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31 August 2010: Quarterly Meeting of Opal Network in Eugene, Oregon

This next meeting will be on the topic of non-drug alternatives in mental health. The Opal Network brings together all groups and individuals throughout Lane County who support the voice and empowerment of mental health clients. MindFreedom helped begin this coalition, which has met quarterly since 2007.

Event Opal Network Meeting in Lane County, Oregon (Tykeson Room, Eugene Public Library, Oregon, from Aug 31, 2010 02:30 PM to Aug 31, 2010 04:30 PM)
All who support the voice of mental health clients in Lane County, Oregon are invited to this quarterly meeting of the Opal Network coalition meeting. The topic this time: Non-Drug Alternatives in Mental Health.
File PDF flyer of Opal Network meeting, 31 August 2010.
You can download a one-page PDF flyer about the next meeting of the Opal Network coalition in Eugene, Oregon, USA, on the topic of non-drug alternatives in mental health. All are welcome who support amplifying the voice of mental health consumers and psychiatric survivors.
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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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