How to bring AMPLIFY training to your community!

Info The AMPLIFY training unites mental health consumers and psychiatric survivors, with allies, especially in the cross-disability movement. AMPLIFY has been given successfully throughout Oregon, plus in Ghana (see photo), Africa and Mexico City. Here’s how YOU can bring it to your area.   Here’s your chance to bring an exciting training to your community…

News that Lynne Salvi has died

Info MindFreedom has been informed that member Lynne Salvi died on 23 September 2011, according to police after driving her car off of a bridge in Portland. Everyone in the MindFreedom community sends our deepest support to family, friends and loved ones of Lynne. Here is a link to the news item about Lynne’s death,…

What’s Wrong With Bess?

A poem about how various family members abuse one member in the family, and then make that person out to be the mentally ill one because of how s/he reacts to their abuse. What’s Wrong With Bess? Author: Liz Purcell What’s Wrong with Bess?   What’swrongwith Bess? They like to say. She seldom ever. Wants to . . . play. Or have her hair. Done up in curls. As is the way. Of normal . . . girls.   What’s wrong with Bess? She sure is queer. It’s good the rest of…

The Mental Illness Industry Is Medicalising Normality

Info Document Actions Print this The well-respected UK newspaper The Guardian published this piece criticizing the over-use of psychiatric labeling, and the way the process is “medicalizing” what is considered “normal.” The Mental Illness Industry Is Medicalising Normality Date Published: Sep 06, 2011 12:00 AM Author: Lisa Appignanesi Source: The Guardian, UK   A Reading…