Editor’s note (Monica Cassani): oddly enough, I too had a brief stay in Ridgeview 15 years ago in which much the same abuse played out. I also entered voluntarily and 5 hours later I asked to leave and they wouldn’t let me go at which point it became a forced incarceration, just like it did… Continue Reading →
When separation and microaggressions are legitimized and put into public policy and discourse, we become second class citizens and subhumans. This is oppression and bigotry systemically supported and then denied by almost everyone, including those most seriously affected. We come to believe these lies. …
We all need to be ourselves. Speak our truth. In order that we might come into alignment with healing ourselves and all humanity. It’s a necessity for our survival and all sentient beings on this planet. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
yes, this is true…please click through for the entire quote on Altmentalities blog.
Yes, health care is indeed a human right…now lets just transform medicine which is widely corrupted by pHARMa and actually provide care that HEALS and doesn’t depend on creating drug dependent zombies (and I’m not just talking about psychiatry…statins, anti-acids, and a host of other meds are seriously overprescribed and do nothing to HEAL people… Continue Reading →
This frame story presents undiagnosed/untreated mental illness almost as a human rights issue. From this point of view, it is a basic human right to a. be informed that you are suffering from a mental illness [this fact being objectively determined, of course] and b. be medicated, therapized, or in some other way treated for that disease [the treatments being scientifically proven to address those aforementioned objective diagnoses]….
This is an upate to let you all know that Alison Hymes was NOT sent to a long-term facility this morning. Our efforts were successful. I think this proves that when we all band together, we can fight the oppressive forces of psychiatry. Alison had very little family support, but she had the love and… Continue Reading →
Yesterday when I wrote about my frustrations with the liberal or progressive movements in this country Darby Penney responded to that post with this comment (slightly edited): Gianna, thanks for raising this issue. I was active in progressive politics long before I became an activist on human rights issues for people with psychiatric histories, and… Continue Reading →
From MindFreedom: This Wednesday, 10 December 2008, human rights activists all over the world will be celebrating the 60th anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 10 December is the UN’s official International Human Rights Day. 10 December is also the day that Ray Sandford is scheduled to receive… Continue Reading →
I read this and this today. I read this yesterday. I’m feeling rage. I actually read this sort of stuff every day. We (the psychiatrically labeled) are marked for life and people like NAMI, TAC, psychiatrists in general as well as Big Pharma will do everything in their power to keep us marked. If they… Continue Reading →