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Where do YOU stand?

(Published: Nov 18, 2014 01:15 AM)
Where do YOU stand?
The Mental Patients Liberation Alliance (The Alliance) invites you to join with other proponents of human rights in mental health on Friday, November 14, 2014 and STAND UP to NAMI-NYS and oppose its unanimous and unequivocal support for Bill H.R. 3717.
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NEW Creative Maladjustment Week web site launched

(Published: Jun 25, 2014 03:10 PM)
NEW Creative Maladjustment Week web site launched
CREATIVE MALADJUSTMENT WEEK: July 7 – July 14, 2014... Recognizing, honoring, and celebrating the creatively maladjusted worldwide! Includes updated manual for 2014. Visit to fill out our endorsement form to show your support!
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MindFreedom staffer pens a vision statement for our new campaign, MFI Health Connections

(Published: Nov 22, 2014 09:35 PM)
MindFreedom staffer pens a vision statement for our new campaign, MFI Health Connections
MindFreedom would love to hear about your interest. We plan on developing a network of natural health and advocacy allies and starting a dialog to see how we can work together.
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2014 Creative Revolution Conference: "Developing and Expanding Alternatives" JULY 24TH - JULY 27TH, 2014

(Published: May 24, 2014 09:05 PM)
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 proud to sponsor this exciting gathering at the Wisdom House in beautiful Litchfield, Connecticut. Author/activist, Robert Whitaker and Mary Ellen Copeland will be the keynote speakers.
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USA News

Where do YOU stand?

(Published: Nov 18, 2014 01:15 AM)
Where do YOU stand?
The Mental Patients Liberation Alliance (The Alliance) invites you to join with other proponents of human rights in mental health on Friday, November 14, 2014 and STAND UP to NAMI-NYS and oppose its unanimous and unequivocal support for Bill H.R. 3717.
read more ....

Landing Zone Committee Launched At MindFreedom Conference

(Published: Aug 11, 2014 02:35 PM)
Landing Zone Committee Launched At MindFreedom Conference
Announcing the Launch of the MindFreedom Landing Zone Committee - a new blog from Frank Blankenship (August 2014)
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Recently published articles of interest

Daniel Mackler Documentaries Chinese Language

(Published: Apr 29, 2014 07:10 AM)
是精神病药物的唯一的解决办法? 关于从美国精神病A片。有希望。

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 03:44 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 01:35 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 12:23 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.
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Dorothy Dundas

While institutionalized for three years as an adolescent in the 1960's, MindFreedom member Dorothy Washburn Dundas was labeled a "schizophrenic" and forced to undergo 40 combined insulin coma-electroshock "treatments." Dorothy says, "I experienced and witnessed many atrocities. I believe that luck, determination, and my own anger and one compassionate advocate were my best friends on the road to my ultimate survival and freedom." Through a number of op-ed pieces, she has voiced her opposition to abusive psychiatric practices. Her poster, "Behind Locked Doors," which she created from her hospital records, is used in training programs. Dorothy lives in the Boston area where she has raised her four wonderful children. She founded and is the sole driver in her "safe, friendly and reliable" car service called The Crystal Lake Express.
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