Yoga Journal Article on FC w/ Teacher Chaya Grossberg

Submitted by admin on Mon, 11/10/2008 - 12:23

The widely read Yoga Journal magazine, available across the US, recently had an article about Freedom Center's weekly yoga class, quoting teacher Chaya Grossberg and FC co-founder Oryx Cohen. Download and read the article here.

Gazette Covers Panhandling Campaign

Submitted by admin on Fri, 10/17/2008 - 13:30

The Hampshire Daily Gazette just did a 10-17-08 story on the proposed panhandling law in Northampton that Freedom Center opposes, and quotes Caty Simon from Freedom Center speaking at a recent protest and City Council meeting:

"It's clear that this legislation does, de facto, criminalize panhandling, if not in the letter of the law, then in the spirit," said Catherine Simon, reading from a prepared statement at a recent council meeting....

Simon, meanwhile, said the homeless and the poor are already the victims of economic violence.


Submitted by shana on Sun, 09/21/2014 - 17:57
The Freedom Center is transforming! Please see our update post for info.

The Freedom Center is a support and activism community run by and for people labeled with severe 'mental disorders.' We call for compassion, human rights, self-determination, and holistic options. We create alternatives to the mental health system's widespread despair, abuse, fraudulent science and dangerous treatments. We are based in pro-choice harm reduction philosophy regarding medical treatments, and include people taking or not talking medications.

Freedom Center Presents at US Social Forum in Detroit

Submitted by lee on Thu, 07/15/2010 - 13:29

On June 22-26 tens and thousands of people from across the country (and
world) joined in detroit to attend a huge variety of left-wing workshops
and actions. On Wednesday June 23rd the Freedom Center did a workshop
titled "Psychiatry as a form of Social Control". There were three of us
presenting on behalf of the Freedom Center and about 60 people attending
the workshop.

The presentation included FC members individual experience of
psychiatric abuse, their bad experiences with psychiatric drugs, and
about the dangerous apoliticizing myths of the psychiatric system. The
psychiatric survivors on the panel also spoke of their shared experience of
being told that they should be mental patients for their life. They

Freedom Center, Arise for Social Justice, OutNow Question PostPartum Screening Program

Submitted by lee on Thu, 01/21/2010 - 20:28

Dear MotherWoman,
We are writing to address our concern about your legislation on postpartum depression screenings. We propose that Motherwoman drop this legislation because we believe in the long-run it will do more harm than good.

Hearing Voices Groups In the Western MA Area

Submitted by admin on Thu, 03/19/2009 - 13:17

Freedom Center helped start Hearing Voices groups in the Western Massachusetts area and beyond - to find out more information, contact the Recovery Learning Community, which is actively involved with organizing Hearing Voices groups in the area. Thanks!


Hearing Voices groups are popular and fairly widespread in Europe, specially England. Hearing Voices groups do not pathologize the experience of hearing voices or experiencing other altered states, instead they ask the voice hearer: What do the voices mean to you? Join us for the first Hearing Voices group east of Wisconsin and share and get support from others with similar experiences! *Co-sponsored by the Center for Human
Development, RLC and the Freedom Center

Contact Recovery Learning Community for Area Groups Information

Submitted by admin on Sat, 02/21/2009 - 03:36

Please note; After Freedom Center offering free weekly yoga classes for many years, similar services are now being organizing by the Recovery Learning Community; contact them to find out more. Thanks!

yoga class
We have free weekly yoga classes in downtown Northampton!


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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!