Electroshock Protest at Alternatives 2012

Across the street from the hotel where Alternatives 2012 was held, a protest organized by MFI Members took place on a rainy October day. The skies anointed our small group with rain. On 12 October, 2012 at 4:30pm PST, about 40 folks who were attending the Alternatives conference joined MFI as we protested against the…

Links for more info on connection of “food and mood”

As part of the MFI Initiative on Food Justice & Mental Health, a guide of links is being created on the topic. This will be an ongoing growing list. Food and Mood: Partners in Crime: Resources   Coalition Against Psychiatric Assault http://coalitionagainstpsychiatricassault.com/ PsychOut 2011 http://www.theopalproject.org/psychout.html MindFreedom International http://www.mindfreedom.org/ Sandra Sweetman http://www.mydivineblueprint.com/ Sandi Lyotomaki : The Conscious Traveller http://www.conscioustraveller.com/ In Defense…

ACTION FOR OAKS Fund

Donate to the special MindFreedom fund honoring David W. Oaks to boost the MFI projects nearest and dearest to his heart! As many of you know, our founder and executive director for the past 25+ years, David Oaks, recently suffered a serious accident and broke the C7 bone in his neck. David has a long…

California

This page lists just some of the resources on the thriving movement activity in California to change the mental health system. Last updated 30 November 2012.  Welcome to Organizing in California! Please network with each other, exchange news, and make any corrections or suggestions, etc. about this list — which is definitely incomplete — to the…

Indiana

This page lists some of the resources on movement activity in Indiana to change the mental health system. Last updated November 28, 2012.  Welcome to Organizing in Indiana! Please network with each other, exchange news, and make any corrections or suggestions, etc. about this list — which is definitely incomplete — to the brand new MindFreedom…

Poor And Disabled Children in Kentucky Increasingly Being Prescribed Antipsychotics

Filed Under: kb_psych drugs By Sophie Faught, MFI Communications Coordinator • Antipsychotic prescriptions for kids on Medicaid in Kentucky jumped by 270% in the past decade. A new study released by researcher Michael Childress (of the University of Kentucky) found that antipsychotic prescriptions have increased tremendously for poor and disabled children insured by Medicaid in the…