United Nations and Disability Rights

Info United Nations and Disability Rights MindFreedom’s team in the United Nations worked hard for years with activists from all over the world to create a treaty on disability and human rights. United Nations Disability Convention Ratified A United Nations treaty — or “convention” — on disability has been ratified by enough nations. It went…

Australians leaflet World Psychiatric Association conference

Info When the World Psychiatric Association held a major meeting in Melbourne, Australia, psychiatric survivor activists representing three different groups were there to leaflet participants from all over the world on opening day, reports psychiatric survivor David Webb. Aussie psychiatric survivors protest at WPA conference with tshirt power and the Dresden Declaration — David in…

WPA 2008 meetings

Info This is a list from the World Psychiatric Association web site about their meetings, or co-sponsored meetings, in 2008. Disclaimer: this is not necessarily an endorsement of any activity in these events. [As of 20 Sept. 2007]. 2008 WPA CO-SPONSORED CONFERENCE (Zone 3) TITLE:            “5th National Congress, National Institute    Of Social Security &…

MindFreedom Responds to a Call for “More Money” for Mental Health in Poor & Developing Countries

Info Media are widely covering a news story about global mental health. Lancet, the widely-respected medical publication, published a study calling for more money for mental health services in poor developing countries. World Health Organization promptly put out an endorsement of this call for more money. But MindFreedom asks, “more money for what”? MindFreedom Ghana…

MFI letter to Highlander about MLK, IAACM & Kristina Yates

Info Highlander is an educational center that has helped train luminaries including Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks. MindFreedom has held two international strategy conferences there. On 1 September 2007 a thousand people are at Highlander celebrating their 75th anniversary. Among the volunteers is MindFreedom activist Kristina Yates, whose heritage lies not far from…

Belgium Psychiatric Survivor Group Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Info The following news announcement was forwarded by European Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry (ENUSP) about one of their member groups in Belgium, UilenSpiegel, which is celebrating their 10th anniversary. UilenSpiegel is also planning a Mad Pride celebration. Dan Taylor, secretary from MindFreedom Ghana in Accra, Ghana, Africa, intends to attend. European Network…

Activist Freed From Psychiatric Clinic

Info Document Actions Print this Associated Press reports in Moscow Times that Larisa Arap is freed following a visit by a government commission. Public pressure may have played a role in that investigation. Activist Freed From Psychiatric Clinic Source: The Associated Press Original article: http://www.themoscowtimes.com/stories/2007/08/21/014.html openwiki.org.ua Larisa Arap Amember of an opposition group led by…

US psychologists weigh ban on Guantanamo interrogations

Info Document Actions Print this Background article by Associated Press from before the American Psychological Association vote on interrogation techniques. US psychologists weigh ban on Guantanamo interrogations Date Published: Aug 18, 2007 03:00 AM Author: Sudhin Thanawal Source: The Associated Press SANFRANCISCO: The largest U.S. group of psychologists is to decide Sundaywhat role, if any,…

Psychologists protest vote by American Psychological Association

Info This is an MFI Info Center on the American Psychological Association vote against a ban of psychologists from helping interrogators at Guantanamo Bay and other U.S. military detention centers. Instead, the Association voted for a milder resolution that banned about a dozen interrogation techniques. Dissident psychologists protested the vote. Jade Lai holds a sign…