Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Mental Disability Rights International - Eric Rosenthal - Awarded

Mental Disability Rights International (MDRI) Recipient of American Psychiatric Association’s 2009 Human Rights Award

Arlington, VA – The American Psychiatric Association (APA) announced this week that MDRI is the recipient of their 2009 Human Rights Award, bestowed by the Council on Global Psychiatry, a component of the APA. Established in 1990, the award is given to “individuals and organizations whose efforts exemplify the capacity of human beings to act courageously and effectively to prevent human rights violations, to protect others from human rights violations and their psychiatric consequences, or help victims recover from human rights abuses.” (continue reading here or at Mindfreedom site).

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