MindFreedom Electroshock and Human Rights Initiative
Infomation, news and updates about MindFreedom initiative about stopping human rights violations related to the use of electroshock, also known as electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). The chair is MindFreedom board member Mary Maddock.
Mary Maddock is helping to lead an international campaign to challenge the many human rights violations inherently linked to the practice of electroshock, also known as electroconvulsive therapy or ECT. Mary is a shock survivor, author and board member of MindFreedom International.
Here is a report and photos from a successful grassroots protest. Deborah Schwartzkopff is a survivor of multiple electroshocks (electroconvulsive therapy or ECT) in Oregon private psychiatric institutions. She single-handedly called for a peaceful protest on Wednesday, 27 June 2012, in front of her shock facility, 12 miles south of Portland in Clackamas, Oregon. MindFreedom helped sponsor the protest. (Updated 6 July 2012.)
Deborah Schwartzkopff is an electroshock survivor, and she organized a successful protest on 28 June 2012 of the procedure in Clackamas, Oregon. Here are some of the photos.
For several years, simultaneous protests, street theater and other events challenging electroshock human rights violations, have been held by activists in multiple cities on Mothers Day. That's because so many of those on the receiving end of abuse in electroshock are mothers and grandmothers, since shock targets older women.
Psychologist John Breeding and activist David Oaks, director of MFI, will be guests on The Gary Null Show, which can be heard live or by archive.
Influential physician and TV personality Dr. Oz may be showing a segment praising electroshock. You are encouraged to speak out on his own web site.