The Forced Drugging Defense Package developed by the Law Project for Psychiatric Rights for the MindFreedom Shield program.
You may download a free, non-certified PDF copy of the Forced Drugging Defense Package and a Microsoft Word version of the Forced Drugging Legal Pleadings so that attorneys can adapt them for local use, here:
- To download free Forced Drugging Defense PACKAGE (non-certified) – PDF format
- To download free Forced Drugging Legal PLEADINGS (non-certified) – Word format
Basic information about Forced Drugging Defense Package
As part of the MindFreedom Shield Program, the Law Project for Psychiatric Rights (PsychRights®) has prepared and contributed a generic Forced Drugging Defense Package, for adaptation and use by people facing forced drugging around the country. The Forced Drugging Defense Package is built around the written expert testimony of Grace E. Jackson, MD, and the award winning author of Mad in America, Robert Whitaker, which PsychRights has successfully used to stop forced drugging in one of its cases.
In order to use the Forced Drugging Defense Package in court, people must obtain certified copies of this testimony from MindFreedom, which should make it “admissible evidence.” Only those who have a present need for this formal written testimony should ask for it, and to cover the costs involved MindFreedom does charge a nominal fee.