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You don't have to be mad to call in . . . But, it helps. What do you want to talk about? A full-on attack of people who have been assigned a fraudulent psychiatric label is underway in America. Pending legislation such as HR 3717, The Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, (the Murphy Bill) will not solve these societal problems. While no one is defending the recent actions of several mass murders, they are being hauled out to the public in a drumbeat of fear mongering. According to FBI data, in 2010, there were 12,996 murders. The media does not focus on these. Instead, they isolate out the most heinous and sensationalized situations to condition the public to associate violence and psychiatric labels. This is a fraud. Psychiatric profiling and an increased reliance on psychiatry as an answer will repeatedly fail us as a society. All psychiatry offers are drugs and institutions. There are plenty of alternatives, that will not rob tax-payer expenditures, and produce better outcomes. Not only does psychiatry cost tax-payers billions of dollars a year in terms of services and products, but it steals millions of dollars from our economy by preventing people who have been psychiatrically assigned from working, as they are mandated into psychiatric programming, creating jobs for psychiatric, legal, medical, and police and safety professionals. It is widely accepted that the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual-V has little validity. Evidence-based supports such as mutual assistance and self-help need to be fostered, and as a country, we must adopt trauma-informed care models. Tune in to Talk with Tenney for an another view on the Crisis in America; hear first hand stories of people who have been assigned a psychiatric label; call in reports of abuse, neglect, and deaths; or call in and ask questions.
According to the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Eric K. Shinseki (March, 2014), the VA spends at least $7 billion on "mental health" services. On what? Drugs? Electroshock? Where is the transparency?
There are more than twenty million Veterans. Millions of people who have served the United States are on their ways back home from war. The things these women and men have endured in war are unimaginable to most who have never been there. How could one not be effected by war? The suicide rate amongst vets is staggering, some estimates stating 22 Veterans complete suicide each day. As a country, as anyone watching the news will learn, we are failing Veterans in the medical arena with delayed and denied treatment. The result is Vets are needlessly dying. If that's what is documented in happening in medical treatment, what is happening in terms of emotional and social supports?
Are you a Veteran? Thank you for your service. Do you have a story to tell about your experiences? Have you had problems with keeping your second amendment rights; being forced into complying with psychiatry; trying to access services and supports? Have you been able to get trauma-informed care? Call in.
This Memorial Day call in on Talk with Tenney and inform people of your thoughts on how we can do better for those who risk their lives for our country or to point out issues that need attention to be resolved. (267) 521-0167.
A new bill passed in the senate eliminating sunset of Kendra's Law. More information to follow. Call in to talk. Wednesday 9-11pm eastern 267 521 -0167
Continuation of conversation on involuntary outpatient commitment laws. Have you been subjected to court-ordered psychiatry? Have you gone to support someone involved, as an advocate or peer worker? What are your thoughts.
This is also an open lines show: What do you want to talk about? 267 521 0167 to call in.
S2225D-2013 will expand Kendra's Law to people who are incarcerated, and the amount of time that the State can go back in your life history to provide evidence for why you need to be involuntarily commited to psychiatry in the community. It will also eliminate the sunset date for Kendra's Law, which is currently 2017.
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S2225D-2013 being discussed tonight - join in the conversation - 267 521 0167 on www.blogtalkradio.com/talkwithtenney show starts at 9 pm eastern
facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SunsetKendrasLaw/
facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/StopInvoluntaryOutpatientTorture
You don't have to be mad to call in . . . But it helps! What's going on in psychiatry where you live? Open lines. Veterans are deeply affected by HR 3717 - if it passes including veteran courts that link criminal justice with mental health and alcohol and substance abuse services together . .. . talking about it tonight. IF you are a veteran, thank you for your service, if you would like to talk 267 521 0167/
Mother's being subjected to "maternal depression" screenings in New York State. Your perspectives?
