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Justice Required


Anger is good; anger is healthy.  When you have been used and abused, it is anger that gives you the energy to fight back, to regain the self-sufficiency that has been taken from you. Don’t ever turn that anger inward and hurt … Continue reading

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Dr. Peter Breggin’s Empathic Therapy Conference 2012


One of the greatest things in the world is coming home.  I come through the front door, crawl into my jammies, pour a big glass of my usual iced tea and sink into bed.  The hotel where the Empathic Conference … Continue reading

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How to Complain: To the FDA


http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/HowToReport/ucm053074.htm U.S. Food & Drug Administration MedWatch The FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program Reporting Serious Problems to FDA Product Problems What is a Serious Adverse Event? Download Forms Resources for You Report a Serious Medical Product Problem … Continue reading

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How to Complain: The Empathic Therapy Conference


Of her bout with CPEP, Ms R says, “This ordeal not only left my child traumatized, but me as well that I am now seeking a psychologist for her and myself.” When seeking a therapist after you have suffered psychiatric … Continue reading

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How to Complain: Family and PAIMI


I’ve learned an awful lot about how to file complaints and what it all comes up to is finding and filing with the government agency that has oversight over whoever is screwing with you.  I only have found one instance … Continue reading

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How to Complain: Pride of Person


There are two directions to go in filing an effective complaint.  One is to follow the money and the other is to follow the licensure path.  In short, threaten the abusive person’s livelihood.  That gets their attention real fast. In … Continue reading

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How to Complain: An Introduction


Last night I had a phone call from a fellow who had just discovered my blog.  He was frustrated and overflowing with stories of the abuse he’s suffered at the hands of the psychiatric system.  He also was off on … Continue reading

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From Compliant to Complaint: Moving the I


An activist is someone who takes action to fix a problem while everybody else walks around it and complains. My friend Arleen and I—and thousands of other people—went to the Fourth of July concert at the NYS Fair grounds.  Arleen went to use … Continue reading

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Life Review


A few weeks ago I asked my therapist, “What am I doing here?” “Life review,” she replied.  I lost my life to antidepressants.  I suppose that’s why I’m having episodes of depression.  The trigger for depression is the perception of powerlessness … Continue reading

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