Alternatives to the Traditional Mental Health System

Info Alternatives to the Traditional Mental Health System Consumer-Driven Resources   Read More… Non-Drug Alternatives for Label of Schizophrenia   Read More… Mental health system due for radical reform A guest column by dissdent mental health worker and MindFreedom Lane County activist Ron Unger says that a range of real choices in mental health care…

Hazards

Info Hazards How to Report Adverse Psychiatric Drug Reactions in Several Nations Megan Short has prepared a brief description about how you can file an official report regarding adverse reactions to psychiatric drugs. A few nations are listed such as Canada, USA, etc. However, you may be able to find similar resources in your own…

Chemical Imbalance Fraud

Info Chemical Imbalance Fraud Advertisements for SSRIs May Be Misleading Medscape reviews an essay in a peer-reviewed medical journal that debunks the “chemical imbalance” myth promoted by psychiatric drug industry. Researchers Debunk Psychiatry’s ‘Chemical Imbalance’ Ads A peer-reviewed medical journal runs an essay showing that claims by psychiatric drug industry about a “chemical imbalance” are…

Psychiatric Drug Industry

Info Psychiatric Drug Industry Investigations of the undue influence by huge and profitable corporations that manufacture psychiaric medications. Backstory: A pill they won’t swallow Here’s an inspiring news article in the Christian Science Monitor’s Religion & Ethics section about medical students REFUSING to take drug company gifts for ethical reasons! Chemical Imbalance Fraud   American…

USA Campaign

Info USA Campaign MindFreedom Statement Warns About Mental Health Screening Here are six brief points about why mental health screening as it is currently planned is potentially harmful to young people. Mother Jones exposes psychiatric drug screening This excellent investigation about drug company influence on “mental health screening” shows that some kids are getting drugs…

Coalition of 100 Mental Health Advocacy Groups Condemns Psychiatric Drug Implants

MINDFREEDOM NEWS RELEASE: 25 September 2003 A coalition of 100 advocacy groups working in the mental health field is condemning experiments with psychiatric drug implants. The Executive Director for MindFreedom Support Coalition International said, “These psychiatric drug implant devices currently in development are inherently coercive. They violate core principles of self-determination, empowerment and human rights.…

Psychiatric Drug Implants

Info Psychiatric Drug Implants University of Pennsylvania researchers are experimenting on an implantable disk under the skin that would time-release powerful neuroleptic psychiatric drugs for up to one year. Controversial Implant Sparks ‘Town Hall’ This brief Newsday article sums up a few of the ethical issues emerging from the experimental new technology of psychiatric drug…

Mad Pride in Chicago

Info THE 2004 FIRST ANNUAL DISABILITY PRIDE PARADE Chicago, USA Where human beings existnaturally there are people with disabilities. But unfortunately, thepeople with disabilities are the most marginalized segment of society.Weather it is a developed world or underdeveloped countries, the peoplewith disabilities are the second-class citizens. The exclusion andmarginalization of the people with disabilities are…

Mad Pride in Toronto

Info TORONTO, CANADA THE MAD PRIDE THEATREFESTIVAL All over the world MAD (marginalized and disadvantaged)communities, primarily psychiatric survivors, but not always, celebratethemselves on July 14th, MAD pride day. In tribute, The Friendly SpikeTheatre Band invites you to attend the MAD PRIDE THEATRE FESTIVAL (July9th to July 18th) a theatre arts event dedicated to the MAD…