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Read my article in Mad in America, All for the Best of the Patient

This is our contribution the Campaign to Support CRPD Absolute Prohibition of Commitment and Forced Treatment and the right to say NO.

I wrote the story about Luise. How forced treatment ended up with her death. Mental health problem is not a deadly disease. It is not a disease att all. Still unfortunately the death rate because of psychiatric treatment is very high. And much of the treatment is carried out by force.

Watch the video with professor Peter G¿tzsche talking about Dear Luise and the forced treatment she experienced at a conference in Copenhagen September 16, 2015. (Click at the image).

 
         
 

And I can't stop wondering if the psychiatrists really believe in their dogma, -launched in the eighties- that explains mental health illnesses as caused by a biochemical disorder in the brain. A disorder which can only be repaired/balanced by psychotropics. I also wonder if the mental health care staff believe that forced treatment helps mental ill persons to recover faster - or have they simply forgotten that they are dealing with human beings instead of "interesting research subjects"?


Professor Joanna Moncrieff regrets
the way psychiatry is practiced:

Here is the clip of Joanna MoncrieffÕs heartfelt admission
of the failures of her profession, that she finds gives
far too much psychotropics without watching the side effect.

 

Psychiatry gone astray

An article written by professor Peter G¿tzsche in a major Danish newspaper in February 2014. He listed ten myths that psychiatrists use to make their patients take the drugs often against their will. Among others that people with schizophrenia have a biochemical disease that can be cured with psychotropics. An article that made him widely unpopular. Read the article here.
 
     
 

Click on the image to watch the video.

 
     
  Cause of Death Unknown.
Carrying photos of our dead relatives.
 
     
 

Cause of Death Ð Unknown: A documentary by The Norwegian film maker Anniken Hoel.
The film had worldpremiere in Denmark in March 2017.

Dead in Psychiatric Care held a demonstration outside the cinema where each person carried a photo of their dead relative. The demo was held before the film started.

This demonstration was held  as evidence of the cruelty committed against our beloved. We want this dangerous (over)medication to stop. It spoils peoples lives and very often it takes peoples lives.

Click here to watch a video from the demonstrastion.

 
     
 

At the end of the of the film Anniken asked all us with a photo to stand up:
What you see below is only from a corner of the cinema. There were people all over the cinema carrying photos of our dead relatives.

 
     
   
     
 
 
  Professor Peter  Gotzsche expelled
 
 
The 6th of November 2018. Professor Peter Goetzche has today been expelled and is not the director of The Nordic Cochrane Institute any more
To day the Danish Minister of Health agreed on expelling him from the Institute. First PG was expelled from the board of The International Cochrane Institute. The reason for expelling him was among others that he made too much Òdisturbance" in the institution by all his controvercy about medication . The same Òreason" led to his dismissal from his director chair in *Denmark. In my opinion PG was only trying to tell the real story about the effect of different medicines and from the real scientific papers. The truths that some of the medication given to people is not at all good for them, but rather the opposite was not welcome. In this case he also revealed examples of  fraud in the medical area, as scientific articles on the marvelous affect of certain medicines are made by the medicine companies and signed by a scientist(ghost writers)

We donÕt know what the next director will be like, but I fear that he/she will not have the same expertise as PG and that will be for very bad for the population.
 
 

Psykiatritopm¿de i Imperialbiografen
den 29. September 2018

 

Psykiatritopm¿det var en stor success. Mange kom og bes¿gte vores bod
og snakkede om  deres problemer  med behandling


 
'World needs ÒrevolutionÓ in mental health care'



The psychiatry summit29th September in the Imperial Cinema. Dead in Psychiatrys stand had a lot of visitors, who all were very interested in our work and what the association works for. It is obvious that more and more people -also people that works in the psychiatric field- can see that things are not at all well concerning psychiatric treatment. I do agree with Dainius Puras and would here  like to quote him. He is the United Nations special Rapporteur on the right to health

 

The UN Human rights expert has called for a sea change in mental health care around the world, urging States and psychiatrists to act with courage to reform a crisis-hit system built on outdated attitudes.




