PsychRights Acts: Sues AK to Stop Massive Psych Drug kids; etc..

PsychRights Acts: Sues AK to Stop Massive Psych Drug kids; etc..
PsychRights Sues State of Alaska to Stop Its Massive,
HarmfulPsychiatric Drugging of Alaskan Children
http://psychrights.org/PR/080902PsychRightsvAlaskaNR.pdf
NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 2, 2008
CONTACT:
Jim Gottstein
907-274-7686
jim.gottstein@psychrights.org
PsychRights Sues State of Alaska to Stop Its Massive, Harmful
Psychiatric Drugging of Alaskan Children
Today the Law Project for Psychiatric Rights (PsychRights) announced
that due to the State of Alaska’s unwillingness, or inability, to
enter into substantive talks, it has filed its lawsuit against the
State of Alaska and officials responsible for the excessive,
ineffective, and extremely harmful psychiatric drugging of Alaskan
children and youth. The lawsuit seeks an injunction stopping the
practice of Alaska authorizing or paying for psychotropic drugs to be
given children without safeguards being in place to make sure proper
decision making occurs.
Jim Gottstein, the president of PsychRights and the attorney bringing
the lawsuit, said, "The corrupt influence of the pharmaceutical
industry in illegally promoting much of this psychiatric drugging of
children has been well established, yet the State of Alaska continues
to inflict great harm on the children it has taken away from their
families by giving them these drugs." It is ludicrous that the State
sued a drug company for fraud in hiding the harm caused by one of
these drugs and still gives that same drug and other toxic drugs like
it, to children.
Dr. Karen Effrem, pediatrician and board member of the Alliance for
Human Research Protection (AHRP) and the International Center for the
Study of Psychiatry and Psychology (ICSPP), said, "These dangerous
and ineffective drugs are tragically overused to merely control
behavior of children who are distraught about being taken away from
their families. Missing one’s family or reacting to trauma are
wrongly labeled as biological brain disorders that need treatment
with powerful medications. Drugs will not put their families back
together or help them overcome their trauma and grief. These brain
and body damaging pharmaceuticals compound the abuse and trauma. To
paraphrase a popular motivational saying, what these kids truly need
are ‘hugs, not drugs; hope not dope,’ (even legal dope)"
Governor Palin is one of the defendants because, as governor, she is
ultimately responsible for the protection of the children of Alaska,
but Mr. Gottstein noted, "I doubt anyone on Governor Palin’s staff
has even let her know about the problem of the State harming Alaskan
children through excessive psychiatric drugging despite my trying to
bring it to her attention ever since she came into office." "I know
Governor Palin has been focused on the very pressing issue of freeing
Alaska, and the nation for that matter, from Big Oil’s stranglehold
on the trillions of cubic feet of North Slope natural gas the nation
needs from reaching the people that need it," Mr. Gottstein
continued, "but Alaska’s children also deserve her attention. We
know that Governor Palin is very compassionate about the needs of
children with problems and it is hard to imagine she would turn her
back on them if she knew about it."
If, as Governor Palin told the nation on Friday, Alaska has enough
money to build the Bridge to Nowhere if it wants to (which it does),
it certainly has the money to provide the vital services for these
vulnerable children sought by PsychRights in the lawsuit. These best
practices have been proven far more effective and are far less
harmful than drugging kids and were assembled by the Critical ThinkRx
Program, under the auspices of and funded by a grant from the
Attorneys General Consumer and Prescriber Grant Program of which the
Alaska Attorney General is member.
Mr. Gottstein concluded by saying, "It is outrageous that the
Commissioner of the Department of Health and Services wanted to talk
with PsychRights about what might be done to avoid the lawsuit, but
wasn’t allowed to do so by the Attorney General’s Office."
For those who would like more information, in addition to the
Complaint, there is a set of Questions and Answers about the lawsuit
and Mr. Gottstein is scheduled to speak October 10th on "Critical
ThinkRx and PsychRights’ Lawsuit Against the State of Alaska’s
Psychiatric Drugging of Children" at the ICSPP conference being held
October 10-12, in Tampa Florida.
The Law Project for Psychiatric Rights is a public interest law firm
devoted to the defense of people facing the horrors of unwarranted
forced psychiatric drugging and electroshock. PsychRights is further
dedicated to exposing the truth about psychiatric interventions and
the courts being misled into ordering people subjected to these brain
and body damaging drugs against their will. Extensive information
about these dangers, and about the tragic damage caused by
electroshock, is available on the PsychRights web site:
http://psychrights.org/.
# # #

