Governor Tim Pawlenty

Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty could at least express concern about the ongoing involuntary electroshock of Minnesota citizen Ray Sandford. Hundreds of people have contacted the office of Gov. Pawlenty. Unfortunately, his office has actually supported the “safety and legality” of Ray’s forced electroshock. Name: Governor Tim Pawlenty City/State: Saint Paul, Minnesota Connection to Ray’s case: Governor Pawlenty could…

Richard R. Pettingill, Allina CEO

The CEO of the hospital chain where Ray Sandford receives his forced electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is Richard R. Pettingill. Allina owns Mercy Hospital, where Ray receives his involuntary ongoing maintenance outpatient electroshock. Name: Richard Pettingill, Allina CEO City/State: Minneapolis, MN Connection to Ray’s case: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President of the enormous Allina Hospitals and…

Bishop Mark Hanson, ELCA

The head of one of the biggest Lutheran denominations in the world is Bishop Mark Hanson, who leads the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America [ELCA]. ELCA could be an ally for Ray Sandford to stop his forced electroshock, but is taking a neutral position. Name: Bishop Mark Hanson, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America [ELCA] City/State: Headquarters is…

Thinking of Ray this morning

Again, today, 25 March 2009, Ray has another forced shock, and we’re beginning to see the big picture. It’s Wednesday mornings like this that we at MindFreedom especially think of Ray. He’s now on an “every three week” forced electroshock schedule. We’re beginning to see the “big picture” about Ray’s forced electroshock. When we fought…

A talk with Judi Chamberlin: Facing death, a plea for the dignity of psychiatric patients

Date Published: Mar 21, 2009 08:00 PM Author: Carey Goldberg Source: The Boston Globe By Carey Goldberg For original article, please click here. “NOTHING ABOUT US Without Us.” That is the motto of a grass-roots movement that has carried various names over the last generation, but has always revolved around asingle principle: self-determination for people diagnosed with mental illness. Call them psychiatric patients or consumers or survivors, they are fighting together to gain more control over their treatment, and…