Denmark to Hold Psychiatrist Responsible for Suicide


The Danish Agency for Patients’ Rights is holding a psychiatrist responsible for a patient’s suicide, which came 11 days after an 8-minute consultation that resulted in a prescription for antidepressants. Denmark will also restrict prescriptions of antidepressants for 18- to 24-year-olds. Peter Gøtzsche, commenting on the case in a Danish newspaper today, wrote “It is true that depression increases the risk of suicide, but antidepressants increase it even more.”

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Kermit Cole, MFT, founding editor of Mad in America, works in Santa Fe, New Mexico as a couples and family therapist. Inspired by Open Dialogue, he works as part of a team and consults with couples and families that have members identified as patients. His work in residential treatment — largely with severely traumatized and/or "psychotic" clients — led to an appreciation of the power and beauty of systemic philosophy and practice, as the alternative to the prevailing focus on individual pathology. A former film-maker, he has undergraduate and master's degrees in psychology from Harvard University, as well as an MFT degree from the Council for Relationships in Philadelphia. He is a doctoral candidate with the Taos Institute and the Free University of Brussels. You can reach him at [email protected].


  1. I think this is current news – this one looks like deliberate murder by the senior police officer.

    What’s the solution? Perhaps a complete change of life for affected families
    ie move to a safe zone. A Schizophrenic city? Stop trying to live like all the other people around you – you don’t fit in, your family doesn’t fit in, develop a protective system a protective place to live – quit your job , home school your kids, move to the the country, start a commune, become a survivalist. It’s never just one thing, people are locked into a system and that system is fascist and oppressive from the top down with incredible power – they own you and everything about you – there is no cure for fascism – if you can’t kill it, escape it – lock the gates give up trying to win in that system – sacrifice
    think about it.
    think about breaking the mold, break from the system instead of letting it break you

    police kill schizophrenic teen

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    • Hell on Earth, and it’s normalized.

      I don’t see “schizophrenia”. I see a domestic problem. Just a domestic problem. There was probably some normalized abuse and neglect happening in that family. I refuse to see “schizophrenia” or the brainwash mind control of “mental health” and “mental illness”.

      And we all know police in the United States cannot be trusted. Maybe the U.S. needs some guidance and counseling from Iran, in their diplomatic “peace talks” since Iran understands that this country is Hell in a handbag.

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  2. SSRI Suicide…

    Police kill schizophrenic teen…

    Mental illness is to blame, remember ?

    Victim blaming in mental heath occurs when the victim of a psychiatric drug side effect or any wrongful act are held entirely or partially responsible for the harm that befell them.

    Its in the manual for “How to run a 330,000,000,000 billion dollar a year psychiatric industry.”

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  3. Looks like things were under control until a senior officer came and basically decided to murder the teen. The teen was on the ground and stunned when the officer decided to finish him off.


    “Three different police departments’ officers arrived at the scene. The first two were able to restrain Vidal and calm him down, according to Vidal’s father. But then a third entered

    He says the third officer tased Vidal, knocking the 90-pound teenager to the ground. The officer then allegedly stepped forward with a firearm and said, “we don’t have time for this,” before shooting the teen dead. “

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  4. Holding a psychiatrist responsible for the suicide of one of their patients due to prescribing antidepressants? That is huge news. And I would guess that would lead to a lot less prescriptions of antidepressants by doctors in Denmark, even if they aren’t in the legal window of 18 to 24.

    I can’t imagine that ever happening in the US but who knows.

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