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SEASON PREMIERE: Psychiatric survivor guests author PARIS WILLIAMS and activist CORINNA WEST with new host SOPHIE FAUGHT (photo on right). Topic is PARADIGM SHIFT: “How can we spread the hopeful news about the reality of recovery in mental health?” This was another successful show, aired live Saturday, 8 September 2012, at 2 PM ET, 11 AM PT by MindFreedom International. Here’s how to hear archive of this and other shows.
MFI Free Web Radio: Guests David Morrissey, Celia Brown, Krista Erickson on Disability & Psychiatric Survivor Movements
How can the psychiatric survivor and disability movements work together? What about the proposed UN disability treaty in the US Senate? Guests David Morrissey, Celia Brown and Krista Erickson, with host David Oaks, are all advocates in these movements.
Mad Pride events are a way for you to celebrate what Martin Luther King repeatedly called the salvation of the world: Your creative maladjustment! More than five nations have Mad Pride events. Send us yours! [updated 17 July 2012]
Mad Pride! At the 2012 Oregon Country Fair – the enormous, creative and historic festival in the woods – the clown / physician / psychiatric survivor Patch Adams will receive the International Association for the Advancement of Creative Maladjustment Award, in Community Village, via MindFreedom International. Don’t miss it!
You are invited to take the new “Survey on Hope in Mental Health.” Contribute your experiences to the “I Got Better” campaign to promote knowledge of resilience in mental well being.
MFI and allied organizations united for a successful peaceful protest of the 2012 American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, questioning the dysfunctional over-labeling, over-drugging and forced psychiatric treatment still all too common in psychiatric practice today. [Updated 5 Oct. 2012]
In the spirit of liberty, MindFreedom took its nonviolent revolution to historic Philadelphia, PA, USA, and to the doorstep of the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting. Solidarity events were held internationally. Read more, and how you can help “occupy APA” in future events.
Psychiatric survivor activists Ted Chabasinski and Laura Delano (photo on right) explained why they are going to Philadelphia to protest the American Psychiatric Association’s labeling. Why join them to “Occupy the American Psychiatric Association”? Host: David Oaks.
New release about protest co-sponsored by MindFreedom International of American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting.
Attorney, activist, psychiatric survivor JIM GOTTSTEIN of Alaska was the guest on the Free MindFreedom Web Radio Show. Listen as Jim tells us why we should all “Occupy the American Psychiatric Association.” Host: David Oaks.
Psychiatric survivor Chris Busche got a special Valentine’s Day gift today. He’s free of a psychiatric institution in New Jersey where he’s been locked up for about 19 months. Chris Busche attributes part of this victory in getting free to the MindFreedom Shield Campaign, which has put out a number of alerts on his behalf.
Dissident psychologist, author and playwright PAULA CAPLAN, PhD was guest on this Live Free MindFreedom Web Radio Call-in Show. She tells us why psychiatric labeling can be harmful, and why she is speaking at a protest of the American Psychiatric Association. Host: David Oaks.
Influential physician and TV personality Dr. Oz may be showing a segment praising electroshock. You are encouraged to speak out on his own web site.
14 January 2012 Show: Mental health consumers, psychiatric survivors, mental health professionals and other allies are protesting the American Psychiatric Association. Special guests: Ann Rider from Arizona, Debbie Plotnick from Philadelphia, and dissident psychologist Brent Robbins, who is leading one of the petitions against DSM-5. With your live calls. Boycott Normal! Host: David Oaks.
Join us in celebrating the diversity, creativity, and abnormality that makes us human! Sport your mad pride with one of MFI’s special edition bumper stickers!
To celebrate 25 years of changing the mental health system, MindFreedom introduces the limited edition Mad Pride t-shirt!
“I want my husband to be home for the holidays…”For many, this season will be remembered as a time of hopelessness and fear. Now is the ideal time to make a statement against forced and coerced psychiatry by supporting MindFreedom International efforts to support psychiatric survivors and their loved ones through a donation or gift membership.
Unite in an international campaign to question how psychiatric corporations violate our human rights by trying to control us and our democracy through enforcement of “normal,” with harmful labeling, forced drugging and electroshock.
Occupy the psychiatric industry with 2 special psychiatric survivor guests: C.J. LINCE (photo right) launched a “people’s” response to psychiatry’s label bible. ERICK FABRIS of Toronto was in the MFI studio about his new book exposing the practice of forced psychiatric drugging of people in their own homes, out in the community. Host: David Oaks, MFI director.
With the theme “Occupy Normal: Life After Labels,” the 8 October 2011 MFI Live Free Web Radio show was a success. Participants in several “Occupy” events throughout the USA talked about how the mental health consumer/psychiatric survivor movement can play a supportive role.
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