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,…

Creating Connections through Dialogue

The National Empowerment Center and the National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery are organizing this event. what Gathering when Jun 10, 2011 03:50 PM to Jun 12, 2011 03:50 PM where Boston add event to calendar  vCal  iCal [forwarded info, use their web site for latest info]   As is listed at the bottom of this…

Study finds “Unnecessary” drugs in nursing homes

CBS-TV news covered a US government report about how many senior citizens are being massively over-drugged with powerful neuroleptic drugs, also known as anti-psychotic. Even worse: Though the FDA has strongly warned that some neuroleptics in seniors diagnosed with dementia can cause sudden death, many nursing homes are routinely over-prescribing these drugs because of corrupt…

MindFreedom Ireland protests electroshock

Once more, MindFreedom Ireland holds an annual protest around the time of Mothers Day to say “no” to electroshock, also known as electroconvulsive therapy or ECT. what Protest when May 14, 2011 from 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM where Cork, Ireland contact name Jim Maddock contact phone 021-4894303; 086-0624445 attendees All welcome. add event to calendar  vCal  iCal…