Mother’s Day 2007: Toronto, Montreal and Ireland all protest electroshock.

Info — expired Toronto, Montreal and MindFreedom Ireland all protested electroshock on Mother’s Day 2007. Here is background, announcements, press release and posters, along with links to reports. MindFreedom International endorsed these peaceful protests of electroshock. Don Weitz, Bonnie Burstow and Paivi Laine at news conference in Toronto about 13 May 2007 protest of electroshock.…

Mother’s Day 2007: Toronto, Montreal and Ireland all protest electroshock.

Info — expired Toronto, Montreal and MindFreedom Ireland all protested electroshock on Mother’s Day 2007. Here is background, announcements, press release and posters, along with links to reports. MindFreedom International endorsed these peaceful protests of electroshock. Don Weitz, Bonnie Burstow and Paivi Laine at news conference in Toronto about 13 May 2007 protest of electroshock.…

Army officer warns of mental health woes

Info Document Actions Print this Associated Press reports that “mental health screening” is being promoted among returning Iraqui vets. Without adequate information, advocacy and alternatives, mental health screening could mean much more psychiatric drugging and disempowerment. Army officer warns of mental health woes Date Published: Jan 19, 2007 03:00 AM Author: Kimberly Hefling Source: Associated…

Outpatient Forced Psychiatry

Info Outpatient Forced Psychiatry More and more citizens are required to take super-powerful psychiatric drugs against their will while living in their own homes out in the community. Today 42 US states allow courts to order “involuntary outpatient commitment.” An increasing number of countries are using “community treatment orders” and other techniques that make our…

A troubling diagnosis in Iraq

Info Associated Press reports that a US soldier accused of murdering a family in Iraq had previously disclosed his desire to kill innocent Iraqui civilians, but had primarily been prescribed a powerful neuroleptic psychiatric drug Seroquel and returned to duty. Associated Press – 10 January 2007 Ex-soldier found to have ‘homicidal ideations’ months before family’s…

Veterans Mental Health

Info Veterans Mental Health Present and former military personnel and their family are often denied adequate alternatives and advocacy for mental and emotional well being. A troubling diagnosis in Iraq Associated Press reports that a US soldier accused of murdering a family in Iraq had previously disclosed his desire to kill innocent Iraqui civilians, but…

Psychiatric Institutionalization

Info Psychiatric Institutionalization Stories and information challenging the use of coerced lock-ups in psychiatric institutions. Psychiatric Abuse of Walter Vetsch MindFreedom member Walter Vetsch has chronicled his ordeals as a college student in the 1960’s who was tortured by psychiatrists for seven years after the university psychiatrist said he was “schizophrenic” and ordered his commitment.…

MFI Statement on the Rise of Brain Altering Technologies Today

Info MFI has reports of an alarming increase in the use of brain altering technology for the psychiatric purposes, and issued this statement. Example of an rTMS high-powered device in use today. MindFreedom International Statement on the Rise of Brain Altering Technologies Today by David Oaks, Director, MindFreedom International Because of anecdotal reports, medical articles…