Event Details

  • Topic: When calling for help gets you killed
  • Date: Wednesday, May 1st, 2024
  • Time: 3 PM Pacific | 4 PM Mountain | 5 PM Central | 6 PM Eastern & Atlantic | 6 AM Eastern Australia | 7 PM Brazil | 11 PM UK
  • Platform: Zoom
  • Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82375518189


About the Conversation

Jared, a 35-year-old veteran struggling with PTSD and considering suicide, was visited by local police for a “well check” per the request of a family member.

Ethan, a 26-year-old man with Down Syndrome, was confronted by off-duty police officers for not leaving a theater at the end of a movie.

What these two men have in common with each other—and a reported 178 additional people in the United States between 2019 and 2021—is that they were killed by police as a result of phone calls to law enforcement for help pertaining to mental health, disabilities, and/or Deafness.

Next month’s Judi’s Room will explore the subject of police shootings related to mental health, disabilities, and/or Deafness, including the factors that contribute to them and proposed solutions. Participants are encouraged to join in the conversation as time permits.


About Judi’s Room

Named after celebrated human rights activist Judi Chamberlin, Judi’s Room is a free event presented jointly by MindFreedom International (MFI) and I Love You, Lead On to facilitate opportunities for ongoing cross-disability dialogue. It typically begins with a presentation by one or more expert panelists followed by an open public discussion.

If you require accommodation for this event such as sign language interpretation, please email office@mindfreedom.org at least three business days in advance.

If you would like to support Judi’s Room, please consider donating to MFI and I Love You, Lead On.

If you are not yet subscribed to our mailing list for Judi’s Room and would like to sign up to receive invitations to these events in the future, please send an email to office@mindfreedom.org with “Add me to Judi’s Room” in the subject heading.

A recording of this event will later be posted on MFI’s official YouTube channel.


    • Thank you for reaching out to us. There are no age restrictions in place for Judi’s Room. However, Judi’s Room is generally presented by adults for adults and often contains discussions of upsetting or potentially triggering subjects such as psychiatric abuse, so viewer discretion is advised.

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