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.

Reducing Suicides

I don’t think that an actual significant reduction in suicides will take place until suicide is respected as a civil and human right for adults, when it’s done in private. 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. Read the book Suicide Prohibition by psychiatrist Thomas Szasz to learn more.

How You Can Help to Outlaw Psychiatric Slavery

I think that educating people about Szaszian ethics is important to ending abusive psychiatry. Psychiatrist Thomas Szasz relies on logic, common sense, precise language, and epistemological reasoning, and decent morality to conclude that psychiatric slavery (nonconsensual psychiatry) should be abolished and outlawed. Was Thomas Szasz correct in understanding and believing that psychiatric coercion is medicalized terrorism?

I will disagree with anyone who believes that consensual psychiatry should be banned. Certainly, more transparent and better research should be used to inform the public of the rather real potential harms of consensual psychiatry. Perhaps some people find benefit from consensual psychiatric services. Their freedom to purchase a (potentially harmful) service should not be curtailed. Cigarettes should remain legal even though they are harmful.

There is much that can be done to move society towards outlawing nonconsensual psychiatry and psychiatric slavery. More people need to speak up about the moral deficiencies of psychiatric force, coercion, and confinement. More individuals should be vocal proponents of banning and outlawing civil commitment and the insanity defense. To spread this message, more people should Tweet to, write to, meet with, or call (and leave a voicemail) the law-makers (legislators). Legislators and lawmakers at city, county, state, and federal levels need to hear that their constituents understand the harms of psychiatric coercion, and legislators need to be told reasons why psychiatric slavery should be outlawed.

Always be authentically peaceful while creating change. Grassroots activism can affect opinions, and result in changed laws. Persuasion and reason has the potential to change hearts and minds when applied tactfully and thoughtfully.

Nonconsensual psychiatry must be abolished. Psychiatric slavery must be abolished. Suicide should be respected as a civil right. We should use persuasion, reason, and kindness to reduce suicides, not psychiatric force, coercion, and confinement. It will be good if we can reduce suicides to zero. Perhaps societal change, like implementing basic income might help to reduce suicides significantly, but that is a topic for someone other mishmash of letters, words, sentences, and paragraphs. Nonconsensual psychiatry (psychiatric slavery) will eventually be abolished, just like chattel slavery was outlawed; hopefully it will happen sooner than later.

On Suicide Prohibitions

A Psychiatric Survivor movement exists for a reason. Thomas Szasz refers to the coercive psychiatry systems that exist as forming psychiatric slavery. He wrote a book entitled Psychiatric Slavery which explores a Supreme Court case related to psychiatry (Donaldson case, which has a Wikipedia article I believe).

The history of psychiatry is filled with torture and human rights abuses.

Suicide prohibitions deter people from being able to have open and honest conversations about suicide in private (like with a counselor).

I believe if we ever want to be able to have a real significant reduction in suicides we need to stop using psychiatric coercion, force, and confinement to prevent and deter then. We need to use large amounts of persuasion, reason, and kindness if we want a significant reduction of or elimination of suicides, which is indeed a worthwhile goal. Are suicide prohibitions are remnants of a Judeo-Christian quasi-Sharia law?

Should only atheists and agnostics be allowed to engage in suicide? No, all adults should have suicide respected as a civil and human right, when done in private.

Psychiatry Is a Secular Religion

Psychiatry is the secular religion of secular nations. Qualified adherents are allowed to engage in forced conversion using civil commitment and psychiatric coercion, force, and confinement. Psychiatric coercion is morally wrong and should be outlawed. Only consensual psychiatry should be legal. I support the separation of psychiatry and state.