Toronto, Canada reports about the Mad Pride 2006 events.

Info Mad Pride 2006 was a great success in Toronto, Canada this year as ruth ruth from Friendly Spike Theater, an MFI Sponsor Group, gives a “live report.” Friendly Spike Theater of Toronto, Canada is a Sponsor Group of MFI. MAD PRIDE brings us together! by ruth ruth – friendlyspike@globalserve.net     September 21, 2006 4:33:14…

Mad Arts Artist Wins Half Million Dollars

Info A New York City-based artist who works on transforming abandoned psychiatric institutions into memorials with art (such as Northampton State Hospital in Massachusetts) won a MacArthur “Genius Award” of $500,000. Anna Schuleit, artist from Chronicle of Philanthropy – 19 September 2006 MacArthur Foundation Names Recipients of ‘Genius Awards’ By Marty Michaels The John D.…

Arts

Info Arts Role of art, music, dance, writing, theater in challenging psychiatric human rights violation and in assisting in the emergence of emotional and mental well being and recovery. Mad arts news, announcements A few links, news items, announcements related to the ‘mad arts.’ Mad Poetry Poetry cannot be silenced by psychiatric oppression. Here are…

A Rush to Medicate Young Minds

Info Document Actions Print this A psychiatrist and author questions the massive increase in psychiatric drugging of young people in this guest column in the influential Washington Post. A Rush to Medicate Young Minds Date Published: Oct 08, 2006 03:00 AM Author: Elizabeth J. Roberts Source: Washington Post, page B07 I have been treating, educating…

Advocacy

Info Advocacy Court ruling on Illinois warehoused psychiatric inmates Federal Court Advances Challenge to Illinois Policy Warehousing Residents Labeled with Mental Illnesses 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. US Supreme Court on Freedom…

MFI Statement on the Rise of Brain Altering Technologies Today

Info MFI has reports of an alarming increase in the use of brain altering technology for the psychiatric purposes, and issued this statement. Example of an rTMS high-powered device in use today. MindFreedom International Statement on the Rise of Brain Altering Technologies Today by David Oaks, Director, MindFreedom International Because of anecdotal reports, medical articles…

Brain Altering Technology Experiments

Info Brain Altering Technology Experiments Psychosurgery, vagus nerve stimulation, and rTMS (repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation) are all examples of brain altering technology that may be used for psychiatric purposes and that are currently openly used internationally. MFI Statement on the Rise of Brain Altering Technologies Today MFI has reports of an alarming increase in the…

US launches federal center on ‘trauma informed’ care.

Info The US government announces a new national center on care from a trauma perspective. Disclaimer: This is a forwarded public service announcement and views do not necessarily represent MFI. From:       nmhic-info@SAMHSA.HHS.GOV    Subject:     CMHS Consumer Affairs E-News: NEW LAUNCH OF THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR TRAUMA INFORMED CARE    Date:     October 30, 2006…