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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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Lauren Tenney, psychiatric survivor activist from New York State

First involuntarily institutionalized, at 15, Lauren Tenney is a survivor of psychiatry. She has been involved with the user and survivor movement since 1992. Her goal is to help stop forced psychiatric procedures, detainment, and confinement, human rights violations, psychiatric abuse and torture. Of particular concern are the elimination of forced electroconvulsive treatment (ECT) on people of all ages, but particularly children and senior citizens, forced drugging, restraints, seclusion, behavioral interventions, and coercion of any kind. Lauren, a Mad-Activist/ Artist/ Author/ Academic/ Adjunct Professor is coordinating The Opal Project, an outcome of participatory action research she coordinated for field research in the PhD program in Environmental Psychology at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Her dissertation topic is: "The Institutionalized "Community." She became involved with WE THE PEOPLE when the Law Project for Psychiatric Rights and MindFreedom International needed someone on the ground in Brooklyn, New York to coordinate a response where Esmin Green was murdered-by-neglect. She now lives in Albany, NY with her service dog-in-training and cat. For more info: www.TheOpalProject.org and www.etrash.tv
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