Wednesday, January 7, 2009

RAY SANDFORD THE ABUSE AND TORTURE CONTINUES

RAY SANDFORD! THE ABUSE AND TORTURE CONTINUES!
WHY?


Ray will be woken up early in his "Victory House" group home near Minneapolis again this morning, Wednesday, 7 January 2009.
Ray Sandford is scheduled for another forced electroshock.
Under a court order and over his expressed wishes, he'll be escorted the few miles to Mercy Hospital, put under anesthesia, and given another “electroconvulsive therapy" or ECT through his brain.
Ray says, "It is scary as hell every time I go."
Today, involuntary electroshock continues for Ray and many others all over the world.

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** MARY MADDOCK will be calling in from Cork, Ireland.
Mary is the charismatic co-author of the popular book "Soul Survivor," available again through a second printing after the first edition quickly sold out.
Mary is a former nun who became a psychiatric inmate. Mary was forcibly electroshocked and then drugged for years, but broke free. Mary is now on the board of MindFreedom International, and her passion is starting new MFI affiliates. Mary's book is now featured on MindFreedom's Mad Market at http://www.madmarket.org

** LOUISE BOUTA calling in from Minnesota:
Louise is a survivor of forced electroshock and long-time MindFreedom activist who is helping to lead the "No More Shock for Ray Campaign."
Louise will report as an eye-witness about the injustice of Ray's "hearing" where his court-appointed attorney called no witnesses on Ray's side. In a scene out of Kafka this "hearing" was held in a hospital basement.

** JOHN BREEDING, PhD calling in from Texas.
John is a long-time dissident psychologist and author, who is leading a campaign in Texas to challenge human rights atrocities related to electroshock.
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Update on Ray Campaign
Ray has had more than three dozen of these involuntary outpatient electroshocks.
Once more, because of concerns about his memory problems, his psychiatrist has slightly lowered the frequency of his "maintenance" shocks (after every 2nd week Ray will now alternate with every 3rd week, then back to every 2nd week).
MindFreedom now has a blog about Ray updates.

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** Dan Fisher, psychiatric survivor and psychiatrist, was one of key advisors to Barack Obama presidential campaign about mental health issues, will answer questions about direction of mental health under the newly inaugurated USA president.

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5 comments:

Gianna said...

Hi Stan,
Hope you're doing okay...
miss you around the blogosphere...but then again...I haven't been around too much lately either, so is it me or you or both?

Hope Ray finds some peace soon...it's hard to believe this is continuing with all the pressure we've all put...sometimes shit like this still shocks me...(uh..pun NOT intended)

be well Stan.

Ana said...

Stan,
I'm happy knowing Dan Fisher is doing some work.
I'm tired my friend.
I don't understand why is it so hard to make a tiny little change.
Dear Lord!
How many shocks will it take?
This is unacceptable to say the least.
Hope you're fine.
Love,
Ana

Mark Krusen said...

Stan, thanks for stopping by and welcoming back to the fold. I've been reading your blog all the time just hesitated to step out again. What the hell though huh. What's anyone going to do? Shock me!

Ray is getting it up the ole wazu isn't he. I think it's great the way your an advocate for others especially what you have been going thru. On that note. Post on some of the things you've been up to personally. Where ya living and things like that. (No i'm not stalking you) We'll try to keep in touch. Thanks for coming over to say hi!

Ana said...

Yieppie!
Mark is back!
Where are you Mr. Stan?
We are missing you.

susan said...

I am with Ana.

More Stan. More Cowbell.

Everyone happy happy happy

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