Issues involving the way mainstream media has often had bias in reporting stories regarding mainstream corporate mental health system.
Just as there’s a movement for accountability in the mental health system, there is also a social change movement of critics of mainstream corporate media calling for more professionalism and fairness. This folder has a few examples of where these two social change movements overlap.
media and mental health issues
Alternative Mental Health Radio by MindFreedom International: Lise Zumwalt
(Published: May 10, 2013 04:48 PM)
May 11, 2013…Join MindFreedom host, SOPHIE FAUGHT and activist filmmaker, LISE ZUMWALT to talk about forced drugging and her first feature film, “That’s Crazy,” which documents one man’s decision to take his treatment into his own hands, defying a commitment order and an order to treat while searching for recovery. LIVE on Saturday, May 11th, at 2 pm ET, 11 am PT. We’ll be taking your calls at (646) 595-2125 .
The Huffington Post Carries Attack on Alternatives 2010 Mental Health Conference
(Published: Oct 01, 2010 10:20 AM)
Live from Alternatives 2010 in Anaheim, California: MindFreedom director David Oaks says more than 1,000 mental health consumers and psychiatric survivors have registered, and there’s lots of great news. But rather than cover this news, The Huffington Post is once more carrying a political attack by extremist D. J. Jaffe. You can ask The Huffington Post why they broadcast hate speech about our people, but they do not broadcast any voice from the “mad movement” itself. [Update 5 Oct. 2010]
Radio Host Has Drug Company Ties
(Published: Nov 21, 2008 03:56 PM)
The New York Times covers the firing of Fred Goodwin and his program The Infinite Mind from National Public Radio because of Dr. Goodwin’s cover-up of psychiatric drug company pay offs.
The ills of pills
(Published: May 13, 2008 10:26 AM)
Frank Blankenship is chair of the MindFreedom Affiliate Support Committee, as well as liaison to MindFreedom Virginia. Frank was quoted in the Charlottesville newspaper as critical of government efforts to prevent catastrophes like the Virginia Tech mass murders. Here is Frank’s follow-up letter to the editor that was published on 13 May 2008.
A few published letters to editor about changing the mental health system.
(Published: May 11, 2008 12:22 PM)
One of the easiest ways you can change the mental health system is to submit a letter to the editor of your local newspaper. It’s one of the most read sections. Here are a few that have been published.
Tips on Authoring Wikipedia Articles
(Published: Dec 16, 2007 11:07 PM)
How to study and prepare to be a participating author of wikipedia articles, following the guidelines and principles of wikipedia.
How to Monitor Wikipedia Articles
(Published: Dec 16, 2007 09:57 PM)
How to use wikipedia. How to monitor wikipedia articles that you care about for accuracy, bias, or possible deletion.
(Published: Dec 12, 2007 10:14 PM)
This folder has tips, ideas, suggestions about using wikipedia, in its spirit of open information, to disseminate information about human rights and alternatives in the mental health system.
Alert: Psychiatric Survivors & Allies May Comment in Medical Magazine
(Published: Sep 26, 2007 10:13 AM)
Maths Jesperson is a long-time psychiatric survivor activist, leader and actor in Sweden, who is calling upon psychiatric survivors and allies all over the world to submit comments to an online medical magazine. This magazine covers all kinds of medical topics, but the editor, who is a psychiatrist, has reached out to psychiatric survivors and allies to ask for their commentary, and articles.
War Mad Easy DVD: Benefit for MFI
(Published: Aug 09, 2007 05:32 PM)
A new documentary on DVD challenges the way the corporate media can control the minds of the population. Purchase of this DVD is also a benefit for MindFreedom International.
Mad and Non-Mad Radio: Some Different — Very Different — Radio Shows
(Published: Aug 03, 2007 05:00 PM)
Here are several Mad radio shows and one Non-Mad radio show you may listen to about changing the mental health system, all hosted by MindFreedom members who are psychiatric survivors! All may be heard on the web.