Mad Pride events in 2010

Here are a few of the successful Mad Pride events in 2010 that were registered with MindFreedom International.   Mad Pride   BELOW are Mad Pride events received by MindFreedom International for 2010. On right is a photo from one of many MindFreedom Ghana street marches in Accra. The sign in the middle opposes involuntary…

Gateway to Info About Creating MFI Global Mental Health Handbook

Info MindFreedom is creating a much-needed Global Mental Health Empowerment Handbook, thanks to a grant from CBM. The handbook aims to empower psychiatric survivors, mental health consumers/users, and their allies to be heard more effectively by their communities, care providers, and policy makers. Participation is encouraged internationally, especially in poor and developing nations. Update: Deadline…

Amplify Workshop

Info Some of the participants in the Thursday, 14 April 2011, “Amplify” workshop about how the general cross-disability movement can support allies in the mental health user/psychiatric survivor movement, especially by utilizing United Nations treaties such as the Convention for the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD). Click to view full-size image… — Size: 74.6…

Ghana Federation of the Disabled

Info Visiting Ghana Federation of the Disabled, we meet a disability advocate rolling out and hitting the streets wearing his MindFreedom Ghana t-shirt. He excitedly showed us his letter granting him a scholarship to attend a major disability event in Hawaii this month. He said he will remind Hawaiians that next month (May 2011) the…

The MFI Delegation

Info The MindFreedom delegation with Serwah Auaynor (second from left) who is the founder of Autism Awareness Care & Training, where we are visiting. Serwah keynoted the start of an historic conference one week before on the topic of Autism and West Africa, drawing hundreds. Click to view full-size image… — Size: 84.1 kB Document…

Doris, an Electroshock Survivor

Info Doris (in middle) is an electroshock survivor. She had her electroshock at Accra Psychiatric Hospital. She said, “I was told there would be no problem, but by the fifth electroshock I knew it was harmful, and had it stopped.” Behind her are key leaders from Mental Health Society of Ghana. Click to view full-size…

Accra Psychiatric Hospital

Info We met with one of the psychiatrists at Accra Psychiatric Hospital who was in middle of meeting with interns. While he was very friendly, and said he was very open to change, we noticed his dry erase board had the names of about a dozen psychiatric drugs! While MindFreedom is choice, we noted that…

MFI Delegation to Ghana

Info MFI Delegation to Ghana In April 2011, MindFreedom International sent a delegation to Accra, Ghana in Africa, to train activists in MindFreedom Ghana. The Open Society Institute of the Soros Foundation funded the project through a Disability Rights Initiative grant. They had the opportunity to meet with community activists, leaders from the cross-disability movement,…