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Freedom Center In New York Times - Mad Pride

Submitted by admin on Mon, 07/28/2008 - 13:50

Freedom Center was mentioned in a recent New York Times article about Mad Pride; Check it out!


















Madness Radio New Timeslot: 4-5pm Tuesdays EST

Submitted by admin on Mon, 04/07/2008 - 19:51

Thanks to everyone who has listened to, been a guest on, and helped make Madness Radio successful as we continue in our third year!

We have a new timeslot --

4-5pm Tuesdays on 103.3 FM www.valleyfreeradio.org

You can always listen online to the latest shows, to the archives, and subscribe via podcast at www.madnessradio.net or through the iTunes store.

Keep the madness rolling...



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New Freedom Center Support Group Facilitator

Submitted by admin on Tue, 10/09/2007 - 10:29

Hello everyone! Thanks for giving me the opportunity to be the new support group facilitator. As a FC organizer and previous member of support group, I know what a special community resource the support group is, as a safe place for emotional support and unique alternative to the mainstream mental health system; an invaluable source of updated information about psychiatric medications and alternative options available to people in extreme emotional states and/or dealing with current or past trauma; an opportunity to learn about and become involved in the exciting psychiatric rights community; and much more.

Freedom Center + Icarus Capetown South Africa?!?

Submitted by admin on Wed, 08/29/2007 - 06:12

 -------- Original Message --------
Subject: hello
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 11:32:07 +0200
From: Moosa Salie <moosa_salie AT absamail DOT  CO  DOT za>
To: Will Hall


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Freedom Center Presents at Smith School of Social Work

Submitted by lee on Tue, 08/07/2007 - 13:40


Freedom Center presents at Smith School of Social Work. On Monday, August 6th three freedom center members were asked to present at the Smith School of Social work for Stephanie Bryson’s class. We agreed- and Chaya, Dianne, and Mollie did the presentation. When we first arrived outside the classroom we heard screaming, screehing, and lots of excited noise... a student poked their head out and let us know they were presenting at there was a rowdy game of “mood disorder jeopardy”. We realized at that moment that we were speaking to a slightly different demographic than we were used to. We toyed with a game we could play as a spoof--like “find the right therapy wheel of fortune” or “diagnosis slot machines” but we decided to let it go.

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Bed-Push A Great Success!

Submitted by lee on Sun, 07/29/2007 - 23:36

Listen to the coverage on NPR affiliate WAMC!

Read coverage in the Gazette

Check out the slideshow!


The bed-push was an amazing feat -- unbelievable -- we lost a wheel about half way there... and then another... and then another.. until we were down to ONE WHEEL! So people CARRIED the bed, in the grueling heat, all the way to downtown. INCREDIBLE!!!

Sunday July 29th Escape from Psychiatry Protest!

Submitted by admin on Sun, 07/29/2007 - 18:07

For Immediate Release: Escape From Psychiatry: A Protest and Bed Push Against Abuse in the Mental
Health System
July 29, 2pm Cooley Dickinson Hospital


Download Flier here.


June 24 Facilitation Training [note new time]

Submitted by admin on Sun, 06/24/2007 - 07:40

June 24 Facilitation Training

June 24th in Northampton the Recovery Learning Center and Freedom Center are offering a 3-hour Facilitation Training, led by Freedom Center organizer and Icarus Project staff Will Hall.

Tools for Facilitators

Submitted by admin on Sat, 06/23/2007 - 16:21

A collection of handouts from the recent Freedom Center June '07 facilitation training, co-sponsored by the Recovery Learning Center. Download here.

FC Renewed for Northampton City Block Grant!

Submitted by admin on Thu, 06/07/2007 - 17:38

 We just heard that Freedom Center has been renewed as a recipient of the Northampton Community Block Development Grant! The city awarded us a $3,000 grant to continue our work improving access of low-income, abuse survivors and others who need help finding wellness and recovery resources in the community. Thanks to everyone who worked on the proposal and has been organizing to make our services, peer counseling, and referrals a success.

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Freedom Center Gets Anonymous $5,000 Donation!

Submitted by will on Wed, 04/18/2007 - 15:22

 Freedom Center got a pleasant surprise in our PO Box: a check for $5,000, donated anonymously!

Our thanks to the individual or individual who made this contribution. Because we work on a volunteer basis and keep our budget very lean, the money will directly pay for program expenses and help keep us going -- including projects such as a second yoga teacher, a coming off drugs guide, audio cds of recovery alternative interviews, and transportation expenses to do public speaking in the area.

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Freedom Center on Zyprexa In Adbusters

Submitted by admin on Tue, 04/17/2007 - 14:32


Will just published an article in Adbusters magazine on the Zyprexa memos scandal. Download it here

Read article & comments on Adbusters site here.

New Phone # For Freedom Center

Submitted by admin on Thu, 03/15/2007 - 14:43
call us day or night from anywhere in the US 877) 677 6424. Then call us again if you don't hear from us... because we get a lot of calls and email! -- will
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Aby Adams Joins Disability Law Advisors

Submitted by admin on Wed, 11/08/2006 - 19:19


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Freedom Center Wins Legal Presentation Award

Submitted by admin on Thu, 10/19/2006 - 23:29


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FC On Local Bus Advertisements

Submitted by admin on Sun, 09/17/2006 - 23:35


Posted on Sep 18, 06

Freedom Center is part of the Access to Equality Coalition with Stavros Center for Independent Living, Safe Passage, and Everywoman's Center, working to educate the public around abuse of people with disabilities. The coalition recently produced a series of bus advertisements running on Pioneer Valley Transit buses:

Access To Equality Bus Poster

Peer Educator Guidelines working draft

Submitted by admin on Wed, 03/15/2006 - 21:03


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Creative Commons Site Copyright, Sharing, and Fair Use

Submitted by admin on Wed, 02/15/2006 - 22:03


Unless otherwise specified, all content on this site is copyrighted under the Creative Commons copyright.. That means basically we encourage you to copy and distribute, put on other websites, email, printout, and spread everything on this site as long as you are not making money off it, you don't alter it, and you link back to the originating source.

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5

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