Welcome to the PsychFacts Database, where you ‘ll find quick, easy-to-read summaries of facts from scientific studies and published articles on a variety of mental health topics.

Here, you can…


Use the broad CATEGORIES and more specific TAGS to the right to browse this database, or use
the search function at the top to find the specific PsychFacts you need. Each PsychFact contains highly quotable statistics and information about the mental health system and has been evaluated for accuracy.


Use PsychFacts to back up your activism for mental health human rights with data! Collect relevant PsychFacts, then share them in powerpoint presentations, flyers and handouts for street demonstrations, datasheets for press and media, Facebook infographics,  — the possibilities are endless.


Help us grow this resource for mental health activists around the world!

Submit a PsychFact from a published article or scientific study that we don’t have listed yet.

Tell us how YOU’RE using PsychFacts to advocate for human rights in the mental health system.

Share a fact sheet, flyer, or powerpoint that you’ve created using PsychFacts.


Psych Facts Video See the NEW PsychFacts video explaining how to use this new resource…





mfi-logoThe PsychFacts Database is a project of MindFreedom International.

MindFreedom International is a 100% independent nonprofit (that means no money from governments, religions, or pharmaceutical companies!) UNITED to win human rights and alternatives in the mental health system. MindFreedom is for voice and choice — voice of people on the receiving end of mental health care, and a range of choices in treatment.

Through programs like the Shield Campaign, MindFreedom works to protect the human rights of any individual confined or drugged in the mental health system against their will.

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