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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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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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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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Texas fundraising dinner for David Oaks in December

Texas fundraising dinner for David Oaks in December

Celia Brown, Acting Executive Director of MindFreedom International, is one of the organizers of the event, along with the Friends of David Oaks Planning Committee.

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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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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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NARPA 2013... Just Around the Corner!

NARPA 2013... Just Around the Corner!

For 31 years, the National Association for Rights, Protection and Advocacy has provided an educational conference with inspiring keynoters and outstanding workshops. It's a great opportunity to learn from one another and come together as a community committed to social justice for people with psychiatric labels. You won't want to miss it!

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ISEPP Conference to Focus on Children and Adolescents

ISEPP Conference to Focus on Children and Adolescents

This November, the International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry will host its 16th Annual Conference in Greensboro, NC. This year's focus is "Rethinking Mental Health Care for Children and Adolescents: Evidence-Based and Experience-Based Alternatives to the Medical Model."

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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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Paula J. Caplan and the “DSM 9” call upon the APA to stop the harm of psychiatric diagnosis

Paula J. Caplan and the “DSM 9” call upon the APA to stop the harm of psychiatric diagnosis

Paula J. Caplan, dissident psychologist and human rights activist, is working with a group of psychiatric survivors and allies to officially call upon the American Psychiatric Association [APA] to stop the harm that often results from psychiatric diagnosis.

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ACTION - USA Senate Fails to Pass Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities

ACTION - USA Senate Fails to Pass Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The USA Senate has failed to ratify this important global disability treaty, created in the United Nations with advice from hundreds of advocates, including a MindFreedom International team. Let your senator know how you feel about their votes!

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VICTORY: Forced Electroshock of Glen K. in a New York Psychiatric Institution Halted!

VICTORY: Forced Electroshock of Glen K. in a New York Psychiatric Institution Halted!

Within 48 hours of the launch of a MindFreedom Alert Campaign, the Attorney General for New York announced that Glen K. will receive no more forced electroshock under his court order. Rockland Psychiatric Center was giving involuntary electroshock over and against Glen's expressed wishes. Despite his psychiatrist's pessimistic predictions, Glen K. did well without the forced electroshock and has been discharged to a community facility. You can read the updates and then the original alert here. [Update 4]

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