NEWS: Your Mind & Freedom -- 23 April 2004
http://www.MindFreedom.org -- please forward
Six brief news items about winning human rights
for people affected by the mental health system:
(1) PROTEST the American Psychiatric Association
Annual Meeting, Sunday, 2 May 2004, 1 pm in front
of the Javits Center, New York City, USA.
The protest will include a huge check for $5,000
to be paid to anyone who finds that mysterious
"chemical imbalance" that psychiatry can't find.
Watch for the helium balloons that make the point
that the APA is "full of hot air."
For news release, directions, protest housing and more:
(2) PFIZER, INC. vs. MindFreedom: That bouncing
ball lies! The manufacturer of Zoloft debates us
about their "chemical imbalance" fraud. They lose.
If you live in the USA, you've probably seen ads on
TV for Zoloft with the little bouncy ball. The ads
claim, "Zoloft is a medicine that helps correct the
chemical imbalance of serotonin in the brain."
MindFreedom demanded that Pfizer, Inc. produce any
scientific evidence of an "imbalance" and how Zoloft helps
"correct" it. Pfizer actually responded. The MindFreedom
Scientific Panel demolished Pfizer's defense.
Read all about how Pfizer, Inc. cannot produce a single
peer-reviewed scientific article to back up this fraud.
MindFreedom asks Congress to investigate drug company
influence inside the Bush Administration agences such as
FDA, FCC and FTC. You can help. More info:
(3) NEW YORK STATE forcibly drugs people living at home
out in the community. Does their huge database of
potential prospects for forced drugging include you yet?
Nearly all USA states and many other nations have passed
laws this past decade allowing you to be court ordered to
take powerful psychiatric drugs on an "outpatient" basis.
The MindFreedom office has recently been in touch
with members in Massachusetts, Michigan, and Ohio
who must take these drugs while living in their own homes.
The "neuroleptic" drugs used can cause actual shrinkage of
the frontal lobes, the same area targeted by a lobotomy.
MindFreedom member Donald Chambers lives at home in
Manhattan. But he's court ordered to take these
neuroleptic drugs against his will. Read his story in his
own words and see a photo of Donald here:
MindFreedom member Jay Fickling used to work inside the
New York State mental health system. But not any more.
Jay blew the whistle on how the State of New York is
compiling a gigantic, detailed, computerized database of
citizens considered likely prospects for "mental health care"
such as this deadly forced outpatient psychiatric drugging.
Are you in the government database? Read Jay's story.
View an actual "intake form" that MindFreedom obtained:
(4) THERE'S A JOB OPENING at the MindFreedom office in
Eugene, Oregon, USA for an Administrative Assistant:
(5) DR. MARSTON wants out from Austin State Hospital!
Cathy Marston, PhD is a MindFreedom member who is held
down and forcibly injected with Zyprexa each night.
Read her statement dictated from inside this Texas
facility. Find out how to help her main goal -- to get out:
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