We want to thank all of you who have become MIA members and supported us with a contribution. Since we began this member initiative, we have received support from about 150 people, who have contributed $7,313 through June 30 of this year. We hope that more of our readers will become members and support MIA, as this is the only financial support we receive to run this website.
Here is an updated report on our finances, our readership, and our future plans. Most important, we are pleased to announce that we are now planning to hold a Mad In America International Film Festival from October 9th-12th, 2014, at the Regent Theatre in Arlington, Massachusetts.
MIA Income Statement, January 1 2013 through June 30 2013.
|MIA Member Support||$7,313|
|Labor (Editorial and Web Management)||$16,165|
|Internet hosting fees, etc.||$1,978|
Readership report, January through June 2013
Unique Visitors: 228,148
Total Pageviews: 1.5 Million
Number of Countries Reached: 196
Top 10 Countries: US, UK, Canada, Australia, Germany, Ireland, Finland, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark
Top Google Search Terms (by Impressions): Seroquel, Ablixa, Benzo, Benzo Withdrawal
Most Popular Articles:
1) Why Anti-Authoritarians are Diagnosed as Mentally Ill
2) Not so Black: Ablixa and Homicidal Side Effects
3) After Seroquel
4) Things Your Doctor Should Tell You About Antidepressants
5) There’s No Duct Tape for Benzo Withdrawal
Planning for a Mad In America International Film Festival, September 2014
Mad In America is planning to hold a 3-day international film festival from October 9th-12th, 2014, at the Regent Theatre in Arlington, Massachusetts. We expect it will include the following:
- Documentary films from the U.S. and abroad
- Showings of classic “mad” films
- “Mad” artwork
- Possible theatre presentations
We Need Your Support
Your support is what enables us to run this website, and also build a community that, I believe, is helping to promote real change in how our society thinks about psychiatric disorders and possible treatments for them. As our community of readers includes people from 196 countries, the website is prompting such rethinking of psychiatry in many social circles. With the financial support of our readers, Mad in America will continue to evolve and grow.
For those who have become MIA members, we thank you. And if you have not become a member, please consider whether you would like to support us in building this community, and helping our website continue.
Mad in America hosts blogs by a diverse group of writers. These posts are designed to serve as a public forum for a discussion—broadly speaking—of psychiatry and its treatments. The opinions expressed are the writers’ own.