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Shield Alert Update: The forced shocking of Brian Henley has been suspended! Hold off writing letters for now!

June 19, 2021

Update on 7/27/2021 Here is a recording of a voicemail left by Brian on the phone of Michele Diamond, when Brian learned that his Shield alert was successful and that he would be discharged   MFI has confirmed that Brian was discharged. You can listen to Update on 7/14/21. Great news! The forced shocking of…

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Help free Shield member Jill Kesti, who was taken by force from her home in Ontonogan County and driven ten hours to Grand Rapids by a sheriff where she is being forcibly drugged, deprived of her civil liberties.

May 7, 2021

This alert originally was posted on May 7, 2021 Updated on June 29, 2021 and June 21, 2021 Please help Shield member Jill Kesti obtain immediate release from Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Facility Please call or write to the psychiatrist who is seeking to have Jill put on a long-term injectable ‘anti-psychiatric’ drug which…

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Jill Kesti, Shield Member, Founder of “Coalition to End Forced Psychiatric Drugging”, Is Being Held Against Her Will at Pine Rest ‘Christian’ Mental Health Services! Take Action Today to Demand Her Release!

April 19, 2021

MFI was disturbed to learn that Jill Kesti, a long-time Shield member and founder of Coalition to End Forced Psychiatric Drugging is being held against her will at Pine Rest ‘Christian’ Mental Health Services in Grand Rapids, Michigan. While there, she was forcibly injected three times with powerful sedatives. Her phone was taken away and…

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Alert: Charles Helmer last scheduled shock for Friday April 23rd was cancelled and there are no new shocks scheduled on the horizon. Thank you Shield members for the hundreds of letters and emails! The battle is still ongoing however until Charle’s legal rights are restored. Please read the update below on ways that you can take action!

March 22, 2021

  Shield Alert Update for Charles Helmer 5/7/21 Charles shared with MFI today that there are no new shocks scheduled! Hooray! Charles is grateful for your support and for the cessation of the shock, at least for now. But MFI views this victory with caution. For a full restoration of Charles’ right to reject all…

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Shield Alert for Patton State Hospital

February 16, 2021

MindFreedom is issuing a Shield alert for every individual locked into Patton Psychiatric hospital, located in San Bernadino County, California. Read more about this unfolding tragedy and take action today! Although it was many years ago, I still vividly remember being locked in seclusion, bound in restraints, and forcibly injected with a drug I believe was Thorazine. …

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Thank You for Your Help to Protect Shield Member Adrianne Stacey from Psychiatric Abuse; Held Against Her Will at Cowichan District Hospital in British Columbia and Forcibly Drugged

January 29, 2021

Shield Alert for Adrianne Stacey   This alert was originally posted on 1/29/2021. This alert was updated on 2/9/2021 and again on 3/12/2021 and 3/18/2021. 3/18/21 Great news! Adrianne Stacey has been discharged from Cowichan Hospital in British Columbia! Thank you to those of you who wrote letters, sent emails, and made phone calls on…

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SHIELD ALERT: PSYCHIATRIC SURVIVOR CHARLES HELMER RECEIVING INVOLUNTARY SHOCK!

August 19, 2019

UPDATE ON SHIELD ALERT FOR CHARLES HELMER Great news! Thanks in part to consistent and vigorous advocacy by Charles mother, with help from MindFreedom Shield members, Regions hospital has suspended Charles involuntary shock ‘treatment.’ at least for now. His mother says that there is no need for MFI Shield members and activists to send additional…

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ACTION ALERT to Free Alison Hymes!

July 22, 2013

Info 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: nfla@mindfreedom.org.   Alison Hymes Updated 1/31/15 MindFreedom is saddened to learn about Alison’s continued problems and we hope she can overcome them.…

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VICTORY: Forced Electroshock of Glen K. in a New York Psychiatric Institution Halted!

