Petition · New Zealand Government: BAN THE USE OF ECT IN NEW ZEALAND · Change.org

ECT may work for some but it is not 100% safe it destroyed my life when it was used on me against my will it makes it very difficult to learn skills. It also makes me forget things like my children’s names at best it’s a short-term fix that has to be repeated throughout your life to be effective it’s a barbaric and outdated procedure that needs to stop as you can not justify fixing 9 people at the expense of the 10th

Source: Petition · New Zealand Government: BAN THE USE OF ECT IN NEW ZEALAND · Change.org

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ACC win for schizophrenia sufferer | Radio New Zealand News

A man who developed schizophrenia years after a car crash injury has won ACC compensation – a decision his lawyer says opens the door to similar claims.

Source: ACC win for schizophrenia sufferer | Radio New Zealand News

Psychiatry ignores trauma says Dr. Bessel van der Kolk

Everything Matters: Beyond Meds

Psychiatry Must Stop Ignoring Trauma, says Dr. Bessel van der Kolk

Yes, please, and thank you for saying so! 

Of course psychiatry must not just stop ignoring trauma, it must stop retraumatizing the already traumatized. It’s clients. The very vulnerable people who seek help and end up being harmed further. Not only are hospitals and a lot of standard treatment horribly abusive the medications have been found to be further agents of trauma.

It’s also true that coercion, subtle or otherwise, is the rule in psychiatric care and that the United Nations has also declared forced treatment to be a form of torture.

Hallelujah for folks like Bessel van der Kolk and Gabor Mate who are helping bridge the gap between lived experience and academic clinicians who are totally missing the boat and causing more harm.

We can heal and we do given the right sort of supports. The mainstream mental illness…

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Petition · New Zealand Government: BAN THE USE OF ECT IN NEW ZEALAND · Change.org

ECT may work for some but it is not 100% safe it destroyed my life when it was used on me against my will it makes it very difficult to learn skills. It also makes me forget things like my children’s names at best it’s a short-term fix that has to be repeated throughout your life to be effective it’s a barbaric and outdated procedure that needs to stop as you can not justify fixing 9 people at the expense of the 10th

Source: Petition · New Zealand Government: BAN THE USE OF ECT IN NEW ZEALAND · Change.org