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MindFreedom Electroshock and Human Rights Initiative

Infomation, news and updates about MindFreedom initiative about stopping human rights violations related to the use of electroshock, also known as electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). The chair is MindFreedom board member Mary Maddock.

Mary Maddock "Zaps Back" with MFI Initiative on Electroshock and Human Rights

Mary Maddock "Zaps Back" with MFI Initiative on Electroshock and Human Rights

Mary Maddock is helping to lead an international campaign to challenge the many human rights violations inherently linked to the practice of electroshock, also known as electroconvulsive therapy or ECT. Mary is a shock survivor, author and board member of MindFreedom International.

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Electroshock Survivor Leads Successful Protest Near Portland, Oregon

Electroshock Survivor Leads Successful Protest Near Portland, Oregon

Here is a report and photos from a successful grassroots protest. Deborah Schwartzkopff is a survivor of multiple electroshocks (electroconvulsive therapy or ECT) in Oregon private psychiatric institutions. She single-handedly called for a peaceful protest on Wednesday, 27 June 2012, in front of her shock facility, 12 miles south of Portland in Clackamas, Oregon. MindFreedom helped sponsor the protest. (Updated 6 July 2012.)

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Photographs from the Protest of Electroshock Organized by Deborah Schwartzkopff

Deborah Schwartzkopff is an electroshock survivor, and she organized a successful protest on 28 June 2012 of the procedure in Clackamas, Oregon. Here are some of the photos.

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Protest of Electroshock: Mothers Day Weekend 2011

For several years, simultaneous protests, street theater and other events challenging electroshock human rights violations, have been held by activists in multiple cities on Mothers Day. That's because so many of those on the receiving end of abuse in electroshock are mothers and grandmothers, since shock targets older women.

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Electroshock is subject of Gary Null Show at 12:30 pm ET

Psychologist John Breeding and activist David Oaks, director of MFI, will be guests on The Gary Null Show, which can be heard live or by archive.

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Speak Out About Dr. Oz Show Support of Electroshock

Speak Out About Dr. Oz Show Support of Electroshock

Influential physician and TV personality Dr. Oz may be showing a segment praising electroshock. You are encouraged to speak out on his own web site.

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Leonard Roy Frank

Leonard Roy Frank is a survivor of dozens of brutal forced electroshock and insulin coma. He went on to become one of the foremost activists for human rights of people harmed by electroshock. Leonard is a long-time MindFreedom supporter. He has edited many books including: Frank Quotes (1970), The History of Shock Treatment (1978), Influencing Minds: A Reader in Quotations (1995), Random House Webster's Quotationary (1998), and Random House Webster's Wit & Humor Quotationary (2000).
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