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Occupy Normal

In the spirit of mutual cooperation, MindFreedom supports the movements to Occupy worldwide. We encourage members to join this momentous movement to take back our government, economy, environment, media, schools... and mental health system!

MindFreedom International's mission is to "lead a nonviolent revolution of freedom, equality, truth and human rights that unites people affected by the mental health system with movements for justice everywhere." 

With this in mind, we support the movements to Occupy worldwide.

It's an Occupation of Normal!

  • Join Occupy
    Learn more about the Occupy movement and find a location near you by visiting Raise your voices for choices in mental health, and provide peer support to our fellow revolutionaries.
  • MFI Radio Show on Occupy
    Check out our recent radio show exploring ways to joining the mental health movement with the Occupy movement.
  • Teleconference: Working with Occupy for ChangeHosted by MFI board member Celia Brown in New York, this teleconference welcomed members and the public to discuss how we can promote meaningful change by working with Occupy.

  • Take Creative Action!
    Watch our Mad Pride street theatre, "Can you out-crazy the Chamber of Commerce?" then 'cause a scene' and YouTube it, tagging your video, “Occupy Normal.” 
  • Occupy the American Psychiatric Association
    Join us in Philadelphia on May 5, 2012, as we bring our nonviolent revolution to the doorstep of the APA. We're retaking ownership of our minds and our mental health system. 
  • Occupy Psychiatry is on Facebook!
    Our allies have created a group to "connect our fight to stop corporate and government sponsored brain damage, trauma and an epidemic of human suffering with the Occupy movement to take back economic and political democracy by, for and of all the people." Check it out! 


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