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  • NO STOPPING IRELAND - CALIFORNIA SOLIDARITY

      It was at a performance of Dylan Tighe’s Record - a dramatic/musical account of his own psychiatric experiences - at the Cork Midsummer Festival in 2012 that links were first established between MindFreedom Ireland and American Dr Karen McNulty, then lecturing in Occupational Therapy in the Cork School of Nursing, UCC.   Karen’s innovative and creative approach led her to extend an invitation to MindFreedom Ireland (MFI) to address her students to give them a view of the survivor perspective, an exercise which proved to be of mutual benefit.  MFI outlined its humane, empathetic approach as opposed to psychiatry’s pseudo-scientific medical model, the students asked questions and performances...

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  • Prisoner of Beliefs.

    It has recently been brought to our attention that a member of MindFreedom Ireland, an involuntarily detained person in a Dublin institution, will appear before a Mental Health Tribunal in the coming days.  Despite claims that Mental Health Tribunals are "bound by the principles of natural justice and fairness", it is our considered opinion that the conventional psychiatric medical model of care is the one and only model of care that operates and that the three members of the Tribunal accept and abide by this model, which again in our opinion, is in effect a model of pseudo-scientific beliefs.  Not given any credence are the beliefs, to whatever extent valid, of any person who does not...

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  • LOCKDOWN ELECTROSHOCK

                             A pseudo-scientific, outdated and brain-damaging procedure. Every May for the past 13 years, MindFreedom Ireland has held a public protest in Cork in opposition to the practice of electroshock, still carried out in psychiatric 'hospitals' in Ireland.   We do so in solidarity with The Stop Shocking our Mothers and Grandmothers campaign organised by The Campaign Against Psychiatric Assault (CAPA) in Canada and MindFreedom International in the US who selected Mothers Day (celebrated in May in North America) to highlight the fact that worldwide, electroshock is given to twice as many women than men, many of them elderly.   Electroshock involves deliberately inducing a seizure by shocking the brain with...

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  • LOCKDOWN ELECTROSHOCK

                             A pseudo-scientific, outdated and brain-damaging procedure. Every May for the past 13 years, MindFreedom Ireland has held a public protest in Cork in opposition to the practice of electroshock, still carried out in psychiatric 'hospitals' in Ireland.   We do so in solidarity with The Stop Shocking our Mothers and Grandmothers campaign organised by The Campaign Against Psychiatric Assault (CAPA) in Canada and MindFreedom International in the US who selected Mothers Day (celebrated in May in North America) to highlight the fact that worldwide, electroshock is given to twice as many women than men, many of them elderly.   Electroshock involves deliberately inducing a seizure by shocking the brain with...

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  • LOCKDOWN ELECTROSHOCK

                             LOCKDOWN ELECTROSHOCK. A pseudo-scientific, outdated and brain-damaging procedure. Every May for the past 13 years, MindFreedom Ireland has held a public protest in Cork in opposition to the practice of electroshock, still carried out in psychiatric 'hospitals' in Ireland.   We do so in solidarity with The Stop Shocking our Mothers and Grandmothers campaign organised by The Campaign Against Psychiatric Assault (CAPA) in Canada and MindFreedom International in the US who selected Mothers Day (celebrated in May in North America) to highlight the fact that worldwide, electroshock is given to twice as many women than men, many of them elderly.   Electroshock involves deliberately inducing a...

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by Mary & Jim Maddock

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