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  • Annual Report MindFreedom Ireland 2020

    With obvious restrictions on movement and social contact, our annual report for the past year will be correspondingly truncated. Nevertheless, there was some activity to report, much of it in the form of creative alternatives. For example, our longstanding annual shock protest usually held on The Grand Parade in Cork in May was confined to a virtual event held in our back garden which was festooned with our familiar banners and placards. It was filmed and put online to link up with other similar worldwide protests, it being vitally important to always maintain our opposition to a still widespread dehumanising and often torturous outdated psychiatric practice which continues to be received...

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  • MindFreedom Ireland Annual Report 2020

    With obvious restrictions on movement and social contact, our annual report for the past year will be correspondingly truncated. Nevertheless, there was some activity to report, much of it in the form of creative alternatives. For example, our longstanding annual shock protest usually held on The Grand Parade in Cork in May was confined to a virtual event held in our back garden which was festooned with our familiar banners and placards. It was filmed and put online to link up with other similar worldwide protests, it being vitally important to always maintain our opposition to a still widespread dehumanising and often torturous outdated psychiatric practice which continues to be received...

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  • Happy Christmas 2020

      Christmas time is a special time to stay connected!                                  Friends of MindFreedom Ireland can meet outside the Rochestown Inn in small groups from 2 to 4 on Saturday, December 12th, hopefully.  We also can connect online with those who cannot be present.   Happy, Peaceful Christmas!   Lots of love,   MindFreedom Ireland

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  • Jigsaw Lockdown 2020

      Jigsaw Lockdown 2020 Reflections of a proud madwoman/MindFreedom   When I was a young child I loved to do jigsaws. Living in the west of Ireland in a small rural village, I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to make some jigsaws with my family.   Many years later after I got married and moved to Cork, I continued to do some jigsaws in my spare time. I was new to the community with time on my hands. A jigsaw can be a great challenge to create a lovely picture. It can be simple or difficult but it always demands your full attention. You can do it alone or with other people. It is always a thrill when you find a missing piece! After my encounter with psychiatry, I remembered my past love of...

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  • Jigsaw Lockdown 2020

      Reflections of a proud madwoman/MindFreedom   When I was a young child I loved to do jigsaws. Living in the west of Ireland in a small rural village, I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to make some jigsaws with my family. Many years later after I got married and moved to Cork, I continued to do some jigsaws in my spare time. I was new to the community with time on my hands. A jigsaw can be a great challenge to create a lovely picture. It can be simple or difficult but it always demands your full attention. You can do it alone or with other people. It is always a thrill when you find a missing piece!   After my encounter with psychiatry, I remembered my past love of jigsaws. None was...

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by Mary & Jim Maddock

Soul Survivor A Personal Encounter With Psychiatry

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