Recent News/Highlighted Items
Mental Health, Human Rights and Legislation: Guidance and Practice,
World Health Organization and United Nations, October, 2023.
Report on Improving Mental Health Outcomes, by James B. (Jim)
Gottstein, Esq.; Peter C. Gøtzsche, MD; David Cohen, PhD; Chuck
Ruby, PhD; Faith Myers, September, 2023.
The Zyprexa Papers:
PsychRights' Medicaid Fraud Initiative Against
Psychiatric Drugging of Children & Youth
Medically Accepted Indications Chart
Drugging Defense Package
version of pleadings
"clickable" Whitaker Affidavit
Dr. Grace E. Jackson Affidavit, including brain damage
PsychRights Channel on YouTube
Paper on Improving Patient Outcomes, Addressing Treatment Caused
Trauma & Injuries, Enhancing Patient Rights and Grievance
Procedures for the Report Required by § 36 of CH 41 SLA 2022
(HB172), April, 2023.
How the FDA approved an antipsychotic that failed to show a
meaningful benefit but raised the risk of death, by Robert
Whitaker, August 17, 2023, BMJ 2023;382:p1801 | doi:
Neuroleptics do much more harm than good and should not be used,
by Peter C Gøtzsche, Professor and Director Institute for
Scientific Freedom, Copenhagen, Denmark, chapter 4 in
Psychological Interventions for Psychosis: Towards a Paradigm
Shift, edited by Juan Antonio Díaz-Garrido, Raquel Zúñiga,
Horus Lafitte and Eric Morris,Springer, 2003.
OPINION: The rights of Alaskans with mental illness are being
violated – by the state, the courts and their own attorneys,
Val Van Brocklin, Anchorage Daily News, April 3, 2023.
The Fight for Pharma Accountability and Psychiatric Rights: Jim
Gottstein, Esq., A lawyer weighs in on pharmaceutical corruption
and involuntary psychiatric care, Conversations in Critical
Psychiatry, by Awais, Aftab, MD, Psychiatric Times,
August 2, 2022.
Involuntary Commitment as “Carceral Health Service”: From
Healthcare to-Prison Pipeline to a Public Health Abolition
Praxis, by Rafik Wahbi and Leo Beletsky, The Journal of Law,
Medicine & Ethics, 50 (2022): 23-30
The Soteria model: implementing an alternative to acute
psychiatric hospitalization in Israel, by Avraham
Friedlandera, Dana Tzur Bitana, and Pesach Lichtenberg,
Psychosis, Psychological, Scial and Integrtive Approaches,
Routledge Taylor & Francis Group (2022).
Soteria Past, Present, and Future: The Evidence For This Model
of Care, by Robert Whitaker, July 16, 2021.
for Acute Psychotic Experiences: Stabilizing Homes - The Soteria
Model, National Associatioin on Mental Illness Washington
2021 State Conference October 16 2021.
Letter to Alaska Legislators about Senate Bill 124/House Bill 172
proposing to make it easier for community mental health workers to
psychiatrically imprison people.
Iatrogenic Harm to Iatrogenic Violence: Corruption and the End of Medicine,
by Leah M. Ashe, PhD., Anthropology & Medicine, 28:2, 255-275,(2021).
Leah died at the age of 40, seven months after she submitted this paper and
six months before it was published. The first 3 pages of the paper are
very academic and Leah's horror story starts on page 4 (258) under "The
Case." Her medical mistreatment as described in her last paper almost
certainly caused her death in the sense of but for it she would not
have died when she did.
Community Mental Health Services, World Health
Letter to United States
Senators Wyden and Crapo regarding their Unmet Mental Health
Needs Request for Information, November 1, 2021.
What Happened to Britney Spears can Happen to You, by Jim
Gottstein, RxISK, August 2, 2021.
conversation on Britney Spears, conservatorship, and psychiatric
power, Laura Delano, David Cohen, PhD, & Jim Gottstein, June
Meta-analysis of the strength of exploratory suicide
prediction models; from clinicians to computers, by Corke,
M., Mullin, K., Angel-Scott, H., Xia, S., & Large, M.
Prohibition of Involuntary Hospitalization and Involuntary
Treatment: Countering Misapprehensions-- A briefing paper
addressed to the Committee on the Rights of Persons with
Disabilities and other stakeholders, by Tina Minkowitz, July
MindFreedom International Organizing Guide for Psychiatric
Systematic violations of patients’ rights and safety: Forced
medication of a cohort of 30 patients, by Peter C Gøtzsche
and Anders Sørensen, Indian Journal of Medical Ethics Online
First Published August 12, 2020.
Survivors’ Panel marks a milestone at 2019 International
Congress on Law and Mental Health, Leah M. Ashe, PhD, August
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) 2018
Review Submission by Center for Human Rights of Survivors and Users
of Psychiatry (CHRUSP) and the Law Project for Psychiatric Rights
Treatment Planning and Medication Monitoring Were Lacking for
Children in Foster Care Receiving Psychotropic Medication, by
the Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, September 17, 2018.
Disability Rights Maine
Complaints Lead to First Steps In Stopping the Criminalization of
Mental Illness In the Lewiston-Auburn Area, August 30, 2018.
Patterns of Early Mental Health Diagnosis and Medication Treatment
in a Medicaid-Insured Birth Cohort, by Dinci Pennap, MPH; Julie
M. Zito, PhD; Paramala J. Santosh, MD, PhD; Sarah E. Tom, PhD;
Eberechukwu Onukwugha, PhD; Laurence S. Magder, PhD, JAMA
Pediatrics, doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2018.0240.Video:
Schizophrenia Drugs Reduce Recovery Rates from 80% to 5%,
October 7, 2016.
The Case Against Antipsychotics: A Review of Their Long-term Effects,
by Robert Whitaker, Mad In America Foundation, July, 2016.
Precursors to suicidality and violence on antidepressants:
systematic review of trials in adult healthy volunteers, by
Andreas Ø Bielefeldt, Pia B Danborg, and Peter C Gøtzsche, Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine; 2016, Vol. 109(10)
Open Letter to Senator Lisa Murkowski (R Alaska), January
PsychRights' Letter to the President's Task Force on Gun
Violence, January 7, 2013.
Unsealed or Otherwise Formerly Confidential Documents
Forced Drugging of Bill Bigley
Drug, Two Faces, New York Times, March 25, 2008.
The Zyprexa Papers Scandal
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.
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.
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