Washington Post: “Va. Studies Directives Giving the Mentally Ill A Say in Their Care”

Info Document Actions Print this This Washington Post article about psychiatric advance directives quotes long-time mental health consumer advocate and MindFreedom member Yvonne Smith. Disclaimer: The article does not necessarily reflect MindFreedom position. Washington Post: “Va. Studies Directives Giving the Mentally Ill A Say in Their Care” Date Published: Sep 10, 2007 01:00 AM Author:…

Psychiatric Advance Directives

Info Psychiatric Advance Directives “Advance directives” on mental health topics can sometimes help prevent forced psychiatric treatment, but too often the psychiatric industry is allowed to override these documents. Washington Post: “Va. Studies Directives Giving the Mentally Ill A Say in Their Care” This Washington Post article about psychiatric advance directives quotes long-time mental health…

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…