Read about the MindFreedom Hunger Strike and march on the APA.
- MindFreedom Hunger Strike
- On 16 August 2003, MindFreedom launched an historic hunger strike that won international media publicity. The simple demand to the psychiatric system was this: Produce scientific evidence about why a single model — the medical theory of ‘chemical imbalances’ and pills — ought to so overwhelmingly dominate mental health care as it does today. This public fast won public attention, and led to a fascinating back-and-forth between representatives of the American Psychiatric Association and the MindFreedom International Scientific Panel.
- APA Protest
- When the American Psychiatric Association held their annual meeting in May, 2003 several hundred psychiatric survivors and activists gathered to protest.