What if I can't afford to join at the full rate?
This policy about discounts for low income members was adopted by the MindFreedom International board of directors in 2007.
Thank you for your interest in joining MindFreedom International at a reduced rate.
MindFreedom members are mainly low income. The board of directors for MindFreedom International unanimously voted a policy of "something from everyone," at a rate to be set by the individual member.
That means that to be a current member, some donation for your annual membership is required. The recommended disconted low income rate of $20 annually. The regular annual membership rate of $35 or more. Whatever you give is okay, thank you, you can always give more later.
Note that on MindFreedom's web page, when you join or renew by clicking on the "Big Red Button" you may choose to automatically give a small amount monthly for 12 months, to help your budget. It adds up. Even $2 per month will be more than the $20 low-income minimum.
If an individual has absolutely no access to any funds at all (such as because of imprisonment or homelessness, etc.), you may submit a note in writing briefly explaining the circumstances and a six-month exception may be made.
MindFreedom International is proud to be one of the few totally independent nonprofit groups in the mental health field. MFI's independence policy is similar to Amnesty International, in that we have zero funding from taxpayers, corporations or religions.
That means that each and every member giving what you can is crucial for MindFreedom to continue its work for human rights and alternatives in mental health. Please join or renew now. Thank you!