Why Protest Psychiatry? – Human Rights Activism @Mindfreedom Radio , May 12th

MindFreedom International News-Human Rights Activism in Psychiatry


“Why Protest the American Psychiatric Association?”

Your Calls Welcome!

MindFreedom Live Free Web Radio Next Guests:

Protesters at this Past Weekend’s “Occupy APA”! —       Susan Rogers & Frank Blankenship, And Your Calls

   **THIS** Sat., 12 May 2012, 2 pm ET, 11 am PT

Listen and call in live as these two activists and others report on and discuss the protest of the American Psychiatric Association’s upcoming Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, at MindFreedom Live Web Radio here:
Call-in Number:             (646) 595-2125


SUSAN ROGERS, one of the coordinators of Occupy APA, directs the National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse, a peer-run national technical assistance center funded in part by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). (Organization listed for identification purposes only.)

FRANK BLANKENSHIP is a long-time activist, blogger and protester for human rights in the mental health system, and founder of MindFreedomFlorida. Frank chairs the MFI Affiliate Support Committee.

The protest itself was held directly across the street from the Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association when they met in Philadelphia this past weekend, 5 May 2012. Solidarity actions were held in a number of other locations internationally.

For news, photos, video, etc. from this event, along with info about solidarity events and how you can participate anywhere, go tohttp://www.boycottnormal.org.

HOST: CELIA BROWN is a psychiatric survivor in New York City, and President of MindFreedom International, is takes the place of host David Oaks.



Why or Why Not Protest American Psychiatric Association? What’s your view?

At the start of the show, this Sat., 12 May 2012, 2 pm ET or 11 am PT, go directly to the Blog Talk Radio site hosting the monthly “Second Saturday” show, here:


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Call-in Number:             (646) 595-2125

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Can’t get to a computer that day? First 50 listeners can use the call-in number             (646) 595-2125       just to listen, like a teleconference.

Online, you can also join a live chat with MFI Web Mad Radio show producer Sophie Faught.

Clickable version of above news alert with more tips and photos of guests, here:
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