Today is Mother’s Day and I wish all mothers a wonderful day! I know there will be special outings, dinners, flowers and gifts flowing today. I’m a mother myself and like most mothers I’ve done my share of standing up for my children and protecting them when I see they may be in harm’s way.
So in celebration of Mother’s Day, this is what I’m writing about on behalf of all the mothers, the unborn, the newborn, the babies, the toddlers, the young sprouts, the teens, the grown children and the elderly.
DON’T LET PSYCHIATRISTS ELECTROSHOCK CHILDREN!
Most people I have talked to think electroshock therapy is totally barbaric and unacceptable.
Most people I know would never want to put themselves, their family or their friends through the agony of electroshock therapy. But they aren’t worried about it because . . .
Most people think electroshock therapy is something that was done in the past, circa “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.”
In fact, electroshock therapy is one of the most brutal “treatments” ever inflicted on people in the name of mental health care and is still being done today on at least a million people a year including about 100,000 elderly, pregnant mothers and children in the United States. (Yes, I said pregnant mothers.)
And the psychiatric industry would like to do much, much more of it. In the United States the American Psychiatric Association (APA) is lobbying the FDA to allow use of electroshock on children, stating in their letter to the FDA that having ECT available is “especially meaningful in children and adolescents….”
They are claiming that if allowed to give ECT to pregnant women, newborns and the very young, the children will not grow up with mental health problems. Yeah. 450 volts through the brain. That’ll quiet ’em down. Maybe forever.
To push their agenda further along, the APA is holding their annual conference next week in San Diego, California to discuss ETC for children. They will be severely challenged by some of the country’s most dedicated human rights activists–members of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) and those who stand with them in solidarity against such brutal torture.
What Can You Do About This?
Join CCHR’s Protest March demanding that ECT is BANNED in the United States. The March will be on Saturday May 20th starting at 11 a.m. in Horton Plaza, 4th and Broadway in San Diego. Contact CCHRofLA@gmail.com.
Sign the CCHR petition to ban ECT here and share it with everyone you know.
Learn more about it here.