Tuesday, August 17, 2010

NAMI sticks it's dirty nose where it doesn't belong once again with BP spill

NAMI sticks it's dirty nose where it doesn't belong once again with BP spill


included details on the crisis in state budgets at the time, Medicaid funding and tips on building community coalitions - at state and local levels - to further support for using antipsychotics. The agenda at the meeting included a discussion of MAP initiatives. MAP is an acronym for Medication Algorithm Project, a program that began in Texas as a means of determining when to prescribe psychotropic drugs - such as Seroquel and other antipsychotics - for people in state-run programs. However, MAP has drawn controversy as an alleged stalking horse for drug makers that simply want to boost prescriptions. Beyond these questionable activities for a 501-C3 non-profit actively working to divert much needed Medicaid funds on behalf of corporate interests, the real crime is NAMI’s betrayal of the people it claims to represent. How many families were persuaded by corporate-generated propaganda disseminated by NAMI (in return for "donations") into urging their loved ones to ingest antipsychotic drugs—such as Risperdal, Zyprexa, Geodon, Seroquel, Abilify? How many family members suffered catastrophic, drug-induced debilitating, irreversible harm as a result of false claims disseminated by NAMI about these drugs' safey profile and benefits? How many families buried loved ones who died as a result of a toxic drug reaction from the drugs promoted by NAMI?

All you need to know and more about the nasty drug pimping truth related to NAMI - http://groups.google.com/group/misc.legal/msg/251787157b42dd51?pli=1

NAMI: Whoring for Shrinks and the Drug Industry -

http://www.drugs.com/forum/latest-drug-related-news/nami-whoring-shrinks-drug-industry-31685.html

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) portrays themselves as an advocacy group for mental patients and their families. But NAMI is actually an organization that serves the interests of the psychiatric industry by presenting dangerous mind-altering psychiatric drugs as the solution for "disorders" that psychiatry has never proven actually exist.

No one questions that people get depressed and suffer other emotional upsets. But these conditions have never been and never will be proven to be due to a "chemical imbalance" or other condition in the brain. NAMI continues however to pass off psychiatric theory as medical fact to an unwitting public.

For instance, the page "About Mental Illness," on NAMI's website, states, "Mental illnesses are biologically based brain disorders." This is a lie. There are no scientific studies that back up this theory. On the contrary, it has been discredited time and again by authorities such as psychiatrist David Kaiser: "...Modern psychiatry has yet to convincingly prove the genetic/biologic cause of any single mental illness .Patients [have] been diagnosed with 'chemical imbalances' despite the fact that no test exists to support such a claim, and...there is no real conception of what a correct chemical balance would look like."

Obviously, NAMI is not so much concerned with patients and their families as with doing the right thing for the interests they actually represent.

According to documents obtained by Mother Jones magazine,18 drug firms gave NAMI a total of $11.72 million between 1996 and mid-1999. These include Janssen ($2.08 million), Novartis ($1.87 million), Pfizer ($1.3 million) and Eli Lilly and Company, which gave $2.87 million during that period."

No surprise, a visit to their website reveals that they nearly exclusively present psychiatric drugs as the solution to so-called mental disorders. The section "Specific medications" even has information for several of the drugs that the FDA ordered in October 2004 must carry a "black box" warning the FDA's strongest about suicidal side effects. Also no surprise is that they count among their membership 1,100 members of the American Psychiatric Association, who have the same agenda fraudulent psychiatric diagnoses followed by the use of dangerous, addictive and mind-altering drugs.

With all this deception, it is no surprise then that NAMI would honor unethical and criminal psychiatrists


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It's also no wonder they are on the gulf coast crying out for big money from BP British Petroleum to fund the drugging of those emotionally effected by the oil spill.

And where does NAMI get it's money?

The following are only reported contributions by NAMI on their web site.



Of course then there is this article http://www.ahrp.org/cms/content/view/587/55/ that outs NAMI's drug whore operation. The 56% in this article does not include all the payola the state chapters took for the Big Pharma Drug Cartel.

Now NAMI has the nerve to step up as a voice for Victims of the BP Oil Spill. This is the last organization on the planet next to DBSA you should trust or have a voice in a catastrophe or disaster related emotional problems and aftermath.

NAMI is just a horrible opportunist seeing this tragedy as an opportunity to make a few headlines while pimping their masters wears/drugs in another nasty and corrupt marketing scheme.



Don't be fooled by the following article's marketing rhetoric and soft sell message. We know, and the evidence proves that NAMI is there to market disease, pimp drugs, and very little else.
Don't not give them your time, and definitely do not give them your money.

http://blog.nami.org/2010/08/local-mental-health-services-and.html

Local Mental Health Services and Supports are Key to Gulf Coast Recovery

by Michael J. Fitzpatrick, Executive Director


BP this week announced that it will provide $52 million to federal and state health organizations to fund behavioral health support and outreach programs across the Gulf Coast region.

In a
July letter to BP, NAMI blasted the oil company for ignoring appeals by Louisiana to fund mental health services in communities directly affected by the Deep Horizon oil spill. This month we also challenged Kenneth Feinberg, the independent claims administrator for the $20 billion relief fund created by BP, to cover mental health needs resulting from the spill.

NAMI is available in these communities to offer education and support. Our affiliate leaders and members live and work in the Gulf Coast area. They understand the variety of ways life has been disrupted and are equipped to help others affected by mental illness.

NAMI has created a website to help support Gulf Coast residents affected by the spill. Visit
www.nami.org/oilspill for national, state and local support for information on everything from employment to mental health care.

Across the Gulf Coast, depression, suicide attempts, family violence, substance abuse and other mental health problems are already on the rise. Treatment works-- if people can get it. However, in many communities, it may be difficult or impossible to find a local mental health provider.

How will people get the help they need? We cannot afford to ignore this question. These mental health systems need continued investment to meet the increasing needs of their communities.

Everyone can be alert to warning signs related to mental health problems, such as insomnia, dizziness, mood swings, increased use of drugs or alcohol and headaches or stomach problems. If you experience these symptoms, or recognize them in a loved one, don’t dismiss them. Seek help.

At NAMI, we know that the road to recovery is rarely smooth, but the support of others who understand your losses, your frustrations, but also your aspirations for the future, can make all the difference
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1 comment:

betasheep said...

I still can't understand why BP didn't pony up the dough for the mental health services. Mental health is such a wonderful instrument for blaming the victims for their predicament and absolving all authorities of any wrongdoing. A win-win for BP.

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