VICTIMS OF PSYCHIATRISTS

Petitions to stop government legislated cruel, inhuman experimentation perpetrated in the guise of 'health'

Australia

Abolish Forced Psychiatry

Signatures open: 6/12/2017

Signatures close: 3/01/2018

 

Request: We, the Victims of Psychiatrists (VOP) and allies, therefore ask the House to request the Prime Minister and the Attorney General to abolish all State/ Territory Mental Health Acts and Federal Legislation that perpetrates Forced Psychiatry, stop discriminating (on the basis of perceived disability, financial and social disenfranchisement, atheist beliefs, religious and creative expression of the unknown or undefined) and if necessary replace these State/ Territory Mental Health Acts with a Federal Human Rights and Reparations Act, equivalent to the signed and ratified United Nations Convention On The Rights Of Persons With Disabilities.

 

https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Petitions/House_of_Representatives_Petitions/Petitions_General/Petitions_List?id=EN0422

Forced psychiatry & it's iatrogenic killing & maiming should not be government legislated, it should be a crime. Australia is one of the worst places in the world for Forced Psychiatry. The petitioner is father of VOP Garth Daniels, who is still not free from forced psychiatry.

 

This petition has been presented to the House of Representatives

 EN0360

https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Petitions/House_of_Representatives_Petitions/Petitions_General/Petitions_List?id=EN0360

 

 

All too often people suffering from environmental pollutions are mentally-illed and forced to suffer even higher doses of the chemicals that are harming them. The eugenics term 'hygiene' is perverse and insidious.

 

This petition has been presented to the House of Representatives & referred to the Health Minister.

Petition  EN0359

https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Petitions/House_of_Representatives_Petitions/Petitions_General/Petitions_List?id=EN0359

 

 

Japan

 

End long-term restraint in psychiatric care

 

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Former Minister of Health, Labour, and Welfare Yasuhisa Shiozaki

Current Minister of Health, Labour, and Welfare Katsunobu Kato

 

End long-term restraint in psychiatric care

March 31, 2018 (anticipated date of submission)

Alliance against physical restraint in psychiatric care

Requests:

1)     Prohibit the practice of long-term (exceeding 24 hours) restraint in Japanese psychiatric care.

2)     Immediately investigate the possibility of human rights violations in Japanese psychiatric care due to unnecessary and lengthy use of physical restraints.

3)     Implement policies requiring visualization (e.g., video footage) whenever physical restraint is employed, and allow access to such recordings for patients or next of kin within 14 days to determine the actual conditions employed.

4)     Set concrete benchmarks to which to lower the number of restrained patients, the average length of restraint, and a proposed date by which such benchmarks should be met.

5)     Instruct the Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare to ensure that hospitals provide medical records to patients or their surviving family members in the case of serious medical incident or death.

 

Reasoning:

1)     In regards to physical restraint in psychiatric care, the Criteria for Treatment Established by the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare in accordance with Article 37, Paragraph 1 of the Act on Mental Health and Welfare for the Mentally Disabled states that "because physical restraint is highly limiting and has the potential risk of causing secondary physical damage, it is a method of limiting movement that should only be allowed as a temporary solution when unavoidable until an alternative solution is found, and efforts must be made to switch to an alternative method as soon as possible." However, according to data from the Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare, the number of patients being restrained is increasing and had already exceeded over 10,000 as of 2014 – the highest ever recorded, and more than double the number a decade earlier[1].

2)     According to a survey of 689 patients in 11 hospitals published in 2016, the average length of restraint was 96 days[2]. In other countries, average restraint times are on the range of a few hours or dozens of hours. These data were discussed at the 193rd parliamentary meeting of the committee on Health, Labour, and Welfare, but Japan continues to be far out of line with international standards.

