Category: DPOs of and for People with Pyschosocial Disabilities

  • BasicNeeds - Assistance for Mental Disabilities
    • BasicNeeds works in the developing world to end the suffering of mentally ill people. By ensuring that their basic needs are met and their basic rights are respected, the organization's aim is to give hope to the thousands of people who struggle daily with a lack of treatment and the stigma surrounding their disease.
  • Center for the Human Rights of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry
    • The Center for the Human Rights of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry (CHRUSP) works for full human rights and legal capacity for all, an end to forced drugging, forced electroshock and psychiatric incarceration, and support that respects individual integrity and free will.
  • Freedom Center
    • Freedom Center is a non-profit organization run by and dedicated to people with psychosocial disabilities. They were to create a community based recovery free from medical coercion and use of harmful medications. They also work to end discrimination and harmful labels given to them.
  • MindFreedom International
    • MindFreedom International is an independent nonprofit that unites groups to peacefully take action for human rights in the mental health system.
  • National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy
    • NARPA‘s mission is to promote policies and pursue strategies that result in individuals with psychiatric diagnoses making their own choices regarding treatment. We educate and mentor those individuals to enable them to exercise their legal and human rights with a goal of abolition of all forced treatment.
  • National Center for Trauma-Informed Care
    • This center is a technical assistance center that works to build awareness of trauma-informed care, practices, and programs.
  • Open Society Mental Health Initiative (MHI)
    • MHI wants to ensure people with mental disabilities are able to live in the community and to participate in society with full respect for their human rights. MHI works in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.
  • The Icarus Project
    • The Icarus Project is a a nonprofit organization that works to alter society's perception of psychosocial disabilities while also building networks of support for individuals to inspire creativity and productivity in the world free from medical coercion or harmful medications.