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Canada Fights Back: Spotlight on Institutional Psychiatry

Canada Fights Back: Spotlight on Institutional Psychiatry

Lawyers acknowledge psychiatry as a torturous means of social control! Survivors and allies relieved someone finally noticed!

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Free Training Webinar Filling Fast: Still Openings, Register Soon!

Free Training Webinar Filling Fast: Still Openings, Register Soon!

MindFreedom International will host a free webinar on Sunday, June 24 at 5:00 pm EST entitled: Voices for Choices: Organizing to End Forced Psychiatric Treatment.

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Virtual Counter-Conference of the American Psychiatric Association Starts NOW

Virtual Counter-Conference of the American Psychiatric Association Starts NOW

Watch the livestream at ProtestAPA.com all week for interviews with psychiatric survivors and alternative health care professionals.

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2018 Protest of the American Psychiatric Association in New York City

2018 Protest of the American Psychiatric Association in New York City

A mock funeral mourning those lost to psychiatry or who have had their spirits broken and struggle to survive is to be held as protesters deliver a public message to psychiatrists at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association on Sunday, May 6, 2018. “First, Do No Harm” is the message that protesters hope will go viral and get people to think twice before getting involved with psychiatry.

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Trump's new forced psychiatric drugging czar Ellie McCance-Katz doesn't believe you should have the right to own your own body.

Grab 'em by the frontal lobes: MindFreedom founder David Oaks on President Trump's new forced drugging czar, Ellie McCance-Katz, a proponent of the heinous human rights abuse of state-sanctioned brain rape, forced drugging. Trump's new forced drugging czar McCance-Katz, seeks to radically expand the terrifying and inhuman practice of rounding up and forcibly drugging American citizens long-term in the community... motivated by the pseudoscientific and hate-filled belief that without even performing any objective test on a citizen's brain, a citizen should lose their right to own their own brain and become a second class citizen, because Trump's big government forced drugging policy trumps your right to choose.

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Phil Hickey masterfully debunking psychiatry's so-called 'biological evidence'

PhD psychologist Phil Hickey is back with another analysis of psychiatry's fundamentally flawed assumptions...

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Exploring critical analysis of psychiatry on Reddit

Popular forum website Reddit has some subreddits Mindfreedom members may be interested in.

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Podcasts every survivor of forced psychiatry needs to listen to in 2017

You're missing out on hundreds of hours of amazing audio. Great guests, great interviewers, you simply have to listen to these podcasts.

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Promotion and advocacy of alternatives to the medical model in mental health

MindFreedom has been busy in 2016 and looks forward to a potent New Year in 2017

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Where's the Outrage?

Pat Risser has been a human rights activist and mental health advocate for over thirty years.

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Mental Health Bill Caters to Big Pharma and Would Expand Coercive Treatments

Oryx Cohen of the National Empowerment Center wrote a blog on the Murphy Bill published in Truth-Out.

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Healing Voices Movie

Oryx Cohen produces the Healing Voices Film to be released 4.29.16 with a One Night One Voice Global Event

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Taking Charge of Your Mind and Making Your Life Go Well!

Slideshow Resource from the Taking Charge webinar

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Stop the Murphy Bill

Stop the Murphy Bill: Please join the Campaign for REAL CHANGE in Mental Health Policy.

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World Mental Health Day 2015 - "Dignity in Mental Health"

Mindfreedom Ghana and other advocates participated in the Street March in Cape Coast Central Region, Ghana as part of their activities to mark World Mental Health Day 2015.

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World Mental Health Day 2015 - Geneva

The United Nations Special Rapporteurs on the rights of persons with disabilities...

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Join us at Continue the Creative Revolution in October

Join us at Continue the Creative Revolution in October

We are delighted to be affiliated with the ISEPP annual conference, continuing the conversation which began in 2014 about approaches that support self determination and safe, humane and effective options in mental health.

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Sue Clark-Wittenberg 1955-2015

Sue Clark-Wittenberg 1955-2015

MindFreedom has learned of the recent passing of human rights activist and longtime MindFreedom member Sue Clark-Wittenberg, of Ottawa, Canada. Psychiatrized for nearly two decades, a survivor of both forced electroshock and forced drugging, she went on to fight for the dignity and human rights of all people harmed by psychiatry's violence.

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Celia Brown is a psychiatric survivor and leader in the movement for human rights in mental health. Celia has served on the MFI board for several years, including as MFI president. Celia leads MFI's United Nations team, and International committee. Celia is shown here speaking at an MFI protest directly in front of the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting. (Photo by Tom Olin)
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