Learning About Szaszian Ethics

In a college class we were assigned to read Szasz’s essay, The Myth of Mental Illness.

In a graduate level ethics class we were shown a video of a debate between Thomas Szasz and Albert Ellis.

Read books by Szasz or choose to remain entranced by psychiatric lies and propaganda.

Psychiatry medicalizes misery and tragedy. Misery and tragedy are real.

We should offer adults copious amounts of help and kindness to alleviate misery.

According to Thomas Szasz, psychiatric coercion is medicalized terrorism. According to Szasz, civil commitment and the insanity defense form the foundations of psychiatric slavery.

Only consensual psychiatry should be legal.

I hope all individuals can experience authentic happiness and authentic peace. We should not use cruel compassion in the form of nonconsensual psychiatry in order to try and help adults who state they do not want help.

It will be good if we can reduce suicides to zero. We probably will not see a significant reduction in suicides until suicide is respected as a civil and human right for adults. We should use copious amounts of persuasion, reason, and kindness to reduce suicides. Psychiatric coercion, force, and, confinement probably have too many unintended consequences to be authentically useful to society.

Suicide prohibitions prevent adults from being able to have open and honest conversations about suicide in private without being concerned about potentially being locked up in a psychiatric unit.