the ARMS stuff bothers me, TBH; speaking personally as someone who experiences psychosis & have 3 sons who came through psychosis after leaving home for university in big city; psychiatric treatment was the biggest At Risk State Experience (ARSE) https://t.co/EvfXgx3Fzs— Chrys Muirhead (@ChrysMuirhead) July 17, 2018
must right a blog post on ARSE - At Risk State Experience when entering psychiatric ward voluntarily in psychosis; a very risky thing to do; resisting toxic chemicals will result in force, coercion, then more risk form exploitative people in mental hospital https://t.co/qmc6359abU— Chrys Muirhead (@ChrysMuirhead) July 17, 2018
just writing a blog post with strapline: the biggest ARSE (at risk state experience); about going voluntarily into psychiatric wards as a patient coming through psychosis; I've done it 3 times; hope to never do it again; it's a right arse— Chrys Muirhead (@ChrysMuirhead) July 17, 2018
a play on words but very apt; in 1978 & 1984 I got jagged in the backside with Chlorpromazine as voluntary inpatient; why? because I didn't want to swallow the toxic chemicals; I knew they were bad for me; my Mother was Dx'd "schizophrenic" & went through many abusive treatments— Chrys Muirhead (@ChrysMuirhead) July 17, 2018
And it's got worse over the years, not better, I think because of the emphasis on biological psychiatry, big pharma profiteering, mental health law justifying coercive treatment and the safeguards not being safe, to name but a few. It was easier to recover in 1978.