Amy Philo’s story on youtube

Victim of Zoloft after delivery of her baby.

5 thoughts on “Amy Philo’s story on youtube

  1. Yes, I love what Amy is doing for all mothers out there. My postpartum psychosis was awful and terrifying, but the loss of being able to breastfeed and losing contact with my baby (due to being commited and drugged) is the grief that stays with me…

  2. Wow i hope that Canada is not planning something similar. The Mothers Act reminds of of the ‘New Freedom Mental Health Act’ that I read off of the US gov’t website. What these kinds of acts seem to have in common is early screening (in the case of NFMHA in primary school) to create lifetime ‘consumers’ of pharma products. If we add in all the new ‘prodromal’ categories in the upcoming DSM-V then we are all in for some serious trouble. Anyone could be diagnosed at any time with a ‘pre-psychotic’ condition. The APA and all its individual prescribing doctors has to be held accountable for all the misery they happily promote in the name of pharma profits. And big pharma’s power over our lives needs to be broken.

  3. This vid had me cry when I watched it first time a year ago or so. Both with anger and joy. So glad, Amy escaped a fate like Melanie Stoke’s. And what an unsurpassed amount of hypocrisy and disrespect to promote an act, that inevitably will lead to a whole lot of more suffering like Melanie’s in her very name!

    I agree with EF. It definitely also is a feminist and class issue, and very much so.

    Thanks Amy for making an effort to try and stop what is nothing but just another assault on women!

  4. Hey, that is such a beautiful and moving video. I’ve never seen it before. Go Amy — you are so brave! Love you!

  5. …one of the most vital sentences she writes is:

    “When women who show ANY emotion are drugged”

    I am SO impressed that this woman was willing to really talk about her experience. Post-partum depression is so feared and to have it literally created in you must have been SO terrifying and she was brave as hell to go off the meds not really knowing if it would work. I am so grateful she has gone so public with this.

    I wonder ….If a woman who has a home and a job and a husband and supportive family can have this occur, what about single women and poorer women, or teen moms who can’t afford anything but gov’t medical assistance?
    I bet they are even more likely to be quickly assessed and drugged/sedated.

    This is galling…I think it is a civic rights issue but also a feminist and class issue…..
    When one is getting services in a medical establishment, especially a hospital or ER, there is the assumption that you would not be able to understand why they make decisions for you, and you would slow it all down if you asked anything to be explained. If you are insured or self-paying they are still rude and fast and treat most people like children, but if you are any kind of a poverty case you are supposed to be so grateful for their attention that you are really frowned at if you ask anything.
    Interesting how these lines are drawn and how the bad effects can ripple outward, when simple respectful communication could work for all.

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