3)     Multiple patients have died while restrained[3,4]. In 2017, 27-year-old Kelly Savage, a dual citizen of New Zealand and USA, was restrained for 10 days in a psychiatric hospital in Kanagawa Prefecture until he suffered a cardiac arrest that led to his death. This incident has been widely reported by the New Zealand Herald[5], UK Guardian[6], and various international news outlets. This is not an isolated incident – the length of Kelly’s restraint was well below the national average.

4)     Article 25 of the Constitution of Japan states that "all people shall have the right to maintain the minimum standards of wholesome and cultured living. In all spheres of life, the State shall use its endeavors for the promotion and extension of social welfare and security, and of public health." As such, Japan has a responsibility to address the problem of physical restraint in psychiatric care.

 

https://www.change.org/p/so-my-son-s-death-won-t-be-in-vain-please-review-the-use-of-physical-restraints-in-japanese-psychiatric-treatment

Canada

Electroshock, otherwise known as ECT, is a barbaric, archaic, and brain damaging procedure that destroys lives. It has never been proven safe or effective. Recent studies show it causes permanent cognitive dysfunction and memory loss and an inability to work in one third of its victims. It is repetitive craniocerebral trauma that harms people who are sick, distressed, and vulnerable. This psychiatric assault needs to be banned; it is a human rights violation.

 

The CPA and APA have continued to misrepresent ECT as a useful procedure. They are biased in their view and fail to answer to the brain injuries they are causing people, primarily older women. ECT has been banned in Luxembourg, parts of Italy, and Slovenia and is severely restricted in some countries.

 

This petition will be delivered to:

Minister of Health

HEALTH CANADA

The Minister of Health

 

Please sign:

https://www.change.org/p/minister-of-health-ban-electroshock-in-canada?recruiter=60741362&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=psf_combo_share_more.combo_new_control_progress_bar&utm_term=share_page.share_redirect-control

UK

 

Release my Grandaughter from Cygnet Private Hospital

'My name is Gillian Speke. Please help release MY GRANDDAUGHTER from CYGNET HOSPITALS by signing our petition. She needs to be near to her Nan. 8 YEARS she has been incarcerated. Her physical & mental health have deteriorated, she has had no help from a Nearest Relative because this has not been attended to. Her weight has doubled due to the long list of meds she is forced to take. She has to stay on a secure BIpolar ward, she gets no fresh air or exercise, there is no structure, no organised activities except for Mindfulness & she has been denied access to education for the past 11 YEARS. She has not had an assessment for a move to the community as promised in 2016. She is DYING in there. She does not deserve to be punished. She is a vulnerable woman who needs help for Trauma (PTSD). PLEASE HELP GET HER OUT!'

 

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/798/440/513/release-my-grandayghter-from-detention-in-cygnet-private-hospital/?taf_id=44512009&cid=fb_na

France

 

Abolish commitment and forced treatment. Conform french law to UN CRPD and CAT.

Abolir l'hospitalisation forcée et le traitement forcé

 

Abolish psychiatric forced treatment and forced hospitalization.

 

- Conform french law to UN CRPD conventions (Rights of Persons with Disabilities) and CAT (Against Torture). CRPD General Comment 1 on article 12 and Guidelines on article 14.

 

Abolir l'hospitalisation forcée et le traitement forcé en application de la Convention Droits des Personnes Handicapées de l'ONU, commentaire général 1 sur article 12 et guidelines sur article 14.

Faire se conformer intégralement les lois françaises aux conventions ONU CDPH (Droits des Personnes handicapées) et CCT (Contre la Torture).

 

 

https://www.change.org/p/abolir-les-hospitalisations-forc%C3%A9es-et-traitements-forc%C3%A9s-en-application-de-la-convention-droits-des-personnes-handicap%C3%A9es-de-l-onu

 

https://www.change.org/p/american-psychiatric-association-apa-drop-the-stigmatizing-term-schizophrenia/nftexp/ex39/control/757320?recruiter=757320&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=autopublish&utm_term=autopublish&utm_content=ex39%3Acontrol

USA