Thursday, 5 March 2009

How to prevent change

I just realized that it's the 5th of March today. I realized, because a discussion (closed list) made me think of the "Bedre vilkår"-demonstration and hearing, that took place on March 5th, last year.

Has anything changed (for the better) in the Danish mh system since then? Nope. Nothing. Does anyone even talk about the demonstration or the hearing anymore? Does anyone mention the following hearing in fall 2008? No. No one. Why not? My guess: because a huge part of the criticism isn't really criticism of the mh system as such. It is the call for more hospital beds, and more research - into new, "better" medications. And it is this huge part of the criticism, that asks everyone else, everyone, who calls for human rights to be fully, without exception, respected by the mh system, to please!, compromize. Compromize? On human rights??? I should think not.


Ana said...

It's sad that people don't feel like demanding what we deserve.

Mark p.s.2 said...

Psychiatry and pharma company has convinced everyone of chemicals for bad thinking-bad behaviour. As if thoughts can be selectively seen bad or good by a chemical/antipsychotic/antidepressant and then just the bad thoughts destroyed.