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Families and Friends of Psychiatric Survivors

What role do parents, siblings, children, relatives, colleagues, friends have in supporting psychiatric survivors? How can relatives and allies help us find the services we choose, want and need? How can mothers, dads, sisters, brothers, wives and husbands stand with us side by side in resisting the severe human rights violations that are so endemic in the current mental health industry?

Article Linda Mulinix on her daughter Michelle's battle in the mental health system
Linda Mulinix is a mother of a psychiatric survivor, Michelle, who is 30 years old at the time Linda told her family's story at the quarterly "Opal Network" meeting in Eugene, Oregon. MindFreedom Lane County is one of the sponsors in this coalition. (Linda's photo is below.)
Image Linda Mulinix is mother of a psychiatric survivor Michelle.
Linda Mulinix is the mother of thirty-year-old Michelle who has experienced abuse and neglect in the California mental health system. Linda told the family story at an Opal Network meeting in Eugene, Oregon.
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Aki Imai: Graduate student ally to psychiatric survivors

Aki Imai is a 25 years-old Japanese graduate student who studies Clinical Psychology in Ohio. In conjunction with MindFreedom International, Aki launched a submission-based blog, Life After Labels for people to submit stories about overcoming difficulties in receiving psychiatric diagnoses. Aki spoke at the 5 May 2012 Occupy APA peaceful protest of the American Psychiatric Association.
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