Sue Clark’s additional comments re ABC article & electroshock
Hi, I wrote a message about Sibile Morency’s ECT article on the message board for health at ABC.com
Here is the URL below, take care, Sue
ABC reporter Sibile Morency wrote an article on July 20, 2007 called “Electroshock Therapy Gets A Makeover”
The URL for this article is: <http://abcnews.go.com/technology/story?id=3397685&page=1> http://abcnews.go.com/technology/story?id=3397685&page=1
In her article Sibile Morency does not discuss the large antipsychiatry movement which opposes psychiatry
and its many psychiatric abuses and oppressions.
There is a large worldwide movement opposing electroshock therapy and wanting electroshock banned universally all over the world and this was not mentioned in Sibile’s article as well.
I am Sue Clark-Wittenberg from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. I am an electroshock (ECT) survivor. I am the executive director of the Wittenberg Center to End Electroshock. I had 5 ECTs in 1973 at the age of l7 given to me against my will at the Brockville Psychiatric Hospital by Dr. Louis Sipos, a psychiatrist on Ward H where I was. On my 5th ECT, my heart stopped and I had to be revived. I suffer from permanent memory loss and have difficulty learning new things since I have had ECT. Prior to ECT I had no memory problems nor did I have a difficult time to learn new things and II did well in school.
In 1995, I went to Carleton University in Ottawa and had to quit school after one semester as I could not remember what I was learning. You can’t get a job without a good education, and you can’t learn if can’t remember anything. ECT has impeded my everyday life. I can’t remember from hour to hour let alone from day to day and this causes havoc in my life.
The Wittenberg Center to End Electroshock website URL is: <http://wittenbergces.blogspot.com>http://wittenbergces.blogspot.com
My website exposing psychiatry is at the URL: <http://psychiatrybuster.blogspot.com>http://psychiatrybuster.blogspot.com
Dr. Peter R. Breggin, an American psychiatrist and author of several books some of which are entitled “Toxic Psychiatry”, “Electroshock and Its Brain Disabling Effects”, “Talking Back to Prozac”, “Your drug may be your problem” has been very outspoken for many years about the harm done by electroshock therapy and by psychiatric drugs. Dr. Breggin’s excellent web site is a wealth of information at the URL: <http://www.breggin.com>http://www.breggin.com Recently, Dr. Breggin wrote an article proving ECT always causes brain damage entitled
“Disturbing News for Patients and Shock Doctors Alike” which can be found at this URL:
<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-peter-breggin/>http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-peter-breggin/ This is one article not to be missed. Dr. Breggin is an expert on information about electroshock and on psychiatric drugs for kids and adults.
Don Weitz who is a co-founder of the 4 year old group in Toronto, Canada called “Coalition Against Psychiatric
Abuse” (CAPA) has been has been speaking out for many years about how psychiatry harms and maims people.
CAPA’s outstanding websites at the URLs: <http://capa.oise.utoronto.ca>http://capa.oise.utoronto.ca and <https://capacanada.wordpress.com> https://capacanada.wordpress.com
Don Weitz and Dr. Bonnie Burstow co-edited the book called “Shrink Resistant: The Struggle Against Psychiatry in Canada.
Dr. John Breeding an American psychologist and author has a group called “Coaliton to Abolish Electroshock in Texas (CAEST). John’s great websites are at the URLs: <http://endofshock.com>http://endofshock.com and <http://www.wildestcolts.com>http://www.wildestcolts.com – Dr. Breeding has written books about kids on psychiatric drugs/meds.
David Oaks, head of Mindfreedom International has a website at the URL: <http://www.mindfreedom.org>http://www.mindfreedom.org
Mindfreedom International is a group of people all over the world fighting psychiatric abuses and oppression.
Electroshock always causes brain damage and this has been proven in many reports and studies over 40 years.
Electroshock should have been banned many years ago. Electroshock is unethical, inhumane, torture,
barbaric and is a crime against humanity.
Every year countless of people get Electroshock. Here are the Stats for ECT given yearly:
USA – 100,000 Americans get ECT
UK – 50 ECTS given
Ontario, Canada 14,000 ECTs are given
Wordwide – estimated figure to be 1 to 2 million people
Everyday there are thousands of people working to help ban electrshock. Some people include electroshock survivors, psychiatric survivors their friends and families, lawyers, mental health advocates, psychiatrists,
psychologists, nurses, medical professonals, neurologists like Dr. John Friedberg who writes about the 5 big lies about ECT. His website is at the URL: <http://www.idiom.com/%7Edrjohn/ect.html>www.idiom.com/~drjohn/ect.html Other people included concerned citizens, advocacy groups, and the list goes on and on. Just google “antipsychiatry groups” or “electroshock”
“ECT” or “psychiatric survivor groups” and see the vast amount of websites exposing psychiatry for the harm that it does to people everyday.
There is no scientific proof nor test that proves that mental illness exists.
Sibile did not mention the fact that Simone D. a 58 year old woman who is a psychiatric patient at the
Creedmoor Psychiatric Center in New York State is being forced by a NY court to udergo 30 more
electroshocks agains her will. She has already had 200 ECTs in the past. In court she told them
ECT hurt her and caused her pain. To help Simone D. please go to this website: <http://www.mindfreedom.com>www.mindfreedom.com
and see all the info to help stop Simone D. from getting more ECT.
Other ECT websites are:
BE informed, BE aware of what ECT can do to you.
You can contact me by email at: <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com
Electroshock is a crime against humanity and it must stop now