I wrote this on the eve of my 48th wedding anniversary

This year on November 8th I hopefully will be 75 years strong. I met Jim in 1973. I have known him for almost 5O years. When we published our book in 2006 I did not have my medical records. Sixteen years later I am much wiser about my personal history and the history of the corrupt relationship between psychiatry, allopathic medicine, the state and other professions, especially the law.

Since becoming prescription drug-free at the turn of the Millenium I did everything humanly possible to find out the truth about what really happened to me when I was electroshocked and drugged by medical professionals. It was only then that I could look back at my terrible, traumatic experience which was and still is the living torture of survivors of psychiatry.

When we wrote our book ‘ Soul Survivor – A Personal Encounter With Psychiatry’ I was so damaged by bio/coercive/deceptive psychiatry that I thought I would not live to see it published. However, as the years went by I became stronger in mind, body and spirit. We could have written many more books since but those who know me and have found out more true facts themselves are aware that I have always been actively involved in speaking out and doing groundwork ever since. I have been privileged to get to know many, outstanding, kind human beings. A big Thank You to every single person who crossed my path. Indeed if we were able to include our work together we would have much more evidence than the six-week, deceptive, experimental trials that are passed as evidence by Irish psychiatrist Patricia Casey and her companions.

As Patricia said it is indeed her bread and butter. She has a vested interest in believing that contrived drug trials funded by Big, Corrupt Corrupt Companies will produce actual evidence. Her Christianity would have taught her what 30 pieces of silver can do and how angry Jesus Christ was about people collecting money outside a temple but she thinks that it is okay to accept bribes from co-operations with clearly vested interests. When she was the main speaker, I and other members of MindFreedom Ireland heard her speak strongly in favour of the chemical imbalance theory many years ago. It was funded by Big Pharma. We challenged her then and we still challenge her today but were kept silent then and we are still kept silent today. Patricia Casey is a well-known Irish psychiatrist who the media view as their high priestess.  She sees herself much like the pope as being infallible when it comes to psychiatric dogma.  If we who have experienced her cruel rules and regulations had the power to define her and other so-called ‘mental health’ professionals there would be a very different version of events. The established media bow to so-called professionals who read biassed books and medical journals and are more interested in protecting themselves than those they feign to ‘help’.

We on the other hand are labelled with fictional, non-scientific ‘diagnoses’ ( ironically diagnose means to understand!) with no medical biomarkers to establish their labels exist. We are legally treated as sub/non-human and told that this is not discrimination. The law protects psychiatry and psychiatry protects the law. The state protects psychiatry and psychiatry protects the state. Then the established media protects all three. Is it any wonder we are kept silent? Is it any wonder that we feel distressed? Is it any wonder we find it difficult to be employed? Is it any wonder we are so easily drugged/electroshocked? Is it any wonder the marginalised who comprise most of the population are victims?

It can seem like there is no way out but we know the truth. We know it and many others, fortunate enough not to be labelled and drugged by psychiatry can find our way to be our own media. Everyone can do this the old-fashioned, real way by word of mouth. It was because of word of mouth that I had music pupils!! Thankfully psychiatry did not deprive me of my ability to teach also. It made it much more difficult. It was a miracle. It gave me some appreciation of my own ability.

To survive hardship we need to be strong. Psychiatry labels us weak while many who define us are very weak themselves. We need to be strong to know we are fragile. We need to be strong to say we are sorry. Everyone makes mistakes. It is by our mistakes we learn. If we continue to make the same mistakes many times it is difficult to learn. The history of psychiatry is a litany of mistakes. Yesterday’s errors become tomorrow’s and tomorrow’s while the litany of victims becomes longer and longer.

To break this cycle the public needs to wake up. I know it is difficult when most people can be very stressed finding their basic needs. Evolution requires constant change. We have got the ability to make choices. As Vandana Shiva reminds us so wisely we start with the soil. In order to protect ourselves first let us start at the beginning. We came from mother earth and we go back to it! We are honoured to play our part.

Mary Maddock


2 Responses

  1. Many thanks Mary for this display of fury. I feel we do well acknowledging that our care for Mother Earth is actually caring for one another. The opposite is true too, namely to care for your financial gains is to look after those with destructive purposes leading to segregation of our families, communities and the entire social cohesion.

    I feel it is important to issue a statement on behalf of MindFreedom Ireland to whomever it may concern, in particular of course those who call themselves Christian and faithful, that our mission is to love each other and to love the other as we love ourselves. That is why I am active in another field that I do not talk about as much in our circles, the Christian faith. I feel that here is an opportunity for creating another alliance, because even though many clergy and religious profess the sacredness of life from the womb to the tomb, they are turning a blind eye to the materialism in medical care which hits the most vulnerable, people in distress, the hardest. This is because they are satisfied that they have conserved the mustard seed but have forgotten to feed it so that it could grow into a tall strong tree. We feed the mustard seed through the act of sincere listening to each other (clergy in particular to the laity) in line with the golden principles Faith, Hope and Charity that I apply as a group format for my self-help groups. In that way we promote true change at the very foundation of our social commitment to each other. The institutionalized church would be a very good ally if only they are willing to be true to their intentions and follow in His footsteps by standing up for the voiceless too. Their withdrawal from healthcare is the effect of their diminishing faith in Christ as the greatest healer of all times. This has led to a weakened attitude towards those who are reduced to mere objects of trial and error, those persecuted by psychiatric means, as a consequence of our through and through materialistic care culture. In order to care for the whole person we have to include our human identity in scientific truth finding but the scientific method ignores, yes suppresses, it by compromising the truth they are after. besides our physicality the human identity exists of a soul, which is threefold, and a spirit which belongs to God. The spirit goes from incarnation to incarnation and is gifted with an enormous love which manifests in being yourself. Therefore I claim that being yourself in aid of someone marginalized and worse off is our highest calling for now. With Love, Jeroen

    1. It is important that we work the way we find the most productive. There are many ways to challenge psychiatry. The biggest problem is that so many people are so harmed that it is very difficult to survive psychiatry in the first place. Hopefully, as we grow stronger in numbers we will be more successful! Lots of love to you and your family now and always, Jeroen.

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