People that support what psychiatrist Thomas Szasz calls psychiatric slavery should not be around vulnerable people. If you support what Szasz calls psychiatric slavery then you are morally deficient and either malicious or willingly ignorant or oblivious. You will be on the wrong side of history. Adults should be able to have open and honest conversations about suicide in private without being concerned about potentially being locked in a psychiatric unit and effectively jailed. We should use copious amounts of persuasion, reason, and kindness to reduce suicides. It will be good if we can reduce suicides to zero. We should discourage suicide, however suicide should be respected as a civil and human right for adults when it is not done in public.
Thomas Szasz and Psychiatric Slavery
November 16, 2017