Congressional hearing held on psychiatric drugging of USA foster care kids

Info The US Congress held a public hearing about the way youth in foster care are often given large amounts of powerful psychiatric drugs, without adequate oversight, accountability, information, alternatives and advocacy. Vera Sharav of Alliance for Human Research Protection issued this report. Rep. McDermott announced the US congressional hearing on foster care psychiatric drugging.…

Some Detainees Are Drugged For Deportation

Info Document Actions Print this The Washington Post investigated and documented the use of “chemical restraint” on hundreds of immigrants being deported from the USA. Some Detainees Are Drugged For Deportation Date Published: May 14, 2008 01:00 AM Author: Amy Goldstein and Dana Priest | Washington Post Staff Writers Source: Washington Post, A1 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/nation/specials/immigration/cwc_d4p1.html Immigrants…

The ills of pills

Info Document Actions Print this Frank Blankenship is chair of the MindFreedom Affiliate Support Committee, as well as liaison to MindFreedom Virginia. Frank was quoted in the Charlottesville newspaper as critical of government efforts to prevent catastrophes like the Virginia Tech mass murders. Here is Frank’s follow-up letter to the editor that was published on…

Letter to editor of Valley Courier by Mary Van Pelt

Info MindFreedom member Mary Van Pelt successfully submitted this leter to the editor for publication, about changing the mental health system. Original letter published here: http://www.alamosanews.com/V2_news_articles.php?heading=0&page=&story_id=7364 Below is the text: Valley Courier, Alamosa, Colorado May 9, 2008 May is Mental Health Awareness Month by Mary Van Pelt Seven years ago I experienced job discrimination based…

USA legislator McDermott holds hearings on foster care psychiatric drugging.

Info Hearings are being held in US Congress on 8 May 2008 about the abuse of foster care youth by psychiatric drugging. Rep. Jim McDermott holds a hearing on psychiatric drugging in foster care. [forwarded message from US Congressperson Jim McDermott] ADVISORY FROM THE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS SUBCOMMITTEE ON INCOME SECURITY AND FAMILY…

May 2008 Protests of Electroshock

Info Electroshock — also known as electroconvulsive therapy — was protested by MindFreedom members in Cork, Ireland; Ottawa, Canada; Montreal, Canada. Here are brief reports from each. MindFreedom Ireland in Cork, Ireland on 3 May 2008 protesting electroshock. BELOW are reports from three May 2008 electroshock protests: Cork, Ireland (photo in upper right); Ottawa, Canada;…