Thursday, April 28, 2016

What is 'informed consent'?

Garth Daniels can give informed consent, but he has said No he doesn't want ECT. He's said this not once, but reiterated it numerous times over 20 years.

Australia has signed and ratified the UN CRPD that says you’re supposed to take all means to get consent, not dismiss a person who doesn’t agree to what the psychiatrist orders and go ahead with the intrusive experimental procedure again and again.

When can a person diagnosed with 'mental illness' say 'no' to a psychiatrist and be recognised, as having the ability to give consent, but not agreeing to give it?

Doctors should not be allowed to rule peoples lives, Doctors should not be allowed to order treatment that is clearly not wanted. What is going on in our legal system & our medical system? It's appalling!

Australia, you monsters, of course Garth Daniels can give informed consent, but he has said No he doesn't want ECT.

'Australia ratified the Convention on 17 July 2008, and it entered into force for Australia on 16 August 2008.' (UN)

'No one in Australia is subjected to medical or scientific experimentation without their free and informed consent'? Rubbish. Over 6 million people have been enslaved as human laboratory animals by psychiatry. It's a holocaust.

In 2013 UN concluding observations for Australia - '25. The Committee recommends that the State party effectively use the current inquiry to take immediate steps to replace substitute decision-making with supported decision-making and that it provide a wide range of measures which respect a person’s autonomy, will and preferences and are in full conformity with article 12 of the Convention, including with respect to a person 's right, in his or her own capacity, to give and withdraw informed consent for medical treatment, to access justice, to vote, to marry and to work.'
'27.The Committee is concerned at the lack of training for judicial officers, legal practitioners and court staff on ensuring access to justice for persons with disabilities, as well as the lack of guidance on access to justice for persons with disabilities. The Committee is further concerned that access to sign language interpreters or the use of Augmentative and Alternative Modes of Communication is not supported in all Australian states and territories.'

'Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment (art. 15)

35.The Committee is concerned that persons with disabilities, particularly those with intellectual impairment or psychosocial disability, are subjected to unregulated behaviour modification or restrictive practices such as chemical, mechanical and physical restraints and seclusion, in various environments, including schools, mental health facilities and hospitals.
36. The Committee recommends that the State party take immediate steps to end such practices , including by establishing an independent national preventive mechanism to monitor places of detention — such as mental health facilities, special schools, hospitals, disability justice centres and prisons — , in order to ensure that persons with disabilities , including psychosocial disabilities , are not subjected to intrusive medical interventions.'

Garth Daniels was meant to get justice today, in the Supreme Court, justice being Freedom from Torture. And I mean, real torture, State Violence so horrific it disables the person, disfigures their memory and prior abilities. 96 electric shocks, forced poisons, tied to a bed for 69 days... and all this for a fellow that hasn't committed a crime. Garth Daniels is one of the few of the over 6 million Australians, subjected to psychiatry, willing to go public and fight for the rights of us all.

Give Garth Daniels and his family some support! More people, means more possibility that Garth won't be murdered by psychiatry and have the whole thing dismissed as 'giving the best medicine they could provide' (as they so often do to people psychiatry kills). Go to the page #FreeGarthDaniels on FaceBook & support! share! make the population aware!

Psychiatry is according to Peter Gotzsche 'Organised crime'. Australia needs to recognise that, and stop the monster that is psychiatry.

Psychiatry isn't medicine, it does not enable anyone, if you think it is, you're extremely naïve.

before Australian authorities kill him.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Plainsfolk whitecoat trolls

Next time someone says 'I knew a girl who had ECT and it really worked for her', think again, if it's a comment on a post about how devastating it is that Garth Daniels is being subjected to 96th electric shock today and his family and friends are trying to stop the State from violating him in this way, and also hoping this time, it won't be the time the electric shock and General Anaesthetic kills him. Think again if you want to side with the troll in the pay of whitecoats, who wants to stop any kind of protest or awareness of State Violence. 

Say, some plainsfolk in the pay of whitecoats trolls a post by a regime survivor, about that unnamed Irish 16 year old girl, who happened to be the average weight for a catwalk model (57 kg) , yet got subjected to forced feeding tubes in her nose, drugs that stuffed up her brilliant scholastic skills and damaged her sporting abilities, so she despairs like a bird pulling out feathers in a cage. Then, after abusing the unnamed 16 yo Irish girl like this the psychiatrist abusing her says, 'Well, I've done my whole spectrum of abusive invasive treats, except ECT, I think it is time to do that.' The girl says no, the parents say no way and a judge court orders her to be brain-damaged. If someone then posts a plainsfolk heil to psychiatry, get with it, they're paid to propagate whitecoat lies.

