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…