Surprising Secret Opposition to MFI’s Successful Peaceful Protest of Psychiatry on 5 May 2012

When 200 people, mainly psychiatric survivors, protested in front of the American Psychiatric Association… there was something missing. A surprising footnote to the 5 May 2012 protest in Philadelphia reveals that Dr. Allen Frances “vocally opposed” support for the event, behind the scenes. MindFreedom International News Investigation Revealed: Behind-The-Scenes “Vocal Opposition” by Psychiatrist Against MindFreedom International Protest…

Mental Health and Harvard

Info A volunteer agency at Harvard featured my story. Here are a few reflections about Harvard grad psychiatric survivors (see photo of four of us). Can reach more members of the Harvard community? A Harvard University agency that places students in volunteer positions – Phillips Brooks House Association (PBHA) – has featured my brief ‘origin…

Visit to MindFreedom Ghana has many lessons for us all

Info In April 2011, a delegation from MindFreedom International visited MindFreedom Ghana in Accra, Ghana, Africa. Celia Brown (MFI Board President) and David Oaks (MFI director) gave a workshop about how those using the mental health system, and those who have survived psychiatric abuse, can work more closely with the general cross-disability movement to amplify…

Visit to MindFreedom Ghana has many lessons for us all

Info In April 2011, a delegation from MindFreedom International visited MindFreedom Ghana in Accra, Ghana, Africa. Celia Brown (MFI Board President) and David Oaks (MFI director) gave a workshop about how those using the mental health system, and those who have survived psychiatric abuse, can work more closely with the general cross-disability movement to amplify…