About This Site
I’ve been a Registered Nurse since 1977. I’m also a son, a Father, a Grandfather and Human Rights Activist. As a Nurse, I am an advocate and protector of my patients and look after their wellbeing. Currently, I am concerned about the direction of our nation and how our medical field is influencing society for the good and bad. I am concerned that the mental health community is practicing on false testing and research regarding brain chemical imbalances and brain changes on radiologic studies. These have been proven to be false or flawed or inconclusive. I am also concerned about the heavy advertising dollars from pharmaceutical companies. Ads based on poor science pushing their agenda of medicating our children and populace, and the alarming increase of medicated individuals for mental illnesses that can be underlying physical illnesses instead. This site is my request for help from my fellow nurses to take a stand for HUMAN RIGHTS as I believe that two basic human rights are being violated. 1) the Right to Life and 2) freedom from torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. I will voice my viewpoints here and I am asking like-minded nursing personnel (CNAs, LPNs, RNs, ARNPs, LNCs, etc) to voice their opinions and to join me in forcing our concerns to be reviewed by the government lawmakers and other agencies that oversee the areas and to alter the course we are upon with the drugging of our children. Our futures are at stake and our childrens’ futures are at stake. What we do today and forward will determine if our society will be free to think without mind altering drugs, for children to be able to express their free emotions and creativity without being drugged, and our seniors to live out their final days without being sedated and out of touch with humanity and the ones who love them.
From the UN website :
On December 10, 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights the full text of which appears in the following pages. Following this historic act the Assembly called upon all Member countries to publicize the text of the Declaration and “to cause it to be disseminated, displayed, read and expounded principally in schools and other educational institutions, without distinction based on the political status of countries or territories.”
Go to this site http://www.un.org/Overview/rights.html
article 3-The right to life, liberty and security of person – It’s my belief that the use of psychotropic and psycho-pharmaceuticals on children is a violation of this basic human right. Yes, they are too young to make medical decision for themselves, I know that argument, but psychiatry is not based on scientific, biologic fact. It’s subjective and can be different from psychiatrist to psychiatrist. This is not about antibiotics for strep throat or insulin for diabetes. This is about someone deciding you are mentally ill by your behavior or emotional state alone and with no valid biological test to support the diagnosis. Also, I totally disagree with using these drugs on children as they are not approved for children and certainly have been found and documented to adversely affect them. This blog has many references to that fact. Our history has shown that using the latest and greatest new psych drug on patients with “wonderful effects” like Thorazine certainly did not prove being wonderful at all considering the neurological damage and EPS symptoms that followed, now permanent on these long time users. SSRIs have proven to cause suicidal thoughts and manic behaviors with teenagers and young adults and there is now a black box warning from the FDA. It has been proven without doubt that the drug companies hid this data. How can we stand by and let psychiatrists now medicate children from 0 to 5 years old (yes, you read that right) on these false “chemical imbalance” theories and no FDA approval to use them on that age group?
Article 5 – No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment – To me, as a nursing professional, the use of chemicals on our children is cruel, inhumane treatment. Unsuspecting parents, wanting to do something supportive and help their children, find themselves being told by professionals like Pediatricians, General Practice Physicians, Psychologists and Psychiatrist that they need these harmful drugs for their children to “regain normalcy”. I have evidence that mental health manifestations are actually biologically traced to physical conditions of the body that can be corrected with BIOMONITORING techniques. The child is given no choice to live without being drugged once in the mental health arena, to have a free mind to think and be creative without distortion of these drugs, and to experience their natural physical energy without chemicals interfering and suppressing them. It has been proven that use of ADHD drugs damages the nervous system and bone growth. Having an underlying physical illness and then being labeled “mentally ill” is degrading. I feel this is a violation of their human rights. These human rights violations could have been prevented in some cases by using INFORMED CONSENT as it was intended.