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Drugs and Mental Disabilities – April 4, 2014

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On Wednesdaty, another jmass killing occurred
at the Fort Hood army base in Texas.  The very
next day, Pennsylvania Republican Representative
Tim Murphy held a hearing on a bill which would take
$60 million from community mental health treatment
to pay for forced drugging programs  What is going on there?

This bill (H.R. 3717) would strip our rights and protections
against abuse.  It would increase treatment that is
traumatizing, criminalizing and scares people from
seeking help. 

What is the best treatment model for mental disabilities:?
Why is the stigma of mental illness so great that the general
public is swayed by false research and fear mongering?
What is the reality of the psychological drugs trade offs for people
with mental disabilities?  When will we listen to
people who live with mental disaility who tell us
that self-reliance and empowerment are at least as
as important as a drug?

We talk to Michael Gause, Deputy Director of the
Mental Health Association of San Francisco, and Adam
Kirschenbaum, who has taken  over 40 psych drugs in his
40 plus years.  Adrienne Lauby hosts.

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