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Another Assault on America's Children--Electroshocking Kids Promoted as "Safe & Effective"
Health & Wellness  (tags: abuse, children, ethics, healthcare, risks, warning )

- 1736 days ago -
"Shock treatment is simply closed-head injury caused by an overwhelming current of electricity sufficient to cause a grand mal seizure." Psychiatrist Peter Breggin, " the brain and mind are so drastically injured that he or she is unable to protest"
Ban ECT for Children, Pregnant Women, the Eldery & Keep Ban on Psychosurgery TAKE ACTION
Health & Wellness  (tags: abuse, death, ethics, healthcare, protection, risks, warning )

- 1779 days ago -
Current law allows for children to be electroshocked in some cases even without parental consent. The brutal application of hundreds of volts of electricity to the head potentially causing brain damage, memory loss and sometimes death. Please help.
Justice for Kwementyaye Briscoe - Lay Charges Against Police TAKE ACTION
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, Australian aboriginal treatment, crime, death, law, news, police, rights )

- 1994 days ago -
On 4 January 2012, T. Daniels Briscoe died in police custody. He was slung about the Alice Springs lock up, resulting in a head injury that the police completely ignored. Other detainees yelled for help when they heard him choking, but they were ignored.
'Ultra High Risk of Psychosis' Training DVD Fails the Common Sense Test
Health & Wellness  (tags: Diagnosis, psychiatric abuse, health, warning )

- 2050 days ago -
"Patrick McGorry's training video1 on how to diagnose 'Attenuated Psychosis' really demonstrates how NOT to carry out a psychiatric interview and interact with young people." This video blog pulls the DVD apart to show how inappropriate the diagnosis is.
Stop Unnecessary Drugging of Children Using Psychiatric Medications PLEASE SIGN
Health & Wellness  (tags: children, drugs, government, health, law, protection )

- 2086 days ago -
"Labeling a child as mentally ill is stigmatization, not diagnosis. Giving a child a psychiatric drug is poisoning, not treatment." (Thomas Szasz, Psychiatrist). This petition is seeking lawmakers and parliamentarians to pass laws to protect children.
Stop Merck From Pushing Drugs on Kids. PLEASE SIGN
Health & Wellness  (tags: children, drugs, ethics, health, protection, warning )

- 2107 days ago -
It is clear that Merck is targeting children with its marketing for Children's Claritin®. Packaging for the medication features characters from Dreamworks' Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted movie, and each box offers "5 free stickers" to purchasers.
Petition Against Australia's 'Healthy Kids Check', Screening 3 Year Olds for 'Mental Illness'PLEASE SIGN
Health & Wellness  (tags: children, drugs, ethics, government, health, human rights, news, warning )

- 2126 days ago -
Please sign this petition protesting the testing of normal 3 year old kids for "mental illnesses" for normal behaviours such as temper tantrums, sleeping with the light on, anxiety, shyness & unwillingness to sleep in their own bed, etc. Let kids be kids
Australian 3 Year Olds Targeted For Bogus Psychiatric Disorders Like Sleeping With The Light On
Health & Wellness  (tags: children, drugs, education, ethics, government, health, news, protection )

- 2127 days ago -
The Australian Government and the Australian Medical Association are targeting 27,000 3 year olds, screening them for "psychiatric disorder's" including tantrums and shyness. Then they can start "medicating" them. Customers for life.
U.S. Senators File Amendment to Combat Widespread Antipsychotic Drugging of Elderly in Nursing Homes
Health & Wellness  (tags: abuse, death, drugs, elderly, ethics, health, government, prevention, protection, risks, safety )

- 2151 days ago -
"This amendment responds to alarming reports about the use of antipsychotic drugs with nursing home residents, It's intended to empower these residents and their loved ones in the decisions about the drugs prescribed for them." Watch the lovely clip too.
Australian Federal Government: Create a National Human Rights Act for Australia TAKE ACTION
Society & Culture  (tags: education, government, rights, society )

- 2170 days ago -
Australia is the only western democracy that does not have a human rights act. If you don't know your rights, you don't know when they are being abused. Know your human rights, educate others and see a Human Rights Act as part of law. Please sign!
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