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  • MindFreedom Ireland Annual Report 2018

      As we complete our 15th year of activity since our foundation in 2003, MindFreedom Ireland (MFIrl) can now take the opportunity to assess where it is, what it has achieved and where it is going. Our core objectives remain as they always have, namely to abolish forced ‘treatment’, to achieve human rights for all without discrimination and to do all we can to bring about a non-violent revolution in the current power driven, psychiatric medical model.   Central to this is our media presence.  In the past, we had placed too much trust in the established media to take on board our vision, not realising that it is as much part of the establishment as the psychiatric/pharmaceutical complex itself....

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  • MindFreedom Ireland Annual Report 2018

      As we complete our 15th year of activity since our foundation in 2003, MindFreedom Ireland (MFIrl) can now take the opportunity to assess where it is, what it has achieved and where it is going. Our core objectives remain as they always have, namely to abolish forced ‘treatment’, to achieve human rights for all without discrimination and to do all we can to bring about a non-violent revolution in the current power driven, psychiatric medical model.   Central to this is our media presence.  In the past, we had placed too much trust in the established media to take on board our vision, not realising that it is as much part of the establishment as the psychiatric/pharmaceutical complex itself....

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  • MINDFREEDOM IRELAND PRESS RELEASE.

    PERSISTENT PROTESTORS CONTINUE CAMPAIGN. For the 11th year running, yet another public protest against the psychiatric procedure of electroshock took place on The Grand Parade, Cork on Saturday.   During the procedure, an electric current is passed through the brain of an anaesthetised person to deliberately induce a grand mal seizure.  Psychiatrists defend the practice by claiming it is beneficial for severely depressed people who have not responded to drug ‘treatment’.   Recent figures indicate that almost 250 people are electroshocked in Ireland every year.  Two thirds of them are women and many are elderly.   The Saturday protest heard testimony from people who said that rather than helping...

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  • Protest Against Controversial Psychiatric Electroshock

    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...

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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...

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