What do you want to talk about? You don't have to be mad to call in . . . But, it helps! (267)521-0167
Blackballed? Shunned? Not credible? Deemed mad, insane, or worse? Stories from what it was like in the early days of this civil rights movement? The 60s, 70s, 80s? Alternatives you are involved with? Good books you have read? Legislation you are working for or against? Involuntary Outpatient Commitment? What do you want to talk about? The Human Rights Movement? Torture, Abuse, Psychiatric Genocide? Pharmaceutical Industries? Veterans? Children? Elders? Electroshock? Drugs? Freedoms? Spirituality? Love? Relationships? The show is as good as you help make it!
Debra Schwartzkopff, a shock survivor who successfully settled a psychiatric malpractice suit out of court will discuss her efforts which can be found on the ECT Justice! website at www.ectjustice.com.
There is also a wealth of information and resources about electroshock. From www.ECTJustice.com:
"Our goal is to gather information from other ECT survivors with the purpose of improving standards in the consent process if this form of treatment is to continue. It is also to provide resources and information around the use of ECT."
This conversation will focus on potential legal actions people who have survived electroshock may take and we will continue to discuss concerns about informed consent for electroshock.
Electroshock is torture. Electroshock is a crime against humanity.
Call in to discuss informed consent, electroshock, and potential legal actions that you can take! 9-11 PM Eastern (267)521-0167
Tenney will be joined by lawyer and survivor activist Tina Minkowitz to talk about human rights. Tina is a leading voice internationally for the rights of users and survivors of psychiatry, and has been influential in creating revolutionary new standards in international law. - What are human rights, what is a human rights convention? - What is the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and why is it important to people who have been psychiatrized? - What is shadow reporting? - How can we use human rights advocacy to end psychiatric oppression?
Tina Minkowitz was one of the drafters of the CRPD, and has contributed extensively to the development of norms related to legal capacity, the freedom from disability-based detention, and the freedom from forced psychiatric interventions as a form of torture and ill-treatment. She is the International Representative of the World Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry and the founder and President of the Center for the Human Rights of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry.
Involuntary outpatient commitment laws impose human and civil rights violations on people who are subjected to them. call in!
9:00 guest: Erick Fabris, Author, Tranquil Prisons
Erick Fabris is a psychiatric survivor activist, writer, and artist. His first book on forced treatment, Tranquil Prisons, was published by University of Toronto Press. After a stint in Vancouver General’s psych unit, he helped organize Mad Pride (1993), the No Force Coalition (1999), and has been a member of the Mad Students Society (2006). Erick has given lectures on rights and alternatives in mental health, from Africa and Europe to the US and Canada.
Tranquil Prisons is a book about how major tranquilizers, also called neuroleptics and antipsychotics, are used to restrain mental patients for long periods without the fuss of detaining them in cells. The writer calls this form of therapy a chemical incarceration, as it slows the body and brain in an effort to constrain people labelled mentally ill. He also argues that this form of torture will continue to be discussed as a mere treatment issue by professionals in the helping industries unless psych survivors highlight it as a human rights issue. This in-depth study is held together by personal testimonies and an activist’s hard won knowledge of the psych system. Published by the University of Toronto Press, Tranquil Prisons is an engaging look at IOCs and CTOs as an example of how treatment becomes punishment under psychiatry.
Anthony C., from Rockland County, who will be on the show tonight stated:
"I think NY State's Kendra's Law is unduly restrictive and inhumane. How could you require a person to undergo forced psychiatric medication when that same person would refuse life sustaining treatment for cancer or any other terminal disease? It just boggles the mind."
JOIN US WITH YOUR THOUGHTS - CALL IN!
HR 3717 if passed will be a disaster for people involved with psychiatry--an elimination of protection and advocacy, alternatives, and a mandate for every state to have an involuntary outpatient commitment law. Please call in to share your thoughts.
Human rights violations are routinely committed by psychiatry, including forced drugging, electroshock, restraints, seclusion, and aversives. Institutionalization itself is a violation.
People's hopes and dreams are ripped away from them, diagnosed as delusional, and left to live a life of poverty. We can do better. We must.
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