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MindFreedom Media Coverage

A few of the mainstream and alternative media that have mentioned or covered MindFreedom International.

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News Item Still Crazy After All These Years
This cover story in the San Diego Reader about the late dissident psychiatrist and MindFreedom board member Loren Mosher and his Soteria experiment also quotes David Oaks, MindFreedom director.
Article Prozac.org: An influential mental health nonprofit finds its 'grassroots' watered by pharmaceutical millions
Mother Jones and journalist Ken Silverstein won an award for this one. Ken got inside the headquarters of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) and photocopied huge checks from the psychiatric drug industry to NAMI. NAMI policy: Non-disclosure of the amount of money this mental health organization gets from the psychiatric drug industry. MindFreedom (then called Support Coalition) was quoted. MFI did its own investigation finding that a lot of the NAMI money went to a special fund that promoted Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT), which are teams that among other things enforce the taking of psychiatric drugs in people's home.
Article The Guinea Pigs' Rebellion
The weekly newspaper in Portland, Oregon provided an overview about progress in uniting the national movement of mental health consumers and psychiatric survivors.
Collection MindFreedom Media Coverage
A few of the mainstream and alternative media that have mentioned or covered MindFreedom International.
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Samantha Johnson, psychiatric survivor, MFI intern

Samantha Johnson is a 22-year-old psychiatric survivor who is interning at the MindFreedom International office. "I was absolutely in disbelief at how the people were treated at the hospital. It was an environment of emotional abuse interspersed with 'treatments' and 'policies' that could be more accurately described as assault. The tragic thing is that there really are some good people working there, but they are unable to provide people with the help they need inside a system that prioritizes profits over people. It might take five years of counseling for someone to truly recover from a mental health crisis, but it takes five minutes to tranquilize them. This is why I started working with MindFreedom. For 25 years MFI has been challenging the mental health system to see us as human beings- to treat us as human beings- through peaceful activism. At MFI we emphasize individual choice, empowerment, and compassion as necessary aspects of a true healing process."
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