MindFreedom News - 07 May 2009


Call-in Live and Free:
May is "Protest the Mental Health System" Month on MindFreedom 
Live Web Radio
This Saturday, 9 May 2009, MindFreedom Live Web Radio show will have 
the theme of nonviolent direct action:
Campaigns for peaceful protest about Ray Sandford's ongoing 
electroshock... Mother's Day electroshock protests... And protests in 
front of American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting. Free Live 
Web Radio Show is hosted by MindFreedom's executive director, David W. 
How to listen and to call-in to the live show:
Date: This Saturday, 9 May 2009
Time: 11 am Pacific, 12 noon Mountain, 1 pm Central, 2 pm Eastern USA, 
6 pm [18:00] UTC/GMT, 7 pm [19:00] London or Dublin. Show is 90 minutes.
Click here to listen and call in live: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/davidwoaks  
Call-in number: (646) 595-2125.
No computer to listen in that day? No problem. Use the call-in number 
just to listen!
The show will have at least four guests -- and probably more -- 
leading nonviolent direct action, including:
*  MARY MADDOCK of Cork, Ireland is supporting Mothers Day 
protests of electroshock in Ireland and Canada. Mary is a shock 
survivor and author.
* MATTHEW MORRISSEY of San Francisco is a dissident mental health 
counselor who is speaking at the San Francisco protest of the American 
Psychiatric Association.
* DELPHINE BRODY, Director, Mental Health Services Act, California 
Network of Mental Health Clients, which is co-sponsoring the protest 
in front of American Psychiatric Association.
* AL GALVES, PhD, mental health consumer, psychologist and author 
from New Mexico. Al attended the May Day protests in Minnesota to 
support Ray Sandford's right to say "no" to forced electroshock. Al 
also is speaking at the protest in front of American Psychiatric 
Association in San Francisco.
Mary, Matthew and Al are all on the board of directors of MindFreedom 
And you! Your calls, questions, comments, are welcome.
Host is MindFreedom director DAVID W. OAKS, psychiatric survivor, who 
spoke at Minnesota protests, and who will speak at San Francisco 
For more info about the San Francisco protests go here:
May is called "Mental Health Month." Make it "Protest is Good for Your 
Mind Month"!
So tune in for 90 minutes of focus on nonviolent direct action and the 
"mad movement," this Saturday, 9 May 2009. You can also e-mail 
questions and news to be read on the show at radio@mindfreedom.org  
During the show you can network with other listeners via live chat.
And mark your calendar for every Second Saturday in 2009 for 
MindFreedom Live Free Mad Pride Radio!
If you miss a show, you can listen to archives via the show web link:
In other news....
The new issue of Newsweek (2 May 2009) has a two-page spread on mad 
pride, featuring Will Hall, read article here:
or use this link: http://tinyurl.com/will-hall-mad-pride  
Please forward this news to all appropriate places on and off Internet.
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