Mental Health Victim

From: Andrew Johnson

Date: 2006-06-26 10:11:50

This is rather depressing, but does fit in with the pattern of repression to which sections of the population are being subjected. I may be being a little extreme, but, it seems the plan is almost “if the media doesn’t warp your mind sufficiently, we’ll use pills and powerful groups to do it.   From: “Margaret McNair” To: “Margaret McNair” Subject: Please read this heart rending storyDate: Wed, 21 Jun 2006 23:04:22 +0100 #ygrps-yiv-1653849863 #ygrps-yiv-1653849863wmMessageComp { FONT:12px Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;TEXT-TRANSFORM:none;COLOR:#000000;} #ygrps-yiv-1653849863 #ygrps-yiv-1653849863wmMessageComp H6 { BACKGROUND-POSITION:center top;FONT:9px Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;VERTICAL-ALIGN:top;TEXT-TRANSFORM:none;COLOR:#666666;TEXT-ALIGN:justify;} #ygrps-yiv-1653849863 #ygrps-yiv-1653849863wmMessageComp H1 { FONT:bold 12px Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;TEXT-TRANSFORM:none;COLOR:#000000;} #ygrps-yiv-1653849863 #ygrps-yiv-1653849863wmMessageComp P { FONT:9px Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;TEXT-TRANSFORM:none;COLOR:#000000;TEXT-ALIGN:justify;} #ygrps-yiv-1653849863 #ygrps-yiv-1653849863wmMessageComp H2 { FONT:12px Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;TEXT-TRANSFORM:none;COLOR:#000000;TEXT-ALIGN:justify;} Hello, My name is Jeanette Blagbrough. I am the mother of Christopher Blagbrough. Here is my story of how my son was treated under the mental health system. At 18-years-old, Chris was a promising apprentice engineer. For whatever reason, he became depressed and was prescribed an antidepressant, Prozac. After taking only two tablets, and without warning, Chris violently attacked his father with a kitchen knife. This attack resulted in him being sectioned under the Mental Health Act in a local psychiatric unit. Two and a half years later, while supposedly under the care of mental health professionals and a psychiatrist, and while on suicide watch Chris committed suicide when he hung himself. I believe Chris died because of the arrogance of a psychiatrist and an uncaring mental health system that refused to accept he was suffering from a severe vitamin B12 deficiency known to cause psychosis. I also believe he died because of the cocktails of psychiatric drugs he was given, drugs known to cause violence and suicide. He was also in a system that refused to act on numerous complaints made by his caring family. Rather than allowing Chris to be examined and treated by proper medical doctors, the psychiatrist in charge of his care blocked and cancelled appointments made with other doctors to get him the medical treatment he needed. When numerous complaints were ignored by various agencies, including the Ombudsman, the Mental Health Act Commission and the General Medical Council, Chris and his father Peter absconded to Spain where they spent 4 glorious weeks together, proving that Chris was able to cope away from the hospital unit, contrary to the beliefs of the so-called “experts.” When the psychiatrist promised he would take our complaints seriously if Chris returned to the hospital, we trusted his word. But on arriving at the hospital, Chris was immediately grabbed, thrown back into the secure unit, where he was again prescribed psychiatric drugs against his wishes and those of his parents. The psychiatrist denied Peter any further visiting rights to see his son. For 8 months, Peter was forced to wait in the car park while I was allowed to visit Chris. Unfortunately, Peter was never to see his son alive again. You can read the full account of Christopher’s tragic Story at his memorial website. Peter and I had given up hope of ever getting justice for the atrocities committed against our son. We were shunted from one department to another, from agency to agency, and our cries for help were completely ignored – until we found the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR). We believe Chris would still be alive today, if only we had known about the work of CCHR much sooner. That is why we will be joining CCHR on Monday, 10th July 2006 to protest against the Royal College of Psychiatrists who will be in Glasgow for their weeklong annual conference. I am inviting you to be there too. Hundreds of CCHR supporters will be demanding of the College, why they have failed to inform their members of the 21 Drug Alerts, issued just this past year by government drug regulatory bodies in the UK, Europe, Canada, America, Japan, Australia and other parts of the world – showing antidepressants and amphetamine-like stimulant drugs, used on children and adults for ADHD and depression, cause psychiatric events, violence, suicide and death. The most fundamental point of the Hippocratic Oath is “To Do No Harm.” If that is true, then why has it taken parents, carers, journalists, drug agencies and patient and human rights groups to bring out the truth about their harmful treatments. The Royal College of Psychiatrists have still to warn its members on the 21 different drug alerts issued around the world. If you believe psychiatrists should stop harming children and their patients with violent, suicide inducing antidepressants, Benzodiazapines, antipsychotics and stimulant drugs, then please join Peter and I, and other parents who have lost their children. Together with hundreds of CCHR supporters, mental health campaigners and children rights campaigners we can make a difference. If you agree with these aims, we ask that you broadly distribute this email to all your family and friends up and down the country, get them to join us for this important rally and demonstration and help us to campaign for proper medical and humane treatment for people with mental problems. (You can opt out of the emails later if you wish – we will not share your email address with anyone else!) In doing so, our son’s death will not be in vain and you will be supporting CCHR’s international campaign to eradicate brutal psychiatric practices, bring psychiatry back under the law, deprive psychiatrists of their unearned millions in appropriations and replace unworkable practices with humane treatments as laid down by the Mental Health Declaration of Human Rights for mental patients. If you can’t join us, because of distance or other reasons, perhaps you would make a donation to the campaign. Your donations will be used to fund the Rally and help CCHR bring about its aims. At least show your support for CCHR UK by registering to receive further information on their campaigns. Below you will find information regarding CCHR’s Rally and Demonstration. Thank you for reading our Son’s story. Peter and I hope to see you there. CITIZENS COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS RALLY AND DEMONSTRATION MONDAY 10TH JULY 2006 Rally meeting point: 12:00 noon in St. George Square, off Queen Street. The march will start around 1:00pm and will be about a 1 to 2 mile walk through the streets of Glasgow, ending at the Scottish Exhibition Conference Centre – the venue for the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ annual conference. Buses, trains, planes and cars will be travelling to Glasgow. Travel information can be obtained by contacting CCHR UK on 01342 313926 or email on CCHR will provide the banners, placards, flags, balloons and other Rally paraphernalia. Although the demands from CCHR are serious, the Rally is done in the spirit of play. Those attending the Rally should bring comfortable walking shoes, food and water for refreshment during the march, and wear black if possible. Dress code: Black Attire. Black Tee shirts can be purchased at the rally.       © 2005 Citizens Commission on Human Rights (United Kingdom). A company limited by guarantee. Company Reg No. 4085083. Citizens Commission on Human Rights, CCHR and the CCHR logo are trademarks and service marks owned by Citizens Commission on Human Rights and are used with its permission. If you don’t want to receive further newsflash email from this source please click on this email address link:… and press send, or if you prefer you can write to us at 42-44 Copthorne Road, Felbridge, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 2NS. Website address:  

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