How You Can Help to Outlaw Psychiatric Slavery

I think that educating people about Szaszian ethics is important to ending abusive psychiatry. Psychiatrist Thomas Szasz relies on logic, common sense, precise language, and epistemological reasoning, and decent morality to conclude that psychiatric slavery (nonconsensual psychiatry) should be abolished and outlawed. Was Thomas Szasz correct in understanding and believing that psychiatric coercion is medicalized terrorism?

I will disagree with anyone who believes that consensual psychiatry should be banned. Certainly, more transparent and better research should be used to inform the public of the rather real potential harms of consensual psychiatry. Perhaps some people find benefit from consensual psychiatric services. Their freedom to purchase a (potentially harmful) service should not be curtailed. Cigarettes should remain legal even though they are harmful.

There is much that can be done to move society towards outlawing nonconsensual psychiatry and psychiatric slavery. More people need to speak up about the moral deficiencies of psychiatric force, coercion, and confinement. More individuals should be vocal proponents of banning and outlawing civil commitment and the insanity defense. To spread this message, more people should Tweet to, write to, meet with, or call (and leave a voicemail) the law-makers (legislators). Legislators and lawmakers at city, county, state, and federal levels need to hear that their constituents understand the harms of psychiatric coercion, and legislators need to be told reasons why psychiatric slavery should be outlawed.

Always be authentically peaceful while creating change. Grassroots activism can affect opinions, and result in changed laws. Persuasion and reason has the potential to change hearts and minds when applied tactfully and thoughtfully.

Nonconsensual psychiatry must be abolished. Psychiatric slavery must be abolished. Suicide should be respected as a civil right. We should use persuasion, reason, and kindness to reduce suicides, not psychiatric force, coercion, and confinement. It will be good if we can reduce suicides to zero. Perhaps societal change, like implementing basic income might help to reduce suicides significantly, but that is a topic for someone other mishmash of letters, words, sentences, and paragraphs. Nonconsensual psychiatry (psychiatric slavery) will eventually be abolished, just like chattel slavery was outlawed; hopefully it will happen sooner than later.