Justina Pelletier’s Father Breaks Gag Order: “I’m Trying to Save My Daughter’s Life”

Kermit Cole
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When Justina Pelletier, who has been held for more than a year following Boston Children’s Hospital’s decision that she suffered from psychological rather than medical issues, was moved from the hospital to a non-medical facility, her father felt that “justice maybe prevailed.”  Now he is breaking the court’s gag order in an interview with Glenn Beck. “We go back the 24th, a week from today, and I want to have all my guns blazing . . .  I don’t know how we survived this long.”

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Kermit Cole
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]

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17 COMMENTS

  1. I don’t think the parents chose Glen Beck. Beck took an interest in this situation on his own.

    There has been discussion of this kind of thing already on MIA. By and large, except for the Boston Globe, mainstream establishment media have been ignoring this. One has to ask why. NPR, for example, has E. Fuller Torrey as a regular guest. They love psychiatry and used to, and maybe still do, get a lot of money from Eli Lilly.

    Before someone denounces me as a right-winger, I better tell you that I’m a member of the Green Party and an admirer of Senator Bernie Sanders. By the way, in 1985, when Bernie was mayor of Burlington, Vermont, he spoke at our Conference on Human Rights and Psychiatric Oppression. I would hardly call him an establishment liberal, though.

  2. Totally agree Ted. I am a flaming liberal and my attitude is if Glen Beck is willing to cover this story, that is great. And as you say, it isn’t like this story being covered to death.

    Heck, I would be happy if Sarah Palin covered this story as that is how desperate I feel for this family. Beggars can’t be choosers.

    AA

  3. I was just looking at the Boston Children’s Hospital website and found a page about drugging kids for the phony disease “oppositional defiance disorder”, below is paste.

    Psychiatric medication

    In addition to therapy, your clinician may recommend medication to treat your child’s oppositional defiant disorder. There currently are no drugs prescribed specifically for ODD, but certain symptoms of the disorder, when found in conjunction with another disorder, can respond very well to medication in conjunction with psychotherapy (which is also referred to as “talk therapy”).

    Drugs that may be prescribed to treat ODD symptoms include:

    Stimulants for ADHD

    methylphenidate (Ritalin)
    dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine)

    Antidepressants for depression or anxiety

    escitalopram (Lexapro) fluoxetine (Prozac)

    Other medications that may help decrease disruptive behaviors

    guanfacine (Tenex)
    clonidine (Catapres) risperidone (Risperdal)
    aripiprazole (Abilify)

    – See more at: http://www.childrenshospital.org/health-topics/conditions/oppositional-defiant-disorder

    Drapetomania was a supposed mental illness described by American physician Samuel A. Cartwright in 1851 that caused black slaves to flee captivity, today the same thinking is called “oppositional defiance disorder” and “treated” with brain disabling drugs behind psychiatric locked doors.

    Can anyone even imagine the nightmare for a free thinking defiant child to be subjected to psychiatry’s brutal methods of restraints, forced medications, injections and confinement ?

    I kind of can a little bit, I was labelled “resistant to medication” and was told more than once I would be forcefully injected (raped) when I refused to swallow the handful of mind disabling pills I was ordered to take for my misdiagnosis of bipolar after psychiatry gave me an addiction problem with Clonopin and lots of other drugs and withdrawals landed me in the hospital with anxiety attacks.

    I know what goes on behind those locked doors. The general public doesn’t.

    I wouldn’t want to be anyone involved with Justina’s psychiatric kidnapping if she dies cause the law can’t do anything to her father until after he acts.

  4. The press has done a miserable job of covering mental health issues. Lacking is the professional skepticism that is the hallmark of great journalism. I’m not asking for every reporter to be Nelly Bly but only to at question what is asserted.

    • I know, the press always calls what psychiatry does “help”. What does the general public think happens when a person say’s “no thanks, I don’t like the way that medication makes me feel and don’t want to damage my health” ?

      They don’t say “that’s o.k don’t worry about it”, no they use fear based coercion.

      Here is an example of how they coerce children.

      “A rage outburst was defined as sufficient agitation and loss of control such that the child was unable to “time out” (i.e. sit in a chair for 10 minutes on being told to do so) or was a danger to himself or others and a higher level of intervention was needed. In order to compare the efficacy of medication against usual treatment (i.e. seclusion/restraint), a first rage outburst in the hospital was treated non-medically; that is, the child was placed in an isolation room. The door remained open if the child was able to regain control and take the time out in the room; otherwise the door was closed. If there was a second episode, the child was told “You need some medicine to help you get back in control. Take this medicine or we may have to give you a shot”. If agreeable, the child was given 0.015 mg/kg of liquid risperidone.”

      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2990969/

      If “agreeable” (after threats of a painful injection!)

      Refuses to sit still 10 mins = drugs, threats and punishing injections.

