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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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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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