Friday, 2 April 2010

Mental Helse Akershus (Norway) is mocking survivors

A regional branch of the Norwegian organization Mental Helse, Mental Helse Akershus (Akershus is Norway's most populated region after Oslo), plans to have a public arrangement in support of Norwegian psychiatry on the 8th of May 2010. The 8th of May 1945 is the day the German troop's occupation of Norway ended with Germany having surrendered unconditionally. The day is officially celebrated in Norway as "Frigjøringsdagen", liberation day.

Considered that it is no longer a secret that innumerable people experience psychiatric "help" in every regard as an assault on their fundamental rights and freedoms as human beings, considered that psychiatric "help" indeed more often than not comes along in the shape of incarceration, humiliation, and oppression, an official arrangement in support of a system that systematically does these things to people, and, metaphorically speaking, systematically occupies its victims, their bodies, their minds and their souls, held on a day that celebrates liberation from oppression is a slap in the face of each of these victims, and an outright statement of disrespect towards not just the Norwegian, but the international survivor movement.

E-mail Mental Helse Norge at post@mentalhelse.no and/or Mental Helse Akershus at akershus@mentalhelse.no, and elinor.flo@mentalhelse.no, and ask them, politely but firmly, to show some respect, and move the arrangement to another date.

Via Jan Olaf

8 comments:

Mark p.s.2 said...

Is this an "Aprils fools" joke?
The first day of April is known for jokes in Canada and USA.
Do you have "April fools" in your country?

Marian said...

Mark: Yup, we have that, here too. :D But, unfortunately, this is no joke. :(

Mark p.s.2 said...

Okay I wrote the three address's a letter in english, asking to change the day , remember Action T4 etcera.

Marian said...

Thanks Mark!!

Duane Sherry, M.S., CRC-R said...

Marian,

The NAZIs went after the "mentally ill" before they went after Jews...

Your country ought to have a day of remembrance - of those slaughtered by the "medicine" of death!

Passionately,

Duane

Duane Sherry, M.S., CRC-R said...

Oops,

You mentioned Norway, and I said "your country" ...

You are from Denmark... oops.

Duane

Marian said...

Duane: Never mind, the Danes might have done the same...

BTW, thanks for posting the link to the Mental Health Freedom and Recovery Act. Great work! How I wish we had this implemented in the legislation worldwide!

Duane Sherry said...

Marian,

I hope it will become worldwide!

Thanks for all you do!

Duane