MFI Ashley Alert: Nine-year-old given injections to stunt growth

Info MindFreedom joins other disability rights group in speaking out to oppose how nine-year-old Ashley, who has intellectual and physical disabilities, is being given drugs to minimize her height and weight. Ashley X MindFreedom International joins the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF), ADAPT, the Feminist Response in Disability Activism (FRIDA) and numerous other…

MFI and United Nations

Info An announcement from MindFreedom about United Nations action regarding disability and human rights. John McCarthy of Ireland representing MindFreedom in UN. Public Announcement about United Nations from MindFreedom Inernational The International Disability Caucus (IDC), a consortium of more than 70 international, regional and national organizations of disability rights activists, welcomes and celebrates the completion of the work of…

MFI Statement on the Rise of Brain Altering Technologies Today

Info MFI has reports of an alarming increase in the use of brain altering technology for the psychiatric purposes, and issued this statement. Example of an rTMS high-powered device in use today. MindFreedom International Statement on the Rise of Brain Altering Technologies Today by David Oaks, Director, MindFreedom International Because of anecdotal reports, medical articles…

Announcing new MFI web site

Info MindFreedom has launched a new version of its popular web site MindFreedom.org using a “content management system” that should be easier for browsers, and for members who would like to add content. Open source means no corporation controls the software running this site. The new MFI web site uses Plone which is an open…

American Psychiatric Association vs. MindFreedom International

Info The psychiatric profession is debating the psychiatric survivors movement. June 2006 Psychiatric Services Cover October 2006 Over a six month period in three issues, an officialmagazine of the American Psychiatric Association called Psychiatric Serivces held a heated debateand analysis about the politics and history of the psychiatric survivors movement. June 2006: The original essay…

American Psychiatric Association vs. MindFreedom International

Info The psychiatric profession is debating the psychiatric survivors movement. June 2006 Psychiatric Services Cover October 2006 Over a six month period in three issues, an officialmagazine of the American Psychiatric Association called Psychiatric Serivces held a heated debateand analysis about the politics and history of the psychiatric survivors movement. June 2006: The original essay…