Wednesday, February 4, 2009

message to MindFreedom members about Judi Chamberlin

From MindFreedom:

Dear MindFreedom members,

As some of you may know, MindFreedom board member and long-time "mad

movement" heroine Judi Chamberlin has had severe health problems for

many years.

Late last year Judi investigated getting a lung transplant but that

turned out to be impossible because of her health issues.

Judi Chamberlin decided to enter a home hospice care program.

She, we, everyone hopes she is one of those fortunate folks who

survive hospice and live for many years and many decades to come. But

she has now publicly stated that she agrees with her doctor that she

does not "have a very long life expectancy."

Judi had originally asked that only people who knew her personally be

informed about her situation.

But I talked to Judi on the phone today and she has decided to become

a public activist and communicator -- in her own powerful way -- for

hospice patients, too!

Judi has launched a public blog and is discussing her hospice

experiences. She is an author and a great writer, so it's especially


She would like everyone in the movement to change the mental health

system who is interested to know about her blog.

You can always find Judi's blog just by "Googling" these six words:

   judi life as a hospice patient

It's the very first entry that comes up.

Or go directly to her blog web address here:

Judi likes that a bunch of people have registered to 'follow' her new

blog already.

Please feel free to spread the word, since Judi has said this news is

now public.

And we're all sending love and positive support to Judi!

In support,


David W. Oaks, Executive Director

MindFreedom International

454 Willamette, Suite 216 - POB 11284

Eugene, OR 97440-3484 USA

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