Let’s Sue Psychiatry!
To everyone who bashes on Anti-Psychiatry, not realizing what we’re really about, here is a copy of our Principles of Unity..
Judge for yourself if we are extremists, or simply humanitarians in a desensitized world that values profits over people.
We Believe: ⦁ That psychiatry is not a legitimate field of medicine. ⦁ That psychiatry is a tool of social control which enforces conformity to the prevailing social order. ⦁ That "mental illness" is a semantically absurd concept which falsely conflates the abstraction known as the "mind" with the physical brain to mislead people into believing they have literal diseases. ⦁ That the psychiatric system cannot be reformed but must be abolished. ⦁ An end to all state support for psychiatry, including but not limited to the use of psychiatric testimony in legal proceedings; psychiatric screenings in schools, prisons, and workplaces; licensing of psychiatrists; and the use of public monies to support psychiatric programs or research. We assert -- and plan to exercise -- our right as an oppressed class to self determination.