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David Oaks
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Community organizer for human rights in mental health
Community organizer for human rights in mental health

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Today #disability care worker Ian shuffled 2 decks of cards together. Each deck has 52 cards plus Jokers. Ian laid them out. I then recited the entire two decks, 108 cards, without looking, in the same order from memory. Why? See my new blog: http://davidwoaks.com/double-deck-memorization-by-oaks

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Positive 4 news items about choice in mental health & the wonderful nonprofit MindFreedom International. See my new blog entry about free webinars, job search for executive director, & more. Your comments are encouraged: http://davidwoaks.com/4-news-items-mindfreedom-2018

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Today is b-day of Gandhi of the Mad Movement, the late Leonard Roy Frank, psychiatric survivor, author, leader. Let's add his b-day to Creative Maladjustment Week, which is just ending for 2018. My new blog entry encourages you to get ready for CM Week 2019, your ideas welcome here & on my blog:

This Sunday I am 1 of the presenters in the free MindFreedom Webinar about challenging involuntary mental health. Not too late to register. Wonderful team and nonprofit. More info: http://www.mindfreedom.org/mindfreedom-hosts-training-webinar-for-activists #NoForcedPsychDrugs

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My superb friend Rev. Phil Schulman, Minister of the Mad Movement among many identities, of FL is in a hosp ICU, a vehicle hit him as he biked. News: https://www.facebook.com/RebShaman https://www.facebook.com/groups/uumentalhealthjustice
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Mad In America published my new blog about rise of involuntary mental health in a key federal agency: https://www.madinamerica.com/2017/09/involuntary-mental-health-resistance-strategy/

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My newest blog will be about a startling human rights crisis in the US mental health system. This Mon. watch for it, spread the word and most importantly tell us what your ideas are for a strong response.
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My newest blog looks at Hurricane Harvey, Trump & USA's mental health. We're all nuts, but there's Positive Craziness or negative nuts. Seven generations is #2192, what would they say? What do you say? http://www.davidwoaks.com/harvey-trump-we-are-all-mad

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News about US Senate! 9 questions they should ask Trump's "mental health czar" appointee next week. http://wp.me/p5rAJR-tZ

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Concerned about Pres. Trump appointee to key mental health position. She openly supports involuntary outpatient mental health. My newest blog entry today has the news: http://wp.me/p5rAJR-sH
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