Wednesday, 29 August 2007, at 4 pm ET, “click and listen” to a live interview with electroshock-survivor SUE CLARK in Ontario, Canada. Phone in with your questions & comments live. Host is David Oaks.
Update August 2015, Sue has passed away. Please click to see MindFreedom’s tribute to her life…
This Wednesday, 29 August 2007, 4 pm ET:
Sue Clark of Canada on MindFreedom Free Live Internet Radio
Sue Clark-Wittenberg is a survivor of electroshock, also known as electroconvulsive therapy or ECT.
During the 18-year period from 1972 to 1990, Sue was diagnosed with 15 different psychiatric labels, prescribed 14 different types of psychiatric drugs, and was locked up in a variety of psychiatric institutions in Ontario, Canada.
Sue says, “I was tortured with electroshock in 1973 at the age of l7 years old which was given to me against my will. On my 5th ECT my heart stopped and I had to be revived.” Sue says she suffers from permanent memory loss and has a difficult time learning new things to this day.
Sue and her husband StevenWittenberg founded The Wittenberg Center to EndElectroshock in Ottawa. Says Sue, “We are working with others all around the world to ban ECT universally.”
For more info see her web site:
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Wednesday, 5 September 2007: Guest Professor Gail A. Hornstein has collected hundreds of personal accounts by people who have experienced the mental health system, going back centuries! To read about Prof. Hornstein’s work on “First Person Accounts of Madness” click here: