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Alternative Mental Health Radio by MindFreedom International: Mary Ellen Copeland and Magdaline Volaitis

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This was a fantastic FIRST SHOW OF 2013! MARY ELLEN COPELAND, MAGDALINE VOLAITIS, and guest host SOPHIE FAUGHT discussed how we we can replace harsh and invasive psychiatric interventions with personal empowerment, self-help, and recovery for people in mental/emotional distress! Listen to the archive at: www.blogtalkradio.com/davidwoaks

Alternative Mental Health Radio by MindFreedom International: Mary Ellen Copeland and Magdaline Volaitis

Mary Ellen Copeland, guest on MindFreedom's ALTERNATIVE MENTAL HEALTH RADIO

On Saturday, January 12th 2013, MindFreedom International presented:

ALTERNATIVE MENTAL HEALTH RADIO

 On the topic of:

How we can replace harsh and invasive psychiatric interventions with personal empowerment, self-help, and recovery for people in mental/emotional distress?

 

Our guests:

  • MARY ELLEN COPELAND is nationally and internationally recognized for her work in studying how people recover from mental health challenges using simple, safe, non-invasive, widely available and usually free self-help resources (including WRAP - Wellness Recovery Action Plans). Her focus is on shifting the system of mental health care away from the use of psychotropic medications and harsh traumatizing treatments, and to personal empowerment, self-help, prevention and recovery through natural supports, education, training, and research.

    Learn more about Mary Ellen Copeland's work on her webiste, http://www.mentalhealthrecovery.com.
  • magdalineMAGDALINE VOLAITIS (photo on right) Magdaline works closely with Mary Ellen Copeland as the Outreach Director for WRAP and Recovery Books. She is the first line of communication to Mary Ellen, manages the website, and writes the bimonthly e-newsletters. Magdaline became a WRAP facilitator in 1999 and finds WRAP to be one of the most useful tools for all aspects of her life.

 

Join MARY ELLEN, MAGDALINE and guest host SOPHIE FAUGHT (coordinator of MindFreedom International's I GOT BETTER campaign to raise awareness of recovery in mental health) for an exciting dialogue about replacing invasive and sometimes harmful psychiatric practices with more holistic and empowering alternatives, achieving a stable and lasting recovery from mental and emotional distress!

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Listen to the archive any time you like, at

www.blogtalkradio.com/davidwoaks

 

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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.

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:

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

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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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