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Everyday Horrors of the Mental Health System
SSRI Horror Stories

These stories are typical, rather than being unusual.  If you have any Every Day Horror Stories of the Mental Health System that you would like to be posted or listed here, please e-mail info@psychrights.org.  Of course, we will have to decide which ones meet our editorial guidelines.  However, this is meant to be inclusive, rather than exclusive and if there are just stories on the web that should be listed here, you can send us the web address.  If you want to write a story and send it to us, we can post it.   We really do need them in some sort of electronic format, however. 

  • A Modern Day "Cuckoo's Nest", the Institutional Incarceration of Mental Health Consumers.
  • Homeless Again
  • Maintenance ECT Appeared to be My Destiny
  • A Week in HellSeclusion Or Restraint: Your Choice
  • On Gun Control, Predicting Violence and Where it Can be Found
  • Psychiatry Nearly Ruined MyLife – Multiple Times
  • An Open Letter to My Therapist
  • Dorothy Dundas Testimony to the FDA on Electroshock
  • Free Siddharta
  • You Call Yourselves Doctors
  • I lost ten years of my life as a middle class, NHS sponsored drug addict
  • Sean
  • Linda Eiden
  • Death by Restraint
  • 3-year-old in CPS' care overprescribed psychotropic drugs, Fox News Houston.
  • Please Stop Drugging My Child
  • A Narrow Escape
  • CHOMP Hell
  • Remembering John Brodie 
  • Rutland Herald story about John Brodie
  • Freedom Center Page
  • Jeffrey James – Death by "Restraint"
  • Rose's Story
  • Electroshock Survivor Stories
  • My Name is Elise
  • I am Sue Clark-Wittenberg
  • The Truth can set you Free.
  • Dear MindFreedom (Kenneth D. Salo, Jr., January 14, 2008).
  • "Different" Not Disabled
  • Behind Locked Doors Poster, by Dorothy Dundas
  • Tisha
  • Dear Stan
  • Insulin Shock - A Survivor Story
  • Psych Drugs Drove My Son Crazy (happy ending).
  • Why Can't the Past Just Die?
  • A Hidden Shame: Death in Georgia's Mental Hospitals.
  • My Adventures in Psychopharmacology
  • It's Not Just Diabetes
  • An Interesting Story
  • First Person Stories on Forced Interventions and Being Deprived Of Legal Capacity from Europe
  • How I was legally raped by a Major Pharmaceuticals Company
  • School Guidance Counselor Horror Story
  • To whom it may concern
  • Three and a half years on Zyprexa.
  • Not Allowed to Be Angry: Involuntary Commitment, Jail and other experiences via California’s Mental Health System
  • Update:  Delivered Up from Evil: Redemption and Recovery from Insanity’s Scarlet Letter
  • Aaron David Todavich
  • Fried Brains
  • Letter to the Warden
  • Diagnosis Undiagnosed: A Personal Insight Into the Mental Health Experience, by Julie R. Yankowsky
  • He Lost His Mind
  • I'll Be Alright
  • Canadian Brutality
  • Officials Bicker
  • Dear Mr. Cruise
  • Tooker Gomberg
  • Medicating Aliah (Mother Jones May/June 2005)
  • Charter North
  • Anna
  • Above the Law:  Psychiatric Diagnosis, Detention, and Forced Treatment: Summary of One Patient’s, Involuntary Involvement with the Texas Public Mental Health System, by William Owen Wrightz
  • Death by ADHD
  • Dear Kim
  • Judge rejects Sell's request for trial
  • Mother Loses Children Weaning Son from Drugs
  • Steele
  • Crazy Until Proven Sane.
  • ERs don't treat mental patients fairly, Monday, May 24, 2004, Vonne Worth, Guest Columnist, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
  • Etta Bavilla.
  • Donald Chambers
  • I Made a Horrible Mistake by Committing My Sister: Her Life is Still Hell Eight Years Later. Can anyone help?
  • For Curtis Grogan and the Voiceless Victims
  • How doctors turned Julie into a twitching, bloated wreck, (Filed: 16/11/2003 Telegraph News, UK)
  • Daniel Muller's Life
  • Death from Ritalin
  • Seventeen Days on Paxil
  • Prisoner of Paxil.
  • Stephen's Story
  • A Suicide Side Effect? What parents aren't being told about their kids' antidepressants.  San Francisco Chronicle, January 4, 2004.
  • Sue Clark's Psychiatry Buster Page about Electroshock  This page has an instrumental version of John Lennon's "Imagine" on it.
  • SSRI (Anti-depressant) Horror Stories.
  • How I lost two children to the 'lie' of Munchausen's: A mother tells how she was blamed when her son died after being given cisapride, The Observer, Sunday February 1, 2004Daniel
  • Richard Taylor
  • Prescription for Disaster
  • Virginia Board of Medicine Decision denying Dr. Stein's application for reinstatement of his medical license.
  • Laurie Weist
  • Jonathan Harte
  • Cameron Cullen
  • Charles Richards: Involuntary Commitments
  • Lived tragic lives, died tragic deaths Five young people victims of system.
  • Danny's Prison
  • Diane Booth (Mother in Jail for Refusing to Drug her Child)
  • Hospital Restrained Dying Man
  • Diagnosis: Insanity
  • Eric Harris was taking Luvox (a Prozac-like drug) at the time of the Littleton murders by Peter R. Breggin, M.D.
  • May 13, 2003 Report on Metropolitan State Hospital, Norwalk, California
  • Harborview Treats Epilepsy On Involuntary Psych Ward
  • The "Convenience" Factor in Psychiatry
  • Medicating Angel
  • When Will We Learn?
  • Kerri's Story--My Dark Place on Psychotropic Drugs and ECT
  • American Snakepits
  • Investigators Say Abuse Of Involuntary Commitment Law Led To Shooting Deaths Of Disabled Men
  • Committed Against His Will; For Medical Student, a 5-Week Psychiatric Ordeal
  • Retraumatizing the Victim.
  • Susan Endersbe
  • Walter (a detailed account of someone who has been in the mental health system in Europe)
  • New York Times Article, The Adult Home Scandal, April 30, 2002.
  • New York Times Article, Voiceless, Defenseless and a Source of Cash, April 30, 2002.
  • New York Times Article, Here, Life Is Squalor and Chaos, April 29, 2002.
  • New York Times Article, For Mentally Ill, Death and Misery, April 28, 2002 (In Anchorage they die on the streets).
  • Like Lambs to the Slaughter
  • Fighting for the right to live the life I deserve
  •  Commonly-Prescribed Antidepressants Are Extremely Dangerous for Some
  • Incident N1I19
  • SSRI Horror Stories

     


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