From the it’s about time department.
Ursus Wehrli tidies up art.
Ursus Wehrli shares his vision for a cleaner, more organized, tidier form of art — by deconstructing the paintings of modern masters into their component pieces, sorted by color and size.
Comedian and cabaret artist Ursus Wehrli is on a crusade to tidy up art.
The Mindstorm: Fear and Misinformation and Throwing Away 50%: DJ Jaffe and Dr. Fuller Torrey are two leading figures in the cause for forced treatment of persons with severe mental illness. Their argume…
March 25, 2013
Dear Ablechild Member,
We have a nationwide problem that is growing by the minute…..Massive amounts of pending mental health bills in response to the recent school shooting in Newtown, CT. These bills do not address the root cause of this violent act and the many others that are taking place throughout our country. On top of this, these mental health bills, if voted in as law will strip our parental rights away and leave our children at risk for mental health abuse. The Newtown, Sandy Hook mass murder suicide has placed Ablechild’s work into the national spotlight. We need to be ready to further our efforts, spread our critical information far and wide and need your help in this endeavor.
Ablechild has written to the Connecticut Chief Medical Examiner requesting the toxicology report of the school shooter and we have launched a national campaign to educate lawmakers to ask the one question that has yet to be answered: “Was this incident yet another linking psychiatric drug use to our nations school shootings?” Our national campaign needs your voice by signing ourpetition to compel a release of Adam Lanza’s medical and toxicology records and we are asking you to send this petition to everyone you know and ask these people to spread it even further. We need to have a huge impact!!!!
WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT A NEW ABLECHILD WEBSITE is on the way which will make it much easier for parents to navigate, access information and discuss various issues. We are building a new, simpler to use, virtual home, to ensure our message is not lost in the misinformation that is permeating todays media. Our goal is not only to be in today’s fleeting spotlight; but for us to remain a critical force on the national level. WE CANNOT ACCOMPLISH THIS WITHOUT YOUR SUPPORT!
Our message, work, and overall efforts go to ensuring informed consent and the right to refuse mental health screening and drug “treatment” for all our children. With your financial support, Ablechild can continue this important work which has directly impacted individual rights and helps us move mountains.Please support us so that we continue to grow, further parental rights and ultimately protect our children. Hey, don’t forget to check us out on our facebook page. Join the conversation, like, and share us.
Sheila Matthews and Patricia Weathers, Cofounders
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I like social worker Jack Carney’s exhortation to the mental health community: “Don’t mourn, organize!” We can all do our part to raise our objections and concerns when we feel that our rights and human dignity and those of others have been infringed upon. A very simple thing to do is to write letters and submit comments through the social media. The aim isn’t necessarily to change the mind of the author, the idea is to get the opinion and information out there for others, perhaps for the first time, to read and contemplate.
Here’s my contribution to changing the world, for today. National Public Radio has a show called “Fresh Air,” in which Terry Gross interviews all kinds of major and minor celebrities. In the show I listened to, Ms Gross interviews Mike White, creator and co-star of the Home Box Office series Enlightened, in which Laura Dern stars as corporate executive Amy Jellicoe, recently returned from rehab and wanting to change the world.
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Good interview, as I expect of Terry Gross, but I would like to point out how Ms Gross is perpetuating stigma of the mentally ill. I was horrified to hear her say to Mike White, that he couldn’t possibly be the same as those people he ended up with in the mental hospital, since his was a case of anxiety. “It’s not like you were schizophrenic or mentally ill,” she added. STIGMA alert! Since a discussion of the gay rights movement and discrimination informed a large part of this interview, it’s ironic that Ms Gross tripped up over perpetuating the same stigma that Mr. White’s father rose up against. Remember when non-gays were judged on how “gay positive” they were, and appropriately pilloried if they weren’t? Well, I would like to know how “schizopositive” Ms Gross is and what her beliefs are about “mental illness.” She appears to believe that anxiety, especially among talented writers, is not associated with mental illness. In his response, Mr. White talks about reading Buddhist texts for the first time and learning how to strive towards enlightenment. Mr. White would have been in good company in the mental hospital, where no doubt many of the “inmates routinely read these texts and others as a necessary part of their spiritual journey. So, how about a Fresh Air interview with Paris Williams, author of Rethinking Madness, PsychCentral’s most recent book of the month. From the review: “Another major point Williams makes is that the core issues in madness are not a struggle with an “illness” experienced only by some, but rather a struggle with the existential issues that we all face, such as being caught between a fear of being separate and a fear of being overwhelmed or engulfed by connection.”
From the erudite lips of SRK, author of Refusing Psychiatry Without Pissing Off the Neighbors.
“I think the distinction between sociopath and a psychopath boils down to this: If you’re a sociopath, the rest of us will sooner or later gang up to kick your ass; if you’re a psychopath, the rest of us will sooner or later gang up to “treat” you.”
Read the rest here
SRK’s blogger profile: “I became an attorney late in life primarily to advocate for the universal human right to refuse psychiatry.”
Follow him (He’s surely a him based on his taste in movies) on Twitter: @mentalhealthlaw