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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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Alternative Mental Health Radio by MindFreedom International: STOP PSYCHIATRIC PROFILING!

Alternative Mental Health Radio by MindFreedom International: STOP PSYCHIATRIC PROFILING!

Two dynamic “STOP PSYCHIATRIC PROFILING” activists (Tina Minkowitz and Eva Dech) discuss their CREATIVE MALADJUSTMENT to the human rights abuses of discriminatory public policy initiatives like the NY SAFE Act. LIVE on Saturday, 9 March 2013, at 2 pm ET, 11 am PT; we'll be taking your calls at (646) 595-2125.

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A Video Message from David W. Oaks: Support Creative Maladjustment Week!

On February 17th (Giordano Bruno Day), David thanks his supporters and urges them to celebrate their CREATIVE MALADJUSTMENT!

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CREATIVE MALADJUSTMENT WEEK SITE LAUNCH: www.cmweek.org

CREATIVE MALADJUSTMENT WEEK SITE LAUNCH: www.cmweek.org

TODAY, we at MindFreedom International are PROUD to announce the launch of a brand new website to promote what promises to be the biggest and most fantastically creative mad pride event the world has ever seen: the inaugural CREATIVE MALADJUSTMENT WEEK! (July 7-July 14, 2013).

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Findings from the Hope In Mental Health Care Survey now available!

Findings from the Hope In Mental Health Care Survey now available!

Well over 1,000 individuals - many of them MindFreedom members and supporters - participated in this important survey gathering information on messages of hopelessness in mental health care. Download the results now.

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Alternative Mental Health Radio by MindFreedom International: Matt Samet – an I GOT BETTER story!

Alternative Mental Health Radio by MindFreedom International: Matt Samet – an I GOT BETTER story!

Writer, lifelong rock climber, and psychiatric survivor MATT SAMET joins guest host SOPHIE FAUGHT to discuss his incredible journey out of "benzo madness" and the important lessons he learned along the way. An amazing I GOT BETTER story! LIVE on Saturday, 9 February 2013, at 2 pm ET, 11 am PT; we'll be taking your calls at (646) 595-2125.

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Celebrating CREATIVE MALADJUSTMENT on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!

Celebrating CREATIVE MALADJUSTMENT on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!

CREATIVE MALADJUSTMENT WEEK (July 7-July 14, 2013) is only 6 months away! On this national day in celebration of the founder of the International Association for the Advancement of Creative Maladjustment [IAACM], MindFreedom echoes the famous words of Martin Luther King, Jr. in saying that "the salvation of the world lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted!"

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Alternative Mental Health Radio by MindFreedom International: Mary Ellen Copeland and Magdaline Volaitis

Alternative Mental Health Radio by MindFreedom International: Mary Ellen Copeland and Magdaline Volaitis

This was a fantastic FIRST SHOW OF 2013! MARY ELLEN COPELAND, MAGDALINE VOLAITIS, and guest host SOPHIE FAUGHT discussed how we we can replace harsh and invasive psychiatric interventions with personal empowerment, self-help, and recovery for people in mental/emotional distress! Listen to the archive at: www.blogtalkradio.com/davidwoaks

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David W. Oaks' Message To the World: "Cracking the Nut of Normality"

David W. Oaks' Message To the World: "Cracking the Nut of Normality"

A letter from David, who says: "The silver lining in this event has been witnessing the love between us all."

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Alternative Mental Health Radio by MindFreedom International: Lise Zumwalt

Alternative Mental Health Radio by MindFreedom International: Lise Zumwalt

May 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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Alternative Mental Health Radio by MindFreedom International: Michael Cornwall, Ph.D.

Alternative Mental Health Radio by MindFreedom International: Michael Cornwall, Ph.D.

LAST SHOW OF 2012! Join guest host SOPHIE FAUGHT and veteran clinician, Mad In America blogger and activist MICHAEL CORNWALL to talk about madness: "If madness isn't what psychiatry says it is, then what is it?" LIVE on Saturday, 8 December 2012, at 2 pm ET, 11 am PT; we'll be taking your calls at (646) 595-2125.

