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…

Dr. Drug Rep

Info Document Actions Print this A psychiatrist who has taken thousands of dollars in psychiatric drug company pay-offs to present promotional speeches about their products exposes some of the techniques, and promises never to behave that way again. Dr. Drug Rep Date Published: Nov 25, 2007 01:00 AM Author: Daniel Carlat, MD Source: The New…

As mental illness has become profitable, we are seeing more of it

Info Document Actions Print this Author, psychologist and activist Bruce E. Levine compares the profit and fraud of the military-industrial complex to the psychopharmaceutical-industrial complex. As mental illness has become profitable, we are seeing more of it Date Published: Nov 01, 2007 01:00 AM Author: Bruce E. Levine, PhD Source: Z Magazine Original source: http://www.zmag.org/…

Harsh Treatment

Info Document Actions Print this The Wall St. Journal exposes the rise of crude versions of psychosurgery in China. Psychosurgery is defined as the intentional destruction of healthy brain tissue to change behavior. Lobotomy is an example of psychosurgery. Psychosurgery is actually quietly done throughout the world, but the type in China is especially crude,…

Al Galves Receives Humanitarian Award

Info MindFreedom sponsor group International Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology (ICSPP) awarded Al Galves, PhD with a special award at their annual meeting in Arlington, Virginia. Al is a board member of MindFreedom International. ICSPP director Dominick Riccio, MD hands Al Galves the award at ICSPP 2007 annual conference in Arlington, Virginia.…

Asylum! Conference and Festival

Info From the organizers: “The conference will bring together organisations, activists, campaigners and academics working for radical challenge and change in mental health. It will showcase critical work on psychiatry and psychology (‘Big Psy’) and the pharmaceutical industry (‘Big Pharma’), and alternatives to diagnostic medical labels like ‘schizophrenia’ and ‘paranoia’.” This event is being held…

Mental Health System

Info Mental Health System Why is the mental health system so often harmful to those it seeks to help, and what can be done to change the situation? Comparing Mental Health Client and Mental Health System Ron Unger, coordinator for MindFreedom Lane County, compares a distressed client and a distressed mental health system. There are…

Shock and Awe

Info Document Actions Print this The Village Voice published this article about “The stunning comeback of electroshock and other harrowing treatments for the mentally ill.” The Voice also published a letter by director of MindFreedom International David W. Oaks in response to the article. Shock and Awe Date Published: Sep 18, 2007 01:00 AM Author:…