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  • A Tribute to Janet Foner

    It was with a deep sense of loss that we in MindFreedom Ireland recently learned of the death of our sister MindFreedom activist Janet Foner.   We first encountered Janet at the unforgettable and historic MindFreedom conference held at Wisdom House, Connecticut in July, 2007.  Over three memorable days, we witnessed her leadership qualities, her organizational abilities and her inspirational activism, not to mention her sense of fun on display during the evening social activities culminating in the night of the grand concert!   She was always positive, encouraging and supportive, qualities Mary subsequently witnessed when serving as a sister Board member of MindFreedom for a number of years.  Her...

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  • Public Protest Against Controversial Psychiatric Practice

    MINDFREEDOM IRELAND PRESS RELEASE.       A call for a total ban on the controversial psychiatric practice of electroshock will be made at a public protest in Cork next Saturday.   The practice, which psychiatrists refer to as Electro Convulsive Therapy (ECT), involves passing an electric current through the brain, sufficient to deliberately induce a grand-mal seizure.  While they say the person is anaesthetised, they also admit that they do not know how it actually works.   Opponents say the practice is traumatic, inhuman and outdated.  They say it causes brain damage, confusion and permanent memory loss leaving people feeling somehow incomplete.  Any claimed improvement they say is only temporary and generally...

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  • Electroshock Protest 2019

    Electroshock Protest May 11th, Grand Parade, Cork 2 pm.   Many thanks to all who have supported us in the past. Hopefully, you will continue to do so again so those who want help will find real, compassionate, understanding support. Let our local communities be places where we cherish and encourage each other! Let us be the change that each one of us would like to experience in our world!    "No one should be deprived of liberty unless he is found guilty of a criminal offense. Depriving a person of liberty for what is said to be his own good is immoral." Thomas Szasz MD   It is still possible to be in danger of having electroshock in Ireland because involuntary incarceration is legal.   People can be forced...

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  • GREG WHITE - AN APPRECIATION.

      It is with great sadness that we mark the death of our inspirational and supportive friend Greg White.  From his early involvement with The Irish Council for Civil Liberties and Irish Penal Reform, Greg, along with another inspirational figure Helena King and enlightened doctor Terry Lynch, was instrumental in inspiring  Mary Maddock to establish MindFreedom Ireland in 2003.   He also became Chairman of The Cork Advocacy Network while Mary Maddock was secretary and co-operated in bringing David Oaks, the Director of MindFreedom International and other psychiatric survivors to Cork for a major conference in UCC in 2005. Since then, his wise counsel, original thinking and active involvement with...

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  • Electroshock Protest 2019 May 11th

    Electroshock Protest May 11th, Grand Parade, Cork 2 pm.   Many thanks to all who have supported us in the past. Hopefully, you will continue to do so again so those who want help will find real, compassionate, understanding support. Let our local communities be places where we cherish and encourage each other! Let us be the change that each one of us would like to experience in our world!    "No one should be deprived of liberty unless he is found guilty of a criminal offense. Depriving a person of liberty for what is said to be his own good is immoral." Thomas Szasz MD   It is still possible to be in danger of having electroshock in Ireland because involuntary incarceration is legal.   People can be forced...

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by Mary & Jim Maddock

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