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Mary Maddock "Zaps Back" with MFI Initiative on Electroshock and Human Rights

Mary Maddock "Zaps Back" with MFI Initiative on Electroshock and Human Rights

Mary Maddock is helping to lead an international campaign to challenge the many human rights violations inherently linked to the practice of electroshock, also known as electroconvulsive therapy or ECT. Mary is a shock survivor, author and board member of MindFreedom International.

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Radio by MindFreedom International: LIVE from Alternatives Conference 2012!

Radio by MindFreedom International: LIVE from Alternatives Conference 2012!

LIVE from Alternatives Conference 2012 in Portland Oregon on Saturday, October 13 (2pm ET, 11am PT) Join the conversation: "What Should Be the Future of Mental Health Systems Change?"

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I GOT BETTER: Seeking Your Video Story for New Website

I GOT BETTER: Seeking Your Video Story for New Website

Check out the short, powerful videos just posted to this new I GOT BETTER website, by people who overcame hopelessness about ever recovering while in the mental health system.

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Alternative Mental Health Radio by MindFreedom International: Paris Williams & Corinna West

Alternative Mental Health Radio by MindFreedom International: Paris Williams & Corinna West

SEASON PREMIERE: Psychiatric survivor guests author PARIS WILLIAMS and activist CORINNA WEST with new host SOPHIE FAUGHT (photo on right). Topic is PARADIGM SHIFT: "How can we spread the hopeful news about the reality of recovery in mental health?" This was another successful show, aired live Saturday, 8 September 2012, at 2 PM ET, 11 AM PT by MindFreedom International. Here's how to hear archive of this and other shows.

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MFI Free Web Radio: Guests David Morrissey, Celia Brown, Krista Erickson on Disability & Psychiatric Survivor Movements

MFI Free Web Radio: Guests David Morrissey, Celia Brown, Krista Erickson on Disability & Psychiatric Survivor Movements

How can the psychiatric survivor and disability movements work together? What about the proposed UN disability treaty in the US Senate? Guests David Morrissey, Celia Brown and Krista Erickson, with host David Oaks, are all advocates in these movements.

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Mad Pride 2012 in 5+ Nations "We Are the 100%"

Mad Pride 2012 in 5+ Nations "We Are the 100%"

Mad Pride events are a way for you to celebrate what Martin Luther King repeatedly called the salvation of the world: Your creative maladjustment! More than five nations have Mad Pride events. Send us yours! [updated 17 July 2012]

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Mad Pride Event: Patch Adams to Get IAACM Award at 2012 OCF

Mad Pride Event: Patch Adams to Get IAACM Award at 2012 OCF

Mad Pride! At the 2012 Oregon Country Fair - the enormous, creative and historic festival in the woods - the clown / physician / psychiatric survivor Patch Adams will receive the International Association for the Advancement of Creative Maladjustment Award, in Community Village, via MindFreedom International. Don't miss it!

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Take MindFreedom Survey on Hope in Mental Health Care

Take MindFreedom Survey on Hope in Mental Health Care

You are invited to take the new "Survey on Hope in Mental Health." Contribute your experiences to the "I Got Better" campaign to promote knowledge of resilience in mental well being.

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Loretta Wilson: Electroshock survivor and MindFreedom Michigan liaison

I joined MindFreedom after learning about the Ray Sandford campaign. It was so good to find a group with a common goal. Feeling the support, knowing I'm not alone has been very comforting. It was such a relief to find this organization. Keep up the good work! I am a survivor of 58 electroshocks with a strong desire to see electroshock abolished. I am willing to talk to anyone who is willing to listen. I have even talked to some who don't want to hear about it! I had post-procedure pain from my electroshock. I struggle daily with memory loss from electroshock. I am 69 years old, widowed, mother of 5, grandmother of 7 and great grandma to my new baby girl, 'Sophie.' She's beautiful!
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