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Leonard Roy Frank 1932-2015

Leonard Roy Frank 1932-2015

MindFreedom is saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Leonard Roy Frank, accomplished and widely respected psychiatric survivor activist and author. After having his mind brutally assaulted by psychiatry as a young man, Leonard inspired many people around the world by steadily over many decades, acquiring and sharing vast amounts of knowledge and wisdom not only about psychiatry but about all aspects of the human experience.

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“Challenging the movement to think outside the box” An MFI internet radio interview with James Jordan, CNC

“Challenging the movement to think outside the box” An MFI internet radio interview with James Jordan, CNC

Celia Brown hosts “Challenging the movement to think outside the box,” a LIVE interview with Oregon nutrition and natural health advocate, James Jordan, CNC, JD. Saturday, Jan. 24th 11:30 am PST/2:30 pm EST

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Notes from the 2014 Creative Revolution Conference

Notes from the 2014 Creative Revolution Conference

Special thanks to Celia Brown for collecting these notes from last summer's successful Creative Revolution conference at the Wisdom House in Connecticut.

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MindFreedom T-shirt store NOW open...order one for a Holiday gift!

MindFreedom T-shirt store NOW open...order one for a Holiday gift!

Help us raise money for our vitally important work AND get a special gift for that special someone for the Holidays!

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MindFreedom staffer pens a vision statement for our new campaign, MFI Health Connections

MindFreedom staffer pens a vision statement for our new campaign, MFI Health Connections

MindFreedom would love to hear about your interest. We plan on developing a network of natural health and advocacy allies and starting a dialog to see how we can work together.

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Where do YOU stand?

Where do YOU stand?

The Mental Patients Liberation Alliance (The Alliance) invites you to join with other proponents of human rights in mental health on Friday, November 14, 2014 and STAND UP to NAMI-NYS and oppose its unanimous and unequivocal support for Bill H.R. 3717.

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Landing Zone Committee Launched At MindFreedom Conference

Landing Zone Committee Launched At MindFreedom Conference

Announcing the Launch of the MindFreedom Landing Zone Committee - a new blog from Frank Blankenship (August 2014)

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NEW Creative Maladjustment Week web site launched

NEW Creative Maladjustment Week web site launched

CREATIVE MALADJUSTMENT WEEK: July 7 – July 14, 2014... Recognizing, honoring, and celebrating the creatively maladjusted worldwide! Includes updated manual for 2014. Visit to fill out our endorsement form to show your support!

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2014 Creative Revolution Conference: "Developing and Expanding Alternatives" JULY 24TH - JULY 27TH, 2014

2014 Creative Revolution Conference: "Developing and Expanding Alternatives" JULY 24TH - JULY 27TH, 2014

The conference is still open for registration. The Choices in Mental Health Committee of MindFreedom International is proud to sponsor this exciting gathering at the Wisdom House in beautiful Litchfield, Connecticut. Author/activist, Robert Whitaker and Mary Ellen Copeland will be the keynote speakers.

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David W. Oaks Statement of Support for Protest of 2014 American Psychiatric Association Meeting

David W. Oaks Statement of Support for Protest of 2014 American Psychiatric Association Meeting

Thanks for everyone who supports the peaceful protest of the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting in New York City on May 4, 2014.

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On May 4th in NYC, join MindFreedom in a protest against psychiatric brutality.

On May 4th in NYC, join MindFreedom in a protest against psychiatric brutality.

This year's Protest of the American Psychiatric Association's Annual Meeting is in NEW YORK CITY. WHEN: Sunday, May 4 at 12:00pm Eastern time WHERE: 34th Street and 11th Avenue Across the street from Jacob Javitz Convention Center Please come.

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Action Alert: Free Justina Now! Stop Psychiatric Assault!

Read Justina's Story and get involved! On February 10, 2013, Justina's doctor at Tufts (Dr. Korson) sent Justina to Boston Children's Hospital (BCH) to receive treatment for Mitochondrial Disease, which had flared up dangerously with the flu. Justina's GI specialist had transferred from Tufts to Boston Children's Hospital (BCH) and was expecting to admit her under his care...

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Natural health and recovery: a new MindFreedom initiative

Natural health and recovery: a new MindFreedom initiative

MindFreedom seeks an expression of your interest...initially we are interested in developing a network of natural health and advocacy allies and starting a dialog to see how we can work together.

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Honoring Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 2014

Honoring Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 2014

It is time to revisit the clarion call of one of the most influential activist leaders of the 20th century. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. repeated a theme over and over, in many different ways, for at least 12 years: "The salvation of our world lies in the hands of the maladjusted." He repeatedly said the world was in dire need of a new organization, the IAACM.

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Urgent appeal for MindFreedom Ghana office space

Please read the appeal letter from Celia Brown, MindFreedom Board President, to raise urgently needed funds to keep office space for MindFreedom Ghana open.

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His gift to the world: Daniel Mackler releases all his documentary films free online!

His gift to the world: Daniel Mackler releases all his documentary films free online!

For seven years, Daniel Mackler has traversed the globe producing his fantastic documentary films about alternatives to mainstream psychiatry. Until now, they have only been available on DVD, now you have the opportunity to watch them free of charge in streaming video online. Take this opportunity to watch them on Youtube.

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Members of Congress: Oppose "Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act" (H.R. 3717)

Members of Congress: Oppose "Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act" (H.R. 3717)

Join us in signing this important online petition by National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy petitioning The U.S. House of Representatives...

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Training and International Certification now available for Therapeutic Spiral Model in March

MindFreedom International is initiating an extensive 2 year training program in New York City with Dr. Kate Hudgins, the originator of the Therapeutic Spiral Model (TSM) for International Certification in her worldwide highly acclaimed, non-medical, trauma informed, strength based model of action methods.

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October-November e-newsletter

October-November e-newsletter

In this issue: Comfort Calls/Shield campaign fundraising drive, 60 Minutes online petition, register NOW for the 2014 Alternatives conference, MFI-Mad Market Book Club...

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MindFreedom/Mad Market Book Club launches today

MindFreedom/Mad Market Book Club launches today

MFI Book Club starting up: Sign up today for a special MFI Book Club Talk discussion group!

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Jay is a survivor of forced electroshock who spent ten years in the mental health system. He is now a widely respected leader in California, where he founded Mental Health Consumer Concerns and the California Network of Mental Health Clients. Jay is pictured here at a MindFreedom strategy conference at Highlander. (Photo by Tom Olin.)
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