Oppose Forced Drugging, Celebrate CM Week, and more!

MindFreedom International News Update
United independent activism in mental health!
http://www.mindfreedom.org – please forward
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Join MindFreedom in OPPOSING FORCED DRUGGING in Texas
3 ways YOU can start planning for Creative Maladjustment Week (July 7 – 14) NOW!
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**ACTION** FIGHT HUMAN and PSYCHIATRIC RIGHTS ABUSES!
Oppose Texas HB 2212 and stop the spread of forced drugging/outpatient commitment
The
proponents of expanding forced psychiatry have already lobbied for
outpatient forced drugging laws in almost every state in the union. It
is with great alarm that we have learned that the next domino to fall
may be Texas.
Visit MindFreedom’s site to learn
about this new piece of legislation and EMAIL OR CALL Texas legislators
to state YOUR OPPOSITION to the human rights abuse that is forced
outpatient commitment:
You
can learn about one MindFreedom member’s (and forced drugging
survivor’s) reasons for writing Texas legislators and opposing this bill
here:
And
when you call the Texas legislators, don’t forget to mention the new
research demonstrating that forced outpatient commitment DOESN’T WORK:
Even
if you are not a resident of the state of Texas, you can make YOUR
VOICE as a citizen heard. Stop human rights abuses and forced psychiatry
here and pave the way for ending them nationwide!
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CELEBRATE: 3 Ways YOU Can Start Planning for Creative Maladjustment Week (July 7 – 14) NOW!
Many
of you have heard of Creative Maladjustment Week, envisioned by
MindFreedom founder and former executive director David Oaks as a
worldwide celebration of disciplined non-conformity, a non-violent
revolution to HEAL our sick society. (You can learn more about the
philosophy behind this exciting event at http://cmweek.org/philosophy)
The
celebrations, which will take place from July 7 – 14, 2013, may seem
like a long ways away, but NOW is the perfect time to start planning how
YOU will demonstrate your creative maladjustment during this week-long
celebration and throughout the year!
Here are 3 ways you can get started TODAY!
1. DOWNLOAD OUR NEW GUIDE TO CELEBRATING CREATIVE MALADJUSTMENT WEEK!
We’ve
put together a packet of information for activists who want to
demonstrate their CREATIVE MALADJUSTMENT for all to see. Download it
here:
You’ll find ideas for each themed day of the week, and a planning page where you can begin to organize your events!
2. SUPPORT CREATIVE MALADJUSTMENT WEEK BY DONATING!
It
takes a lot of resources to pull together a worldwide celebration of
creative maladjustment! Can you support MindFreedom as we work to
steward this important event? 
Donating to creative maladjustment week is EASY! You can visit our CAUSES page on Facebook:
OR
Donate to MindFreedom here:
Be sure to click the button for Creative Maladjustment so we know that’s where you’d like your money to go!
And remember, you can always give off-line if you’d be more comfortable.
3. ENDORSE CREATIVE MALADJUSTMENT WEEK AND LET US KNOW WHAT YOU’VE GOT PLANNED
Maybe
you already have an event or two planned and you’d like to connect with
other folks in your area. We can help spread the word about your
Creative Maladjustment! Just fill out the form at:
and let us know about your event and YOUR maladjustment. We’ll let the world know!
Remember what Martin Luther King, Jr. said:
“This
hour in history needs a dedicated circle of transformed nonconformists.
Our planet teeters on the brink of atomic annihilation; dangerous
passions of pride, hatred and selfishness are enthroned in our lives;
and men do reverence before false gods of nationalism and materialism.
The saving of our world from pending doom will come, not through the
complacent adjustment of the conforming majority, but through the
creative maladjustment of a nonconforming minority.”
—Martin Luther King, Jr. in “Strength to Love”
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Mind YOUR Freedom!

MindFreedom International is open to all — including family members, advocates, and concerned mental health workers.

A
majority of MFI members identify as ‘psychiatric survivors.’
Psychiatric survivors have experienced abuse in mental health care, but
nothing can stop their activism for justice.

You are invited to join and support MFI!

YOUR membership donation is crucial to MindFreedom International’s independent campaigns for human rights alternatives.

Join, donate or renew early now:
http://www.mindfreedom.org/join-donate

Founded in 1986, benefits include the MindFreedom Journal, special web and e-mail networking, discount on http://www.madmarket.org purchases, MindFreedom Shield, member services office… and a united nonviolent revolution in mental well being.


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