voices for choices | jim flannery | fighting for human rights in mental health

I was honored to be asked by MindFreedom International to produce a video series about involuntary psychiatric treatment, alternative healing modalities, and successful strategies to organizing and activism.  I got to interview many psychiatric survivors around the world and share their stories through this powerful series.

Voices for Choices is available in two formats:

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Voices for Choices (2020)

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Involuntary Psychiatric Commitment

History of psychiatric treatment

What involuntary psychiatric treatment looks like

Problems with involuntary psychiatric treatment

How to escape forced psychiatric treatment



What is mental illness?

Alternatives to psychiatric drugs

Alternatives to psychiatric hospitals

Power of peer support


Organizing and Activism

Origins of the c/s/x movement

Getting organized

Changing public perception about mental health

Gaining ground in the movement

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Looking for support beyond Voices Choices?

Check out MindFreedom International, a grassroots non-profit who have been fighting for decades for human rights in the mental health system.  Be sure to ask about their Shield Program which uses mutual support to protect one another from unwanted coerced psychiatric procedures.  You can even learn how to start your own local group/affiliate to fight for change in your communnity.