Dr. Carl Hammerschlag, a psychiatrist deeply concerned about changing the current mental health system, speaks with MindFreedom International at the Oregon Country Fair 2011.
Hugh tells the story of his long path to physical and mental wellness. It may take a long time, but it definitely can, and will, get better.
David Oaks, psychiatric survivor and director of MindFreedom International, invites you to submit your stories of recovery and hope.
David Oaks, psychiatric survivor and Director of MindFreedom International, invites you to share your stories about how there is hope and life after labels.
LaTonya shares her experience, noting that resistance is not futile.
Over 200 people attended this conference in Cork, Ireland.
A good time sharing a coffee together during a 2011 visit from MindFreedom Florida representatives, to MindFreedom Ireland in Cork.
Survivors of Electroshock speak out in Cork Ireland. Sponsored by Mindfreedom Ireland
MindFreedom's David Oaks interviews psychiatrist Carl Hammerschlag, who works closely with Patch Adams and Gesundhedit Institute. The interview is at the 2011 Oregon Country Fair near Veneta, Oregon. Dr. Hammerschlag supports MindFreedom's call to "boycott normal," and challenge the power of psychiatry's label bible, called the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM). The American Psychiatric Association intends to approve the DSM at its May 2012 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, for publication in 2013. For more info google words and phrases here such as Boycott Normal!
This five-minute video by IndyMedia of Minnesota shows Ray Sandford, his mom, and a mental health advocate speak out against Ray's ongoing, involuntary, outpatient electroshock (also known as electroconvulsive therapy or ECT).
"I wrote this song to show the dangers of psychiatric medication. The lyrics, which I set to Malvina Reynolds' Little Boxes, were inspired by my experience as a therapist and the horrors that I've seen from psych drugs. The inspiration to make this into a music video came from David Oaks, a hero of mine and the director of MindFreedom."
A video documenting the Belgian Mad Pride 2007 event.
This September MindFreedom had a very successful parade entry. This entry was attended by 30 people! Watch this video made by local member Hugh Massengill.
MindFreedom youth took huge leadership roles in this local event that was designed to help decision makers to understand youth issues.
Local author's brief mixed media biography on Oregon legend Opal Whiteley. With accompanying music by Anne Hills, this short film gives a quick peek into the author, poet, and naturalist's tumultuous life.
One of the legendary community organizers in the "mad movement" from the early days in the 1970's was Howie the Harp. Here's a brief video of Howie.
Here's a professionally-made video you may view online of the MadPride event in Toronto in 2007.
Member Jonathan Harte talks with us about his views on Human Rights in Psychiatry
The Second in a series of Mad Minutes! E-mail us and let us know what you think!