Relentless and Tragic Marketing: Psychiatric Drugs from Before the Cradle to the Grave

by John Breeding, PhD and Amy Philo

Working with others, we strive to alleviate distress and to support and enhance the personal growth, transformation, individuation, self-determination, and clear and expanded awareness of individuals. Necessity dictates that we also spend a lot of time challenging aspects of the mental health profession that do the opposite—creating more distress, suppressing growth and transformation, violating self-determination, and dulling and blinding awareness. We call it psychiatric oppression, the systematic, institutionalized mistreatment of those judged as “mentally ill.” This essay focuses especially on the ever expanding encroachment of psychiatric oppression to more and more of the population, and to individuals who are less and less in need of actual help. This encroachment takes the form of mass marketing for psychiatry and the pharmaceutical industry. One key aspect of oppression theory is the claim to virtue. For psychiatric oppression that claim is the notion that mentally ill people need their treatment; its growing extension is the concept of prevention, that potentially mentally ill people need treatment as well!

The Regressive Progression: Treatment to Prevention

“An ounce of prevention is a pound of cure.” Like all great aphorisms, this one, often associated with Ben Franklin, holds wisdom and is partly true, based on assumption. In this case, one must assume the role of victim of unnecessary malady that necessitates a cure…and that there is a felt connection or empathic relatedness to the one who suffers malady. Where these assumptions are not met, the aphorism is false. To wit, for the giant corporation of Halliburton and its government and military operations group, or for the mercenary army of Blackwater, going to war is worth a great deal more than diplomacy.

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Yes, We Can Pretend We Did It All On Our Own (The MOTHERS Act – How at least $13 to $16.4 million in pHARMa dollars buys a bill)

pHARMa: Putting a price on the lives of American moms and babies

Oh, what did you see, my blue eyed son?
And what did you see, my darling young one?
I saw a newborn baby with wild wolves all around it
I saw a highway of diamonds with nobody on it
I saw a black branch with blood that kept drippin’
I saw a room full of men with their hammers a-bleedin’
I saw a white ladder all covered with water
I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken
I saw guns and sharp swords in the hands of young children
And it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard, and it’s a hard
It’s a hard rain’s a-gonna fall.

– Bob Dylan

Two days ago, The MOTHERS Act and several other dangerous psych programs passed the house after being stuck in the 2400 page Senate Health Care Bill. Today, President Obama, a former co-sponsor of The MOTHERS Act in the Senate, signed the bill into law.

Two years and two months ago Dr. Ann Blake Tracy, Camille Milke and I, as heads of CHAADA, UNITE, COPES and ICFDA collaborated on a press release to be sent to the public, media and Congress regarding our opposition to The MOTHERS Act. We created a petition and within days we had hundreds of signatures from around the country. I spent the next two months calling people all day and sending emails, writing press releases and trying to update my website with the numerous radio shows where we would spread the word about the fight to save America’s mothers from an invasive government screening program.

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Young Living Oils Fundraiser

As anyone who has followed my blog for any amount of time will attest, I have spent all of my own money on website fees or had work on websites donated, and I have donated all of my time. I am currently in fundraising mode trying to raise the money for website renewal fees this year.

I also recently signed up with Young Living Essential Oils. I love these oils and I joined mainly because I wanted them for my family (apparently I’m not allowed to say what I use them for, thank you so much FDA…). If you’re into oils and were on your way to look for the link to sign up, this would be a great way for you to help out our organization when you sign up. Here it is: http://bit.ly/1SwUJbb. Please email me if you need help. My new email address is aimeejamey@gmail.com.