We are talking about people being subjected to State Violence. We are talking about a regime. And we're talking about very well-paid public servants that organise white-coat crimes against innocent people. We're talking about 25% of the population being silenced, shamed, unnamed, and forcefully subjected to torture via the psychiatric regime, or coerced to do so (with not so veiled threats of other kinds of abuse.) Yes, there are trolls paid to do boosts for whitecoat crimes, make out they're 'good medicine' by citing a friend of a friend. Oh, and you didn't know that? Only in China? Get with it!

The truth is whitecoats, in the pay and those who follow along for fear of not being PC, are ridiculous to psychiatric regime survivors. I block them out these days. What's the point in arguing with someone paid to troll dissenters of psychiatry into oblivion?

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

United Nations CRPD Intervention for Garth Daniels

Under the Optional Protocol of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of People with disabilities (CRPD) Garth Daniels should never have been subjected to electroshock against his will. Finally, Garth is getting the International intervention needed to stop this brutal attack on his life.
Australia is a signature to the UN CRPD Optional Protocol and has ratified this. Under article 4 on which the UN is intervening in the brutal EST on Garth Daniels.
1. At any time after the receipt of a communication and before a determination on the merits has been reached, the Committee may transmit to the State Party concerned for its urgent consideration a request that the State Party take such interim measures as may be necessary to avoid possible irreparable damage to the victim or victims of the alleged violation.
This intervention has occurred after 20 years of forced psychiatric treatments and commitments, for Garth Daniels, as well as 5700 other Victorians every year, that refuse psychiatric treatments and are then said to not be able to give Informed Consent.
Garth’s father, Mr Bernard Daniels has been supporting Garth in human rights under UN CRPD law, for all those twenty years his rights have been denied. Many rights, and most obviously article 15:
No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. In particular, no one shall be subjected without his or her free consent to medical or scientific experimentation.
Psychiatrists have declared that Garth Daniels cannot give informed consent, because anyone who disagrees with a psychiatric treatment regime is said to lack insight into their illness and thereby said not to be able to give Informed Consent.
Through a habeas corpus writ Garth was able to appear in court, despite Upton House psychiatrics declaring he was too ill to have visitors.
Bernard Daniels made a plea for his son to speak, to prove his ability to communicate and thus give informed consent:
HIS HONOUR: How long does your son require to speak? We're
 pressed for time.
MR B DANIELS: Two minutes, Your Honour.
HIS HONOUR: Two minutes?
MR B DANIELS: Two minutes.
HIS HONOUR: Yes, very well, Mr Daniels.
MR G DANIELS: Thank you, sir. Sir, I have had no freedom of consent guaranteed me. I have been shocked sometimes and it is my wish and will that I be discharged to undertake alternative treatment. I have had all leave from the hospital cancelled and my family and friends are not allowed to visit me in hospital. Only my mum and my brother. My dad, I told him to act on my behalf. My dad is the person I nominated to speak to the doctors about my treatment. My dad is my medical Power of Attorney, but the doctors won't allow him into the hospital to speak with me. I love my mum and my dad and my brother and only managed to hug my dad after months just two days ago in court. I want to be with my family.
‘I am imprisoned against my wishes and spend 24 hours in a locked ward. The power points in my room don't work so I can't play my radio or charge my phone. Most of my time I spend reading my photography books, and after court the other day the nurse wanted to take away my mobile phone so my dad could not phone me and interfere, the nurse said. I told my brother and he passed that message to our dad who said they can't restrict my communication simply because I want to speak to my dad. My phone has been taken away from me. I was encouraged by one of the psychiatrists, Dr Sarah Mackay, to enrol in my photography course which I waited for a whole year to enrol. This was at Holmesglen College of TAFE near our house. I was one of 20 people to be accepted into the photography course and then my treating psychiatrist cancelled my leave after I attended just one class and got back late from leave. They gave me shock treatment against my wishes. I told the doctors and the nurses I do not consent and that I'm under duress, which means I'm being forced to have ECT, the shocks.
