Mother’s Day 2007: Toronto, Montreal and Ireland all protest electroshock.

Info — expired Toronto, Montreal and MindFreedom Ireland all protested electroshock on Mother’s Day 2007. Here is background, announcements, press release and posters, along with links to reports. MindFreedom International endorsed these peaceful protests of electroshock. Don Weitz, Bonnie Burstow and Paivi Laine at news conference in Toronto about 13 May 2007 protest of electroshock.…

Psychiatric Survivors

Info Psychiatric Survivors Psychiatric Survivors Spotlighted in Radical Psychology Journal The publication Radical Psychology announces a special issue of, by and for the voice of psychiatric survivors. Document Actions Print this

It’s a beautiful mind: Schizophrenic experience leads man to medicine

Info Document Actions Print this Oregon’s largest newspaper describes a visit by psychiatric survivor/psychiatrist Dan Fisher to eastern Oregon to provide training about ‘recovery’ following a psychiatric diagnosis. It’s a beautiful mind: Schizophrenic experience leads man to medicine Date Published: Feb 10, 2007 03:00 AM Author: Kathy Aney of the East Oregonian Source: The Oregonian,…

Recovery and Mental Health

Info Recovery and Mental Health Full and complete recovery — meaning re-integration into society without dependence on the mental health system, is an achievable goal for every known problem labeled as a “psychiatric disorder.” Overcoming the Impossible: My Journey Through Schizophrenia Psychiatric survivor, psychologist and author Ron Bassman wrote this breakthrough article that was published…

Ethics & Mental Health

Info Ethics & Mental Health Swiss Court Ruling Allows Euthanasia For Mentally Ill A ruling by Switzerland’s highest court has opened up the possibility that people with serious mental illnesses could be helped by doctors to take their own lives. Revealing Quotes on the Goals of Psychiatry and Psychology This web site has quotes critical…

Psychiatric label can mean dying 25 years or more earlier.

Info This 16 State Study reveals increased morbidity and mortality of those diagnosed with serious mental disorders. That is, people with certain psychiatric diagnoses die 25 years or more earlier than others! The study, conducted by the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) and published in October, 2006, attributes the increased mortality…