The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing - Edmund Burke. I know, I know, this quote is painfully overused, but I couldn't think of a more appropriate one here. So, yesterday myself (and himself) went to Seanad Éireann (the Irish Senate) to witness the second stage… Continue reading Jake’s Amendment Fails. And Yet..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VhZGK7h3IY This week the BBC aired a Panorama documentary titled 'A Prescription for Murder' which has stirred some much-needed debate on the mind-altering effects of SSRIs. The very-astute presenter Shelley Jofre is known for tackling ground-breaking medical-related issues, including 'Who's Paying Your Doctor' and 'The Secrets of Seroxat'. (Due to the circumstances surrounding my son… Continue reading Panorama – A Prescription for Murder.
So, myself and my friend Stephanie were in Chicago this week. We had traveled across the Atlantic to hear the opening arguments of Dolin v. Smithkline Beecham Corp (now GlaxoSmithKline - GSK). For more background to this case, see here. We arrived straight into an unprecedented weather event, Storm Stella - described in the media as… Continue reading GSK’s Dirty Little Secret
This week myself and Tony abandoned the minors, left them in the care of the (sergeant) majors and took ourselves off to London. With promises of presents and various forms of bribery, they waved us off without a second glance – the deals were struck. With one condition - as long as we were back… Continue reading The Pill That Steals Lives
Copenhagen, 16th Sept, 2015 - 'Psychiatric drugs do more harm than good'. Peter Gøtzsche is the director of the Nordic Cochrane Center, Copenhagen and co-founder of the Cochrane collaboration. Peter's new book Deadly Psychiatry and Organised Denial contains our personal stories of the harm done by psychiatric drugs. See our conference speeches below: Leonie Fennell (me): Stephanie McGill Lynch: Kim Witczak: Wendy… Continue reading Copenhagen Conference; Psychiatric drugs do more harm than good
Psychiatric Drugs do More Harm Than Good. Myself, Stephanie, Kim, Mathy and Wendy spoke at Peter Gotzsche's Copenhagen Conference 'psychiatric drugs do more harm than good' (see the last post for details). I'm very proud to call these women my friends. This video shows Stephanie's talk followed by mine. I'll put the others up as… Continue reading Jake and Shane’s story.
16th July 2015 Imagine your 14 year old child being prescribed fluoxetine (Prozac), not for any 'mental illness' but to 'help with his exams'. Then imagine going to the local pharmacy and handing in that same prescription in exchange for a bottle of innocuous-looking liquid and being sent on your merry way to administer this… Continue reading Jake’s Amendment
Today is the 1st of June 2015. Despite the huge strides that Ireland has recently taken, most notably in marriage equality, it seems, at least in medicine, we may have officially reverted to the dark ages. Despite wonderful world-renowned experts like David Healy and Peter Gotzsche making huge strides in making medicines safer for us all, three… Continue reading Ireland’s academics and pharmaco-wha?
Céad míle fáilte mo thóin. Apologies to all you Gaeilgeoirí - "Is fearr Gaeilge briste, ná Bearla cliste". Today the Irish Independent published an article which was just 'shockin altogether'! Sure aren't we Irish just plain feckin mad? The article confirms what we suspected all along, that over half of Ireland's youth "may have a form of mental health disorder". Now pardon my stupidity but more… Continue reading And the mad shall inherit the earth..
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Why did you do it - choose to die? Last week the Coroner for West Galway, Dr Ciaran MacLoughlin, conducted nine inquests in one day. What he found deeply disturbing was that seven of the deaths were self-inflicted. He said “Seven deaths, all bunched together. It is very alarming -… Continue reading Who, When, Where and How..