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Event Save the Date: Creative Maladjustment Week (Everywhere!, from Jul 07, 2014 12:00 AM to Jul 14, 2014 12:00 PM)
From July 7 to July 14, 2014, celebrate the First Annual Creative Maladjustment Week!
Event NARPA Annual Rights Conference 2013 (Hartford, CT, from Sep 26, 2013 12:00 AM to Sep 28, 2013 11:55 PM)
For 31 years, NARPA has provided an educational conference with inspiring keynoters and outstanding workshops. It's a great opportunity to learn from one another and come together as a community committed to social justice for people with psychiatric labels.
Event International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry 2012 Conference (Airport Marriot Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania., from Nov 01, 2012 05:00 PM to Nov 03, 2012 05:00 PM)
ISEPP is one of the main networks of concerned mental health professionals, who work united with family members, psychiatric survivors, advocates, and the public. The theme this year: Alternatives to Biological Psychiatry II: Treatments That Work
Event Creative Revolution: Mobilizing Our Healing Resources (Philadelphia Airport Marriott Hotel, from Nov 01, 2012 11:00 AM to Nov 01, 2012 06:00 PM)
A day to learn about, discuss, and build connections and resources for alternatives to and within the mental health system. The day before the International Society for Ethical Psychology & Psychiatry (ISEPP) Conference. Sponsored by MindFreedom International, organized by the MFI Choice in Mental Health Campaign.
Event Celia Brown, psychiatric survivor activist from NYC, in Eugene, Oregon; JACKI MCKINNEY, MSW of Philadelphia is a trauma and psychiatric survivor. (Eugene Public Library, Oregon, from Oct 15, 2012 03:00 PM to Oct 15, 2012 04:30 PM)
Opal Network quarterly gathering will feature free appearance by Celia Brown, president of MindFreedom International.
Event Radio by MindFreedom International: LIVE from Alternatives Conference 2012! (Global: Free on World Wide Web, from Oct 13, 2012 02:00 PM to Oct 13, 2012 03:00 PM)
LIVE from Alternatives Conference 2012 in Portland Oregon on Saturday, October 13 (2pm ET, 11am PT) Join the conversation: "What Should Be the Future of Mental Health Systems Change?"
Event Shoot Your "I Got Better" Video at Alternatives 2012 (Portland, Oregon, USA, from Oct 12, 2012 10:00 AM to Oct 12, 2012 03:00 PM)
Sign up now to shoot your I Got Better video at this year's Alternatives conference.
Event Alternatives 2012 Conference (Portland, Oregon, USA, from Oct 10, 2012 06:00 PM to Oct 14, 2012 12:00 PM)
Each year the US government funds a conference for about one thousand Americans who are mental health consumers and psychiatric survivors, many of whom are working with peer-run services. [Updated 6 September with website and Facebook links.]
Event Oregon Mental Health Consumer/Survivor Statewide Gathering (Portland, Oregon, from Oct 10, 2012 01:00 PM to Oct 10, 2012 04:00 PM)
Free state-wide gathering of Oregon mental health consumers and psychiatric survivors will be sponsored by Oregon Consumer/Survivor Coalition (OCSC), preceding the national Alternatives conference.
Event Occupy American Psychiatric Association New York City (Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers, 811 7th Avenue 53rd St, New York City, from Oct 06, 2012 12:00 PM to Oct 06, 2012 02:00 PM)
Protesters will be making our voices heard again at the American Psychiatric Association's fall conference.
Event Conference: "Innovative Solutions for Building Recovery With Alternatives to Psychotropic Medications" (Hilton Garden Inn, Freeport, Maine, from Sep 20, 2012 10:00 AM to Sep 21, 2012 05:00 PM)
Author and mental health industry critic Robert Whitaker and MFI Director David W. Oaks will be among the keynote speakers at this conference sponsored by Community Health and Counseling Services in Maine.
Event Alternative Mental Health Radio with Paris Williams & Corinna West by MindFreedom International (Global: Free on World Wide Web, from Sep 08, 2012 11:00 AM to Sep 08, 2012 12:00 PM)
How can the psychiatric survivor and disability movements work together? What Season premiere: Psychiatric survivor guests author PARIS WILLIAMS and activist CORINNA WEST with new guest host SOPHIE FAUGHT on PARADIGM SHIFT: "How can we spread the hopeful news about the reality of recovery in mental health?" With your live calls from everywhere in the world, join us at 2 PM ET, 11 AM PT, for 60 exciting minutes.
