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A few published letters to editor about changing the mental health system.

One of the easiest ways you can change the mental health system is to submit a letter to the editor of your local newspaper. It's one of the most read sections. Here are a few that have been published.

Page Letter to editor of Valley Courier by Mary Van Pelt
MindFreedom member Mary Van Pelt successfully submitted this leter to the editor for publication, about changing the mental health system.
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Frank Blankenship is chair of the MindFreedom Affiliate Support Committee, as well as liaison to MindFreedom Virginia. Frank was quoted in the Charlottesville newspaper as critical of government efforts to prevent catastrophes like the Virginia Tech mass murders. Here is Frank's follow-up letter to the editor that was published on 13 May 2008.
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Peter Lehmann, editor, author, psychiatric survivor activist

Peter Lehmann of Berlin, Germany serves as one of the MindFreedom International representatives with the United Nations, and is a long-term supporter of MindFreedom campaigns and activities. Peter is a psychiatric survivor who has worked passionately for decades in Germany, Europe and internationally with a variety of groups for significant change in the mental health system. Peter is editor and publisher of a variety of books challenging human rights violations in the mental health system and promoting alternatives. His most recent book (co-edited with Peter Stastny, MD) is called "Alternatives Beyond Psychiatry." This book provides chapters from 61 leaders in changing the mental health system, and is available in the MindFreedom Mad Market.
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