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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 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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Chuck Hughes is a psychiatric survivor activist from Santa Barbara, California.

"I find inspiration and mental support in MindFreedom," says Chuck. "I like associating with like-minded activists for human rights in mental health. When I go into a Board or Commission and say I am a member of MindFreedom International. It gives what I say a lot more validity and my voice carries a lot farther. My first of eight involuntarily institutionalizations was at age 23. I have witnessed much injustice in mental health. I have been involved with the user and survivor movement since 1992. My goal is to help stop forced outpatient psychiatric procedures, seclusion, restraints and other human rights violations, psychiatric abuse and torture. Of particular concern is the elimination of forced electroconvulsive treatment (ECT) on people of all ages."
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