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Pacifica Radio Interview with David Oaks, Director of MindFreedom

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On Friday, 16 February 2007 at 2:30 pm PST or 5:30 pm EST you may hear Pacifica Radio's "Pushing Limits" show feature an interview with David Oaks, Director of MindFreedom International. Part two of the show airs 2 March 2007.

Pacifica Radio Interview with David Oaks, Director of MindFreedom

David Oaks, Director, MFI

News Release from KPFA-FM - Pacifica Radio

Pushing Limits presents the first of a two-part series on the mental health care system on Friday, February 16 at 2:30 p.m.

Co-hosts Leah Gardner and Eddie Ytuarte interview David Oaks, director of MindFreedom, an international organization dedicated to ending psychiatric abuse and in promoting humane alternatives in mental health care.

Mr. Oaks will talk about MindFreedom's legal battle against drug manufacturer Eli Lilly's efforts to block the dissemination of documents about its drug Zyprexa.

Other topics to be discussed will be the globalization of the mental health system, race and gender issues, and the beneficial options in mental health care.

Part two will air March 2 and will be a follow up to issues raised in the first program, featuring testimonials and call ins from people who have had experience with mental health care.

Pushing Limits is heard on KPFA-FM, 94.1 in Berkeley, California, USA.

Pushing Limits shows may also be heard on the Internet and are archived at

[Pushing Limits is an internationally acclaimed radio show on the cross disability movement.]

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Jay is a survivor of forced electroshock who spent ten years in the mental health system. He is now a widely respected leader in California, where he founded Mental Health Consumer Concerns and the California Network of Mental Health Clients. Jay is pictured here at a MindFreedom strategy conference at Highlander. (Photo by Tom Olin.)
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