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The Everyday Psych Victims Project catalogues victimization by the “mental health” field experienced daily by millions of people. We are a platform for you to share your story, create a lobby, and to highlight the rights violations, discrimination, and harm that “mental health” is founded upon. Natural reactions, not disorders. We give Psych Victims a voice.
Required to inform people that they are being put into a psychological evaluation
Similar to informing someone being arrested (Miranda’s law) that anything they say can be used against them
Every 5 people in a hospital must have a non-mental health field advocate – who tries to get person out of involuntary hold, e.g.
Cannot force people/patients out of their initial clothing
Cannot force catheters
Cannot use restraints on ambulances, chairs, or gurneys
Employers cannot ask for psych history unless it is volunteered
Hospitals, EMS, police, cannot use previous psych history against person – unless it is volunteered and wanted to be by person
Cannot ask if previously been in a psych hospital or previously diagnosed during ER/EMS/police interactions
Cannot force person to state previous or current medications
Cannot Polydrug (over 2 drugs at a time) a person
Cannot suddenly increase dosage over a certain threshold at once
Must present withdrawal pamphlets and information
Patients should be able to be visited at anytime (not a set time – is this a hospital or a prison?)
Should not be forced to attend therapy sessions, activities, etc and/or not let this be used as a punishment for less cafeteria access
Cannot have “levels” of obedient patients
Sexual harassment and abuse training required for all “mental health” facilitators
Patients can use their own written testimony against a professional’s testimony and also that of witnesses or advocates
Therapy and activity session paperwork is included in medical records
Required to present patients with regular information on school, employment opportunities, transportation opportunities, and housing opportunities
Required to allow internet access to patients
Cannot lock up patient’s items into lockers or away from patient unless a weapon or at higher levels of danger
Patients should have access to their cell phones, wallets, and money at all times
Required to work with patients to get impounded cars out of towing yards.
Annual checks with interviews with patients (not staff) on how facilities are run and any complaints
Should be able to deny drugging
Cannot drug victim before a judge’s written order
No isolation rooms
Must be required to let patients out at least twice a day optionally outside.
Disability, not danger criteria
Gravely disabled criteria cannot be used to force patients beyond “danger to self or others”
Psych records can be expunged after 3-5 years (similar to how crimes can be expunged).
Danger to others should be separated from danger to self.
Must be given list of side effects with each drug given.
Patients should be able to be released to themselves (not always to another person), when they can prove economic, scholastic, or career responsibility
No option currently to be released without a “caregiver” of some sort or relative
Not required to open access to relatives without permission from patient.
More protections for students who are labeled or not yet labeled.
Cannot be kicked out of school without proving violence to others may occur otherwise
Cannot be kicked out for danger to self
Cannot be forcibly put into “mental health” treatment unless with reasonable idea of violence to others
Allowed to refuse psychological evaluations and tests.
Do not have to inform school of psych history, drugs, or records.
No restraints in ERs
Cannot state to patients that they must take a drug for their entire lifetime.
Should be able to request non-mental health professional accommodations
non-MH MDs, doctors, health professionals
Cannot force illegal drug addicted patients on to psych drugs
No psych drugs as substitute
Should be able to state allergies to drugs and not take drugs
Should be able to take vitamin alternatives
Should be able to receive mail
Should be able to openly communicate to outside people if given permission by patient to give information to advocates → Patient not required to give name before permission given, can ask patient for permission to all or select people.
(problematic when outside people want to help a person and unable to say anything)
Visitors should be able to go to patient’s rooms and through facility (as in regular hospitals, or is this a prison with a visiting room?)
Suggestions for financial advisors, not conservatorship
Required to report numbers of Americans under conservatorship, on community treatment orders, involuntarily held, and the number of psych wards in America publicly each year.