MindFreedom Ireland advocates a no-force model of mental health care

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  • MindFreedom Ireland Press Release

      MINDFREEDOM IRELAND PRESS RELEASE      7th MAY 2018.   PROTEST AGAINST CONTROVERSIAL PSYCHIATRIC ELECTROSHOCK.   A protest against the controversial psychiatric practice of electroshock, still used in Irish hospitals today, will take place in Cork next Saturday, May 12th.   The procedure, carried out under general anaesthetic, involves passing an electric current through a person’s brain sufficient to cause a grand mal epileptic seizure.   Proponents cannot say definitely how it works but reserve the right to administer it.  Opponents say there is no scientific evidence that so-called mental illnesses exist and equally that there are no biological markers to prove that electroshock works, even as it...

  • A Disorder for Everyone

    http://www.adisorder4everyone.com/gallery/ 'A Disorder for Everyone' is coming to Cork on Friday, June 1st, 2018.

  • Drop the Disorder

    http://www.adisorder4everyone.com/gallery/ 'Drop the Disorder' is coming to Cork on Friday, June 1st, 2018.

  • WPA CONFERENCE BERLIN 2017

    WPA CONFERENCE BERLIN 2017.   The World Psychiatric Association XV11 World Congress of Psychiatry was held in Berlin from 8 - 12 October  2017.  Due to the good offices of German psychiatric survivor, author and publisher Peter Lehmann, we were invited to speak at the Congress in the Author’s Reading Section.  In his book ‘Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs’, Peter had featured Mary’s story of weaning herself off all drugs having been given a Bipolar diagnosis 18 years earlier in 1983.  She has now been drug free for a further 18 years. In addition to relating our story in our own book ‘Soul Survivor - A Personal Encounter with Psychiatry’, we were now to give living evidence and personal testimony as...

  • St Kevin's Asylum, Cork

    "I was arrested and handcuffed in my own home, on past history as I ate my dinner by my G.P. and 3 guards, handcuffs still on I was assessed and condemned to Kevin's 3, the high security hospital.. ...There we had a television room, a wide hall and another room ironically named 'the activation facility '. I was the only one who used it for reading and writing.... The anguish of having nothing to do everyday is indescribable while the nurses for the most part were chatting and laughing, this is really hurtful when our souls are in pain - they have no care..........For the past 10 days overdosed - Risperdal, Zyprexa, Ativan and Haliperidol - all given by assault two or three times a day -...