Homeless Marathon Radio Show 2011

Info Each year for 14 years, an international radio show marathon is transmitted over the air and now on the web globally, featuring voices and stories from many people who are homeless. The show sometimes asks MFI to suggest guests for a segment about the intersection of mental health issues and homelessness. The 2011 show…

The Highlander Statement of Concern and Call to Action March 25, 2000

Info MindFreedom (then called “Support Coalition”) sponsored a series of strategic retreats, including in the beautiful Highlander Training and Education Center. Highlander has for decades supported empowered training of leaders in civil rights and poor people’s movements. At the end of this retreat, participants issued a unanimous statement that has been widely circulated.   Highlander…

Alternatives 2012 Conference

Info Each year the US government funds a conference for about one thousand Americans who are mental health consumers and psychiatric survivors, many of whom are working with peer-run services. [Updated 6 September with website and Facebook links.] What Conference When Oct 10, 2012 06:00 PM to Oct 14, 2012 12:00 PM Where Portland, Oregon,…

E. Fuller Torrey: One of main opponents of human rights of mental health consumers & psychiatric survivors

Info One of the main crusaders to make it easier to forcibly administer psychiatric drugs to mental health consumers and psychiatric survivors — including in their own homes — is psychiatrist E. Fuller Torrey, and his extremist organization Treatment Advocacy Center. Click to view full-size image… — Size: 79.7 kB Document Actions Print this

Victory: FDA Panel Votes to Require Testing of ECT Device After Survivors Testify at FDA Electroshock Hearing

Info GAITHERSBURG, MD: A panel for the US Food & Drug Administration voted to ask the FDA to require testing of the device used for electroshock. MindFreedom members testified at these public hearings on whether to regulate electroshock device. Loretta Wilson, electroshock survivor from Michigan, plans to testify. 29 January 2011  Victory: Food & Drug…

Victory: FDA Panel Votes to Require Testing of ECT Device After Survivors Testify at FDA Electroshock Hearing

Info GAITHERSBURG, MD: A panel for the US Food & Drug Administration voted to ask the FDA to require testing of the device used for electroshock. MindFreedom members testified at these public hearings on whether to regulate electroshock device. Loretta Wilson, electroshock survivor from Michigan, plans to testify. 29 January 2011  Victory: Food & Drug…