Appeal to Anti-psychiatry and Mental Health Rights Campaigners: Why do you never cover the following !?

As in the Brazil example I covered in a previous post, again I encounter very obviously CRUCIAL information in this department that I have never heard covered anywhere, ever ! (Please forgive me if you are some struggling activist out there trying to get the same message across). These gems were discovered in the article […]

Brazil threw out horrific “Electroshock” and other Psychiatric atrocities in the 40’s and 50’s, so why hasn’t Britain ?

Pic: Brazilian director Roberto Berliner. (Photo: Alison Claire Brailey/ UCLA.) It is only in the last few weeks that I have learnt of the very important example of Brazil and how they humanised their psychiatric system. In 12 years of campaigning on these issues I have never heard Brazil mentioned even once. Not once ! […]

British Psychiatry and Mental Health: “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short”.

Here it is …. “In Hobbes’ memorable description, life outside society would be ‘solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short’.’” Source: Thomas Hobbes: ‘Solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short’. As well as “it is only the rule of law and the threat of punishment that keep us in check.”. This is the “Law and *Order*” system […]