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Join the fight against stigma and pseudoscience in New York

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This weekend, the New York State Psychiatric Institute is hosting a conference on psychosomatic illness at Columbia University Medical Center -- and they invited Per Fink to speak.  If you have watched Unrest, you know that Fink’s clinic was responsible for the involuntary institutionalization of Karina Hansen, a Danish young ...

Stop Per Fink from Spreading Misinformation about ME: Sign the Petition

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The Danish physician, Per Fink, is traveling to the United States to speak about his unscientific and dangerous idea that myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) is a psychosomatic illness. Per Fink has been invited to speak at a psychosomatic conference at Columbia University in New York City on Oct. 20th. Columbia University will reward medical providers who come to hear Per Fink ...
Individuals who were lied to and misrepresented by Netflix’s Afflicted include (left to right): Jake, Pilar, Jamison, Jake & Bekah, Jill & Janine

Open Letter Demands Removal of Netflix’s “Afflicted” – Sign the Petition

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On September 18th, more than 40 writers, activists, artists, filmmakers, physicians, and scientists came together to write an open letter to Netflix to request that Afflicted be immediately removed from the service. "We are deeply concerned about its unethical treatment of its subjects and its many factual errors and omissions," states ...

PBS Audience Award: Vote for Unrest

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We are thrilled to announce that Unrest is in the running for the 2017-18 Independent Lens Audience Award! It was an honor to have Unrest premiere on PBS | Independent Lens this past January and it would mean the world to us if we could count on your support for ...

Scottish Action – Urge your MSP to Support Petition for ME

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by Kim Gurav and Susan Cole #MEAction Scotland volunteers have been called before the Scottish Parliament’s Petitions Committee on Thursday, 7th June to give evidence on their petition to review treatment of ME patients in Scotland. The petition has received 7,000 signatures, and calls on the Scottish Government to invest in ...

#MEAction Launches First New York Organizing Meeting

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With the excitement and attention around the theatrical premiere of 'Unrest' in NYC this month now is the time to take ME advocacy and activism to a new level in New York. Over the past year there has been increasing progress at the state level. Last fall a #MillionsMissing protest was ...

3 Ways You Can Join in a #TimeforUnrest

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Update: View a recording of the call here -  --------------------------- The September kickoff of the #TimeforUnrest campaign is just around the corner, and we at #MEAction couldn't be more excited! Last week we recorded our first community call where we got to know the Unrest team, hear about the film's release plan and got a sneak peek into the impact ...

Invite Congress to experience UNREST film and VR!

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#MEAction is teaming up with the Time for Unrest campaign and Solve ME/CFS Initiative to bring two new exciting opportunities to educate people on Capitol Hill about ME next week. On Wednesday, September 13, there will be a screening of the the Sundance award winning film, Unrest, directed by and ...

Support Severe ME Day: Join the Silence Challenge

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August 8th is Severe ME Day. It is a day of awareness raising for those suffering severe Myalgic Encephalomyelitis as well as a day of remembrance. August 8th was the birthday of Sophia Mirza, a 32 year-old woman who died of ME. One way you can participate and raise awareness for ...

New York State Health Commissioner Sends Letter to Physicians about ME

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On Friday, May 26th, New York State (NYS) Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker emailed a letter regarding Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) to eighty-five thousand physicians in NYS. In the letter he describes the illness, encourages physicians to consider ME as part of a differential diagnosis when evaluating patients with symptoms, and ...