VICTORY: Forced Electroshock of Glen K. in a New York Psychiatric Institution Halted!

Info Within 48 hours of the launch of a MindFreedom Alert Campaign, the Attorney General for New York announced that Glen K. will receive no more forced electroshock under his court order. Rockland Psychiatric Center was giving involuntary electroshock over and against Glen’s expressed wishes. Despite his psychiatrist’s pessimistic predictions, Glen K. did well without…

VICTORY: Forced Electroshock of Glen K. in a New York Psychiatric Institution Halted!

Info Within 48 hours of the launch of a MindFreedom Alert Campaign, the Attorney General for New York announced that Glen K. will receive no more forced electroshock under his court order. Rockland Psychiatric Center was giving involuntary electroshock over and against Glen’s expressed wishes. Despite his psychiatrist’s pessimistic predictions, Glen K. did well without…

VICTORY: Forced Electroshock of Glen K. in a New York Psychiatric Institution Halted!

Info Within 48 hours of the launch of a MindFreedom Alert Campaign, the Attorney General for New York announced that Glen K. will receive no more forced electroshock under his court order. Rockland Psychiatric Center was giving involuntary electroshock over and against Glen’s expressed wishes. Despite his psychiatrist’s pessimistic predictions, Glen K. did well without…

The Mental Illness Industry Is Medicalising Normality

Info Document Actions Print this The well-respected UK newspaper The Guardian published this piece criticizing the over-use of psychiatric labeling, and the way the process is “medicalizing” what is considered “normal.” The Mental Illness Industry Is Medicalising Normality Date Published: Sep 06, 2011 12:00 AM Author: Lisa Appignanesi Source: The Guardian, UK   A Reading…

This Fall: Carrie Fisher Promotes Maintenance Electroshock in New Book

Info Actress Carrie Fisher is famous for her portrayal of Princess Leia in Star Wars. But she’s becoming famous for promoting her electroshock, also known as electroconvulsive therapy or ECT. Action: Ask Fisher to have a heart. Actress Carrie Fisher plans new book centered on her electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), more popularly known as electroshock.  …