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Please Sign: Australia: Ban Electroshock Therapy for Children!

Health & Wellness  (tags: children, electroshock therapy, ECT, Australia, Dr. Peter Breggin, Victoria Mental Health Bill, Brain Damage, memory loss, parents' rights )

- 1947 days ago -
In Australia, a Tribunal can override an adult's decision not to undergo electroshock therapy. But far worse, it can also force this therapy on children against parents' wishes. Some suffer permanent brain damage and even die from the treatment.


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Kit B (276)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 2:10 pm

# 5 -- Kit, you took action on March 18, 2014 - How brutal, a child's brain is not fully developed and what possible good can ECT do but possibly alter them for life. Thanks Susan

Anne T (180)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 2:13 pm
The world seems to be insane, signed

MmAway M (520)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 2:46 pm
#11 More Please for this WT???????????????

Jaime Cammarata (457)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 2:48 pm
Noted, signed & tweeted. Thanks

Animae C (508)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 4:20 pm
Mar 19
# 20

Rose Becke (141)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 6:47 pm
thank you for signing:
Australia: Ban Electroshock Therapy for Children!

Angeles M (298)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 7:05 pm

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 9:18 pm
S+S-thx Susan

Elisa F (235)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 10:37 pm
#42 S&N. Thanks, Susan.

Kerrie G (116)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 10:59 pm
Noted, thanks.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 19, 2014, 12:42 am
N&S.Thank you Susan:)

Walter F (128)
Wednesday March 19, 2014, 2:22 am
Signed .lI'm asamed of this and find it hard to believe,It has overtones of "one who flew over the cuckos nest".

Julie Botsch (12)
Wednesday March 19, 2014, 5:19 am
Thank You. Signed and Noted.

Emma S (239)
Wednesday March 19, 2014, 7:08 am
Done! Thanks, Susan.

Robert O (12)
Wednesday March 19, 2014, 8:20 am
Signed. Thanks Susan.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 19, 2014, 8:30 am
Signed and noted

Jessica O (9)
Wednesday March 19, 2014, 11:16 am
Signed noted and shared! This petition looks like it needs help I was #104!

Caroline S (78)
Wednesday March 19, 2014, 11:52 am
??? Signed! }:-((

Lona Goudswaard (66)
Wednesday March 19, 2014, 1:21 pm
Sadly S&N-ed

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday March 19, 2014, 1:27 pm

Marija M (25)
Wednesday March 19, 2014, 1:46 pm
done, tks

Judith Hand (55)
Wednesday March 19, 2014, 2:30 pm
Noted, tweeted, signed with comment. Scary; ECT on childrens' minds is NOT a good thing. I didn't realize that Australia was doing that. Thanks for the heads up, Susan.

norma laborie (33)
Wednesday March 19, 2014, 2:35 pm

Lois Jordan (63)
Wednesday March 19, 2014, 4:11 pm
Signed #137. Noted. Thank you, Susan.
When I saw the petition headline, I thought I'd gone back in time.......

Madhu Pillai (22)
Wednesday March 19, 2014, 4:55 pm

Lynne Buckley (0)
Wednesday March 19, 2014, 4:57 pm

Dori C (17)
Wednesday March 19, 2014, 5:58 pm

Kathleen R (138)
Wednesday March 19, 2014, 6:43 pm
Signed & noted

Winn Adams (179)
Thursday March 20, 2014, 8:01 pm
Unbelieveable - Signed!

Past Member (0)
Friday March 21, 2014, 12:07 am
Of course. Thank you.

Sergio Padilla (65)
Friday March 21, 2014, 9:51 am

Rhonda B (99)
Saturday March 22, 2014, 5:34 am
Signed! on March 19th. Thank you.

Liv B (0)
Saturday March 22, 2014, 6:56 am
thank you for signing:
Australia: Ban Electroshock Therapy for Children!

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Saturday March 22, 2014, 8:25 pm
You should read the entire proposal before submitting stories and petitions such as this. Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council director Isabell Collins said the act would have significant benefits for patients, including allowing them to make advance care directives stating their treatment preferences in the event they became seriously unwell. She also welcomed the establishment of a mental health complaints commissioner who will ensure a patient's rights are upheld, and said the act heralded the beginning of a ''cultural change'' in mental healthcare.


Frances Darcy (92)
Thursday March 27, 2014, 10:28 am

Victoria Pohrebna (279)
Friday March 28, 2014, 1:33 am
Victoria, you took action on March 28, 2014.

Laurel B (30)
Friday April 18, 2014, 3:06 pm
signed and noted

Demy L (48)
Sunday June 15, 2014, 5:45 am
Signed and noted. And SHOCKED!! thanks..

Priscilla L (31)
Sunday March 29, 2015, 8:40 am
This is an archaic practice and should no longer be applied.

Elizabeth Brawn (25)
Sunday August 9, 2015, 7:24 pm
as someone who has been to mental health hospital and knows people who have ECT and whom has 2 children.........this very sad and cannot improve the brain eg. mental health of a child when the brain has not developed to full maturity yet (which happens at age 25).......try giving ect after age 25 only.......for children (and ideally all people with mental illness) must be focused on behavoiural & play & nutritional therapy & routine & stragies (actively implementated in all areas)..........and alot of sleep, when our mind (and body stress usually follows) we all, especially children need more sleep........also the listed above therapies can be implentated at home using resources from reputable websites or consultants.......and a counsellor / psycholgist for the child is invaluable (counsellours are usually bulk-billed and psychologists are sometimes bulkibilled and often rebatable via medicare in australia)
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