Monday, May 15, 2017

Psychiatric Slavery Is Wrong

Psychiatric slavery is when people earn money from psychiatric coercion, force, and confinement.

Psychiatric Thomas Szasz believed that civil commitment and the insanity defense form the foundation of psychiatric slavery. Psychiatric slavery should be outlawed. Civil commitment and the insanity defense should be outlawed.

Suicide should be respected as a civil and human right for adults. I am not saying that suicide is good. It will be good if we can reduce suicides to zero. However, we should not use psychiatric force, coercion, and confinement to reduce suicides. We should use persuasion, reason, and kindness to reduce suicides. Read the book Suicide Prohibition: The Shame of Medicine, or Fatal Freedom: The Ethics and Politics of Suicide. Both books are by Thomas Szasz.

Suicide is a moral and ethical issue. It is wrong to medicalize suicide in order to justify psychiatric force, coercion, and confinement.

The insanity defense should be outlawed. Insanity is subjective. Read the book by psychiatric Thomas Szasz, Insanity: The Idea and Its Consequences. If people are authentically a danger to others, then they have likely broken a law. They should be dealt with criminally, not diverted into psychiatric systems. If someone has not broken a law, then they should be able to enjoy the right to be left along.

You can help to outlaw psychiatric slavery by informing people about what psychiatric slavery is and why it should be illegal. You can encourage people to read books that psychiatrist Thomas Szasz wrote. You can tell your elected government law makers like Senators, Representatives, Governors, and so forth that psychiatric slavery should be outlawed. You can encourage journalists to write about and cover psychiatric slavery.

Psychiatrist Thomas Szasz wrote a book entitled Psychiatric Slavery. I, Michael Ten, have written and published a short book entitled Outlaw Psychiatric Slavery; it is available on Amazon. Most of the books by psychiatrist Thomas Szasz are also available on Amazon. Please help to outlaw psychiatric slavery.