Terence McLaughlin, editor of Asylum magazine, dies

Info Ian Parker forwarded the sad news that long-time movement activist Terence McLaughlin has died. Terence edited Asylum magazine and supported MindFreedom’s work. Terence McLaughlin celebrating at the launch of Mary & Jim Maddock’s book “Soul Survivor,” which he helped publish. Update: Click here to see a report by Mary and Jim Maddock of the…

In Memoriam

Info In Memoriam Thomas Szasz, MD, dissident psychiatrist, died at age 92 Thomas Szasz was an author, psychiatrist, academic and significant critic of his own mental health profession. He has died at the age of 92. Lynne Salvi Remembered Lynne Salvi arrived at the MindFreedom office in the Summer of 2011, and attended quite a…

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…