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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
fom the perspectives of people who survivors of electroshock.
Sue Clark-Wittenberg wrote me:
Electroshock also known as ECT, shock, and electroconvulsive therapy is still being given. Yearly 100,00 people in the USA get ECT. Most people are forced to have ECT. Worldwide, it is estimated that 1 to 2 to million ECTs are being given.
Sue Clark-Wittenberg is an electroshock survivor. At 17 years old shewas forced to have ECT in 1973. On her 5th ECT her heart stopped and she had to revived. In 1998 Sue became an anti-psychiatry activist.
Sue and her husband Steven founded in 2005 The International Campaign to Ban Electroshock (ICBE). The ICBE deems ECT to be torture, barbaric, inhumane, unethical and a crime against humanity. ECT must be banned universally. ECT always causes brain damage.
Don Weitz is a psychiatric survivor of insulin shock in the 1950s, an antipsychiatry and social justice activist. Since 1974, Don has been active in the Psychiatric Survivor Liberation Movement; in the 1980s has participated in many public protests including civil disobedience against electroshock and was arrested at least twice with several other survivor activists. Don is co-founder of Phoenix Rising (the first antipsychiatry magazine in Canada,1980-1990), co-editor of the antipsychiatry anthology Shrink Resistant: The Struggle Against Psychiatry in Canada (1988), author of the e-book Rise Up/Fight Back (2012), and co-founder (with Dr. Bonnie Burstow) of the Coalition Against Psychiatric Assault (CAPA). He continues to protest against the "mental health" system and psychiatry, he lives in Toronto.
Kathie Cascio, a survivor of the psychiatric industry and human rights activist is passionate about the Movement. Kathie has been involved with WE THE PEOPLE In Remembrance of Esmin Green who was murdered-by-neglect at Kings County Hospital Center Psychiatric Emergency Room, June 19, 2008; psychOUT: A Conference for Organizing Resistnace Against Psychiatry; Bastille Day demonstrations and vigils to speak out agains psychiatric oppression and celebrate the human spirit.
Kathie is a survivor of elctroshock, and is totally against the use of ECT, shock, and all forms of forced treatment. Join us to talk about how our movement can thrive, end the use of electroshock and all forced psychiatry.
Jim Gottstein grew up in Anchorage, Alaska. After graduating from West Anchorage High School in 1971, he attended the University of Oregon and graduated with honors (BS, Finance) in 1974. From there he attended Harvard Law School graduating in 1978 with a J.D. degree. Mr. Gottstein's career has evolved from emphasizing business matters and public land law, with mental health representation and advocacy as an adjunct, to increasing emphasis on mental health advocacy and representation.
Since late 2002, Mr. Gottstein has devoted the bulk of his time pro bono to the Law Project for Psychiatric Rights (PsychRights) whose mission is to mount a strategic litigation campaign against forced psychiatric drugging and electroshock across the United States. Starting, in 2004, Jim has made addressing the alarming and horrific increase in the psychiatric drugging of children and youth a high priority.
For more information on Jim's work please see www.psychrights.org
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Faint sounds coming from the Sound Gimp's closet as the Nurse wonders whether her bra needs to match her panties for a day in court. Always the fashion star, Miss Furr steps in looking vivacious to induct the latest Concrete Carpet as the Lab menacingly tinkers with a new electroshock device.
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For years Andy hid his raging mania under a larger-than-life personality. He sought a high wherever he could find one, and changed jobs as some people change outfits -- filmmaker, art dealer, hustler; whatever made him feel like a cartoon character, invincible and bright. Electroboy is about living life at breakneck speed. Andy hopped on flights from New York to Tokyo and Paris at a moment's notice, spent $25,000 without a bit of thought on a huge shopping spree and stayed awake nights exploring the underworld of nightlife in Manhattan or whatever city he happened to be visiting, in search of the perfect high. But when Andy turned to art forgery, he found himself the subject of a scandal lapped up by the New York media, then in jail, then under house arrest. And for once he didn't have a ready escape hatch from his unraveling life. Andy was misdiagnosed by more than eight doctors and even when he was finally diagnosed with this chronic illness, he was treated unsuccessfully with any regimen of medication. Ingesting handfuls of antidepressants and tranquilizers, he felt his mind lose traction. With no hope of his condition stabilizing, he turned to the last resort: electroshock therapy also known as electroconvulsive therapy (or ECT). Andy underwent nineteen electroshock treatments over the course of about a year and a half. Electroboy is currently being made into a major motion picture. Not only is Andy working on a sequel to Electroboy, but he is also writing a self-help book for sufferers of depression and bipolar disorder. Please visit his official website for full bio and more information: http://www.electroboy.com
Andy joins us to discuss his book, his future projects, his own story and take callers who live with bipolar and depression. Feel free to call in even if it's anonymous.
Hear survivors of forced OUTPATIENT electroshock. Elizabeth Ellis, 67, is court ordered to report for involuntary electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) over her wishes. Joining her is Ray Sandford who won his own campaign against forced electroshock. Also hear from electroshock survivors Dorothy Dundas and Loretta Wilson who testified at last month's hearing by FDA about whether to finally start regulating the ECT device after 70 years of use in the USA. Joined by psychologist John Breeding who also testified, hear about their victory: The FDA panel voted to require testing of the ECT device. Special host: Celia Brown, MFI board president, along with YOUR live calls.
On June 26, 2014 from 8 - 10 PM Eastern, tune in to the Talk with Tenney show for a lively conversation shining light on psychiatry and efforts to resist against it, in Canada and across the world. Dr. Bonnie Burstow's work over the years on exposing the abuse and torture people -- particularly women --have endured at the hands of psychiatry is expansive, and dates back decades. Her work on exposing electroshock as a crime against humanity needs attention. You can call in (267) 521 - 0167 to discuss the fight against psychiatry, the battle in academia, being silenced and obstructed, and strategic activism. Different efforts Dr. Burstow has been involved in including Psychiatry Disrupted, Psychiatry Interrogated, and Psychiatry and the Business of Madness will be at hand.
Dr. Bonnie Burstow is a faculty member at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at University of Toronto and a very long time antipsychiatry activist (approximately 35 years) . She is also a feminist therapist, a prison abolitionist, a left wing anarchist, and a prolific author. Examples of organizations and events which she has chaired over the years include: the Ontario Coalition Against Electroshock, Resistance Against Psychiatry, Coalition Against Psychiatric Assault, and the first PsychOut Conference. Examples of her publications are Radical Feminist Therapy: Working in the Context of Violence, Shrink Resistant (co-edited with Don Weitz); A Rose By Any Other Name: Naming and the Battle Against Psychiatry (in Mad Matters) and the much anticipated, soon to be released anthology of which she is first editor, Psychiatry Disrupted. (McGill/Queen's University Press).
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!
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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Tonight we will review information about electroshock as torture, as discussed on the special edition of Talk with Tenney, June 4, 2014. We will also be discussing bills put forth by Murphy, Barber, and Thompson and their collleaguses. A continued focus on offering other perspectives to HR 3717 the "Helping Families in mental health crisis Act" and stopping it.
State-Sponsored Organized Psychiatric Industries are with state-sanction power violating our human, constitutional and civil rights. The (p)harmaceutical industry is profiting in the billions, annually. The tax-payers are paying enormously. People's lives are being stolen from them, as they are held in slavery, abused, tortured, and murdered.
If you have a story you would like to share - speak out here!
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