I am not normally the kind of person to attend such an event as a demonstration but I brought along three friends to this event as all feel as strongly as I do that reform needs to be made under the apalling mental health care system.
The group Speak Out Against Psychiatry I had in fact not heard of before but they had seen my very basic website and felt strongly about holding such a protest as this hospital is well known to some people who they are aware of.
We arrived at about 11.00 am and the protest ended at 2.00 pm – this event was properly organised and done so in a very professional manner. I would urge everyone to take a look at the website of Speak Out Against Pscyhiatry.
I spoke to members of the press about how apalling the “care” had been and how patients are treated in this so called renowned worldwide hospital (a better description would be a prison camp). I held up to the cameras the wonderful books that I had brought onto the ward for the team to read and learn from:
Dr Ann Blake Tracy – Prozac Panacea Pandora
David Healy – Pharmageddon
Dr Candace Pert – the creator of these monstrous drugs to which she fully admits.
Members of Speak Out for Psychiatry come from all over the country but then this so called renowned hospital takes people from all over the country and from abroad and people think they are going to fabulous place where they are going to get the very best of care.
I feel that the protest was a success as it brought attention at a time when the psychiatrists were visiting and meetings were being held on the ward.
I took time to speak to the Police to explain the whole situation and I know for a fact their training is good as regards mental health patients, having been on the course myself however it is a pity they do not have powers to act – this is governed by the law which seems to be in favour of the psychiatrists.
These psychiatrists who ply patients with harmful drugs and experiment on them at this so call renowned hospital against their wishes think they are above the law. My daughter is now on Clozapine and I understand she has phoned other family members in distress at times and it looks like things are not going well with this drug. Having read the research papers it is truly horrible what is going on here at this dreadful hospital.
My daughter is now a long way away and probably they panicked. For the NHS to move someone so quickly on the spur of the moment – this is so unusual! Perhaps they are hoping I will cease to take an interest but how wrong they are. I am not the kind of person to turn my back as there are other patients left here that need to be thought about.
I have obtained some more apalling research papers and cannot wait to get the file under Data Protection Act that I was previously refused.
I will hold this hospital responsible for anything that happens to my daughter as it would appear from the rest of the family that she is not getting on too well on the Clozapine. She has telephoned in a disorientated state of mind and obviously this is yet another drug that is not working at all.
TOGETHER ENFIELD MENTAL HEALTH AND SLAM HAVE PUSHED DRUGS LEFT RIGHT AND CENTRE AT MY DAUGHTER. ENFIELD MENTAL HEALTH SOCIAL SERVICES HAVE ALSO GOT INVOLVED IN TRYING TO PERSUADE HER TO GO ON CLOZAPINE. WHAT BUSINESS IS IT OF A SOCIAL WORKER TO TRY AND PERSUADE SOMEONE TO TAKE CLOZAPINE. WHAT GOOD IS CLOZAPINE AS WHEN READING THE RESEARCH PAPERS YOU REALLY SEE JUST HOW HARMFUL THIS DRUG IS.
WHAT GOOD IS NICE WHEN THEIR GUIDELINES DO NOT PROTECT THE PATIENT.
I HAVE MORE RESEARCH PAPERS WHICH I WILL SHARE WITH YOU ALL TOMORROW.
I hope this protest will be one of many and what we need is as many people as possible to speak out against the injustice of what is going on in psychiatry.
I want to know and see proof of a diagnosis and was amazed when the Consultant Psychiatrist mentioned he likes to start afresh. I was stunned when I saw an interview on a dvd by another Consultant Psychiatrist from Maudsley who says it takes 2 minutes to come up with a diagnosis.
IT IS ALL A BIG CON. IF THERE IS NO CERTAINTY OR PROOF AS TO THE DIAGNOSES – WHAT RIGHT DO THESE PEOPLE HAVE TO EXPERIMENT ON OTHERS WHO, FROM WHAT I CAN SEE ARE THE MOST HIGHLY INTELLIGENT PEOPLE, AGAINST THEIR WISHES. A BREAKDOWN CAN BE CAUSED BY A TRAUMATIC EVENT, WORK PRESSURE, BULLYING AND ABUSE. I HAVE SEEN SOMEONE IN MY FAMILY GET BETTER AFTER SEVERAL MONTHS WITHOUT ANY DRUG INTERVENTION – JUST TIME WAS NEEDED. BUT COUNSELLING AND CBT ARE ALSO GOOD. HYPNOTHERAPY WHICH MAY NOT BE APPROVED BY SOME – THIS WORKED AND SHE CAME OUT A DIFFERENT PERSON. AT LEAST THIS IS NOT DRUG INTERVENTION AND WHEN SHE ASKED TO GO BACK FOR MORE THAT SAID IT ALL. EVEN THE CONSULTANT PSYCHIATRIST SAID IT WOULD RELAX HER SO WHY IS THIS NOT WIDELY GIVEN UNDER THE NHS AS A CHOICE FOR PATIENTS WHEN IT IS AVAILABLE UNDER THE NHS.