MindFreedom Radio: Disability, Psychiatric Survivors & UN

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MindFreedom Live Free Web Radio:

  • Can the psychiatric survivor and disability movements unite? 
  • How can these movements work together on the United Nations disability treaty now being debated in the US Senate?

Special guests:

  • David Morrissey is Executive Director of the US International Council on Disability (USICD), one of the main groups coordinating USA passage of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). David Morrissey has worked on diverse disability issues, ranging from youth to Vietnam, and has a master's degree in Public Service.
  • Celia Brown is a psychiatric survivor and president of MindFreedom International. She led the MFI team in the UN. Plus, it's her birthday!
  • Krista Erickson is a cross-disability leader: Both a psychiatric survivor and blind, Krista has just been nominated to co-chair the mental health committee of the National Council on Independent Living. She is also on the MFI board. 

Host is David W. Oaks, a psychiatric survivor activist for 36 years, who directs MindFreedom International. 

Plus YOUR perspective on these questions, news, and more, with your calls answered by our friendly producer Sophie Fought. 

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