New Yorkers have (proudly, accurately) the reputation for being tough and in-your-face kind of people.
As a New Yorking I am proud of that reputation.
I am also very proud of being a member of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights.
There aren't too many things that get me going, but psychiatry is one thing that does.
If you really look into what they are doing you will be outraged. CCHR has a traveling exhibit that they have been taking around the world. It was in Harlem recently, and has been all over the east coast over the past 6 months.
Even if you have a weak stomache you really owe it to yourself (and your family and friends) to get informed about this public menace. Sorry. I can't put it more politetly.
When Tom Cruise told Matt Lauer that he had studied the history of psychiatry, believe me it's true. And the conclusion Mr. Cruise came to is the only logical conclusion a humane and caring person can come to on this subject.
By the way it is not and never has been the contention of Tom Cruise or any Scientologist that people don't suffer, that the human condition is one of "happiness." No.
But the way psychiatry "helps" people by labeling them, and making up diseases opening the door to destroying lives with very heavy drugs that are addictive and have terrible side affects (including suicide!) is what he (and I) complain about.
Check it our youself, though.
The Citizens Commission on Human Rights has a very good web site, where you can download booklets or browse through news on psychiatry.
And if you need help to get a person out of psych hands they have a 1-800 number and they will help you. They are experts at restoring freedom to psychiatric victims - as long as they can get to them in time.