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Examples of bias in the media about mental health issues

You can read here cases where the mainstream media has broadcast material that unfairly portrays individuals diagnosed with psychiatric disorders. Of course, this will be just a few examples, because there are so many, for so many years.

Folder Reporter Joseph Brean for the National Post: Biased Coverage of PsychOUT conference
When the international PsychOUT conference was held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in May 2010, it was a chance for psychiatric survivor activists and allies from India, Germany, Ireland, Canada and the USA to discuss how to unite, and change the mental health system. The newspaper National Post published a report by Joseph Brean that is one of the most offensive we've seen.
Folder Is it taboo to discuss psychiatric drugs in mental health system funded events?
When the conference Alternatives 2010 addressed the controversy of psychiatric drugs, their federal funders cracked down. Will we be able to have a full discussion of issues involving psychiatric drugs with this kind of repression?
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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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