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Toxic Psychiatry Update--Laura's Law and the Right to Determine Your Own Medication

Sunday, December 28, 2008
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Event Type:
Radio Broadcast
Robert Norse
309 Cedar PMB #14B Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Location Details:
101.1 FM in Santa Cruz and surrounding areas. On-line at Archived subsequently at under "Bathrobespierre's Broadsides" Call-in number: 831-427-3772 Questions by e-mail: rnorse3 [at]

Laura's Law is is a California state statute that allows for court-ordered outpatient commitment of mental health clients who refuse voluntary treatment with psychotropic medications. It was renewed this year. It is described by some critics as "needles on wheels". See

At 9:30 advocate and activist Kathie Zetlin will discuss forced drugging, the situation in Berkeley and around the state, and upcoming struggles against toxic psychiatry.

She is an attorney MSW, a former mental health paients rights advocate and social worker with seniors, CPS, and persons residing in boards and care homes. She has developed workshops on informed consent and the rights of mental health patients. She specializes in attempting to assure people get services without giving up civil rights. She describes herself as "passionate and pissed off" on issues of informed consent and disclosure.

Her commentary on the dangers of psychiatric medication can be found at:

At 10 AM Jim Gottstein, Alaska attorney, civil rights attorney, and founder of will come on the air with Berkeley attorney, writer, and shock survivor Ted Chabasinski.

Ted received electroshock at the age of six, and spent 10 years of his youth locked up inside a state psychiatric institution. He became a psychiatric survivor movement leader in 1971, and later became an attorney. He has served on the board of MindFreedom International for several years.

More info on Jim as well as his prior radio interviews can be found at

& Whitakker-Gottstein show.

Call-in's will be limited, so folks should e-mail questions in advance or during showtime to rnorse3 [at] to be assured they get presented.
Added to the calendar on Fri, Dec 26, 2008 9:53AM
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