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Boycott Normal! Peacefully Occupy the Mental Health Industry

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Unite in an international campaign to question how psychiatric corporations violate our human rights by trying to control us and our democracy through enforcement of "normal," with harmful labeling, forced drugging and electroshock.

Boycott Normal! Peacefully Occupy the Mental Health Industry

Launch of Boycott Normal Campaign in Eugene, Oregon 10 October 2011.

You can help from ANYWHERE....

 
• Check out the successful protest MindFreedom held in front of the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting! Click here for videos, photos and more about the historic "five five" [5 May 2012] event. Two hundred of us - mainly psychiatric survivors but also some allies - spoke and marched and creatively protested in front of thousands of psychiatrists at their annual meeting. 




Below is more about the successful protest in Philadelphia - let's do these everywhere! Even a small group or individual can participate. 
 

PHILADELPHIA Peaceful Occupation of American Psychiatric Association

 

 

Can you get to a solidarity event?

Some groups are holding extra actions in Philly and other regions such as Toronto, Boston, Washington State, Alaska, Cork Ireland and Denver, for info click here.

 

Can you be anywhere?

BECAUSE YOU CAN PROTEST EVERYWHERE!

 

Click here for ideas to help Lead the Boycott from Anywhere. To Take Action Wherever You Live, Click Here!

 

 

MindFreedom International (MFI) calls on mental health consumers, psychiatric survivors and all allies to boycott what is mistakenly called "normal," especially to resist the American Psychiatric Association's plan for a fifth edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

DSM-5 would be the latest edition of what is widely known as psychiatry's “label bible.” 

We challenge what is mis-labeled 'normal' and celebrate creative maladjustment and neurodiversity. Please join us! 

Your leadership is encouraged in all these activities, wherever you live, in the spirit of the occupy movement. 

Even an individual can find creative activities to occupy the mental health industry, especially using Youtube and Facebook and Twitter.

But even an individual can do a lot, like find other individuals who care!
 

Let the world know. 

The tag for this action is: #occupyapa

 

Help Lead the Boycott from Anywhere. For Ideas for You to Take Action Wherever You Live, Click Here!

 

 

 
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Laura Delano - Psychiatric survivor blogger activist

Laura works as a peer specialist in the traditional mental health system and writes a blog at madinamerica.com, where she is sharing her story of recovery from psychiatry. After living with psychiatric labels for 13 years and taking psychotropic medications for ten of them, Laura says she found liberation in 2010 from her psychiatric diagnoses, from her reliance upon the mental health system, and from the once deep-seated belief that she was sentenced to a life-long "mental illness." Laura says, "I am proud to be a member of the MindFreedom International community for all MFI does to promote equality, justice, and civil rights for people who have been labeled 'mentally ill.'" (See 'Related Content' links below for link to Mad In America web site where Laura's blogs.)
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