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You are here: Home MFI Blog 2009 July 17 I'm back from being taped for a national tv news show.

I'm back from being taped for a national tv news show.

Keep your fingers crossed.



A couple of days ago i was being taped in New York City for a national television news show on the topic of MAD PRIDE.

No guarantee on results, absolutely. Proof is in the pudding.

That said, I'm impressed by the depth of interest I've seen so far. But based on 33 years of challenges in dealing with major media, I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

I realize major media has challenges. A number of people cautioned me from doing this show. But I believe we have to evaluate the pro's and con's, and make a personal decision. There's a time and place to say "no." But at this point, to have a chance to have a voice, it was a time for us to say, "yes.'

The most common, number one question I'm getting from people is,

"When will it be aired?"


I hear you!

A few replies to that question:

  • Turns out the Michael Jackson story has really set back schedules in the TV news magazine field! And there are still a few more stories to go. So our story was bumped from July.
  • So the best they can tell me right now, is the story I was taped for will be on in August.
  • They will absolutely, positively give us a heads up well before the show airs.
  • And once we find out, MindFreedom will get out the word in a variety of ways, including this blog.
  • If you are not on the free, public MINDFREEDOM NEWS alert list, look for the link in the lower left hand corner of this web site, and sign up today! We'll definitely e-mail out to the tens of thousands of folks who get their news on changing the mental health system via that list!



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While institutionalized for three years as an adolescent in the 1960's, MindFreedom member Dorothy Washburn Dundas was labeled a "schizophrenic" and forced to undergo 40 combined insulin coma-electroshock "treatments." Dorothy says, "I experienced and witnessed many atrocities. I believe that luck, determination, and my own anger and one compassionate advocate were my best friends on the road to my ultimate survival and freedom." Through a number of op-ed pieces, she has voiced her opposition to abusive psychiatric practices. Her poster, "Behind Locked Doors," which she created from her hospital records, is used in training programs. Dorothy lives in the Boston area where she has raised her four wonderful children. She founded and is the sole driver in her "safe, friendly and reliable" car service called The Crystal Lake Express.
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