More than 6000 people commit suicide in this country every year. Now the goverment is proposing to introduce community treatment orders with enforced medication. As a result, those in need of help will be too afraid to seek it.
Mad Pride is comprised of ex-psychiatric patients and others who campaign on mental health issues, pleading with the government to stop ignoring thousands of deaths and to start treating mentally ill people h umanely.
At the Hutton enquiry, which has been investigating the suicide of David Kelly, Mad Pride was present as part of their ongoing 'stop the suicides' campaign.
Mad Pride: 07958 907357
e-mail: madpridelondon [at] hotmail.com or attend the next meeting – look on the website for details.
There will be showing of the Pete Shaughnessy film "With endless love", introduced by Simon Holder, at the Rio Cinema in Hackney, on Saturday night.
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The Rio is at 107 Kingsland High Street, Hackney E8, Dalston Kingsland BR, 149 bus from Liverpool Str eet. This is a late showing, which means that it starts after 11pm, and the admission charge is £7.
Also showing will be Simon McClellan's film about schizophrenia, "Some voices", with David Morrissey ('The deal'), Daniel Craig ('The road to perdition', 'Our friends in the north') and Kelly Macdonald ('Trainspotting'). Read even more.
Other related campaigns: Masterson Family Campaign