Law Project for Psychiatric Rights: PsychRights  

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The Law Project for Psychiatric Rights (PsychRights) is a non-profit, tax exemptThe Law Project for Psychiatric Rights (PsychRights) is a non-profit, tax exempt 501(c)(3) public interest law firm whose mission is to mount a  strategic legal campaign against forced psychiatric drugging and electroshock in the United States akin to what Thurgood Marshall and the NAACP mounted in the 40's and 50's on behalf of African American civil rights.  The public mental health system is creating a huge class of chronic mental patients through forcing them to take ineffective, yet extremely harmful drugs.

Currently, due to the massive growth in psychiatric drugging of children and youth and the current targeting of them for even more psychiatric drugging, PsychRights has made attacking this problem a priority.  Children are virtually always forced to take these drugs because it is the adults in their lives who are making the decision.  This is an unfolding national tragedy of immense proportions.  As part of its mission, PsychRights is further dedicated to exposing the truth about these drugs and the courts being misled into ordering people to be drugged and subjected to other brain and body damaging interventions against their will.
International Society for Ethical Psychiatry and Psychology (ISEPP)
Annual Conference
Rethinking Mental Health Care for Children & Adolescents
November 1-3 Greensboro, N.C.
National Association of Rights Protection & Advocacy (NARPA)
2013 Advocacy Conference
September 26 - 28, 2013 The Hilton Hartford, Hartford, CT

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Recent News/Highlighted Items

  • The "clickable" Whitaker Affidavit
  • Dr. Grace E. Jackson Affidavit, including brain damage
  • PsychRights Channel on YouTube
  • A Nation of Kids on Speed: Six million children in the U.S. have already been diagnosed with ADHD. Plenty more will follow,by Pieter Cohen and Nicolas Rasmussen, The Wall Street Journal, June 16, 2013.
  • PsychRights' Open Letter to Senator Lisa Murkowski (R Alaska), January 21, 2012.
  • PsychRights' Letter to the President's Task Force on Gun Violence, January 7, 2013.
  • Unsealed or Otherwise Formerly Confidential Documents
  • The Zyprexa Papers Scandal
  • Involuntary Commitment and Forced Psychiatric Drugging in the Trial Courts: Rights Violations as a Matter of Course, by James B. (Jim) Gottstein, 25 Alaska L. Rev.  51 (2008).
  • How the Legal System Can Help Create a Recovery Culture in Mental Health Systems, presented at Alternatives 2005: Leading the Transformation to Recovery, Phoenix, Arizona, October 28, 2005.
  • Report on Multi-Faceted Grass-Roots Efforts To Bring About Meaningful Change To Alaska's Mental Health Program
  • Bigley v. Alaska Psychiatric Institute, S-13116, Alaska Supreme Court Opinion No. 6374, May 22, 2009.
  • Wetherhorn v. Alaska Psychiatric Institute, Opinion No. 6091, ruling Alaska's gravely disabled criteria unconstitutional (requiring the state prove the person unable to survive safely in freedom).
  • Myers v. Alaska Psychiatric Institute, Opinion No. 6021, June 30, 2006, ruling Alaska's forced psychiatric drugging regime unconstitutional.
  • MindFreedom Shield Program
  • Allen Jones' Full Whistle-Blower Report on Drug Company influence on states' drug purchases.

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