FROM OUR PRINTED MAY 2020 EDITION:
by Kevin Hall
Citizens Commission on Human Rights, New England Director
As the media and politicians regularly promote that coronavirus fear and the subsequent depression from unemployment will lead to more suicide, drug and alcohol abuse and domestic violence, they are recommending that people get “help,” and that generally amounts to more psychiatric drugging. Additionally, the federal COVID-19 stimulus package includes $1.7 billion in mental health funding.
Mind-Numbing: 54.7 Million U.S. Citizens (1 in 6) on Psychiatric Drugs
While the COVID-19 pandemic is far-reaching and dangerous with its highly contagious nature, it is dwarfed by the psychiatric drugging pandemic that infects one in six Americans with many harmful and deadly physical and mental effects.
This alleged help the government and media are recommending includes several sectors of the mental health industry, such as drug and alcohol rehab, child protective services and counseling, all of which drive up psychotropic drugging numbers. In Massachusetts, 39% of foster children are pushed onto psychiatric drugs, and drug rehab usually includes replacing dangerous street drugs with dangerous and addictive legal drugs. Being sad about a bad situation like unemployment begets dependence-causing antidepressants. To drive in additional mental health business, a.k.a. turning normal people into drugged-up mental patients, the federal COVID-19 stimulus package has allocated $425 million for mental health services and an additional $1.32 billion for community mental health centers.
Regarding deadly effects, forcing antipsychotics on elderly patients doubles their death rates and they are doled out in nursing homes throughout the U.S. as they are heavy tranquilizers that are used as chemical crowd control. In 2005, the FDA ordered warnings on these drugs because they noticed from 17 studies that they caused elderly to die much more quickly. However, the killing off of elderly with antipsychotics continues to this day. The coronavirus certainly isn’t the only current threat to our elderly.
U.S. Psychiatric Hospitals Statistically More Deadly than War
Statistics show that since 1950 more patients have died in U.S. mental wards than all the American soldiers that have been killed in all the wars America has ever been in. Many of these deaths occurred in the 1950s and ’60s when people were warehoused for longer periods of time in institutions, but the current system of drugging huge portions of the general population from the fetuses (through the pregnant mother) to the elderly on their death beds is far more dangerous.
In 2006, a study was published by the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, entitled “Morbidity and Mortality in People with Serious Mental Illness,” that showed that mental patients being treated by the American mental health system were dying on average 25 years earlier than the general population (at average age of 51 compared to 76). A main reason cited for this phenomenon was the use of the modern antipsychotic drugs on patients. The modern antipsychotics are drugs like Seroquel (quetiapine), Abilify (aripiprazol), Risperdal (ripiradone) and Zyprexa (olanzapine). This, of course, means that psychiatric treatments are decreasing life spans by one-third. Other studies have shown that schizophrenic patients do better long-term in Third World countries where psychiatric drugs are rarely used.
Despite the knowledge that these drugs were shown to markedly shorten the lives of mental patients and elderly, in the early 2000s the drugs were marketed for children, including toddlers, through the psychiatric creation of Pediatric Bipolar Disorder.
Not only do these drugs cause markedly shortened life spans, they can cause numerous, other serious diseases like rapid weight gain and diabetes, and uncontrollable body movements in the face, mouth, tongue and arms and legs (known as tardive dyskinesia). They cause a steady loss of brain tissue while a patient is taking them. They cause lessening of bone density, acute kidney injury and even male breast growth. In a recent study they were found to be among a group of drugs that increase the probability of a person developing dementia in their older years.
This article hasn’t even touched upon the dangers and unscientific nature of sending 460 volts of electricity through a person’s head with electric shock that is being pushed at a greatly increasing rate. We are going to handle the COVID-19 virus as we agree that it is a dangerous pandemic. Until we acknowledge, instead of promote, the more insidious and dangerous psychiatric drugging pandemic, it will not come under control.