letter from Colette,a shock survivor in Ireland,posted by Don Weitz July1/08
As an involuntary electro shock survivor, I was most moved to witness Green Party Senators Deirdre De Burca and Dan Boyle present Dr Michael Corry’s Bill on involuntary electro shock and neurosurgery in the Senate yesterday.
I was given electro shock first in my teens and other sessions subsequently. My memory was severely impaired. It affected me very badly at work over the years.
A woman close to me, then a beautiful young girl, was given a lobotomy and has the mind of a child ever since. She had to spend the rest of her life in care.
The sooner this barbaric practice becomes a thing of the past, I and other electro shock survivors, will be able to breath and live more freely.
Colette Ni Dhuinneach, MindFreedom Ireland.