“If you have a mental health issue, don’t see a psychiatrist. It is too dangerous and might turn out to be the biggest error you made in your entire life.”
That has to be my favourite quote from this great book serialisation that Mad in America did. Imagine, if you will, a day when no one goes anywhere near psychiatrists. A day when people are no longer afraid to openly laugh at them and ridicule them for their peculiar ideas. That day is just around the corner. That day, a day of days, will be when the fear lifts away and dissipates never to be felt again. A day when ordinary people will no longer fear the tyranny that is psychiatry. A day when Soteria Houses will be open across the country and the world. Hundreds, maybe thousands of them. A day of compassion and empathy, of humanity and sanity. A day of rejoicing and merriment. Writing of the quality of Peter Gøtzsche’s will be one of the many things that brings that day about.