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"Mental Health Justice" is Topic of MindFreedom Mad Pride Live Free Radio Show

Guests: Marcia Meyers & Ray Sandford. Plus your live calls. This show aired successfully on Saturday, 12 March 2011. Marcia is the mother of an adult trapped in mental health system, and is affiliated with Unitarian Universalists in Portland. Ray Sandford survived forced electroshock while in Anoka, the Minnesota psychiatric institution where Elizabeth Ellis currently is held.

"Mental Health Justice" is Topic of MindFreedom Mad Pride Live Free Radio Show

Marcia Meyers is an activist in Portland Oregon for mental health justice.

The below show successfully aired live, with lots of live calls, on 12 March 2011. 

You may now hear the archive here:


BELOW is the original announcement with info about guests, etc.:


Your calls are welcome on the next MindFreedom Live Free Web Radio hour this Saturday, 12 March 2011


At 2 pm ET, 11 am PT: click here:

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

How do mental health corporations get away with massively over-drugging people, even forcibly... and then charging taxpayers?

What is it like to get a court order to report from your own home to a clinic for an involuntary electroshock, right here in the USA?

What is the latest news about the international social change movement to challenge psychiatric industry corruption and abuse? 

What humane alternatives work better than this abuse? 

Guest Marcia Meyers of Portland, Oregon is an activist with the Unitarian Universalists who is organizing a fair for mental health justice in Portland, Oregon in May. 

Guest Ray Sandford experienced ongoing involuntary outpatient electroshock, the same fate awaiting MindFreedom member Elizabeth Ellis, who yesterday was transferred to Anoka psychiatric institution. Ray and Elizabeth have both had forced shock in Anoka, and Ray will tell us what it is like. 

Host: David Oaks, director, MindFreedom International. 


How to Listen and Call-in Live, or Hear Archive Later


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


WHEN:  This Saturday, 12 March 2011 - 60 minute show

  • USA: 11 am Pacific, 12 noon Mountain, 1 pm Central, 2 pm Eastern
  • UTC/GMT: 7 pm [19:00]
  • London/Dublin: 7 pm [19:00]
  • Berlin: 8 pm [20:00]
  • Melbourne: 6 am


AT THAT TIME CLICK HERE to listen and call in LIVE (or click after the show to hear archives):


Your live calls, questions, comments, are welcome! 



Ask questions by phone, or e-mail questions to


Can't get to a computer that day? No problem!

Back by popular demand: You can again use the call-in number just to listen, like a teleconference:

(646) 595-2125.


Online, you can join a live chat. 

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


For Elizabeth Ellis campaign to stop her forced outpatient electroshock, and photo click here. 


Ray Sandford is a survivor of involuntary outpatient electroshock. Ray Sandford [photo on right] is a survivor of involuntary outpatient electroshock.

Each Wednesday morning he was woken up, and under court order escorted to an institution for another forced electroshock over his expressed wishes. But a MindFreedom International campaign won international attention, and stopped his forced electroshock. Ray regularly 'checks in' on the show to thank people, and let everyone know he's doing well. Every day he's done well since his last electroshock, proves his shock doctors were wrong. Ray just turned 58 on 2 January 2011.

More info about the Ray campaign is here:




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