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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.
Article The ills of pills
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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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: www.TheOpalProject.org and www.etrash.tv
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