Law Project for Psychiatric Rights: PsychRights  

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The 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.
The National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy Annual Rights Conference
NARPA WASHINGTON 2015 August 20 - 23, 2015
Embassy Suites Washington DC Convention Center Washington, DC
ISEPP Annual Conference  
Understanding Trauma: Responding Beyond the Medical Model  
October 9-11, 2015   Friday through Sunday  
Crowne Plaza (Boston/Newton) – Newton MA
Order "The Dr. Was Fooled or Complicit

Role of Litigation in a Strategic Approach
to Mental Health System Change

PsychRights' Medicaid Fraud Initiative

Psychiatric Drugging of Children & The Elderly

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Recent News/Highlighted Items

  • The "clickable" Whitaker Affidavit
  • Dr. Grace E. Jackson Affidavit, including brain damage
  • PsychRights Channel on YouTube
  • Soldiers Of The Iraq/Afghanistan Era Dead Of Sudden Cardiac Death Probably Due To Prescription Antipsychotic & Other Psychotropic Drugs, by Fred A. Baughman, Jr., MD, Presented at the 22nd Annual Combat Stress Conference May 1-3, 2015 Carlsbad, CA.
  • Feds Pay for Drug Fraud: 92% of Foster Care, Poor Kids Prescribed Antipsychotics Get Them For Unaccepted Uses , by Art Levine, The Huffington Post, April 30, 2015.
  • Diagnosisgate: Conflict of Interest at the Top of the Psychiatric Apparatus
  • Paula J. Caplan video exposing Allen Frances' complicity in creating 3 psychiatric epidemics.
  • Benzodiazepine use and risk of Alzheimer’s disease: case-control study, by Sophie Billioti de Gage PhD, Yola Moride, Thierry Ducruet, Tobias Kurth, Hélène Verdoux, Marie Tournier, Antoine Pariente, and Bernard Bégaud, British Medical Journal, 2014;349:g5205
  • Drugging Our Kids: Children in California’s foster care system are prescribed unproven, risky medications at alarming rates, story by Karen De Sa, San Jose Mercury News, August 25, 2014.
  • In the Matter of the Detention of DE v. Washington Dept of Social and Health Services and Pierce County, August 7, 2014.
  • CRIPA Investigation of the New York City Department of Correction Jails on Rikers Island on the treatment of adolescent male inmates, by United States Department of Justice , August 4, 2014.Report on forced psychiatry and psychiatric abuse against African Americans as intersectional discrimination based on race and disability, to the Committee on the ELimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), July 14, 2014
  • Letter From Nine Mental Health Experts To Funders And Ethics Committee About Ketamine + Electroshock Therapy Study, John Read Blog, June 21, 2014.
  • PsychRights' Open Letter to Senator Lisa Murkowski (R Alaska), January 21, 2013.
  • 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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