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Santa Cruz NAMI to Host Deceitful D.J. Jaffe
NAMI invites D.J. Jaffe to tout anosognosia, part of his Insane Consequences book tour.
Santa Cruz NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) has invited D.J. Jaffe here to sell his book. He is a New York ad man (Foote, Cone and Belding), and uses his media and language skills to ostracize, to market shame. Like advertisers, he distorts and exaggerates, is renowned for encouraging lying to distort the degree of danger posed in order to get state and chemical control of family members.
His advocacy is zealous, misunderstands neurology, doesn't recognize that affect is not evidence.
Locally he is often cited by those urging implementation of involuntary outpatient commitment and those against best practice needle exchanges.
For every one of us with a psychiatric history there is a handful of family members advocating, from a mix of fear, guilt, support, and a yearning for change, for us without us. Without us, because they believe we are unable to choose for ourselves, and they've turned independence into a medical illness, anosognosia, and created their own reality with which to censor our voices.
Now in DC we are seeing these tactics focused on immigrants, journalists, … Jaffe was ahead of the curve in using them in the disability arena.
Tues. May 23, 2017
6:30 to 7:00 Meet and Greet
7:00 to 8:30 Program & Q/A
St John’s Episcopal Church
125 Canterbury Drive, Aptos
(State Park Drive exit, near Seacliff Beach, the church is on your right)
NAMI Santa Cruz encourages diversity in viewpoints and treatment options. Exposure to varying opinions leads to a better informed community. NAMI strives to bring awareness to all that is helpful, including awareness of the inadequacies in crisis care, step down care, housing, and recovery options. We are concerned about those who are being held in jails or becoming homeless.
After Jaffe speaks there will also be a presentation of a model of institutional treatment from a hospital provider (El Camino Hospital BH ED, M. Fitzgerald) about successful treatment and empowerment of patients occurs when the patient's own goals become central.
Our community needs visions for the future. NAMI SCC offers many varying topics at bi-monthly Speaker meetings.