Terence McLaughlin, editor of Asylum magazine, dies

Info Ian Parker forwarded the sad news that long-time movement activist Terence McLaughlin has died. Terence edited Asylum magazine and supported MindFreedom’s work. Terence McLaughlin celebrating at the launch of Mary & Jim Maddock’s book “Soul Survivor,” which he helped publish. Update: Click here to see a report by Mary and Jim Maddock of the…

MindFreedom Responds to a Call for “More Money” for Mental Health in Poor & Developing Countries

Info Media are widely covering a news story about global mental health. Lancet, the widely-respected medical publication, published a study calling for more money for mental health services in poor developing countries. World Health Organization promptly put out an endorsement of this call for more money. But MindFreedom asks, “more money for what”? MindFreedom Ghana…

Belgium Psychiatric Survivor Group Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Info The following news announcement was forwarded by European Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry (ENUSP) about one of their member groups in Belgium, UilenSpiegel, which is celebrating their 10th anniversary. UilenSpiegel is also planning a Mad Pride celebration. Dan Taylor, secretary from MindFreedom Ghana in Accra, Ghana, Africa, intends to attend. European Network…

Psychologists protest vote by American Psychological Association

Info This is an MFI Info Center on the American Psychological Association vote against a ban of psychologists from helping interrogators at Guantanamo Bay and other U.S. military detention centers. Instead, the Association voted for a milder resolution that banned about a dozen interrogation techniques. Dissident psychologists protested the vote. Jade Lai holds a sign…

New Zealand TV Station Squashes Censorship by Shock Doctor

Info When a woman who had experienced forced electroshock told her story on a New Zealand television news show, the doctor who had given the involuntary electroshock filed a formal complaint with the TV show, claiming it was the journalist who had violated the woman’s informed consent. Electroshock — also known as electroconvulsive therapy —…

Toronto Star Covers “Mad Pride” Movement

Info The mainstream newspaper Toronto Star in Canada published an article about the international psychiatric survivors and allies in the “Mad Pride” movement. ILLUSTRATION BY RAFFI ANDERIAN/TORONTO STAR original article: http://www.thestar.com/Life/article/189452 TORONTO STAR Mad as hell Mar 10, 2007  by Helen Henderson Angry activists say treatment for mental illness is too often more about the…

Toronto, Canada reports about the Mad Pride 2006 events.

Info Mad Pride 2006 was a great success in Toronto, Canada this year as ruth ruth from Friendly Spike Theater, an MFI Sponsor Group, gives a “live report.” Friendly Spike Theater of Toronto, Canada is a Sponsor Group of MFI. MAD PRIDE brings us together! by ruth ruth – friendlyspike@globalserve.net     September 21, 2006 4:33:14…