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American Psychiatric Association vs. MindFreedom International

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The psychiatric profession is debating the psychiatric survivors movement.

American Psychiatric Association vs. MindFreedom International

June 2006 Psychiatric Services Cover

October 2006

Over a six month period in three issues, an official magazine of the American Psychiatric Association called Psychiatric Serivces held a heated debate and analysis about the politics and history of the psychiatric survivors movement.


June 2006: The original essay that started the debate mentions MindFreedom International.


August 2006: How to access the 10 reply letters that are published, including several by MindFreedom International.


October 2006: Professor Robert Emerick analyzes the debate.


A news analysis by David Oaks, MFI Director, of the flaws in the original essay.


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Ron Unger, chair, MindFreedom Lane County affiliate

Ron Unger LCSW is both an human rights activist and a therapist who specializes in alternative approaches for "psychosis." Said Ron, "As a young person, I had my own experiences that could have been labeled 'psychotic' but got through them without mental health system intervention. I am proud to be a member of MindFreedom, the world's leading coalition fighting for radical reform in the mental health system!" Ron created MFI's "Truth Injection Campaign." You can find out more about Ron's views on his blog [see 'related content' link below image view].
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