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Old November 18th, 2017, 09:40 AM
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Default Re: Freedom centre mental health

Freedom Center (mental health organization) is a Northampton, Massachusetts-based support, activism, and human rights community run by and for people diagnosed with severe mental illness, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Freedom Center (mental health organization) founded by Will Hall and Oryx Cohen:

Aims :

Ending all force and coercion, including involuntary treatment such as forced drugging and involuntary commitment

Ensuring access to resources such as housing is without strings and not conditional on treatment "compliance"

Defending human rights and ensuring protective laws and regulations are enforced

Ensuring all treatment decisions are based on true informed consent and accurate information about risks

Changing drugging as the medical standard of care for psychosis

Ending all psych drugging of children and offering alternatives instead

Supporting effective alternatives such as nutrition, exercise, holistic health care, nature and animals

Providing voluntary, non-paternalistic social supports such as peer-run programs, housing, income, and individual and family therapy

Supporting reducing and coming off psychiatric medication to improve health and as a personal right

Creating soteria-style options

Exposing psychiatric and pharmaceutical industry myths, propaganda, and corruption

Ending wasteful bureaucracies and expensive professional elites

Breaking the silence around trauma and abuse

Ending fear and misunderstanding of "madness" and extreme states of consciousness

Making common cause with progressive movements for social justice and ecological balance
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