DID YOU KNOW?
1.A Harvard study and psychiatry’s own “Bible” (the DSM) show that there is no valid way to predict violence, but that alcohol and drugs – including especially psychiatric drugs are associated with violence.
2.A diagnosis of mental illness by itself is NOT associated with violence – UNLESS the person is taking certain drugs – psychiatric OR street.
3.The State of Ohio admits it is involved in forcing and coercing people to take psychiatric drugs – EVEN THOUGH forced treatment is prohibited under the Health Freedom Amendment to the Ohio Constitution (Sec. 1.21) enacted by citizens of Ohio in 2011.
4.Forced drugging, forced psychiatric commitment, seclusion and restraint, shock” therapy” and even lobotomy, now called psychosurgery, are still practiced in Ohio and paid for with taxpayer dollars.
5.There is no blood test, genetic test, neuro-imaging technique, or other objective medical way to diagnose “mental illness”
6.Forced drugging for “mental illness” is condemned as torture by federal law and an international treaty the U.S. signed – yet it still goes on.
7.Most commonly prescribed psychiatric drugs are manufactured and used on Ohio psychiatric patients by corporations which have already been found guilty in courts of law for fraudulently marketing those same drugs.
8.The combined profits for the ten drug manufacturers in the Fortune 500 were more than the profits for all the other 490 businesses put together in 2002.
9.Most if not all psychotropic drugs if used long enough, cause brain damage, neurological damage, diabetes, kidney failure, and/or heart disease.
SOME QUESTIONS ALL THIS RAISES
Why then are our governor, our legislators, our courts, and our state agencies forcing taxpayers to pay for “treatment” that often makes people violent and that is called torture in international and federal law?
Why do state agencies label patients “mentally ill” just for objecting to forced drugging?
Why does Ohio’s mental illness system offer only drugs and lockup to people who are merely unhappy or who suffer from the effects of being violent crime victims when kindness, talk therapy, good health habits, and peer support are all known to help people move past crises in their lives?
WHAT CAN ONE PERSON DO?
CAN WE GET STRAIGHT ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS FROM GOVERNMENT AGENCIES OR WILL IT TAKE A GRASS-ROOTS CITIZEN COMMISSION TO STUDY THE PROBLEM AND REPORT ON SOLUTIONS ALREADY KNOWN TO WORK? WILL YOU STEP UP TO THE PLATE AND SPEND A COUPLE OF HOURS PER MONTH STARTING OR SERVING ON SUCH A COMMISSION IN COLUMBUS? For more information and fact sources go to
freejohnrohrer.org or call 614-633-0215
John Rohrer is a 34 year old author and musician currently confined at an Ohio psychiatric hospital at taxpayer expense. He has been confined since September 1, 2009 in state facilities where he has been subjected to assaults and forced drugging – without there first being evidence that he was mentally ill. His attorneys managed to get forced drugging stopped in November, 2014, but John remains confined. In July, 2014 the state hospital in Athens, Ohio began blocking him from the internet access as a result of his physically resisting their drugging assaults in May and June. John’s access to his private doctor and his attorneys is now restricted. Five courts in Ohio have been involved in deciding whether it was lawful to lock John up without first proving him “mentally ill”, or to assess the medical damages done to John by 3 years and 7 months of forced drugging. John hopes that his daily struggle will inspire citizens to take a hard look at Ohio’s mental illness system so that he and others who today suffer alongside him, will one day be free and treated with dignity, not taxpayer sponsored torture.
Tax deductible donations to the Ohio Litigation Fund-CICJ may be sent to 1021 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205 – to be used for FreeJohnRohrer and other legal efforts to uphold constitutional rights in Ohio.