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News Item 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 ...
News Item MindFreedom International Delegation Visits Ghana
A delegation from MindFreedom International, with support from Open Society Institute, visited Accra, Ghana, Africa to do a training, and meet with a wide ...
News Item Photos & reports from Mother's Day Protest of Electroshock in Ireland, Toronto and Montreal.
Protests were held on Mothers Day, 13 May 2007, in Ireland, Toronto and Montreal. Here are photos and reports from all three.
News Item MindFreedom Ireland founder Mary Maddock was featured in a major newspaper story in Ireland.
Mary Maddock is a former nun, an electroshock survivor, founder of MindFreedom Ireland based in Cork, Ireland, and author of the book Soul Survivor. One of the ...
News Item Successful ECT Protest Held in Ireland
On 31 May 2009 a protest against electroshock was held by MindFreedom Ireland in Cork.
News Item MindFreedom Ireland's Annual Report for 2009.
MindFreedom Ireland MF(lrl) is a proud affiliate in MindFreedom International. MF(lrl) can look back at its performance during the year and report significant ...
News Item Irish Minister Launches Book Critical of Mental Health Industry
MindFreedom Ireland organized a gathering to launch a new book by dissident mental health professional, Dr. Terry Lunch, about 'Selfhood.' Irish Minister of ...
News Item A People's Centre for Treatment, Health and Therapy: Founding Meeting of the Maitland Ubuntu Centre for Treatment
MindFreedom South Africa launched a new project in the summer of 2007, at the founding meeting of the Maitland Ubuntu Centre for Treatment: Alternatives in ...
News Item MDRI Wins International Human Rights Award
The 2007 Thomas J. Dodd Prize hfor International Justice and Human Rights has been given to Mental Disability Rights International, a sponsor group of ...
News Item Laurie Ahern, Mental Health Advocate, Named President of Mental Disability Rights International
Mental Disability Rights International (MDRI) announces that Laurie Ahern, psychiatric survivor, has been voted by their board of directors to be MDRI ...
News Item From Psychiatric Inmate to Honorary Doctor: Peter Lehmann receives Honorary Doctorate
Long-time MindFreedom member and activist Peter Lehmann has been given an honorary doctor for his decades of work to win human rights and alternatives in the ...
News Item Bonkersfest 2008 Announcement
Bonkersfest is a wonderful annual Mad Pride event in UK that brings thousands of people together for creativity, music, costumes, strangeness and even a bit of ...
News Item BonkersFest 2007 Successful in UK
BonkersFest 2007 on 2 June 2007 was a wonderful success. There was a celebration of music, creativity, poetry, and strangeness! Mad Pride UK was one of the ...
News Item Israeli Court: No Forced Electroshock
Israeli District Court Judge, Gidon Ginat, rules that electroshock treatments will not be administered against the patient's will, including not during forced ...
News Item MindFreedom/Mad Market Book Club launches today
MFI Book Club starting up: Sign up today for a special MFI Book Club Talk discussion group!
News Item New MindFreedom Journal Focus on Allies: Families, Theater, Advocates, Providers
The brand new MindFreedom Journal #51 is now out! Theme: How to work with people and groups who support the human rights of psychiatric survivors. Here's how ...
News Item Urgent appeal for MindFreedom Ghana office space
Please read the appeal letter from Celia Brown, MindFreedom Board President, to raise urgently needed funds to keep office space for MindFreedom Ghana open.
News Item Mad Pride Toronto 2012: A Celebration of Madness
Toronto was just one of the places that held Mad Pride 2012 events, but what an amazing collection of events over five days! This is inspiring for you to hold ...
News Item New Featured Products in the Mad Market
New products in MindFreedom's online "Mad Market" store: DVD & CD. Plus there are books, brochures, and more. All proceeds benefit MindFreedom's human rights ...
News Item MindFreedom Responds to a Call for "More Money" for Mental Health in Poor & Developing Countries
Media are widely covering a news story about global mental health. Lancet, the widely-respected medical publication, published a study calling for more money ...
News Item Report documents human rights violations in Turkey psychiatric facilities.
Mental Disability Rights International (MDRI) released a 2005 report about human rights abuses in Turkey, including electroshock of children. MDRI is a sponsor ...
News Item World Health Organization (WHO) Exposes a Global Emergency of Human Rights Violations in the Mental Health System.
The World Health Organization announced they are dedicating International Human Rights Day, 10 December 2005 to all people diagnosed with mental disorders "and ...
News Item Psychologists protest vote by American Psychological Association
This is an MFI Info Center on the American Psychological Association vote against a ban of psychologists from helping interrogators at Guantanamo Bay and other ...
News Item Belgium Psychiatric Survivor Group Celebrates 10th Anniversary
The following news announcement was forwarded by European Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry (ENUSP) about one of their member groups in Belgium, ...
News Item Documentary on Coerced Psychiatry
Norwegian Television (NRK 1) will present a documentary about coerced psychiatry on October 28, 2008.
News Item Terence McLaughlin, editor of Asylum magazine, dies
Ian Parker forwarded the sad news that long-time movement activist Terence McLaughlin has died. Terence edited Asylum magazine and supported MindFreedom's ...
News Item Toronto, Canada reports about the Mad Pride 2006 events.
Mad Pride 2006 was a great success in Toronto, Canada this year as ruth ruth from Friendly Spike Theater, an MFI Sponsor Group, gives a "live report."
News Item Mad and Non-Mad Radio: Some Different -- Very Different -- Radio Shows
Here are several Mad radio shows and one Non-Mad radio show you may listen to about changing the mental health system, all hosted by MindFreedom members who ...
News Item Alert: Psychiatric Survivors & Allies May Comment in Medical Magazine
Maths Jesperson is a long-time psychiatric survivor activist, leader and actor in Sweden, who is calling upon psychiatric survivors and allies all over the ...
News Item UK Guardian: Studies say antidepressants no better than placebo
UK's Guardian newspaper covers the news that a major study says SSRI antidepressant psychiatric drugs are no better than placebo.