I’ll start by saying that I relate to Kalinda’s statement. “Schizophrenia” is what abusive psychiatric records have said about me any time I have attempted to assert my right to freedom, my intelligence, or opposition to the system. It’s a sick farce executed against targeted victims by ever sicker hospital staff and constitutes an intentional form of public discredit. It should be unlawful to condemn someone via this sort of false diagnose proffered to the world as “biological fact.” Thanks to Tina, though, for a remaining a beacon. It continues to strike me that psychiatric torture as a “disability rights” issue could cause treaty language to be misinterpreted (deliberately or otherwise) by member nations and also the hospitals themselves. Quoting you from above: “The purpose of discrimination is satisfied as we have seen, by the nature of forced psychiatry as having an aim of correcting or alleviating a disability against the person’s will or without his or her free and informed consent.” I agree with what I believe is your presentation (elsewhere) that labelees — self- or otherwise — are at a greater risk of psychiatric abuse than members of the non-labeled public. I also understand — from the context provided by having followed your work — that “disability” in the context of “alleviating a disability” really means any perceived characteristic (e.g., in a prospective patient) that could possibly be viewed as “correctable” by medical/psych. staff. That is my presumption, in any event. I wonder if you have an opinion about this or care to describe what “disability” means in the context of the Treaty (i.e., the CRPD). I believe that both you and the SRT (Juan Mendez) propose that it should be the case — from the standpoint of international human rights law and in all nations — that any person can refuse “treatment” at any time. I, of course, agree that any person should at any point be able to refuse “treatment” for any reason at all, and I believe SRT Mendez states this as well (or wants to — you would know better than I). However, knowing the (frankly) evil sleaze conducted against U/S by world psychiatry, I wonder if the hospitals would use the “definition” of “disability” as leverage against psychiatric targets not perceived as PWD or against (citizen-) targets bearing no label. In other words, if a “patient” (I don’t like the word) is not “disabled” according to hospital staff, then said “patient” may, in fact, be subjected to force and coercion (e.g., to “prevent” a “disability”). Perhaps I bring the “Federal definition of disability” — i.e., as a citizen can be determined as disabled or non-disabled by the Social Security definition — to bear on this discussion and should not do so? I know that my personal experience as a Survivor (of torture) never seems to have a context for other people unless I discuss it — over social media — as a “disability discrimination” issue. This is an unsatisfactory response to me as a survivor of violent crime (a crime is not the same as a civil matter, as you know as a lawyer), and the only reason I do not interact with police arises from a grounded, empirical fear that I will be re-conveyed into torture and locked-ward confinement if I attempt to do so. If by “holisitic reparations,” you mean compensating psychiatric abuse survivors as “victims of crime” — through law enforcement mechanisms when those mechanisms do not interfere in U/S rights as described/sought by individual U/S victims — then hats off. My pro se lawsuits directly concern locked-ward psychiatric torture as such is only partially anticipated or understood by the SRT; said cases must be appealed via the Federal judiciary (or even international courts), so if I can assist your effort — in any way — to stop force and coercion against ALL people (PWD or non-, labeled or no), let me know. The SRT amicus curiae appeared to be languishing in the SCOTUS when I found it there. That is not a shocker, knowing the SCOTUS, and it has been a while since I last checked, but if said (Mendez) filing has garnered additional judicial attention, I would be interested to know. — Ben Turner, a/k/a Eli Blackhouse. Blackhouse v. TLC Properties, et al. (including Maine Medical Center, Broadway Crossings, et al. — Federal psych. torture lawsuit presently stymied from appeal to the 1CCA, Boston).