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One-Woman Protest at Central Vermont Medical Center

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Last week, MindFreedom International member Jeannie showed up at a talk by Bob Whitaker to put a human face on the suffering in the mental health system that he writes and talk about. It all went fine until the Medical Center staff got angry about her being there.

One-Woman Protest at Central Vermont Medical Center

Jeanne is a writer and artist living in Vermont.

 

"How I Showed Up in the Halls of Corporate Med"

 

by Jeanne


Yesterday I decided I would go to the store where I had purchased goods and services that turned out to be toxic and harmful to me in order to offer feedback about their business practices. After all, no business wants to maim their customers, that is not sound business sense, right? A consumer representative was actually being hosted by the store and I thought that I would receive a respectful reception. Instead the store manager called security and had me escorted out.

Well, that’s one way to start the story of how I showed up in the hallowed halls of Corporate Med with homemade signs listing the harmful effects of the drugs that the doctors at central Vermont Medical center had prescribed me over the years.

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