James B. (Jim) Gottstein, Esq.
President/CEO
Law Project for Psychiatric Rights
406 G Street, Suite 206
Anchorage, Alaska 99501
USA
Phone: (907) 274-7686) Fax: (907) 274-9493
jim.gottstein[[at]]psychrights.org
http://psychrights.org/
PsychRights®
Law Project for
Psychiatric Rights
The Law Project for Psychiatric Rights is a public interest law firm
devoted to the defense of people facing the horrors of forced
psychiatric drugging. We are further dedicated to exposing the truth
about these drugs and the courts being misled into ordering people to
be drugged and subjected to other brain and body damaging
interventions against their will. Extensive information about this
is available on our web site, http://psychrights.org/. Please donate
generously. Our work is fueled with your IRS 501(c) tax deductible
donations. Thank you for your ongoing help and support.
You have been sent this e-mail because we think you are interested in
PsychRights’
mission to mount a strategic litigation campaign against forced
psychiatric drugging
and electroshock. If this is incorrect or you otherwise do not want
to be removed from
this list, or if you have any questions about this list, e-mail
contact@psychrights.org.
 
 
PsychRights’ Launches Pro Bono Recruitment Effort with
MindFreedom’sAnn L Human Rights Alert
http://psychrights.org/states/NewYork/080818AnnLNR.pdf
NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 18, 2008
CONTACTS:
Dan Hazen
(315) 528-3385
dan@psychrights.org
PsychRights’ Launches Pro Bono Recruitment Effort with MindFreedom’s
Ann L Human Rights Alert
As part of their Joint Task Force on Mental Legal Advocacy &
Activism, and in connection with last week’s MindFreedom Alert:
Say "No" to NY Forced Psychiatric Drugging of "Ann L, the Law Project
for Psychiatric Rights (PsychRights) today announced the launch of
its effort to recruit pro bono attorneys to help defend New York
citizens facing the horror of forced psychiatric drugging in the
community. PsychRights’ President, Jim Gottstein, said, "people
think forced drugging makes the community safer, but the opposite is
true. It is well established that psychiatric drugs forced on people
increase rather than decrease violence." "The idea that forced
community psychiatric drugging makes people safer is a fraud
perpetrated on the public by organizations like the Treatment
Advocacy Center," continued Mr. Gottstein.
The scientific evidence on this, the ineffectiveness of these drugs
for most and extreme harm to all caused by these drugs, along with a
legal analysis, has been put together for attorneys in Memorandum
(Preliminary) Forced Psychiatric Drugging in the Community –Pro Bono
Opportunity of Great Significance. Dan Hazen, PsychRights’ Northeast
Coordinator said, "We hope members of the New York bar will read the
memorandum and decide this is an issue deserving of pro bono
services." Attorneys interested in signing on or desiring more
information may contact either Mr. Hazen or Mr. Gottstein at the
contacts above or below.
David Oaks, MindFreedom’s Director, said, "We are very pleased to
collaborate with PsychRights, combining legal advocacy and grass
roots activism." In closing, Mr. Gottstein stated, "If nothing else,
attorneys should be offended by the sham nature of the legal
proceedings in which New York citizens are ordered by the courts to
take these very debilitating, largely ineffective, and extremely
harmful drugs."
The Law Project for Psychiatric Rights is a public interest law firm
devoted to the defense of people facing the horrors of unwarranted
forced psychiatric drugging and electroshock. PsychRights is further
dedicated to exposing the truth about psychiatric interventions and
the courts being misled into ordering people subjected to these brain
and body damaging drugs against their will. Extensive information
about these dangers, and about the tragic damage caused by
electroshock, is available on the PsychRights web site:
http://psychrights.org/.
# # #

James B. (Jim) Gottstein, Esq.
President/CEO
Law Project for Psychiatric Rights
406 G Street, Suite 206
Anchorage, Alaska 99501
USA
Phone: (907) 274-7686) Fax: (907) 274-9493
jim.gottstein[[at]]psychrights.org
http://psychrights.org/
PsychRights®
Law Project for
Psychiatric Rights
The Law Project for Psychiatric Rights is a public interest law firm
devoted to the defense of people facing the horrors of forced
psychiatric drugging. We are further dedicated to exposing the truth
about these drugs and the courts being misled into ordering people to
be drugged and subjected to other brain and body damaging
interventions against their will. Extensive information about this
is available on our web site, http://psychrights.org/. Please donate
generously. Our work is fueled with your IRS 501(c) tax deductible
donations. Thank you for your ongoing help and support.
You have been sent this e-mail because we think you are interested in
PsychRights’ mission to mount a strategic litigation campaign against
forced psychiatric drugging and electroshock. If this is incorrect
or you otherwise do not want to be removed from this list, or if you
have any questions about this list, e-mail contact@psychrights.org.
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