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Natural health and recovery: a new MindFreedom initiative

(Published: Apr 01, 2014 11:45 PM)
Natural health and recovery: a new MindFreedom initiative
MindFreedom seeks an expression of your interest...initially we are interested in developing a network of potential natural health and advocacy allies and starting a dialog to see how we can work together.
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Democracy Now Report - Dec. 17, 2013: The Selling of ADHD

(Published: Dec 22, 2013 12:50 AM)
Democracy Now Report - Dec. 17, 2013: The Selling of ADHD
The Selling of ADHD: Diagnoses, Prescriptions Soar After 20-Year Marketing Effort by Big Pharma... Taken at face value, the latest figures on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) suggest a growing epidemic in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 15 percent of high school children are diagnosed with ADHD.
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Global News

UPDATES for the 2014 Creative Revolution Conference: "Developing and Expanding Alternatives" JULY 24TH - JULY 27TH, 2014

(Published: Mar 01, 2014 10:05 PM)
UPDATES for the 2014 Creative Revolution Conference: "Developing and Expanding Alternatives" JULY 24TH - JULY 27TH, 2014
The conference is still open for registration. The Choices in Mental Health Committee of MindFreedom International is offering a $10 discount until May 1, 2014.
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Urgent appeal for MindFreedom Ghana office space

(Published: Jan 07, 2014 10:10 PM)
Please read the appeal letter from Celia Brown, MindFreedom Board President, to raise urgently needed funds to keep office space for MindFreedom Ghana open.
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USA News

Come to the 2014 APA Conference Protest in New York: May 4th!

(Published: Apr 15, 2014 11:50 PM)
Come to the 2014 APA Conference Protest in New York: May 4th!
This year's Protest of the American Psychiatric Association's Annual Meeting is in NEW YORK CITY. WHEN: Sunday, May 4 at 12:00pm Eastern time WHERE: 34th Street and 11th Avenue Across the street from Jacob Javitz Convention Center Please come.
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Natural health and recovery: a new MindFreedom initiative

(Published: Apr 01, 2014 11:45 PM)
Natural health and recovery: a new MindFreedom initiative
MindFreedom seeks an expression of your interest...initially we are interested in developing a network of potential natural health and advocacy allies and starting a dialog to see how we can work together.
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Recently published articles of interest

Researcher, former proponent of compulsory outpatient treatments says they “don’t work” and calls for moratorium.

(Published: Apr 19, 2013 11:53 AM)
Results from the largest randomized, double-blind trial of compulsory outpatient treatment yet conducted show that the intervention — while dramatically increasing the amount of time an individual is subjected to compulsory medical interventions (and deprived of essential liberties) — does not reduce hospital readmissions or improve social/clinical outcomes when compared to inpatient hospitalization.

Kate Millett, 'Pillar of the Movement,' Inducted into Women's Hall of Fame

(Published: Mar 14, 2013 04:44 PM)
Feminst icon Kate Millett, a long time Bowery resident and author of “Sexual Politics,” a seminal book on oppressive gender roles in literature, received word yesterday afternoon that she and eight other American women, including House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and the late Republican First Lady Betty Ford, have been named as inductees into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca, N.Y., site of the first women’s rights convention in 1848.

U.N. Rapporteur on Torture Calls for Ban on Forced Treatment

(Published: Mar 14, 2013 02:35 PM)
In a statement to a session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on March 4, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment of Punishment called for a ban on forced psychiatric interventions including forced drugging, shock, psychosurgery, restraint and seclusion, and for repeal of laws that allow compulsory mental health treatment and deprivation of liberty based on disability, including when it is motivated by “protection of the person or others.”

Dr. Peter Breggin: Jury Awards $1.5 Million in Suicide Malpractice Suit

(Published: Jan 10, 2013 01:23 PM)
Dr. Peter Breggin, author of "Medication Madness" and "Toxic Psychiatry" (among other books) was the medical expert in a successful suicide malpractice suit involving the antidepressants Paxil and Effexor.

Anger over patient's electro-shock therapy at Tolworth Hospital

(Published: Oct 24, 2012 08:15 PM)
A British newspaper reports about an Islamic family's "disgusted" allegations that a family member was given involuntary electroshock over her and her family's wishes.

Dr. Thomas Szasz, Psychiatrist Who Led Movement Against His Field, Dies at 92

(Published: Sep 12, 2012 01:30 PM)
The New York Times obituary on death of psychiatrist, author, academic and critic of his own mental health profession, Thomas Szasz, MD.

The end of the psychopharmacological revolution

(Published: Aug 21, 2012 05:45 PM)
The editor of a prestigious mental health industry publication - the British Journal of Psychiatry - claims it is time to "call for an end" to the psychiatric drug "revolution" that he said began in 1952. He mentions problems with the neuroleptic drugs (also called 'antipsychotics') but note he leaves out the lobotomy effect of structural brain changes such as frontal lobe shrinkage, well known to be linked to long-term high-dosage neuroleptics.

Debate About Mental Health in Irish Times: Mary Maddock May Get a Last Word

(Published: Aug 03, 2012 03:20 PM)
Psychiatric survivor activist and author Mary Maddock, co-founder of MindFreedom Ireland, may get one of the last words in a debate in one of Ireland's main newspapers about the psychiatric industry. Mary had a letter published about her personal decision to successfully quit psychiatric drugs. Said Mary, "It is very difficult to get a letter published in the Irish Times. I couldn't believe they even included MindFreedom Ireland!"

From Ativan to Acupuncture: Mental Health Alternatives

(Published: Jul 25, 2012 12:07 PM)
Long-time national mental health peer leader, Laura Van Tosh, spoke in Eugene, Oregon about her quest for well-being, including quitting her psychiatric drugs. This reporter covered the event, which took place at the Lane County, Oregon's mental health consumer/survivor advisory council.

David Oaks Gives Lecture and Interview at Oberlin College

(Published: Jun 06, 2012 07:30 PM)
MindFreedom International director David Oaks gave a lecture at Oberlin College on May 2, 2012, calling for a revolution in mental health. He was also interviewed that morning by The Oberlin Review.
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Ron Unger, chair, MindFreedom Lane County affiliate

Ron Unger LCSW is both an human rights activist and a therapist who specializes in alternative approaches for "psychosis." Said Ron, "As a young person, I had my own experiences that could have been labeled 'psychotic' but got through them without mental health system intervention. I am proud to be a member of MindFreedom, the world's leading coalition fighting for radical reform in the mental health system!" Ron created MFI's "Truth Injection Campaign." You can find out more about Ron's views on his blog [see 'related content' link below image view].
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