Friday, September 18, 2020

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  • justsayno86
    Thank you!! I will look into Dr. Rima Laibow and her costs. Starting points is all I’m looking for right now; I appreciate it so, so much.

    He goes in front of a judge today, and I hate that he is doing this alone. I’m urging my family to take my views into consideration and try natural psychiatry. They love him so much. I just don’t want them to rely on the legal system for their answers. Hoping to open them to a whole new array of resources and options to help him through this.

    I was told the news special will air Monday night on my local news station in the midwest, which is weird because my brother is located in the northwest. I’m not sure how they will portray him or what it will be about. After I see it, I can share the information if anyone is interested in tuning in. I’m hesitant to post the details now as I’m fearful of the attention it might bring. (Although I don’t like making decisions out of fear)

    Thanks!

  • Naas – Thank you for your reply! I realized after I posted that the last comment on this thread was a few years ago.

    Your comments about triggers and traumatic memories makes a lot of sense when I think about this current situation with my brother. You have very meaningful insight and experience so I appreciate you taking the time to give your advice. Everything you have mentioned will help me move forward.

  • oldhead – Thank you for your input. Although it isn’t great news, it is comforting to have affirmation on what I feel he has gone through and to know there is a community out there too. I have never reached regarding his situation before.

    I will check out Jim Gottstein! Having an advocate there with him, even if they are not a cure-all, is the best thing I can hope for right now as he is alone out there. After so many years of not having a voice in his treatment plan, I think just having someone there with him could be very impactful to him personally and to turning the trajectory of this situation.

  • Thanks for your reply Steve! Haha, I like how you put that…its funny and not funny at the same time. I will check out your other posts, it looks like you have a wealth of knowledge and testimony for me to tap into.

    I’ve been reading more about the psychiatric survivor movement on the imhcn.org website. There are multiple law enforcement agencies involved in this thing with my brother. Regarding the news segment, they told my dad they want to “make an example” of my brother. To be honest, I have my doubts about the intentions of it, and the politics behind it. I have hope that this might be an opportunity for some real change. If they want to expose my brother for what he is doing, I hope it also exposes the extensive history of psychiatric medications. I think I might be over my head, though! But figured getting my voice out there was a start. πŸ™‚

  • HI David! I stumbled across Mad in America today. I’m trying to get connected to people who might be able to help direct me or directly help me. Any comments or resources would be appreciated very much. I’m so thankful to have found this website!

    My brother has been subject to various psychiatric diagnosis, oppression, and poly-pharmacology for over 20 years, starting back in the 90’s. I was so young then, and no one heard his cries for help and to get off of the drugs. Eventually, he cut himself off from the world, and isolated for many years. I started to try to reconnect with my brother, writing him letters and I visited him a few months ago – it was very nice! I have a calling to help him.

    From what I know he got off of the drugs himself without any support. Around the same time (I think), he started exhibiting behavior that gained attention from law enforcement. Last night he got arrested by local authorities, and there might be a news story on this whole situation. He did not hurt anybody physically but was harassing people with his words and online presence. I believe with all of my heart that this is a direct result from the years of multiple psychiatric drugs and withdrawal without any personal or professional support. When I stayed with him recently, he just felt like my brother. I can see who my brother really is; he is good! There is just so much I don’t know what he is going through and need to connect with the right people now.

    I’m not quite sure where to turn but am looking for resources/information and people who might be able to help my brother through this process, both Mental and Legal. Mental – to actually find real support from professionals without medications. Legal – someone to help him through the legal process. I read that there may be advocates who can be present with my brother during appointments? If he gets admitted to a facility, I do not want anyone to force him to start taking medications AGAIN. Can the courts force that? If you think you can help or direct me in any way, Please let me know and we can try to connect. If this does make the news (regardless of the intent/content), I’m just praying that it draws attention from the right people, too. Thank you for listening!

  • Hi Naas, I’m so thankful to have found this website and your story today. I’m in a bind and don’t know where to turn. If you have any suggestions or ways to help connect me that would be appreciated very much.

    My brother has been subject to psychiatric diagnosing, and poly-pharmacology for 20 years. Diagnosis on top of diagnosis, pills on top of pills. I was so young then, and no one heard his cries for help and to get off of the drugs. I started reconnecting with my brother this past year, after many years; it is my calling to help him now. I was writing him letters for a few years, and visited him a few months ago. He got off of the drugs himself, I think, and around the same time, he started exhibiting behavior that has gained attention from law enforcement. Last night he got arrested by local authorities, and there might be a news story on this whole situation. He did not hurt anybody physically but was harassing people with his words and online presence. I believe with all of my heart that this is a direct result from the years of multiple psychiatric drugs and withdrawal without any support. I just stayed with him a few months ago, and I can see who my brother really is; he is good. There is just so much I don’t know what he is going through and need to connect with the right people now.

    I’m not quite sure where to turn but am looking for resources and advocates to help him through this process, both Mental and Legal. Mental – to actually find real support from professionals without medications. Legal – an advocate or service to help him through the legal process. I do not want them to force him to start taking medications AGAIN. If you think you can help or direct me in any way, Please let me know and we can try to connect. Any information is appreciated. Thank you for listening.