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MFI launches a change.org petition to CBS...

MFI launches a change.org petition to CBS...

Jeffrey Fager, 60 Minutes Executive Producer: Let Psychiatric Survivors Speak for Themselves! Please sign this URGENT petition and share WIDELY!

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60 Minutes: Let Psychiatric Survivors Speak for Themselves!

60 Minutes: Let Psychiatric Survivors Speak for Themselves!

Activist Alert from MindFreedom International...Write or call CBS' "60 Minutes" Exec. Producer, Jeffrey Fager: The September 29th edition of 60 Minutes "Untreated Mental Illness an Imminent Danger" was shameful and portrayed people with psychiatric histories as violent, inhuman, unworthy of compassion and incapable of making their own decisions.

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With kindness and support, we can shine! MindFreedom launches fundraising drive for Comfort Calls/Shield campaign

With kindness and support, we can shine! MindFreedom launches fundraising drive for Comfort Calls/Shield campaign

We are proud and excited to announce a fundraising drive on razoo.com to raise money for MindFreedom's Comfort Calls/Shield campaign! Our goal is to raise $30,000 in the next month. Will you donate to these vital programs and help us spread the word?

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David Oaks on "USA Debates What to do About Poison Attacks: What About These Two Other Poison Attacks?"

David Oaks on "USA Debates What to do About Poison Attacks: What About These Two Other Poison Attacks?"

David W. Oaks, former MFI Executive Director and longtime freedom fighter for psychiatric survivors, blogs on the parallels between chemical weapons in Syria and chemical abuse in the psych system.

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Memo to Members: We Need Comfort Callers!

Memo to Members: We Need Comfort Callers!

MindFreedom members who volunteer to provide comfort calls are a beacon of light for those facing dark times in the mental health system. Lending your ear or helping draft human rights alerts can make all the difference. Anyone, anywhere: If you can, consider offering your much needed support.

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David Oaks on "Connecting Disability, March on Washington, and Climate Crisis"

David Oaks on "Connecting Disability, March on Washington, and Climate Crisis"

David W. Oaks, former MFI Director and longtime freedom fighter for psychiatric survivors, blogs on the top 5 ways that the disability movement intersects with the civil rights movement and the environmental movement, especially the climate crisis.

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New ECT resource for patients, families, advocates, researchers, and providers.

New ECT resource for patients, families, advocates, researchers, and providers.

Peter Breggin, MD, provides a new website with links to helpful blogs, as well as more than 125 scientific articles dealing with the effects of electroshock therapy (ECT). This is a great resource for those new to learning about ECT, as well as those who want to dig deeper.

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Ron Unger Featured on Mad In America Blog

Ron Unger Featured on Mad In America Blog

Ron Unger is the Coordinator of the MindFreedom Lane County affiliate. He is also a full-time counselor in Eugene, Oregon, and listed on the MindFreedom Directory of Alternatives. Featured recently on the Mad In America blog, his post is titled, "Understanding Madness as a Revolution, Then Working Toward Peace."

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ACTION ALERT to Free Alison Hymes!

ACTION ALERT to Free Alison Hymes!

Free Alison Hymes From Western State Hospital... We were asked to post the following updated alert for Alison by her friend, Frank. Please address any questions you may have directly to Frank at: nfla@mindfreedom.org.

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Activities planned in New York City for Creative Maladjustment Week

Activities planned in New York City for Creative Maladjustment Week

New Yorkers: now there is a way to celebrate Creative Maladjustment Week...The internet makes it easier to connect to people across long distances, however, there is something about meeting someone face to face that provides a real connection. Join activists and peer supporters as we celebrate our Creative Maladjustment connection and activism.

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Activities planned in Lane County for Creative Maladjustment Week

Activities planned in Lane County for Creative Maladjustment Week

Creative Maladjustment Week is finally here! The week of July 7-14th 2013 we are definitely boycotting "normal" and raising awareness about human rights in the mental health system! Read more to find out about the events we have planned for Lane County, Oregon...

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Perseverance and sacrifice: David Oaks and his brother Tony interviewed on MindFreedom radio show

Perseverance and sacrifice: David Oaks and his brother Tony interviewed on MindFreedom radio show

A remarkable story of perserverance and sacrifice: David Oaks and his brother Tony interviewed on MindFreedom radio show (June 8): "Down But Not Out!"

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MFI Mental Health Radio: Down But Not Out...An interview with David Oaks!

MFI Mental Health Radio: Down But Not Out...An interview with David Oaks!

Former MindFreedom Executive Director DAVID OAKS returns to the airwaves to talk about his break, rehabilitation, and the future of the mental health and human rights movement! Join host Sophie Faught, David, and his brother Tony Oaks for an inspiring interview with MindFreedom's co-founder! LIVE this Saturday, June 8th @ 2pm ET/11am PT; we'll be taking your calls at (646) 595-2125.

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Paula Caplan celebrates Creative Maladjustment week by sharing her play with you!

Paula Caplan celebrates Creative Maladjustment week by sharing her play with you!

Activist psychologist Paula Caplan celebrates Creative Maladjustment week by sharing her play 'Call Me Crazy'. For the first time this play has been filmed before a live audience. Watch the video here! How will you celebrate Creative Maladjustment week?

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Alternative Mental Health Radio by MindFreedom International: Lise Zumwalt

Alternative Mental Health Radio by MindFreedom International: Lise Zumwalt

May 11, 2013...Join MindFreedom host, SOPHIE FAUGHT and activist filmmaker, LISE ZUMWALT to talk about forced drugging and her first feature film, "That's Crazy," which documents one man's decision to take his treatment into his own hands, defying a commitment order and an order to treat while searching for recovery. LIVE on Saturday, May 11th, at 2 pm ET, 11 am PT. We'll be taking your calls at (646) 595-2125 .

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Why I Oppose Texas House Bill 2212 and Forced Drugging

Why I Oppose Texas House Bill 2212 and Forced Drugging

From a MindFreedom member and forced drugging survivor who chooses to remain anonymous: FORCED DRUGGING VIOLATES BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS!

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**ACTION** Stop the spread of forced drugging! SAY NO TO TEXAS HOUSE BILL 2212

**ACTION** Stop the spread of forced drugging! SAY NO TO TEXAS HOUSE BILL 2212

The proponents of expanded forced psychiatry have already lobbied for outpatient forced drugging laws in almost every state in the union. They’ve succeeded in bringing forced drugging into the homes of those targeted by such laws in most states. It is with great alarm that we have learned that the next domino to fall may be Texas.

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How YOU can celebrate Creative Maladjustment Week

How YOU can celebrate Creative Maladjustment Week

MindFreedom releases a new guide to celebrating the inaugural Creative Maladjustment Week. Download it now!

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MFI Mental Health Radio: WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH

MFI Mental Health Radio: WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH

Join Celia Brown and guests Lauren Tenney and Vanessa Jackson for a special Women's History Month edition of MFI Alternative Mental Health Radio: "Honoring Women Involved with Psychiatric Survivor Research" LIVE this Saturday, March 30th @ 2pm ET/11am PT; we'll be taking your calls at (646) 595-2125.

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Volunteer or Intern with MindFreedom International!

Volunteer or Intern with MindFreedom International!

MindFreedom needs YOU to help move our nonviolent revolution in mental health care forward. Get started by taking the volunteer survey (bit.ly/mfi-volunteer) now!

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