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who Would Give up Essential Liberty to Purchase a Little Temporary Safety, Deserve Neither Liberty nor Safety.
the 60 Minutes episode featuring E. Fuller Torrey comes to air, I feel
moved to ask: when will the lies that robbed me of my late teenage years and
young adulthood stop? When will the false notion that professionals can
predict who – and who will not – be violent give way to the reality – proven
over and again – that they are no better able than chance to make such
predictions? When will we see the reality that forced treatment is actually,
statistically, more harmful than helpful? It certainly was not helpful for me.
will we realize that if we lock up people whose struggles have landed them
with spurious psychiatric labels, we will not be safer?
mounting evidence that psychiatric diagnoses and forced treatment cause more harm
than good, the specious promise of safety – this time coming from psychiatrist
E. Fuller Torrey – is, as it has always been, a bad deal. Whether it’s for the
people who imagine – incorrectly – that they are being protected from the
people who would commit crimes, or for the people whose lives and liberty will
be taken away – as mine was, unjustly, a lonely teenager who was sad over the
loss of a boyfriend, it is, as it always has been, a mistake.
Minutes: Please correct the record by giving voice to the thousands
who have survived, and millions who have not, the false promises of
psychiatry. As Thomas Insel said about the longstanding promises of proof of
the illnesses cited as justification for taking the liberty and bodily
integrity of millions: “we’re still waiting.”
60 MINUTES EPISODE FEATURING FULLER TORREY FROM THE
TREATMENT ADVOCACY CENTER
Tonight, CBS is
airing an episode of 60 Minutes called “Imminent Danger” featuring Fuller
Torrey about violence and people with psychiatric histories. If 60 Minutes
supports biased reporting, let’s occupy their site and make our voice heard.
Let them know that scapegoating people with psychiatric histories or labels,
and promoting forced treatment is not a solution to gun violence. Tell
60 Minutes to air an episode that includes OUR voice and corrects the
falsehoods broadcast by the Treatment Advocacy Center.
Below are a list of
talking points you may want to use and ways social media can convey this
message to TAC and the producers of 60 Minutes.
2.Post on 60 Minutes Facebook page: 60
Minutes Facebook page does not allow you to directly write on their wall.
However, you can post a comment to their picture about the “Imminent
Danger”episode. Right now 27 people have commented and some of them support
Torrey. Let’s try and get 200 people to post onto their Facebook page
challenging Torrey and others! https://www.facebook.com/60minutes
3.Post on TAC’s Facebook page: TAC is
heavily promoting tonight’s 60 Minutes episode. Torrey’s allies are showing
their support by posting on TAC’s Facebook page. Let’s use social media to
directly challenge TAC’s assertion and post OUR thoughts on TAC’s page! https://www.facebook.com/TreatmentAdvocacyCtr
4.Send a Tweet to TAC: Over the last few days the
Treatment Advocacy Center has been tweeting about the 60 Minutes episode. We
can let TAC know that they are wrong by tweeting directly onto TAC’s twitter
page. TAC’s twitter id is @TreatmentAdvCtr. (Note to send a tweet to
TAC you have to have a twitter account. Also tweets must be 140 characters or
Optional Talking Points:
· Studies show that a psychiatric history
by itself is not statistically related to violence.
· The main risk factors for violence
still remain being young, male, single, or of lower socio-economic status.
Resilience: Institutionalized in the 1960′s, Dorothy was
labeled “schizophrenic” and underwent 40 insulin coma/electroshock
‘treatments.’ “I experienced and witnessed many atrocities. Luck,
determination, anger and a compassionate advocate were my friends on the road
to survival and freedom.”