Far be it from me –

I was a psychiatric success story

on August 7, 2016

Everything Matters: Beyond Meds

I was a psychiatric success story.  My mother used to go to NAMI meetings and was able to share the wonderful news about how successful my forced and violent psychiatric treatment had been.  I was working a respectable job with respectable responsibilities.The other mothers hung on every word. My psychiatrist too, believed I was a success story. He had done his job well.

I spoke on the phone to that psychiatrist about 4 years ago. I wrote about it on RXisk, Dr. David Healy’s website:

I’m sharing this vignette as an opening because I think most doctors hear stories like mine and think that they are not the ones perpetrating such injury. My doctor is a very well-reputed psychiatrist in the Bay Area, CA. He’s well-known and well-regarded. He is a typical psychiatrist and typical psychiatrists are causing grave harm every day all over this country and throughout a good part of…

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