News related directly or indirectly to MindFreedom International.
For seven years, Daniel Mackler has traversed the globe producing his fantastic documentary films about alternatives to mainstream psychiatry. Until now, they have only been available on DVD, now you have the opportunity to watch them free of charge in streaming video online. Take this opportunity to watch them on Youtube.
Join us in signing this important online petition by National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy petitioning The U.S. House of Representatives…
MindFreedom International is initiating an extensive 2 year training program in New York City with Dr. Kate Hudgins, the originator of the Therapeutic Spiral Model (TSM) for International Certification in her worldwide highly acclaimed, non-medical, trauma informed, strength based model of action methods.
In this issue: Comfort Calls/Shield campaign fundraising drive, 60 Minutes online petition, register NOW for the 2014 Alternatives conference, MFI-Mad Market Book Club…
MFI Book Club starting up: Sign up today for a special MFI Book Club Talk discussion group!
Jeffrey Fager, 60 Minutes Executive Producer: Let Psychiatric Survivors Speak for Themselves! Please sign this URGENT petition and share WIDELY!
Activist Alert from MindFreedom International…Write or call CBS’ “60 Minutes” Exec. Producer, Jeffrey Fager: The September 29th edition of 60 Minutes “Untreated Mental Illness an Imminent Danger” was shameful and portrayed people with psychiatric histories as violent, inhuman, unworthy of compassion and incapable of making their own decisions.
With kindness and support, we can shine! MindFreedom launches fundraising drive for Comfort Calls/Shield campaign
We are proud and excited to announce a fundraising drive on razoo.com to raise money for MindFreedom’s Comfort Calls/Shield campaign! Our goal is to raise $30,000 in the next month. Will you donate to these vital programs and help us spread the word?
David Oaks on “USA Debates What to do About Poison Attacks: What About These Two Other Poison Attacks?”
David W. Oaks, former MFI Executive Director and longtime freedom fighter for psychiatric survivors, blogs on the parallels between chemical weapons in Syria and chemical abuse in the psych system.
MindFreedom members who volunteer to provide comfort calls are a beacon of light for those facing dark times in the mental health system. Lending your ear or helping draft human rights alerts can make all the difference. Anyone, anywhere: If you can, consider offering your much needed support.
David W. Oaks, former MFI Director and longtime freedom fighter for psychiatric survivors, blogs on the top 5 ways that the disability movement intersects with the civil rights movement and the environmental movement, especially the climate crisis.
Peter Breggin, MD, provides a new website with links to helpful blogs, as well as more than 125 scientific articles dealing with the effects of electroshock therapy (ECT). This is a great resource for those new to learning about ECT, as well as those who want to dig deeper.
Ron Unger is the Coordinator of the MindFreedom Lane County affiliate. He is also a full-time counselor in Eugene, Oregon, and listed on the MindFreedom Directory of Alternatives. Featured recently on the Mad In America blog, his post is titled, “Understanding Madness as a Revolution, Then Working Toward Peace.”
Free Alison Hymes From Western State Hospital…We were asked to post the following updated alert for Alison by her friend, Frank. Please address any questions you may have directly to Frank at: email@example.com.
New Yorkers: now there is a way to celebrate Creative Maladjustment Week…The internet makes it easier to connect to people across long distances, however, there is something about meeting someone face to face that provides a real connection. Join activists and peer supporters as we celebrate our Creative Maladjustment connection and activism.
Creative Maladjustment Week is finally here!The week of July 7-14th 2013 we are definitely boycotting “normal” and raising awareness about human rights in the mental health system!Read more to find out about the events we have planned for Lane County, Oregon…
A remarkable story of perserverance and sacrifice: David Oaks and his brother Tony interviewed on MindFreedom radio show (June 8): “Down But Not Out!”
Former MindFreedom Executive Director DAVID OAKS returns to the airwaves to talk about his break, rehabilitation, and the future of the mental health and human rights movement! Join host Sophie Faught, David, and his brother Tony Oaks for an inspiring interview with MindFreedom’s co-founder! LIVE this Saturday, June 8th @ 2pm ET/11am PT; we’ll be taking your calls at (646) 595-2125.
Activist psychologist Paula Caplan celebrates Creative Maladjustment week by sharing her play ‘Call Me Crazy’. For the first time this play has been filmed before a live audience. Watch the video here! How will you celebrate Creative Maladjustment week?
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 .
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- A Hopeful and Happy New Year
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