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Gateway to the Free MindFreedom Directory of Alternatives

Welcome to the MFI searchable online database for mental and emotional support. Those mental health providers listed agree to MFI Principles created by the MFI Choice in Mental Health Committee. (Want to be in the Directory? It's free, just let us know.)


Search the Directory of Mental Health Providers Who Agree with MFI Principles


This Image of Hands Holding Hands is a Symbol that Choice in Mental Health is a Human Right.You can search by USA State or by country, just click here:


MFI Principles for Mental Health of Alternatives:


Read the values and guidelines that these providers pledge to support here:


Are You a Provider Who Would Like to Be Listed in the Free MFI Directory?

It's free! 

It's easy!

If you are a provider who agrees with the MFI Principles and wishes to submit your service for public listing, simply e-mail your interest to:

Make sure to put the phrase "interested provider" in the subject line.


You should soon receive back a link to a brief free web form that is quick to fill out and submit. If you do not hear back in a few days, please contact the MFI office


Help Get Out the Word!

Info Sheets to Promote the MFI Directory


A mental health client can now ask, "Has my mental health provider publicly agreed to MFI principles?"

Let everyone know about the directory with these two info sheets that you can download as PDF's and print out: 

An invitation flyer, and the MFI Principles for Mental Health Alternatives.

Just click here:


Story of the MFI Directory of Alternatives


Matt MorrisseyWhile the mental health system has a lot of heartbreaking abuse, there are also a lot of caring, effective mental health professionals. 

MFI is dedicated to help people who have experienced abuse, neglect and harm at the hands of health care providers. According to an MFI survey, most of MFI's members identify as psychiatric survivors. 

Survivors of psychiatric violations should have extra reassurance about the quality and ethics of their mental health provider. While no guarantee, taking a pledge is a sign a provider understands the special, complex needs of those who have been harmed by people who were supposed to help.

The MFI Choice in Mental Health Campaign created and oversees this directory. One of these leaders (pictured above speaking at a protest of the American Psychiatric Association) is full-time mental health counselor and author Matthew Morrissey, who is on the MFI Board. 

For the original launch news release from 2009 click here:




  • MindFreedom's knowledge of those listed in the directory comes from their own self-report and willingness to agree to certain principles. 
  • MindFreedom, along with its board, staff, members and all contributors to this directory, cannot endorse any particular individuals/groups/agencies, and will not be held accountable for any outcomes resulting from contact with those listed in this directory.
  • MindFreedom provides no warranty whatsover, and makes no assurance about quality. This directory is provided as a free public education service, and is not intended as a substitute for advice from a licensed professional. 

Just as for any other product or service, we at MindFreedom urge you to inform yourself about the product or service beforehand. If you do have a complaint about any service or provider listed, please direct this to:


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Lauren Tenney, psychiatric survivor activist from New York State

First involuntarily institutionalized, at 15, Lauren Tenney is a survivor of psychiatry. She has been involved with the user and survivor movement since 1992. Her goal is to help stop forced psychiatric procedures, detainment, and confinement, human rights violations, psychiatric abuse and torture. Of particular concern are the elimination of forced electroconvulsive treatment (ECT) on people of all ages, but particularly children and senior citizens, forced drugging, restraints, seclusion, behavioral interventions, and coercion of any kind. Lauren, a Mad-Activist/ Artist/ Author/ Academic/ Adjunct Professor is coordinating The Opal Project, an outcome of participatory action research she coordinated for field research in the PhD program in Environmental Psychology at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Her dissertation topic is: "The Institutionalized "Community." She became involved with WE THE PEOPLE when the Law Project for Psychiatric Rights and MindFreedom International needed someone on the ground in Brooklyn, New York to coordinate a response where Esmin Green was murdered-by-neglect. She now lives in Albany, NY with her service dog-in-training and cat. For more info: and
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