The Fall of Psychiatry in Maine Over Mass Killings?
Republished with permission from AbleChild
Remember Robert Card? The former military man that was treated by the U.S. Army for mental health and was referred to a civilian facility called Four Winds Psychiatric Hospital in Katonah, New York, and after getting that “help” went on a killing spree in Lewiston, Maine?
According to the independent news outlet, Katie Hawkinson, “spoke to experts” about the transfer of Card’s brain to Boston University to test it for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) caused by repetitive head trauma. Results won’t be in for six to eight months. Not surprisingly, the article makes it sound like the powers that be are prepping the public that no CTE will be found.
In the meantime, Maine has bought over decades, at taxpayer’s expense, millions of dollars in behavioral health contracts from a billion-dollar behavioral industry that stigmatizes their own clients with labels and then pumps them with dangerous mind-altering drugs that are linked to suicide and violence. Amazingly, the flow of behavioral health legislation is written by the industry itself and implemented by the State.
The State of Maine has chosen to ignore all facts and continue to place the citizens of Maine at the mercy of a very dark industry that is willing to lure clients into a never-ending cycle of doom that never “cures” anything. What informed consent is given to the client that is taking the mind-altering psychiatric drug? Are they told, this “treatment” not only might take your life, but may take the lives of a countless others during a drug-fueled killing spree?
Instead of disclosing the black box suicide drugs Card was taking, or his treating psychiatrist stepping up to explain his treatment, the behavioral health industry continues to hide and claim that their other clients will get stigmatized based on the violence associated with mental illness.
How do clients end up on the mind-altering psychiatric drugs in the first place? It’s the psychiatric labels from the billing bible, the DSM 5, that the mental health industry uses to stigmatize its clients. Given the deathly serious warnings placed on these psychiatric drugs, it is very likely that the drug they are selling as a cure actually is causing the violence. When the black box warning was issued, the psychiatric industry claimed the benefits of the drugs outweighed the risk.
It will be interesting to see how the University of Boston reports on Card’s brain testing for CTE caused by repetitive head trauma, which he could have gotten from his military work training cadets to use hand grenades. If it turns out CTE is found, then psychiatry will receive another blow on misdiagnosing. Another client that had a real medical condition, not a subjective mental illness, where there is no test. Given its history, it would be highly usual, and unlikely, for psychiatry to admit the “treatment” failed again.
But there is a lot more than ego at stake. The National institutes of Health (NIH) funding to Boston University for mental health research and related programs has been significant. Boston University received more than twelve hundred NIH research grants totaling $663.8 million, which accounted for 29.4% of the city’s total NIH funding. It is also important to highlight that Boston has been a leader in NIH funding with its annual NIH funding remaining over $1.7 billion per year since 2011.
Let’s see what the researchers come back with. Lives may depend on the results. And remember, Governor Mills lackluster fact-finding investigation by a conflicted, unelected, committee that was given the power of the three branches of government has yet to get off the ground.