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Jim Gottstein, psychiatric survivor attorney activist, on MF Free Live Web Radio

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Attorney, activist, psychiatric survivor JIM GOTTSTEIN of Alaska was the guest on the Free MindFreedom Web Radio Show. Listen as Jim tells us why we should all "Occupy the American Psychiatric Association." Host: David Oaks.

Jim Gottstein, psychiatric survivor attorney activist, on MF Free Live Web Radio

Above: Jim Gottstein - psychiatric survivor attorney - is protesting the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting.

The below was another successful MindFreedom live call-in web radio show that you can hear free.

Use the below original announcement to listen to this and many other archived shows: 


This Saturday, 10 March 2012, at 2 pm ET, 11 am PT, your calls are invited on this live free MindFreedom web radio show. 

To listen and call in live at that time (or listen later to archive) click here:


Special guest JIM GOTTSTEIN is helping to lead the charge to challenge 'labeling' by the American Psychiatric Association.


Jim Gottstein of Alaska (on right) is president of PsychRights, a public interest law firm that has made waves to change the mental health system throughout the USA.

Jim is a psychiatric survivor and Harvard Law School Graduate (1978).

Since 2002, Jim has largely worked for free to support PsychRights efforts to stop forced psychiatric drugging, challenge psychiatric drug company fraud, and create humane alternatives in the mental health system.

Jim will be speaking out against the harm of psychiatric labeling, at a protest on 5 May 2012 directly in front of the Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association in Philadelphia. 

For more about the protest of American Psychiatric Association, and how to participate wherever you live, click here:


  • David W. OaksHOST: David W. Oaks (right) is a psychiatric survivor and director of MindFreedom International, based in Eugene, Oregon. David plans to get to Philly for the 'five-five' peaceful protest, especially because the APA will be adopting it's newest label bible, the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual 5." To learn more about the host click here.  

Tips about how to listen and call-in live: 

At the start of the show, 2 pm ET or 11 am PT, go directly to the Blog Talk Radio site hosting the monthly "Second Saturday" show, here:

There you can listen and call in LIVE, or hear the archive later.

Call-in Number: (646) 595-2125

YOUR live calls, suggestions, questions are encouraged.

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

WHEN:  Saturday, 10 March 2012 - 60 minute show

  • USA: 11 am Pacific, 12 noon Mountain, 1 pm Central, 2 pm Eastern
  • UTC/GMT/London: 7 pm [19:00]
  • Berlin: 8 pm [20:00]

Ask questions by phone, or e-mail questions to

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. 

You can call in via phone, BlogTalkRadio web site or Skype. For tips on calling via Skype for free, click here.


More about guest Jim Gottstein:

Jim won international publicity by subpoenaing and then releasing thousands of documents about criminal fraud involving Eli Lilly and their psychiatric drug Zyprexa. 

Jim is challenging psychiatric drugging of children and youth as Medicaid fraud.

Jim says, "People's constitutional rights to be free of psychiatric imprisonment, euphemistically called involuntary commitment and forced drugging and electroshock. How are these rights ignored as a matter of course? What are strategies for combating it?"

Jim is also on the board of directors of National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy and International Society for Ethical Psychiatry and Psychology.

For more about Jim Gottstein click here:


More about MindFreedom International :

MFI is one of the few totally-independent nonprofit organizations in the mental health advocacy field, with zero funding from the mental health system, governments, drug companies or religions.

All are welcome. While a majority of MFI's members identify as psychiatric survivors, members include family members, advocates and concerned mental health workers. 

That means YOUR membership and donation are CRUCIAL to MindFreedom International's campaigns for human rights alternatives.

Join or donate now:

Benefits include the MindFreedom Journal, special web and e-mail networking, discount on purchases, MindFreedom Shield, member services office... and a nonviolent revolution in mental health.

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