April 16, 2012

Info Within 48 hours of the launch of a MindFreedom Alert Campaign, the Attorney General for New York announced that Glen K. will receive no more forced electroshock under his court order. Rockland Psychiatric Center was giving involuntary electroshock over and against Glen’s expressed wishes. Despite his psychiatrist’s pessimistic predictions, Glen K. did well without…

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Information about Shield Alert for Chris Busche

February 15, 2012

Up one level Chris Busche is a member of MindFreedom in New Jersey with a “MindFreedom Shield.” He activated this to get out an alert, because of his ongoing forced drugging, and the lack of humane alternatives and advocacy. all 2 items in this folder are selected. clear selection  title  size  modified  state Chris Busche, 29,…

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Chris Busche finally free of NJ psychiatric institution: Thanks MF Shield Campaign

February 14, 2012

Info 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…

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Christina Walko Alleges Forced Outpatient Psychiatric Drugging in Pennsylvania

January 23, 2012

Info This MindFreedom International member, Christina Walko of Pennsylvania, is being forced to take many psychiatric drugs on an outpatient basis, even though she is living peacefully in the community. She says, “People do not heal when they are bullied or forced!” Her hearing is this Friday, 27 January 2012. Please take action. Christina Walko…

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Wisconsin Woman Forced to Take Psychiatric Drugs for 17 years

September 19, 2011

Info Linda Eiden was 33 when she was diagnosed and involuntarily committed. At the time of this report Linda is 50 and lives in an assisted care facility, Care Partners, in Stevens Point Wisconsin. For the last 17 years, she has been involuntarily committed to live in a supervised facility and court ordered to take…

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No Forced Electroshock! Summary of 25 April 2011 Court Order about Elizabeth Ellis

April 29, 2011

Info The ruling was mixed, but mainly was a victory for Elizabeth’s goal of ending shock over her objection. The good news is the judge ruled Elizabeth Ellis cannot be given involuntary electroshock over her expressed wishes. (If Elizabeth continues to express her opposition vocally or in writing, she cannot technically be diagnosed “catatonic,” which…

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Court order about Elizabeth Ellis and involuntary electroshock: 25 April 2011

April 26, 2011

Info You may download the full 25 April 2011 court order, signed by District Court Judge Lisa N. Borgen, about the issue of involuntary electroshock (electroconvulsive therapy or ECT) of Elizabeth K. Ellis of Minnesota. Bottom line: Judge says “no” to involuntary electroshock… unless Elizabeth is at some point diagnosed “catatonic.” [PDF file 3.9 megs.]…

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Elizabeth Ellis Legal Defense Fund Info

April 6, 2011

Info Latest news about supporting Legal Defense Fund for the right of Elizabeth Ellis to say “no” to forced electroshock.   How to support Elizabeth directly through her attorney’s Legal Defense Fund   Elizabeth’s husband Robert hired a highly-recommended lawyer, Ryan Magnus, though they lack the funds to pay the full costs.  If you are…

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Ask Senator Al Franken to Support His Constituent, Elizabeth Ellis

February 22, 2011

Info Elizabeth Ellis of Minnesota has received more than a dozen involuntary electroshocks, including at least one on an outpatient basis. Please contact US Senator Al Franken to ask him to investigate and stop the psychiatric abuse of Elizabeth. Click to view full-size image… — Size: 27.6 kB Document Actions Print this

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ACTION: Please Ask Officials to Stop Forced Electroshock Elizabeth Ellis

February 22, 2011

Info Please contact these federal and state officials. They need to know that their constituent, Elizabeth Ellis, has received more than a dozen involuntary electroshocks, and is slated to receive more.   “Your Constituent Received Forced Electroshock, and May Receive More!” Please contact these elected officials who represent Elizabeth Ellis in Washington, D.C. and in…

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Chris Busche, 29, forcibly drugged, kept isolated from advocate

February 20, 2011

Info Essex County Hospital Center in New Jersey is holding Chris Busche against his will, forcing him to take powerful psychiatric drugs, and refusing to allow an advocate to speak with staff. Chris has activated his MindFreedom Shield. [Update 12 March 2011] Essex County Hospital Center is forcing psychiatric drugs and refusing communication with a…

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News about the Forced Outpatient Electroshock of Elizabeth Ellis

February 17, 2011

Up one level Please help say “no” to the ongoing forced outpatient electroshock of Minnesota resident Elizabeth Ellis, 67. select: all  title  size  modified  state Minnesota Woman Says “No!” to Her Forced Outpatient Electroshock  Minnesota Woman Says “No!” to Her Forced Outpatient Electroshock 17.6 kB Feb 17, 2011 01:41 AM Published

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