‘Prescripticide’: Short Film by ISEPP

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From the International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry: “This video challenges one of the most popular beliefs: That mental suffering is a disease that requires corrective treatment through chemical intervention. More specifically, this 12-minute short film, ‘Prescripticide,’ is co-sponsored by the International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry (ISEPP) and the Coalition Against Medicalized Psychiatry and Psychology (CAMPP) and shows the devastating consequences of unchallenged use and misuse of psychiatric drugs. This is not a zealous anti-drug stance, nor a romanticization of severe struggles that people experience on a daily basis. What we are saying in this film is that what is offered as care can be lethally harmful.”

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6 COMMENTS

  1. And so we have yet another video warning of the dangers of these drugs.

    So far, though, what we seem to be seeing in the bulk of the population is: “But what else can we do? Don’t we have to take a chance with the drug, as there is no other way for the ill person to get better?”

    This is the next barrier to break through: The belief that drugs are the only road to recovery.

  2. I didn’t watch the film; but there is one line that stands out to me in this article: “What we are saying in this film is that is offered as care can be lethally harmful.” This is nothing new; but l.e. cox makes this case: “The belief that drugs are the only road to recovery.” This is where it is difficult to get through to people that the very thing they thought would be “the only road to recovery” “can be lethally harmful.” Many just don’t want to hear that. But, it’s not entirely their fault. As psychiatrists and even legitimate doctors sell their drugs to you like that car you want at the new dealership. Of course, these psychiatrists and other doctors deny this. I have heard many doctors while these opiates (which they still do) are killing people; say “well, it’s the patient’s fault. They wanted the drugs.” knowing full well they can deny prescribing the drug if they feel it is in the patient’s best interest. Of course, it’s difficult to say no to these drugs when they are so heavily advertised and even various media influencers tell us it’s alright to take a little pill for that sadness or whatever; because I did and look at me—it changed my life or whatever. Even though these drugs can kill, it is an uphill battle. Thank you.

    • I agree, thanks for the “too truthful” artwork, Richard. Us, “too truthful” artists, do seem to need to lead the world into a better place, while in my case, “too truthfully” recording history.

      But in my case, when I do show my visual artwork, it gets the Lutheran psychologists wanting to steal from me, which is unpleasant for me.

      God forbid, be the mother of a child abuse survivor, or one who stands against the psychological and psychiatric industry’s systemic child abuse covering up crimes, in today’s Lutheran religion.

      It’s truly sad that many of today’s Lutheran pastors and bishops have totally bought into the DSM “bible” religion, instead of believing in the Holy Bible. While they’re hypocritically still claiming to preach from the Holy Bible, and claiming to be supporters of the “arts” – with tons of empty walls in their churches – and when their employees are freely admitting they’ve “partnered” with the DSM “bible” worshippers. And they even pointed this out, by having me go to a local seminary, where the DSM “bible” religion is being taught.

      But I do still have hope us “too truthful” artists will be able to lead the world into a better place, and properly and truthfully document history, with our “too truthful” artwork. Great song, Richard. Thank you.

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