Thursday, December 1, 2011

Psychiatric Survivor - I WILL NOT BE OPPRESSED.

I am a psychiatric survivor. The mental health system is oppressive. Lables, addiction, poverty, fear... these are the tools the system  uses to oppress us.

In the psychiatric ward of a hospital  I  was over-medicated to sedation daily. I became addicted to those drugs. I was given several diagnoses, which  I care not to list. Diagnoses are labels that condemn individuals to specific drugs, treatments, and prejudice by most psychiatrists and psychologists, and prevent people from being able to get affordable health care.

I am fortunate. I have been able to get off psychiatric medications and learn to cope  in other ways, and use food and herbs as healthy medicine. I am now clean and  sober in Recovery. I have health care through  my work, helping others. I will not be drugged. I will not be labeled. I will not be fooled. I will Not be oppReSSED.

I am the 99% ! Occupy Eugene <3
"It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane." -Philip K. Dick