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Alternative Mental Health Radio by MindFreedom International: Lise Zumwalt

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May 11, 2013...Join MindFreedom host, SOPHIE FAUGHT and activist filmmaker, LISE ZUMWALT to talk about forced drugging and her first feature film, "That's Crazy," which documents one man's decision to take his treatment into his own hands, defying a commitment order and an order to treat while searching for recovery. LIVE on Saturday, May 11th, at 2 pm ET, 11 am PT. We'll be taking your calls at (646) 595-2125 .

Alternative Mental Health Radio by MindFreedom International: Lise Zumwalt

filmmaker and activist, Lise Zumwalt, guest on MindFreedom's ALTERNATIVE MENTAL HEALTH RADIO

MindFreedom International presents: 


On the topic of...

Forced Psychiatric Drugging...
It's on the rise in America. Find out why and what you can do to fight it!

Our guest:

  • LISE ZUMWALT (photo on right), Sophie's featured guest, has been making documentary films for 25 years for National Geographic Television, PBS, WNET, BBC, The History Channel and Discovery traveling from South Africa to the Baltic and from the Canadian Rockies to the South Side of Chicago. That's Crazy, Lise's first feature film documents one man's decision to take his treatment into his own hands, defying a commitment order and an order to treat while searching for recovery.
  • Sophie will also be joined by MindFreedom member Ryan, a survivor of outpatient forced drugging. He will lay out the threat to our liberties posed by the expansion of forced drugging laws in this special edition of MindFreedom Radio dedicated to the topic of forced outpatient drugging.
  • Listeners will also learn more about dangerous new legislation in Texas: House Bill 2212 (full text here), which will dramatically expand the population eligible for assisted outpatient commitment in this state.

Join Lise, Ryan and host SOPHIE FAUGHT (blogger and MindFreedom Communications Director) for an exciting dialogue about the importance of madness on both the individual and societal levels.


Tune in live at, and join the conversation yourself!  

Want to ask our guest about his unique experiences of madness? Have observations or experiences of your own to share about the nature of madness for the individual and society? We'll be taking your calls at  null(646) 595-2125 .


Listen to the archive any time you like, at


Tips About How to Listen and Call-in Live (or hear the archive later)  


Mad Live Web Radio!At the start of the show, 2 pm ET or 11 am PT, you can listen by going to the Blog Talk Radio site hosting this monthly "Second Saturday" show, here:

Call-in Number:  null(646) 595-2125 .

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

  • USA: 11 am Pacific, 12 noon Mountain, 1 pm Central, 2 pm Eastern
  • UTC/GMT: 6 pm [18:00]
  • Ireland: 7 pm [19:00]
  • Berlin: 8 pm [20:00]
  • Auckland, NZ: 6 am 

To find your local time click here.


Can't get to a computer that day? No problem! You can use the call-in number  null(646) 595-2125  just to listen, like a teleconference.

Online, you can also join a live chat with MFI Web Radio Show.

You can call in via phone, BlogTalkRadio web site or Skype.


More about MindFreedom International:

MindFreedom 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. 

MindFreedom has zero funding from the mental health system, governments, drug companies or religions.

All are welcome. While a majority of MindFreedom'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.

Please join us or donate now

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

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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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