"We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal."

- United States Declaration of Independence

Monday, October 4, 2010


Thank you to everyone who is visiting this site!

This blog has been created to serve as a forum for the very important work being done in Massachusetts (specifically) and nationally.

We are extremely concerned about violations of Basic Human Rights at psychiatric hospitals. Although the State of Massachusetts has a law that specifically spells out five legal rights, this law is routinely and systematically ignored.

Our charge, therefore, is to demand change. This blog will introduce information of the law, the nature of violations, raising awareness of the abuse and mistreatment of people who are seeking help.

It is PAST TIME that our institutions charged with "healing" own up to the gross negligence that has become routine. This is nothing less than a Civil Rights violation. The discrimination visited upon the mental health consumer/survivor population is a national shame, and only by exposing the problem will we be able to make progress for our population, which deserves the utmost dignity and respect.

As the United States Declaration of Independence says,

"We hold these truths to be self-evident: That all men are created equal."

We must uphold these words. Our population needs justice and dignity, and the profit motive must never stand in its way.

I look forward to the development of this blog, the exchange of ideas, and the CHANGE that is inevitable.


  1. On a related subject or tangent, how about giving inpatient MH patients the same amenities as others. Why not have double rooms with bathrooms in each one, TV's in each room, better quality beds, etc, etc. MH patients are basically corralled and treated like animals not human beings and inpatient units are more lie concentration camps than places to recover.
    Sure many of them are no better than were 2 generations ago.

  2. I agree totally...the inpatient mental health experience is rife with disempowerment and disrespect, with the only major concern being switching meds.