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  1. This article by Alaska attorney Jim Gottstein is among the most eloquent denunciations of America’s failure to live up to its promise of liberty that I have ever read.

  2. The last line of your post sticks in my mind. Tom Burns a psych in UK was influential in persuading politicians to approve compulsory ‘treatment’ in the community, It amounted mainly to involuntary brutally forced injections and removals from homes.. He organised a tokenistic consultation and meeting at Springfields hospital in London to convince ‘users’ of the advantages. Black men were rightfully the most fearful of the dehumanising consequences of coercion but were silenced by fear of speaking openly Aftrwards a group got together and set up safe houses to hide away and be mutually cared for. Years later T B confessed he had made an error. Too late for so many.

    I would like to ask Jim G and Wayne R Is there any kind of organised group of lawyers anywhere of the calibre we need to tackle psychiatric abuse? Wayne What you published is also very impressive Are you still practicing law pro bono? I remember a programme whereby student lawyers volunteered to assist prisoners on death row. Anything like that happening in psychiatry?
    The Case Against Psychiatry
    Why Psychiatry is Evil and Must Be Abolished
    Wayne Ramsay, J.D.

    The Case Against Psychiatry began as notes I wrote after attending the annual Mood Disorders Symposium at Johns Hopkins University in 1988. During the following days, months, and years I repeatedly re-read those notes, added ideas as they occurred to me, and read many books and articles about psychiatry. In the process I attended the Mood Disorders Symposiums at Johns Hopkins in 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, and 1994, as well as other programs. Over time my notes became a large unpublished manuscript. In the 1990s I published excerpts from that manuscript as pamphlets using the pseudonym or pen name Lawrence Stevens. This book is updated and expanded versions of those pamphlets and four additional essays: The Myth of Psychiatric Diagnosis, Why the Myth of Mental Illness Lives On, Why Psychiatry is Evil, and The Future of Anti-Psychiatry Activism.
    In these essays I have assembled the most credible witnesses against psychiatry I could find. I am therefore as much an editor as an author. In every case where I can remember the source of facts or an idea I have given the writer or speaker credit. This approach enabled me to write a more convincing and compelling case against psychiatry than would have been possible by simply stating my personal opinions.
    In recommended reading or videos at the end of some essays I have listed books, articles, and videos, all of which I have read or watched in their entirety, on the subject of the essay, and web sites I recommend, for readers who wish to learn more.___________________________________________________
    “[M]odern psychiatry has no rational or scientific basis.” – Dr. Niall (“Jock”) McLaren, an Australian psychiatrist, in his YouTube.com video, “DSM-5: Critical Review – Part 1” 2011) at 0:22
    “I have sworn upon the altar of god eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.” -Thomas Jefferson, September 23, 1800
    ___________________________________________________

    Contents
    Does Mental Illness Exist?
    Schizophrenia: A Nonexistent Disease
    The Myth of Biological Depression
    The Myth of Psychiatric Diagnosis
    Why the Myth of Mental Illness Lives On
    Psychiatric Drugs: Cure or Quackery? (HTML)
    Psychiatric Drugs: Cure or Quackery? (PDF booklet)
    Psychiatry’s Electroconvulsive Shock Treatment:
    A Crime Against Humanity
    The Brain Butchery Called Psychosurgery
    The Case Against Psychotherapy
    Unjustified Psychiatric Commitment in the U.S.A.
    Is Involuntary Commitment for “Mental Illness” or “Dangerousness” a Violation of Substantive Due Process?
    Why Psychiatry Should Be Abolished as a Medical Specialty(HTML)
    Why Psychiatry Should Be Abolished as a Medical Specialty(PDF)
    Suicide: A Civil Right
    Psychiatric Stigma Follows You Wherever You Go
    for the Rest of Your Life
    Why Psychiatry is Evil
    The Future of Anti-Psychiatry Activism
    copyright 2020
    Permission to reproduce is granted
    provided the reproduction is accurate
    and proper credit is given
    The author is a volunteer (pro bono) attorney for the Law Project for Psychiatric Rights (psychrights.org) and may be reached at wayneramsay (at) mail (dot) com

  3. Law Project for Psychiatric Rights: PsychRights
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    About the Law Project For Psychiatric Rights

    The Law Project for Psychiatric Rights (PsychRights) was incorporated as an Alaska non-profit on November 6, 2002, to undertake a coordinated, strategic, legal effort seeking to end the abuses against people diagnosed with mental illness through individual legal representation. These abuses are describe in Psychiatry: Force of Law. PsychRights is especially focused on unwarranted court ordered psychiatric drugging requiring people diagnosed with mental illness to submit or be forcibly subjected to brain damaging psychiatric drugs (& electroshock). The strategic campaign is described in some detail in How the Legal System Can Help Create a Recovery Culture in Mental Health Systems, which also discusses the necessity of educating the public about the truth and creating alternatives to the all drug, all the time mental illness system. Due to the massive psychiatric drugging of children and youth, especially poor, disadvantaged children, PsychRights has made it a priority.

    Board of Directors and Officers:

    Jim Gottstein President & CEO
    Don Roberts Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer
    Dorothy Dundas Board Member

  4. This is the problem with the system.
    Once a professional(s) makes a false accusation about you or places an incorrect label on you, it has dark ramifications for that individual for the rest of their life.
    You are stuck with a label that is not really you!
    They have a permanent tattoo on their forehead that can never be erased. You can try to alter that tattoo however, you can never get rid of it!
    Like Ms Spears, anyone can have their basic human rights stripped away from them with a ‘flick of a pen’ or a nasty vendetta.
    If someone wants to ruin your life, they will do anything to blemish/defame your good name.
    Someone who has it in for you can have people set you up and ruin your life with defamatory and vexatious labels.
    I cannot comprehend how those who do this to many decent/honest people live with themselves?
    If the tables were reversed, would they have the mental strength or moral courage to endure the psychological harm and torment that is inflicted upon these innocent victims? ~ Believe me: It is worse than torture!
    Who has the right to take away anyone’s basic human rights?
    Many who have been stripped of their basic civil human rights have enough insight and foresight, to see beyond the ‘smoke and mirrors’.
    Those who believe are above others feel threatened that the outspoken ones might actually carry weight with what they hear/see and feel.
    Exposing the tyrants for who they are may actually aggravate those who try to expose the TRUTH!
    Every good you try to do = more harm!

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