 
  The International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry announces its full support for physician Peter G¿tzsche.
The International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry announces its full support for physician Peter G¿tzsche, who cofounded the Cochrane Collaboration and led the Collaboration's Nordic Cochrane Centre in Copenhagen, Denmark. Dr. G¿tzsche has been a tireless advocate of scientific excellence in medical research, a critic of industry pressures on research, and a friend of ISEPP.


Just weeks ago, the Collaboration's Governing Board voted 6-5 (one abstention) to expel Dr. G¿tzsche from the Collaboration. The Board's reasoning was vague and lacked specific evidence of any wrongdoing on Dr. G¿tzsche's part, creating suspicion among some that the expulsion was motivated by industry interests. Four of the dissenting voters resigned in protest. See this recent article in Science for the details.

ISEPP continues to fully support Dr. G¿tzsche's and his future efforts at scientific excellence.
Vores d¿de familiemedlemmer er ikke d¿de forg¾ves. Vi kan se, at flere og flere m¿der op til mindestunden og mindes. Samtidig problematiserer vi ogsŒ den nuv¾rende behandling, hvor folk - i god tro-  henvender sig for at fŒ hj¾lp og hvor de for ofte ender op med at blive skadet for livet eller d¿ af den tilbudte behandling.
Mindestunden var dejlig. Den emmede af  k¾rlighed til jer k¾re, vi har mistet, og af en st¾rk mindelse om, at nu skal psykiatrien altsŒ ¾ndres. Vi vil ikke acceptere flere d¿dsfald. Vi vil ikke acceptere at flere invalideres og fŒr ¿delagt deres liv pŒ grund af en sk¿desl¿s behandling, som synes at gŒ pŒ samlebŒnd uden hensyn til, at vi alle er forskellige og derfor ikke skal have samme behandling (medicinm¾ngder). Hvad er det da for noget!


DiP has become a member of the EU-organization

Read a short extract below:

D¿d i Psykiatrien (DiP) ÕDead in Psychiatric CareÕ was founded in 2009 by a group of family and friends of young people who have died while in psychiatric treatment.
We have different services:
Telephone councelling.
The association aims to create a forum for them to share their experiences and demand changes to the treatment modalities that led to the death of their loved ones.
The association wants to improve the conditions for the people in treatment today .
DiP mostly have focus on treatment of the group of people, that are heavily medicated.
DiPs activities
Every year the 15th of July DiP holds a memorial session in front of a mental health hospital.  (On the photo to the right you can see the leading professor and Chef Psychiatrist from the mental health hospital joining our memorial  and ready to discuss with us).
DiP arranges smaller demos when a good reason showes.





The AssociationÕs aims are to:

  • Draw attention to the high mortality rates among mentally ill patients being treated with psychiatric medications
  • Reveal the dangerous side-effects of these medications and spread awareness of mental health therapies that focus on recovery
  • Change the law so that psychiatrists and doctors will have to comply with the existing guidelines for prescription of psychoactive pharmaceuticals so that treatment is made safer and side effects are better monitored
  • Work to establish legislation that ensures that mental health practitioners are held fully responsible and accountable for any negligence
  • Combat the stigma that haunts mental health patients and their families by establishing clear rules about open dialog, as well as full access to hospital chart notes and documentation
  • Help family members who have initiated or are considering a malpractice lawsuit

How do we pratice on daily basis to reach our aims:

DiP try at any possible opportunity to come forward with our message about how the side effects destroys life. For examople we write letters to The National Board of Health, when we hear about overmedication. We seek to influence political decisions and DiP helps people complaining over their treatment to the right authorities. We talk at conferences at any given opportunity about how dangerous and devastating the side effect from medication can be. We talk very much against forced treatment and the hidden forced treatment.


Institute for free Scientific Research

9th og March a new institute for free scientific research opened. At the planning and opening meeting more welknown and couragous scientists were gathered together with more than 500 people in the audience. They were to tell about their negative experiences of oppression and to discuss why it is important with such an institute. Professors with different experiences of oppression


 
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