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Al Galves Receives Humanitarian Award

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MindFreedom sponsor group International Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology (ICSPP) awarded Al Galves, PhD with a special award at their annual meeting in Arlington, Virginia. Al is a board member of MindFreedom International.

Al Galves Receives Humanitarian Award

ICSPP director Dominick Riccio, MD hands Al Galves the award at ICSPP 2007 annual conference in Arlington, Virginia.



Al Galves was presented with the ICSPP 2007 Distinguished Author and Humanitarian Award at the Annual Banquet on Saturday evening, October 13, 2007.

The award was recognition for the publishing of his book Lighten Up. Dance With Your Dark Side and for his work as a member of the ICSPP Board of Directors. Most of that work has involved helping to publicize the annual conference and increase the number of attendees.

Al said in his acceptance, "I am very excited to receive this award because I don't get a lot of awards."

Al added, "It is a total Win-Win when you get recognized for work that you enjoy doing and that I think is a great service to the people of our country - especially to those who are experiencing spiritual emergencies, emotional crises, difficult life dilemmas and frustrating obstacles."

Al lives in New Mexico. Al Galves, PhD

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Leah Harris

Leah Harris, a second generation psychiatric survivor, discovered MindFreedom in 2000 when she was 25 years old. Her first act in the mad movement was to tell her story of oppression and resistance, and to help edit stories for MindFreedom's Oral History Project. Since then, she has been working in various ways to help achieve the vision of MindFreedom: an end to all forms of psychiatric oppression, healing of all forms of "normality," and the creation of vibrant, colorful communities that honor and celebrate diversity, difference, and the full range of human experience.
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