Kitty Dukakis promotes ECT- Call for Protest in October at Northeastern U
A call for survivors and human rights groups to protest against this pro-shock event featuring Kitty Dukakis, wife of former governor Michael Dukakis, on October 15 at Northeastern U in Boston, Massachusetts. She will apparently be promoting her book. The publicity for the event reads as follows.
Shock by Kitty Dukakis, Michael Dukakis, & Larry Tye on October 15, 2007, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the Raytheon Auditorium, Egan Research Center at Northeastern University. Book signing will follow lecture and discussion.
“After suffering for decades from severe depression, substance abuse problems, and hospitalizations, Kitty Dukakis now credits her recovery to electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Opponents of ECT would like to see the treatment banned on the basis of its common side effects, such as memory loss. Many patients say these are a small price to pay for control over a disabling condition. Governor Michael Dukakis and author Larry Tye join Kitty Dukakis for a discussion on how this medical treatment – along with the support of family and loved ones – can potentially help individuals through the horrors of clinical depression.”
Memory loss, emotional numbing, loss of personality, abuse at the hands of the psychiatric system, withholding of counselling to blackmail victims into accepting ECT – are these “small prices to pay?” If you are in the Boston area in October, provide balancing information to those who go to hear this celebrity. And for the rest of us, there will be massive publicity around this book. Every Kitty Dukakis book-signing and TV appearance is an opportunity to educate the public into the realities of this ongoing atrocity.