‘Once I got leave and went to the police station to tell them I am being shocked against my consent and my wishes, the police told me to fill in a form and keep it. It's a statement signed by me in the police station at Box Hill. I have got those forms with me today, sir, and I can show it to you. Now the doctors keep harassing me to change my medication when I'm happy with the current medication that I'm taking. They tell me I have a mental illness and I must take medication, which I accept. I'm happy with my medication which has no bad effects on me and I am stable, but the doctors keep harassing me to take other medication. My current medication keeps me well, as the nurses keep saying I'm doing well, but the doctors still tell me it's the shock treatment keeping me well. But I don't like shock treatment because it is affecting my memory and the doctors won't tell me when the shocks are going to stop. The nurses tell me I've had more than 60 shocks. I just don't know how many, but my head hurts and my teeth ache, and the shocks still continue even when I say I'm under duress and don't consent to ECT.
‘My memory is getting very bad and I seem to forget things. I am now fearful in hospital and intimidated because, if the nurses just think I did something wrong, they call police who demand I get in my bed, then the nurses strap me in a four-point restraint because they say I am aggressive. I am not aggressive and I am well now, but they still tie me up whenever they think I look or act aggressively, which I do not. My brother tells me that at one stage I spent more than 60 days strapped to a bed because they said I was violent. Was I violent is a difficult question to answer as I don't know what they mean by being violent as my memory is not so good anymore because of the shocks, I know it. I hate that the doctors don't accept that I can't explain the procedure about ECT, how they put paste on the side of one's head, then they put a needle in your arm and put patches on your chest which monitors your heart. Then they give you an anaesthetic to make you unconscious and shock you. I don't know how it is supposed to work because all it does is keeps on making my memory bad which must mean it's affecting my brain because I'm beginning to forget things sometimes, much more than before, and I'm only 40 years young.
‘I'm not allowed out of hospital, I'm not allowed to go home, I have no leave, I can't have lunch with my dad and I don't know when they're going to stop shocking me. I'm scared they're going to shock me to death. I have a private psychiatrist who is happy to treat me and I was told that Dr Katz was going to allow me to go to Queensland, but instead on Monday I got electric shocks. I don't want any more and just want to be discharged to my private psychiatrist in Queensland. My parents are preparing to move to Queensland and this is good as my private psychiatrist, Dr Jock McLaren, came to see me in hospital. Dr Jock promised me he would take over my care when I get to Queensland. I just want to go home and not be shocked any more and to go to Queensland with my parents so that Dr Jock McLaren can be my psychiatrist. Please, I want to be discharged with no more shocks. I fear the shocks will kill me. Thank you, sir.’
The Supreme Court allowed Upton House to continue to force electroshock on Garth Daniels since March 22nd 2016 and the Daniels family had to pay court costs. A total 90 electroshocks on Garth against his will, he has been battered with. And threats of more, despite two  independent psychiatrists agreeing with Garth that further electroshock will not be therapeutic for Garth and that it is feared that it might kill him.
Despairing of how-to free stop Garth from being killed the family and advocates appealed to the United Nations on the 29th March.
The United Nations, have been meeting to look at Absolute Prohibition of forced treatment and commitment.
The UN intervened on 2nd April, on behalf of Garth Daniels, demanding a halt to any further forced medicine on Garth Daniels. This sets a precedent for all Australians being abused by psychiatry, which amounts to around quarter of the population, many of whom do not even know they can appeal to the Supreme Court, don’t have the money to take such action, as well as those who are suffering under psychiatric forced treatments and are not aware of their rights.
No person, not even a criminal, should be subjected to torture, that’s clear – most people in the street if asked would know that. Yet Garth, an innocent man, has been subjected to forced treatment and commitment. Forced treatments, such as drugs and electroshock fall under the definition of torture, as do psychiatric mechanical holds. When a person has never been charged with a crime, and the label of ‘disability’ allows psychiatrists to torture a person, this is terrible. Medicine is meant to enable, not disable.
While hope for Garth’s recovery of memory will be there for his family, it may be that much of his former abilities may not ever be what it could’ve been. Tragedy of losing ability, happens – but when it is a government approved hospital run by doctors who are supposed to do no harm, and yet actively and willingly commit harm against a person’s wishes, that’s incredibly wrong. And, it is against International Law Australia has signed and ratified.
The Australian Medical Association, really has to ask itself if affiliating with psychiatric abuse is what their organisation can continue to do, without needing to compensate victims of psychiatry. Now, that we have a precedent Intervention & investigation to stop forced treatment, it is time for the AMA to step in and say no more to forced psychiatric treatments and commitments.

Why are psychiatrists given more power than an elected Minister?

An elected minister cannot lock you up and torture you, a psychiatrist can. Who gave them this power?