A Hero Protects America’s Children from Psychiatric Abuse—Jim Gottstein

Peter Breggin has a new post up on Huffington Post. I must agree with him.jghollywood144

Alaska attorney Jim Gottstein has taken the bull by the horns. It’s a bull of many terrifying shapes and forms. First and foremost, it is the raging bull of the Psychopharmaceutical Complex that is goring America’s children. It’s also the rampaging state government bull that everywhere runs roughshod over the children in its custody and care. And then it’s the “bull” handed out by drug companies and organized psychiatry to justify using drugs to suppress the behavior of children.

Jim Gottstein’s Law Project for Psychiatric Rights (PsychRights.org) has gone to court to stop the drugging of Alaska’s children. Before they are given psychiatric drugs, Jim wants the following standards to be met:

(1) That proven psychosocial interventions have been exhausted.

(2) That the benefits of the drug outweigh the risks.

(3) That those authorizing the prescriptions are fully informed about the risks and benefits, and the alternatives.

(4) That the children are thoroughly monitored, including for side effects. (read the rest here of this important article here)

This is not the first time Jim Gottstein has been a hero. He put his career at risk over the Zyprexa debacle a couple of years ago. And he is also the founder of the new Soteria House in Alaska.

He runs PsychRights a very important human rights organization for those who have been violated by psychiatry. He is also a survivor and his story is here which has been posted on this site before.

Comments

  1. I love Jim Gottstein!
    These standards he’s calling for Gianna….
    The second one – benefits outweigh the risk, and the third one – full informed consent…..

    If these two are really addressed – we won’t have any kids on drugs….Period, end of story….because the standards cannot be met…..

    The first one….psychosocial interventions….with ‘bipolar’ and ‘schizophrenia’….in many of the cases, there is trauma….subtle or blatant…but, in some cases, there is a problem with absorption (the gut), and in many others, environmental (cerebral allergies), nutritional deficiencies….you know the list….

    Anyway, it’s good to see this posted. I was just going to put a post up about Gottstein….may put something up about his legal victories…..Getting people out of psych hospitals, and/or keeping them from being tossed in…..

    What a great guy….a true ‘counselor’…..

    Duane

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