MindFreedom Increases Web 2.0 Mental Health Advocacy, Collaborates with WebTalent SEO.

Info NEWS RELEASE: MindFreedom International members, sponsors, affiliates and allied mental health advocates are spread out all over the world. MindFreedom International is using more participatory web tools in campaigns for mental health rights and alternative mental health, thanks to help from Oliver Feakins, President of WebTalent SEO, and intern Anne from University of Oregon.…

WHO’s Mental Health Director Calls MindFreedom’s work “remarkable, fair.”

Info The head of the UN’s World Health Organization’s mental health department from 1999 to 2010 was psychiatrist Dr. Benedetto Saraceno in Geneva, Switzerland. In that position, Dr. Saraceno issued a statement about WHO’s work with MindFreedom International and MFI executive director David W. Oaks. Dr. Saraceno’s support has continued in his next position as…

UK Guardian: Studies say antidepressants no better than placebo

Info UK’s Guardian newspaper covers the news that a major study says SSRI antidepressant psychiatric drugs are no better than placebo. Capsules of Fluoxetine, the generic name for Prozac. Photograph Joe Raedle/Getty Images Original article click here. UK Guardian – 26 February 2008. A bitter pill Millions of prescriptions for SSRIs are written up in…

Review: “Alternatives Beyond Psychiatry” reviewed by Mary Maddock

Info Mary Maddock of Cork, Ireland reviews the new book “Alternatives Beyond Psychiatry” co-edited by Peter Lehmann and Peter Stastny. Mary is co-founder of MindFreedom Ireland. Mary Maddock is also co-author of the book Soul Survivor. ‘Alternatives Beyond Psychiatry’ is written by many authors, ex-users and survivors of psychiatry, therapists, psychiatrists, social scientists, lawyers and…

Bonkersfest 2008 Announcement

Info Bonkersfest is a wonderful annual Mad Pride event in UK that brings thousands of people together for creativity, music, costumes, strangeness and even a bit of education about human rights of people in the mental health system! Bonkersfest announces a call for proposals for 2008 events, along with some other wonderfully Mad Pride activity…

World Hearing Voices Day is 14th September 2007

Info This is a news release from INTERVOICE about a day for celebrating humane alternatives for people who hear distressing voices. Prof. Marius Romme, President of INTERVOICE Press Release from: INTERVOICE International Network for Training Education and Research into Hearing Voices www.intervoiceonline.org For immediate Release: Press Release: Celebrate World Hearing Voices Day and 20 years…