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On March 15, 2016 from 9 - 11 PM Eastern, call in (267) 521-0167 to join people who are shock treatment survivors and allies discuss the current state of the FDAs attempts to down-classify the shock device to a class II device putting it in the same category as eyeglasses or wheelchairs.
The rule proposed is that for people who are 18 years of age and older, who experience a “depressive episode” as part of “major depressive disorder” or “bipolar disorder” and are “treatment-resistant” or “require rapid response” that the “probable benefit of ECT outweighs these risks” (p. 81228).
We have 13 days left to say #FDAStopTheShockDevice.
Tune in to hear the current situation, share your experiences of shock treatment, and encourage others to respond to the FDA.
For more information and to sign the MindFreedom International Petition that has over 1,000 supporters see: https://www.change.org/p/fda-stop-fda-from-down-classifying-the-shock-device-to-a-class-ii-device-stop-shock-treatment
To read about the FDAs latest move to down classify see:
Watch this powerful video: ECT Destroys Life produced by Aftershock: Life After ECT here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jyi32-slxUk