A few of the public comments about the Bob Whitaker controversy

Info When Bob Whitaker, author of Anatomy of an Epidemic, was “unconfirmed” as a speaker of the federally-funded Alternatives 2010, MindFreedom International sent out a “What About Bob?” alert on 21 July. Immediately many MindFreedom alert readers responded, and a number of those comments to President Obama and SAMHSA Director Pamela Hyde are copied below.…

What About Bob? USA Mental Health Agency May Cancel Journalist Robert B. Whitaker as Keynoter of “Alternatives 2010”

Info Will the US federal government allow the author of the new book, “Anatomy of an Epidemic” to criticize the psychiatric drug industry at the annual Alternatives 2010 conference? UPDATE 23 July: This campaign had a victory just two days after its launch! Thank you! Bob Whitaker is author of the new book, “Anatomy of…

VICTORY: Journalist Bob Whitaker is “Re-Confirmed” as Keynote for Alternatives 2010

Info Whitaker is a critic of psychiatric drug company claims, with his new book, “Anatomy of an Epidemic.” US federal government officials objected to Whitaker keynoting Alternatives 2010 conference. An MFI alert 48-hours ago is called “effective,” and Whitaker is now re-confirmed as keynoter. Thank you MFI News readers! Bob Whitaker is author of the…

Should Bob Whitaker be allowed to speak at federally-funded Alternatives Conference?

Info Should Bob Whitaker be allowed to speak at federally-funded Alternatives Conference? All about controversy of whether Bob Whitaker should be allowed to speak as a keynoter at the annual conference funded by the US government, “Alternatives 2010.” What About Bob? USA Mental Health Agency May Cancel Journalist Robert B. Whitaker as Keynoter of “Alternatives…

“Undue influence of pharmaceutical industry” opposed by USA mental health consumer/psychiatric survivor leaders.

Info Key national mental health consumer/psychiatric survivor leaders at a national USA federal meeting on mental health consumer and psychiatric survivor inclusion issued a statement of “alarm” about the “undue influence of the psychiatric pharmaceutical industry,” and the “urgent necessity for more non-drug alternatives in mental health care.” Speaking for themselves as individuals, and not…

“Undue influence of pharmaceutical industry” opposed by USA mental health consumer/psychiatric survivor leaders.

Info Key national mental health consumer/psychiatric survivor leaders at a national USA federal meeting on mental health consumer and psychiatric survivor inclusion issued a statement of “alarm” about the “undue influence of the psychiatric pharmaceutical industry,” and the “urgent necessity for more non-drug alternatives in mental health care.” Speaking for themselves as individuals, and not…

Mental health hospitalizations up for troops

Info Document Actions Print this The number of hospitalizations of USA troops for psychiatric reasons has been climbing for years, and now exceeds any other cause. Mental health hospitalizations up for troops Date Published: May 14, 2010 12:00 AM Author: Gregg Zoroya – USA Today Source: Army Times Original article: http://www.armytimes.com/news/2010/05/gns_mental_health_051410/ WASHINGTON — Mental health…

US Senator Turns Investigation to NAMI State Chapter Drug Company Money

Info Senator Grassley has written to NAMI director Michael J. Fitzpatrick (pictured on right) requesting information about psychiatric pharmaceutical industry funding of NAMI state chapters. NAMI’s executive director Michael J. Fitzpatrck has been asked to respond by Sen. Grassley about psychiatric drug funding of NAMI State Chapters. 1 May 2010 NAMI-Gate Goes Local NAMI State…