MindFreedom International News - 12 February 2009


News Release
MindFreedom International Starts Campaign to "Bust Myths" in 
Mental Health System
New free "Truth Injection" brochure can be downloaded, handed 
out, posted.
Want a unique way to celebrate the 200th birthday of Abraham Lincoln, 
and his reputation for honesty?
Starting today, a human rights coalition is making a free flyer 
available for download to "bust myths" in the mental health system.
A PDF of the two-page flyer can be downloaded for free here:
Examples of myths that need busting:
*** "You have a 'mental illness' that is caused by a biochemical 
*** "The medication we give you will correct your 'biochemical 
*** "You will always have to take psychiatric medications...
The brochure was researched by MindFreedom Lane County Affiliate, and 
can be used internationally.
Ron Unger, a mental health counselor who is affiliate coordinator, 
led the effort to create the flyer, working with psychiatric survivors.
Said Ron, "The brochure does a good job of conveying the kinds of 
deceptions that people in the mental health system are commonly 
exposed to, compared to the kind of information people would hear if 
they were told the truth."
Links to citations and sources are also provided to back up the facts 
in the MindFreedom "Truth Injection" brochure.
The truth campaign launches today 12 February 2009, Abraham Lincoln's 
200th birthday, in honor of his reputation as "Honest Abe."
If Abe were alive today, he may need this brochure.
    *** ACTION *** ACTION *** ACTION ***
How to Download Your Truth Brochure:
For info on how to download the free MFI Truth Brochure, read the 
sources behind the facts, and read a plain text accessible version, 
click here: http://www.mindfreedom.org/truth  
Founded in 1986, MindFreedom International is a 100 percent 
independent non-profit coalition uniting members, Affiliates and 
Sponsors to win human rights and choice in mental health care. The UN 
accredits MFI as an NGO.
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with zero funding from corporations and the mental health system.
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MindFreedom International is a nonprofit coalition united to win 
activist campaigns for human rights and alternatives in mental health.
Open to the public, most members identify themselves as individuals 
who have personally experienced human rights violations in the mental 
health system.
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