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Why we need a New Script for Mental Health!

Queen's University Belfast hosts groundbreaking conference exploring Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT), is it evidence-based medicine, and the medicalisation of violence against women and girls.

Mon Mar 25 2024  |  Mental Health Rights

TRIGGER WARNING: Content includes talk of suicide, self-harm, abuse and other potentially distressing content.

As part of PPR #NewScript for Mental Health ‘Curious Minds will Find a Way’ conversations, Professor John Read discusses the evidence for the safety and efficacy of Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) and why patient information leaflets do not meet the ethical principle of informed consent.

Lisa Morrison shares her experience of receiving ECT and why she views this as the tip of the ice-berg when considering the medicalising of distress arising from violence against women and girls (#VAWG). She shares her personal experiences of this, diagnoses and drugs, and why we need a #NewScript for Mental Health.

Sara Boyce, campaign organiser for Participation and Practice of Rights (PPR) shares where #NewScript came from and why we are calling for a human rights response to emotional distress.

Deirdre McCausland, New Script activist, shares her poem ‘Nothing is Ever In Vain’. Please take care and decide if you feel in a place to listen.

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