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MindFreedom Ireland testifies about psychiatric drugs to Irish government.

MindFreedom Ireland testifies about psychiatric drugs to Irish government.

A report from MindFreedom Ireland about giving official testimony at a hearing by the Irish Parliament about psychiatric drug hazards and efficacy.

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MFI Statement on the Rise of Brain Altering Technologies Today

MFI Statement on the Rise of Brain Altering Technologies Today

MFI has reports of an alarming increase in the use of brain altering technology for the psychiatric purposes, and issued this statement.

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American Psychiatric Association vs. MindFreedom International

American Psychiatric Association vs. MindFreedom International

The psychiatric profession is debating the psychiatric survivors movement.

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Editorial: Should Advocacy Groups Take Psychiatric Drug Money?

Editorial: Should Advocacy Groups Take Psychiatric Drug Money?

UKAN members are voting on whether or not to accept donations from the psychiatric drug industry. UKAN invited David Oaks, director of MindFreedom International, to contribute an essay on the subject to their newsletter.

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MindFreedom Journal #47 available

MindFreedom Journal #47 available

Issue includes news about Global, USA, Media, Choice and Mad Pride Campaigns. Available now in paper, PDF, MS Word or Braille versions.

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A MindFreedom Delegation in the United Nations for Meetings on Disability and Human Rights.

A MindFreedom Delegation in the United Nations for Meetings on Disability and Human Rights.

This essay celebrates the MindFreedom delegation once again entering the United Nations, in this case on Martin Luther King, Jr. day, 16 January 2006.

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Forcing Pills on Patients is Not the Answer

Richard Dean Townsend -- a long-time client of the mental health system -- was shot four times by police in Corvallis, Oregon, USA, and died. This led to a call for more forced psychiatric drugging. Here a Corvallis reporter looks at the other side of the story, including by interviewing David Oaks, director of MindFreedom International.

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USA jury slams psychiatric drugging with $1.6 million verdict

A USA jury delivered a major victory to a woman harmed by a psychiatric drug-induced condition known as tardive dyskinesia (TD).

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Humor vs. Mental Health Screening in Eugene, Oregon

A short news article about using humor to challenge plans by President Bush to make "mental health screening" common throughout the USA for adults and children.

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Mad Pride 2005 Events

Mad Pride 2005 Events

This 1 July 2005 announcement lists Mad Pride 2005 events in four nations.

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Take Action!

Take Action!

MFI launches its new "Take Action" page. Check out the new opportunities to get involved, including leadership committees, volunteer positions, and internships.

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Ted Chabasinski

Ted received electroshock at the age of six, and spent 10 years of his youth locked up inside a state psychiatric institution. He became a psychiatric survivor movement leader in 1971, and later became an attorney. He has served on the board of MindFreedom International for several years. (Photo by Tom Olin)
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