Overcoming the Impossible: My Journey Through Schizophrenia

Info Document Actions Print this Psychiatric survivor, psychologist and author Ron Bassman wrote this breakthrough article that was published in the popular magazine, Psychology Today. He describes how despite a diagnosis of schizophrenia and years of lock-ups and abuse and electroshock and insulin coma therapy and psychiatric drugs…. he survived, recovered, became a psychologist. Ron…

History

Info History Looking back on MindFreedom and history of our movement. NY Times: Willard Suitcase Project Exposes Psychiatric History The New York Times ran an article about a special exhibit in New York that exposes the history of the psychiatric system in a very personal way. MindFreedom board president Celia Brown lives in New York…

A writer on electroshock

Info A writer reflects on how electroshock has impacted memory. This anonymous piece was posted on the excellent blog by Philip Dawdy, called Furious Seasons. Original was posted on this excellent blog: http://www.furiousseasons.com/archives/2007/07/a_readers_ect_experience.html July 13, 2007 A Reader’s ECT Experience The following was sent to me by SS, a reader, who wanted me to post…

Young Canadian children are being prescribed anti-psychotic drugs

Info Document Actions Print this Neuroleptic psychiatric drugs (sometimes called “antipsychotics”) are increasingly being given to Canadian youth. Young Canadian children are being prescribed anti-psychotic drugs Date Published: Jun 18, 2007 01:00 AM Author: Sharon Kirkey Source: CanWest News Service Source to original article. Antipsychotics are being widely prescribed to children with behaviour and mood…