One Example of Why We Must Stop The MOTHERS Act Video Link Update

So, long story short, someone has reported my video to YouTube and they removed it and blocked it in 167 countries (hello, everywhere) because of the song In My Life by The Beatles. I contested this on Fair Use grounds but they didn’t do anything. So I ended up just deleting the audio from the second song, making the video appropriate for deaf people only, or those of you watching at work or while in class (you know who you are). Which is fine, because here is another link to the video, if you like listening to music too: (aka, please share this video) http://www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/x2u50f3

If you’ve never seen my video, I created this several years back when we were fighting against The MOTHERS Act. It tells my story of what can happen if you take Zoloft. Not a day goes by that I am not thankful to be alive and have all of my children here today. To anyone who thinks that you need to take psychotropic drugs to fix whatever your problem is, let this video be a warning to you.

http://www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/x2u50f3

Also, yearly fundraising to pay website registration fees is on. Please go here to donate:

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If All Else Fails, Do Not Announce That You’re Depressed

Trigger warning! This post is full of angry rants from yours truly. I’m really getting fed up with reading the same tragic stories every day and knowing how preventable they are. It talks about babies dying and CPS and PPD and police so if you aren’t in the mood, best to keep clicking elsewhere.

So, today I was tagged in a post about a celebrity talking about her PPD. Thanks Facebook for ruining an otherwise perfectly productive day.

Who the heck is Hayden Panettiere? Oh that’s right, there’s a little thing called Google. Whoever she is, I can look her up if I care. Ever since I got a divorce and quit watching TV I feel as though I started living under a rock. Regularly my online friends write on Facebook about what shows they are watching and all I can think is how do you have the time? A J.D. and a new husband and several children and jobs later, I find myself being tagged in posts regarding postpartum depression to this day. Such and such celebrity is talking about her bout with postpartum depression.

So I click on the link I was just tagged in and I see a familiar looking face. Is she the actress from Heroes? I don’t know but why is she so depressed? I mean she’s gorgeous and famous and rich so why is she depressed? If only I could write something about her being depressed that would help someone else not be depressed. If they could only take enough of XYZ supplement or get proper sunshine or exercise… or social support.

I feel almost like I am watching the entire world self destructing sometimes. I hear about so many people suffering the same exact “side” effects from their medications every day that any time I see a sick baby or a dying baby on a mommy group or a birthing group, I assume that the baby was exposed to a psychiatric drug or to Zofran or to some crazy vaccine.

There are just as many people who think this way like I do now, as there are people out there talking about their depression and the drugs that saved them. I wonder how long the world has been like this. Some of the people I know who have lost almost everything carry on without needing to use drugs any more. A friend of mine lost her son to suicide from antidepressants, and 10 years later, lost her only other child who was murdered by her boyfriend. Another friend of mine lost her daughter to Effexor. Another lost her son to Effexor and then had a miscarriage. Another lost her son to Effexor and is a single mother. Another friend was abandoned by her father’s child and raises him alone. She’s suffered more from the choice to keep her child than most people suffer in a lifetime and yet she carries on and writes about how much joy he brings her life. These friends aren’t banging a drum for drugs or why we need them and they aren’t talking about how brave they are for talking about their depression. They’re talking about how depressed they are after losing their children and how much it sucks having to live with that because of a drug they took. Nothing, not social awareness of depression, or talking about their depression to their doctors, or all the money in the world is ever going to bring those children back.

I feel sorry for anyone who is going through postpartum depression and at the same time, I am irritated because these messages do not come with an answer for people watching. Disease promotion and awareness really do not do anyone any good. Yes, please by all means, do not be afraid to reach out for help. But it is not that simple. The people who need help the most are the ones who can’t afford to take the risk of reaching out, because of the havoc that would surely ensue. If you have PPD, yes go to your doctor and get your meds and all will be ok, right? Wrong. Well, just mention that you’re depressed, but don’t say you have any homicidal thoughts and you’ll be ok, right? Wrong. Well, not unless you’re a famous actress. Because that will create an imaginary bubble of safety around your child’s body and he will become immune from the sedating effects of drugs in breast milk. Your future pregnancies will be risk-free as well. Celebrity babies can’t get heart defects or PPHN.

