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Photographs from the Protest of Electroshock Organized by Deborah Schwartzkopff

Deborah Schwartzkopff is an electroshock survivor, and she organized a successful protest on 28 June 2012 of the procedure in Clackamas, Oregon. Here are some of the photos.

Group protests electroshock at Kaiser Sunnyside

Group protests electroshock at Kaiser Sunnyside

Group protest that supported Deborah Schwartzkopff, who is a survivor of multiple electroshocks (electroconvulsive therapy or ECT) in Oregon private psychiatric institutions. She led a peaceful protest on Wednesday, 27 June 2012, in front of her shock facility, 12 miles south of Portland in Clackamas, Oregon.

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Cindi Fisher Protests Electroshock at Kaiser

Cindi Fisher Protests Electroshock at Kaiser

Cindi Fisher is shown protesting directly in front of Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center, about electroshock. Cindi is with the group MOMS, and is the mother of a psychiatric survivor. This protest was organized by Deborah Schwartzkopff, who is a survivor of multiple electroshocks (electroconvulsive therapy or ECT) in Oregon private psychiatric institutions. Deborah led this peaceful protest on Wednesday, 27 June 2012, in front of her shock facility, 12 miles south of Portland in Clackamas, Oregon.

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Deborah Schwartzkopff (photo on right) identifies herself as a survivor of electroconvulsive therapy, also known as ECT or electroshock. In ECT, electricity is run through the brain, inducing a convulsion, supposedly to treat psychiatric problems. Ms. Schwartzkopff organized a peaceful protest in June 2012 directly front of Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center, where she had been administered electroshock.

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