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Psychiatric Drugs and Violence

It is indeed important to examine the correlation between psychiatric drugs and violence.

Psychiatric drugs don’t cause violence. To state that psychiatric drugs make someone be violent is like believing in demon possession.

According to psychiatrist Thomas Szasz, there are no causes of crimes, there are only reasons for crimes.

People can have reasons for not engaging in crimes/violence. People can have reasons for engaging in crimes/violence.

The biological psychiatry paradigm communicates explicit and implicit messages to reciever of psychiatric services. Perhaps these implicit and explicit messages increase reasons for people wanting to engage in illegal violence, and/or decrease reasons for not being willing to engage in illegal violence.

There appears to definitely be a correlation between psychiatric drugs and violence.

Implicit messages of biological psychiatry can include ideas like lack of responsibility. You are not responsible for regulating you’re emotions, drugs are. We can exert a decent amount of control over our emotions by changing our thinking and behaviors.

Psychiatric lies, psychiatric dogma, and psychiatric propaganda are damaging our society. The damage will continue until enough people realize Truth about psychiatry, and are able to view clearly and understand the problem fully.

Only consensual psychiatry should be legal. The insanity defense should be outlawed. Check out books by psychiatrist Thomas Szasz if you want to learn more.

Antipsychiatry Hashtags and a Me Three Movement?

Social media can be a powerful medium. Through using social media we can help to raise awareness of the wrongness and immorality of psychiatric coercion and nonconsensual psychiatry. Here are some suggested hashtags. These can be used on Twitter and various other locations on Internet.

#AntiPsychiatry
#Szaszian
#ThomasSzasz
#Szasz
#BanPsychiatry
#OutlawPsychiatry
#PsychiatryCoercion
#HumanRights
#PsychiatricSlavery
#PsychiatricCoercion
#PsychRights
#MeThree (more on this one below)

Feel free to reclaim neutral hashtags.
#psychiatry
#psychology
#psych

The hashtag #MeToo has been used by many women in relation to sexual abuse. What if we use #MeThree for those damaged, harmed, and abused by psychiatry (both semi-consensual and nonconsensual)? We can build awareness of the immorality of nonconsensual psychiatry

These are just suggestions. Feel free to list or use your own. Be creative. Together we can eventually bring about the abolition of nonconsensual psychiatry, psychiatric abuse, and psychiatric slavery.

#MeThree

Psychiatric Slavery

Psychiatry inflicts harm in subtle and also not so subtle ways. Psychiatric abuse needs to be outlawed. Psychiatric slavery needs to be outlawed. Psychiatric coercion needs to be outlawed. The insanity defense needs to be banned and outlawed. Suicide needs to be respected as a civil and human right for all adults when it is done in private. Read the books Suicide Prohibition and Psychiatric Slavery by psychiatrist Thomas Szasz.

Learning About Szaszian Ethics

In a college class we were assigned to read Szasz’s essay, The Myth of Mental Illness.

In a graduate level ethics class we were shown a video of a debate between Thomas Szasz and Albert Ellis.

Read books by Szasz or choose to remain entranced by psychiatric lies and propaganda.

Psychiatry medicalizes misery and tragedy. Misery and tragedy are real.

We should offer adults copious amounts of help and kindness to alleviate misery.

According to Thomas Szasz, psychiatric coercion is medicalized terrorism. According to Szasz, civil commitment and the insanity defense form the foundations of psychiatric slavery.

Only consensual psychiatry should be legal.

I hope all individuals can experience authentic happiness and authentic peace. We should not use cruel compassion in the form of nonconsensual psychiatry in order to try and help adults who state they do not want help.

It will be good if we can reduce suicides to zero. We probably will not see a significant reduction in suicides until suicide is respected as a civil and human right for adults. We should use copious amounts of persuasion, reason, and kindness to reduce suicides. Psychiatric coercion, force, and, confinement probably have too many unintended consequences to be authentically useful to society.

Suicide prohibitions prevent adults from being able to have open and honest conversations about suicide in private without being concerned about potentially being locked up in a psychiatric unit.

Stigma

I think stigma related to receiving psychological and psychiatric services will exist as long as nonconsensual psychiatry exists.

Once suicide is respected as a civil and human right for adults then people will be able to have open and honest conversations about suicide in private without being concerned about potentially being locked up in a psychiatric unit. Additionally once suicide is respected as a civil and human right for adults then I think fewer people will attempt to engage in suicide unless they are actually and definitely wanting to die (rather than as “a cry for help”).

I encourage you to read the books Suicide Prohibition and Fatal Freedom; both were written by psychiatrist Thomas Szasz.

Pseudo Medical Cults

Psychiatry is effectively a pseudo medical cult. It engages in forced conversion using civil commitment and psychiatric holds. It relies on implicit theological posits in order to help justify suicide prohibitions. Psychiatry is effectively the secular religion of most democratic secular nations. I support the separation of church and state. I also support the separation of psychiatry and state.

Medicalization

Read books that psychiatrist Thomas Szasz wrote like The Myth of Mental Illness. The mind is intangible and can only be metaphorically sick, just as a sick joke is not literally sick. Humans can be miserable though. Misery and tragedy can be real. Psychiatry profits from medicalizing misery and social problems. Only consensual psychiatry should be legal.

Psychiatric Propaganda

I hope that no suicides happen.

We should use persuasion, reason, and kindness to reduce suicides, not psychiatric coercion, force, and confinement.

Psychiatrists medicalize human misery and tragedy.

To call psychiatry real medicine is a lie. Real doctors treat real diseases that can be objectively diagnosed and objectively cured.

It is important that people are provided with Truth when confronted by psychiatric propaganda.

Psychiatry

Read the book Psychiatric Slavery by psychiatrist Thomas Szasz. There is no objective ways to diagnose psychiatric disorders. Psychiatrists are for the most part the only type doctors who can treat patients involuntarily. The Psychiatric Survivor Movement exists for a reason. Psychiatric abuse should be outlawed. Suicide should be respected as a civil and human right for adults when it is done in private. Read the book Suicide Prohibition by Szasz. Only consensual psychiatry should remain legal.

Psychiatric Disability

Downs syndrome is an objectively identifiable genetic abnormality, as I understand it.

There is no objective medical test to diagnose depression. “Clinical Depression” is medicalized misery. We should offer people copious amounts of help; it should not be forced upon them.

According to psychiatrist Thomas Szasz, psychiatric coercion is medicalized terrorism.

I recommend you read or at least read a summary (like in the Amazon description or sample) of the book Anatomy of an Epidemic by Robert Whitaker.