mails regarding funding for an…

State urged to ban electroshock on minors

A publication covering the New York State legislature reports on the protest organized by electroshock survivors, calling for a ban of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) on children below age of 16. MindFreedom endorsed this protest. State urged to ban electroshock on minors Date Published: Jul 19, 2009 08:00 PM Author: Jaime Fuller Source: Legislative Gazette, Albany, New York,…

David Romprey: Gateway page

This is an entry into info and updates about remembering David Romprey, including initial announcements about his death. Gateway to MindFreedom’s Area for Remembering David Romprey David Romprey was an Oregonian, psychiatric survivor, mental health consumer, advocate, community organizer, friend and supporter of MindFreedom and our social change movement. He especially remembered the most marginalized…

Welcome to the AMPLIFY Training!

Information about times, parking, accessibility, and more for the 11 June 2009 training in Eugene, Oregon. Dear Pre-Registered Participant for Training on Thurs., 11 June 2009: Welcome! Thank you for successfully pre-registering for the free, interactive training: “Building Alliances to Amplify the Voice of Mental Health Clients: Drawing on the Strengths of the Cross-Disability Movement…

Jon Duckstad, Attorney

Jon Duckstad was the court-appointed attorney for Ray Sandford. Ray feels that Mr. Duckstad has not adequately represented his interests, and in our opinion he’s correct! [update: 13 July 2009] UPDATE TO BELOW 13 July 2009: Because of public attention to Ray’s campaign and because of family support, Ray now has a new attorney. Therefore, thankfully,…

Free film: Take These Broken Wings

The Green Your Mind Film Series Presents a free film: Take These Broken Wings. Sponsored by: VALID, MindFreedom and Opal Network. (updated announcement) what Social Event when Jul 28, 2009 from 02:30 PM to 04:30 PM where Eugene Public Library Bascom-Tykeson Room, Eugene, Oregon contact name David Oaks contact phone 541-345-9106 attendees All are welcome! add event to…