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…

peer support

Info peer support Peer mutual support is now proven through studies to, in many circumstances, add to the likelihood of recovery following a diagnosis with some mental health problems. USA Issues Guidelines on Medicaid Funding of Peer Support On 15 August 207, the huge USA federal funding agency Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)…

Activist Freed From Psychiatric Clinic

Info Document Actions Print this Associated Press reports in Moscow Times that Larisa Arap is freed following a visit by a government commission. Public pressure may have played a role in that investigation. Activist Freed From Psychiatric Clinic Source: The Associated Press Original article: http://www.themoscowtimes.com/stories/2007/08/21/014.html openwiki.org.ua Larisa Arap Amember of an opposition group led by…

US psychologists weigh ban on Guantanamo interrogations

Info Document Actions Print this Background article by Associated Press from before the American Psychological Association vote on interrogation techniques. US psychologists weigh ban on Guantanamo interrogations Date Published: Aug 18, 2007 03:00 AM Author: Sudhin Thanawal Source: The Associated Press SANFRANCISCO: The largest U.S. group of psychologists is to decide Sundaywhat role, if any,…

Psychologists protest vote by American Psychological Association

Info This is an MFI Info Center on the American Psychological Association vote against a ban of psychologists from helping interrogators at Guantanamo Bay and other U.S. military detention centers. Instead, the Association voted for a milder resolution that banned about a dozen interrogation techniques. Dissident psychologists protested the vote. Jade Lai holds a sign…

US psychologists limit roles in torture of military prisoners

Info Document Actions Print this A French news service describes the vote of American Psychological Association on Sunday, 19 August 2007, about participation by psychologists in interrogation of prisoners. US psychologists limit roles in torture of military prisoners Date Published: Aug 19, 2007 03:00 AM Source: AFP News Brief The American Psychological Association on Sunday…