@johno0910 @RebeccadiGirola @SabraLane @leighsales OPCAT? How far SA progressed? Seclusion, restraint & chemical restraint torture under #UNCAT according to reports from former UN SR Torture
Why promote ED + medical model as pathways despite concerns RE: youth?
Hickie misreports SSRI data
@johno0910 @RebeccadiGirola @SabraLane @leighsales media engagement led by self proclaimed "MH leaders"

not engaged on placebo FX & withdrawal FX of SSRIs Akathesia gets no attention in Aus. correlation on youth suicide ignored for no "causal link" despite poor/dubious correlative data in "benefits"
@johno0910 @RebeccadiGirola @SabraLane @leighsales UK peak body in psychiatry finely led by political campaign from thousands of iatrogenic damage sufferers, doctors & other professionals to acknowledge withdrawal & safe taper.
Refused to acknowledge previously.
But *no* attention in Australia
@johno0910 @RebeccadiGirola @SabraLane @leighsales Why do you continue to promote Ian Hickie? Who openly maligns human rights reports?
And *Does* have conflicts of interest?
Please see this series of exchanges in the Lancet between Hickie & Survivours
@johno0910 @RebeccadiGirola @SabraLane @leighsales Important information on the progress of OPCAT in SA, including detention in medical model facilities for "mental illness" where torture is rife, often legalised & no international reporting mechanism.

@johno0910 @RebeccadiGirola @SabraLane @leighsales no evidence coercion & medical model "interventions" produce better results c.f non coercive & non-medical trauma informed crisis support options for suicidality, self harm & what is called "Psychosis/mania" under medical model but evidence to contrary
@johno0910 @RebeccadiGirola @SabraLane @leighsales So please media, stop listening to the loud, clanging voices of these medical model "MH leaders"
Please look at the *substantiated* problems with their behaviour, their spreading of misinformation & their direction away from information that doesn't suit their personal agenda.

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@natashaeusher @SonjaCowling What happens, is that a movement of consumers/survivours and ex-patients who have existed continuously since 1960s but are usually ignored, occasionally get public attention. Then the very people who exploit them, take control of the narrative with "we must do better"
@natashaeusher @SonjaCowling But you are *not* "doing better", you are resituating yourselves, falsely, as "experts" on people with disabilities, exploiting this false reputation to control access to support, which human rights guidance we fought for is what we choose *free from undue influence & pressure*
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Mentally preparing to write a complaint to state MH service. Stalled on giving me a copy of NDIS documentation. Today got it and found out why. Bless their socks if they didn't write down in it that they overtly demonstrate contempt for their own policy

Compare: 1/
The policy:
We want to hear from you and welcome the chance to resolve any concerns
you can be assured that
• it will be handled sensitively and confidentially
• it will not affect the quality of your ongoing care
• special needs and circumstances will be taken into account 2/
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"when people and organisations do not live up to .. ideal.. can respond in a defensive conflictual manner and frequently lodge complaints with higher authorities.
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You forgot to use inclusive language
"Mental ill health" is a term that only applies to persons who have identified with the medical model & chosen to conceptualize their trauma/distress as an illness or health issue
Supposed to say "mental ill health or distress"
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@johno0910 you made me feel afraid you wanted to sue me @johno0910 you need to own that please.
You also need to own the fact that I never intentionally made any baseless accusations against you and you misconstrued my tweet that was not baseless to mean something different from intended
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