Saturday, August 14, 2010

Eliminate Involuntary Treatment and Civil Commitments

To commit someone and to "treat" them involuntarily is either or both selfish and an imposition of a theological position on another. That is, involuntarily committing someone is selfish and/or does not respect freedom of religion. It implements a theological position by positing that a human may not be better off after they die. It seems that if there is nothing after death, then to involuntarily commit someone is selfish. If one who commits suicide would go to either heaven or hell (or something in between) then involuntary commitment presupposes they will go to hell or to a situation worse off than the life situation of one who would commit suicide.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A Book Recommendation: Psychiatric Slavery

Psychiatric SlaveryI would recommend this book. I have not read it, but I have read The Myth of Mental Illness and Psychiatry: The Science of Lies. I recommend both of those books too, but today, I recommend Psychiatric Slavery, by psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz.