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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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Peter Lehmann, editor, author, psychiatric survivor activist

Peter Lehmann of Berlin, Germany serves as one of the MindFreedom International representatives with the United Nations, and is a long-term supporter of MindFreedom campaigns and activities. Peter is a psychiatric survivor who has worked passionately for decades in Germany, Europe and internationally with a variety of groups for significant change in the mental health system. Peter is editor and publisher of a variety of books challenging human rights violations in the mental health system and promoting alternatives. His most recent book (co-edited with Peter Stastny, MD) is called "Alternatives Beyond Psychiatry." This book provides chapters from 61 leaders in changing the mental health system, and is available in the MindFreedom Mad Market.
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