MindFreedom Ireland does not agree with forced detention of people.  We see it as a denial of the human right to liberty.  We believe that every person is a human being capable of making the best decisions for oneself.   We believe it is our human right to be allowed to have the help we want for ourselves.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiGw3GDX9fw


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive."  C.S. Lewis
 
Forced long term chemical lobotomy caused by psychotropic drugs is  TORTURE!
 
In school, I had studied honours maths for my Leaving Cert and difficult harmony for my Music Diploma. Now I couldn't concentrate, follow a film plot or motivate myself to learn any new music.  Only my years of practice enabled me to continue with my piano lessons, though in a very mechanical fashion.  I had very little environmental awareness and could easily get lost.  My driving steadily got worse and I was involved in an accident, fortunately not too serious.  I subsequently drove very little and became more of a prisoner in my  home. I didn't even feel capable of going to Dublin by myself on the train.  I was like a child.  Sometimes I would wake at two o clock at night with terrible racing thoughts, one of the worst aspects of my so called ' illness'.  I became more and more dependent on Jim  and because of these racing thoughts, couldn't bear for him to leave the house, even for a single night.  I always wished I would die before him as I  thought I could never survive by myself.  This was all my 'illness'.  I had to bear it.   There was no other way other that stopping my 'medication' which my expert doctor wouldn't hear about.    (Side effects  Real effects -  Soul Survivor - A Personal Encounter with Psychiatry)