The Sprawl of American Psychiatry by Lauren Tenney

 

Lauren Tenney, PhD, MPhi, MPA, Psychiatric Survivor and Artist gives us an Educational Reality Check on “The Sprawl of American Psychiatry”.

The Sprawl of American Psychiatry by Lauren Tenney

 

 

Psychiatrists React: Live at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the APA

This video was created as part of the 2019 Protest of the American Psychiatric Association.
To learn more and watch the rest of the psychiatric survivors’ testimonials, visit: #ProtestAPA

To learn how you can help fight for human rights in the mental health system, visit Mindfreedom International

American Psychiatric Association Celebrates 175 years of Absolute BULLSHIT

The American Psychiatric Association is proud to celebrate 175 years of Crimes Against Humanity
Music by: Rage Against The Machine “Take the Power Back”
I dedicate this video to my Mother Janice Eliscu who was given ECT at age 18.
I dedicate this video to Rosemary Kennedy who was Lobotomized at the request of her own Father.
I dedicate this video to all the people harmed, killed and disabled by Psychiatric “treatment”.

Why we are protesting

Watch all the #ProtestAPA2019 VIDEOS

If you think that Psychiatry is any less Brutal today watch this:

Dr. Robert J. Lifton’s Eight Criteria for Thought Reform

 

  • Milieu Control This involves the control of information and communication both within the environment and, ultimately, within the individual, resulting in a significant degree of isolation from society at large.
  • Mystical Manipulation.  There is manipulation of experiences that appear spontaneous but in fact were planned and orchestrated by the group or its leaders in order to demonstrate divine authority or spiritual advancement or some special gift or talent that will then allow the leader to reinterpret events, scripture, and experiences as he or she wishes.
  • Demand for Purity The world is viewed as black and white and the members are constantly exhorted to conform to the ideology of the group and strive for perfection.  The induction of guilt and/or shame is a powerful control device used here.
  • Confession.  Sins, as defined by the group, are to be confessed either to a personal monitor or publicly to the group.  There is no confidentiality; members’ “sins,” “attitudes,” and “faults” are discussed and exploited by the leaders.
  • Sacred Science.  The group’s doctrine or ideology is considered to be the ultimate Truth, beyond all questioning or dispute.  Truth is not to be found outside the group.  The leader, as the spokesperson for God or for all humanity, is likewise above criticism.
  • Loading the Language.  The group interprets or uses words and phrases in new ways so that often the outside world does not understand.  This jargon consists of thought-terminating clich�s, which serve to alter members’ thought processes to conform to the group’s way of thinking.
  • Doctrine over person.  Member’s personal experiences are subordinated to the sacred science and any contrary experiences must be denied or reinterpreted to fit the ideology of the group.
  • Dispensing of existence.  The group has the prerogative to decide who has the right to exist and who does not.  This is usually not literal but means that those in the outside world are not saved, unenlightened, unconscious and they must be converted to the group’s ideology.  If they do not join the group or are critical of the group, then they must be rejected by the  members.  Thus, the outside world loses all credibility.  In conjunction, should any member leave the group, he or she must be rejected also.  (Lifton, 1989)

Unfortunate Violence

I’ll tell you what’s got to fucking stop.

We’ve got to stop being so fucking reasonable. It’s “unfortunate” that I’ve run out of Frosties for my breakfast. It’s “disappointing” that I’ve got to go into Uxbridge later because the cash point is out of order. We’ve got to stop mincing words. What is happening to Bethany and 1000s of others is violence. Prone restraint is an assault. The “treatment” is abuse.

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