We all have human rights! If you take some time to read the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, signed in France after the atrocities of World War II, you’ll be reminded of our crucial human rights.
Still today people and children are being detained (jailed), against their will, all over the world, for various non-criminal reasons.
In almost every city across America, people (including children) are being put in mental hospitals without them ever having committed a crime. These are outrageous human rights violations in the name of mental health!
If someone (including children) is diagnosed with depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, adhd, oppositional defiance disorder, or even has an emotional outburst- that person can and will be violated- given harmful psychiatric drugs and even shocked! The DSM (diagnostic statistical manual) is extremely big now and filled with an array of diagnoses from shopping disorder to homicidal tendencies disorder (for the record, people who kill other people should go to jail). Each mental health/mental illness disorder equates to a drug and an insurance code for a person to be medicated for the rest of their life.
There’s even a separate DSM that exists for very young children. The infant DSM need not exist because childhood is not a mental disorder to be drugged. We all need love, not drugs. This is especially true for children. Kids deserve a chance to live their best life and psychotropic drugs have harmful effects that usually lead to illegal drugs and then jail.
All of this is not okay. The educational system is responsible for incorrectly-trained doctors, but who is responsible for why those medical books like the DSM exist?
My guess is drug companies and the stockholders- just follow the massive amounts of money being made off human rights abuses.
Come on everyone. We can’t tolerate this. We deserve freedom. As long as people are jailed in mental hospitals and given abusive treatment, we aren’t free- because at any moment any of us can be affected by that terrible experience, and given a lifetime of trauma as a result.
Right now- CCHR is in Tallahassee Florida talking to politicians about banning ECT. It’s unbelievable to me that in 2020 our society is still doing this!?
ECT is electric shock treatment. Sure, it may look different with cute wires and little stickers on the body, but it’s shock treatment and it’s used on children! Perhaps no obvious seizures happen at the time of the shock due to the muscle relaxant drug given as part of the treatment, but the seizure still occurs in the body.
There should be alternative solutions to harmful psychiatric treatments offered for each and every mental health issue.
I hope, pray/postulate that we get to a healthy place in society more quickly so less people and children are hurt.
Are we truly aware of what mental health actually is if we’re allowing shock treatment to occur on a child that has behavior problems?
Wishing you all much love in this mental health journey…it pains me to know you or someone you know may be being hurt or damaged in the name of mental health.
Please take care of yourself…Let’s take more walks and take B1 vitamins!