Event National Association for Rights Protection & Advocacy (NARPA) Conference 2012 (The Millennium Hotel, Cincinnati, OH , from Sep 05, 2012 05:00 PM to Sep 08, 2012 12:00 PM)
National Association for Rights Protection & Advocacy (NARPA) is a founding Sponsor of MindFreedom International. Their 2012 conference will be in Cincinnati.
Event MFI Radio: Disability, Psychiatric Survivors & the UN: Guests David Morrissey of USICD, Celia Brown of MFI, & Krista Erickson of NCIL (Global: Free on World Wide Web, from Aug 11, 2012 11:00 AM to Aug 11, 2012 12:00 PM)
How can the psychiatric survivor and disability movements work together? What about the proposed UN disability treaty that is in the US Senate? Guests David Morrissey, Celia Brown and Krista Erickson. as well as host David Oaks, are all leaders in the intersection between these movements. What's your view? With your live calls from everywhere in the world, join us at 2 PM ET, 11 AM PT, for 60 exciting minutes.
Event Protest of Judge Rotenberg Center Electrical Jolts to Children (Albany, New York, from Aug 09, 2012 12:30 PM to Aug 09, 2012 03:30 PM)
The Judge Rotenberg Center (JRC) uses electrical jolts to the skin of children to try to change behavior, resulting in worldwide outrage, and a charge of 'torture' by a United Nations representative. Here is info about an upcoming protest.
Event Free Public Forum by Opal Network July 2012 (Eugene Public Library, Oregon, from Jul 31, 2012 02:55 PM to Jul 31, 2012 03:30 PM)
Will mental health consumer empowerment be part of the Oregon Governor's transformation of Lane County mental health care?
Event Chat with Mental Health Peer Leader Laura Van Tosh (Eugene, Oregon, from Jul 24, 2012 01:00 PM to Jul 24, 2012 03:00 PM)
You can meet with national mental health peer leader Laura Van Tosh at the next Lane County Mental Health Consumer/Psychiatric Survivor Advisory Council in Eugene, Oregon.
Event Peaceful Protest of E. Fuller Torrey at Heritage Foundation (Washington, DC, from Jul 18, 2012 11:30 AM to Jul 18, 2012 05:00 PM)
Occupy Psychiatry - a project of PsychRights and MindFreedom International - are holding a protest of E. Fuller Torrey's appearance at the Heritage Foundation. Dr. Torrey is widely considered one of the main proponents of increasing the number of Americans on forced psychiatric drugs.
Event Mad Pride Event: Patch Adams Gets IAACM Award at 2012 OCF (Community Village, Oregon Country Fair, near Veneta Oregon, from Jul 14, 2012 02:30 PM to Jul 14, 2012 03:30 PM)
Mad Pride! At the 2012 Oregon Country Fair - the enormous, creative and historic festival in the woods - the clown/physician/psychiatric survivor Patch Adams will receive the International Association for the Advancement of Creative Maladjustment Award, in Community Village, via MindFreedom International. Don't miss it!
Event The Mental Patients Liberation Alliance Hosts 32nd Annual Bastille Day Protest About "Psychiatric Oppression" (Albany, New York, from Jul 13, 2012 12:00 PM to Jul 15, 2012 12:00 PM)
On Bastille Day 2012 weekend, The Mental Patients Liberation Alliance ("The Alliance") will be hold several actions to "celebrate the human spirit and break the silence about psychiatric oppression."
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Amy Smith, psychiatric survivor, organizer and artist

From her home in Colorado, Amy Smith provides leadership for the movement to change the mental health system in a variety of ways, from events to art work for the Occupy American Psychiatric Association peaceful protests by MindFreedom International. Amy is a psychiatric survivor, who has been psych drug-free since 2008. She is the former director of Colorado’s statewide consumer organization, and the creator of RISE University, an education program designed to illuminate the experience of labeled individuals and their families.
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