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MFI Mental Health Radio: Down But Not Out...An interview with David Oaks!

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Former MindFreedom Executive Director DAVID OAKS returns to the airwaves to talk about his break, rehabilitation, and the future of the mental health and human rights movement! Join host Sophie Faught, David, and his brother Tony Oaks for an inspiring interview with MindFreedom's co-founder! LIVE this Saturday, June 8th @ 2pm ET/11am PT; we'll be taking your calls at (646) 595-2125.

MFI Mental Health Radio: Down But Not Out...An interview with David Oaks!

David Oaks (pictured here at Craig Hospital in Denver) has completed his rehabilitation and returned home to Eugene, OR. Tune in to learn about his amazing journey!

Down But Not Out: An interview with David Oaks!


Over 25 years ago, David Oaks co-founded a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting for human rights in the mental health system: MindFreedom International. Since then he has fearlessly lead MindFreedom through years of successful activism and protest, fighting against forced drugging and shock, dehumanizing labels, and constantly asserting the human rights of psychiatric survivors around the world! 

After more than 6 months spent dealing with a severe neck injury, David has returned to his home in Eugene, OR and is ready to share his story of rehabilitation with MindFreedom Alternative Mental Health Radio listeners!



Last December David fell off a ladder in his home studio and broke his neck, but not his spirit. Despite numerous surgeries and complications including an infection-caused fever that almost took his life, David has prevailed. Currently with help and encouragement family and friends, he has completed his work at a rehab facility in Colorado and has returned home to Eugene, Oregon.
Learn more about how you can support David in his ongoing recovery at his new website:


TONY OAKS is David's brother and provided unceasing support and companionship for David immediately following David's accident and continues to stand by him. Tony is currently living with David and his wife to help David raise much needed funding  and acclimate to his new life in a wheelchair after his return to Eugene.  


Tune in live HERE
and join the conversation yourself!

We'll be taking your calls at (646) 595-2125.


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Mad Live Web Radio!Tips About How to Listen and Call-in Live (or hear the archive later)  

At the start of the show, 2 pm ET or 11 am PT, you can listen by going to the Blog Talk Radio site hosting this monthly "Second Saturday" show, here:

Call-in Number: (646) 595-2125.

You can listen and call-in live and free by either computer or phone from anywhere in the world.

USA: 11 am Pacific, 12 noon Mountain, 1 pm Central, 2 pm Eastern
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Ireland: 7 pm [19:00]
Berlin: 8 pm [20:00]
Auckland, NZ: 6 am 
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Can't get to a computer that day? No problem! You can use the call-in number (646) 595-2125 just to listen, like a teleconference.

Online, you can also join a live chat with MFI Web Radio Show. You can call in via phone, BlogTalkRadio web site or Skype.


More about MindFreedom International:
MFI is one of the few totally-independent nonprofit organizations in the mental health advocacy field focusing on survivors of human rights violations in the mental health system.

MFI has zero funding from the mental health system, governments, drug companies or religions.



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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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