      The press puts out stories of child abuse all the time when they find a kid in a messy house with to many pet cats or drinking mother but almost totally ignores what psychiatry does. I don’t get it.

    • Can we do anything ?

      I just keep posting about the fraud and abuse of psychiatry, a person only has to read/hear the truth once to be permanently deprogrammed from a lifetime of lies sold to them by the industries multi billion dollar ad campaigns.

      For example most of the public still thinks depression is caused by low serotonin. Even the judge in this case likely believes it.

      Clicking here kinda changes that forever, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIjOZq_AUeE

    • On Wednesday 2/19/14 Glenn Beck posted the following contact information. The article title is How can you support Justina Pelletier? If these addresses don’t come through on here please check his website http://www.glennbeck.com for the details.

      How can you get involved? Below are phone numbers for DCF as well as contact information for the Massachusetts State Governor.

      Support fund: http://freejustina.com/

      Central Office of the Department of Children and Families:

      Phone number: (617) 748-2000

      Commissioner of DCF email: [email protected].

      Address: Department of Children and Families. 600 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111

      Mass Gov. Deval Patrick’s office:

      Massachusetts State House

      Office of the Governor Deval Patrick

      Phone: 617.725.4005; 888.870.7770 (in state)

      Fax: 617.727.9725

      TTY: 617.727.3666

      CT Gov. Dannel Malloy’s Office:

      Phone: (860) 566-4840

      Toll-Free: (800) 406-1527

      Tdd: (860) 524-7397

      Fax: (860) 524-7395

      Address: State Capitol, 210 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, Ct 06106

  5. This has NOTHING to do with anything MEDICAL. tHIS FAMILY HAS BECOME VICTIM TO THE RUTHLESS, LAWLESS, RECKLESS AND DANGEROUS TACTICS (Human Trafficking) OF CHILDREN BY NONE OTHER THAN THE <> WHO NEVER EVER BACK DOWN. THEY DON;T NEED TO BECAUSE ONE OF THEIR JUDGES WILL THROW EVERYTHING OUT OF COURT THE MINUTE THIS GETS IN FRONT OF THEM.

    CHILDREN, PARENTS & FAMILIES ALIKE are being VICTIMIZED at WARP SPEED – this by SOCIAL SERVICES agencies <> – who FORCEFULLY RECRUIT innocent, vulnerable and helpless children into their NETWORKS / SYSTEMS … this for the purpose of EXPLOITING these CHILDREN.

    Such actions are clearly <> – which acts have equally been permitted to ESCALATE IN NATURE & OCCURANCE ….. this mostly due to the endless FUNDS & RESOURCES used on EXTENSIVE & LARGE SCALE COVER-UPS of the latter mentioned – this by the same LAWLESS, RECKLESS & DANGEROUS CPS – Foster Care agencies who perpetrate these UNSPEAKABLE ACTS .

    https://www.change.org/petitions/united-nations-high-commissioner-for-human-rights-petitioning-merriam-webster-dictionary-to-add-the-word-psychopsema-to-its-word-listings

  6. This has NOTHING to do with anything MEDICAL. THIS FAMILY HAS BEEN TARGETED AND STALKED BY THE RUTHLESS, LAWLESS, RECKLESS AND DANGEROUS TACTICS (Human Trafficking of children) BY NONE OTHER THAN THE WHO NEVER EVER BACK DOWN. THEY DON’T NEED TO BECAUSE ONE OF THEIR JUDGES WILL THROW EVERYTHING OUT OF COURT THE MINUTE THIS GETS IN FRONT OF THEM.

    CHILDREN, PARENTS & FAMILIES ALIKE are being VICTIMIZED at WARP SPEED – this by a SOCIAL SERVICES agency – who FORCEFULLY RECRUIT innocent, vulnerable and helpless children into their NETWORKS / SYSTEMS … this for the purpose of EXPLOITING these CHILDREN.

    Such actions are clearly – which acts have equally been permitted to ESCALATE IN NATURE & OCCURANCE ….. this mostly due to the endless FUNDS & RESOURCES used on EXTENSIVE & LARGE SCALE COVER-UPS of the latter mentioned – this by the same LAWLESS, RECKLESS & DANGEROUS CPS – Foster Care agencies who perpetrate these UNSPEAKABLE ACTS .

    https://www.change.org/petitions/united-nations-high-commissioner-for-human-rights-petitioning-merriam-webster-dictionary-to-add-the-word-psychopsema-to-its-word-listings

  7. my posts keep on being SCREENED AND CORRECTED by someone. I am trying to post here, and this site is MODIFYING MY POST TO ELIMINATE – THAT I AM SAYING THAT Child Protective Services – CPS, IS RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKING THIS CHILD INTO THE CPS SYSTEM AS A HOSTAGE / VICTIM.