In an ideal world the help available would be provided by someone who holds our trust, who offers a real solution or constructive advice, or who is there for you. It would be help free of consequences like the 100 side effects on the back of a drug label ranging from heart defects to suicide and homicide. And it would be help free of calls to CPS or police, or help that wouldn’t come up in future court cases with your future ex-husbands. It would be help free of a law requiring your therapist to report you or spend time in jail for a felony. You shouldn’t have to wear a disguise or create a fake online identity and learn computer security just to be able to talk to someone skilled in therapy about a time of crisis in your life.

I am starting to get older and I feel like I have watched the same story unfold over and over online a million times. The second that a mom admits she has feelings, CPS is called. Today I read about a mother whose son is in the hospital on breathing machines. When she became disgruntled with his care and he was getting worse, she requested a transfer. The hospital had asked this mother to quiet her crying. The next thing you know, CPS was being called and she was banned from seeing her son. The hospital immediately took protective custody of him.

Another story. A man became suicidal and told his wife about it. Family members found out and called police. Before you know it the man is in protective custody. No matter what the family wants, or what the man wants, cocktails of drugs are given to him and the family is treated like their wishes do not matter because the psychiatrist knows best. Civil rights are meaningless if a psychiatrist is standing there with emergency custody over your body.

The truth about having feelings today is not that you need to be brave enough to share them or strong enough to ask for drugs. The truth about feelings today is that you need to be brave enough to hide them and strong enough to handle it on your own without asking for help or God forbid, telling the wrong person. That is because there are some things you cannot say to a doctor or a therapist without consequences. The consequences of reaching out are not public admiration and praise. The consequences are CPS, protective custody, forced drugging and birth defects, suicide and homicide. Stop worrying so much about gun control and start worrying more about psychiatry, medical professionals, therapists, and the state trampling on our rights. Start worrying about what you don’t know about drugs and how that could hurt you or your children. There will always be depression, there will always be weapons, there will always be pain and death. But there will also always be baby smiles, flowers, music and comedy. There will be children, and grandchildren who will live on when you are gone if you are lucky.

So until you’re ready to go, make the most of the time you have and make it a drug-free life.

Florida Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital to Allow Forced Genital Surgery on Chase Nebus-Hironimus

The following message is being circulated online amongst informed consent activists in the genital integrity movement, after a Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital employee leaked the location of a young boy’s impending forced circumcision, which could take place as early as tomorrow, Wednesday, June 10, 2015. For background on the Chase Nebus-Hironimus Story, please read here and here. This is a story about family courts attempting to enforce old parenting agreements regarding circumcision, despite the risk to the welfare and safety of a non-consenting 4 1/2 year old boy and a non-consenting mom, because “it’s just what people do.” Chase has a history of serious adverse reactions to anesthesia, keloid scarring, and may have Ehler-Danlos syndrome. He doesn’t have a medical condition that would necessitate a circumcision. It is being requested because of his father’s preference.

The doctor performing this risky surgery on a boy with serious medical contraindications to cosmetic genital surgery does not deserve to have a medical license if he risks this child’s life this coming week. Any hospital hosting this surgery should be more concerned for the child’s safety and welfare than they are for supporting the egos of a doctor or a “father.”


This is a throwaway account. I cannot give you any further information about me. This is NOT my real name. But I work at JDCH and due to my position and job I have gotten to see a lot of what has been going on surrounding Chase’s situation. I want to share what I know because I am so strongly against anyone so much as touching Chase with a ten foot pole. This is what I know – rumor or otherwise – and whether you share it with your followers or not is up to you.
-Chase’s father has not actually met with Dr Birken. From what I understand from his scheduling nurses, they are being ushered in without needing to establish a new patient relationship. Thursday will be their first meeting.
-Dr Birken will cut Chase no matter what Chase says or does in office. I have worked with Dr Birken in his office before and he is a very no nonsense doctor who will do whatever he has to in order to get done what he feels should be done. He has pressured patients and parents into unnecessary or excessive procedures in the past and I have no doubt he will have Chase forcibly restrained and put under anesthesia without regard to Chase’s medical history. Birken is NOT one of the more well loved doctors in our hospital system and that he has agreed to do this does not surprise me. You WILL NOT stop this by trying to reach out to Birken’s office – but you WILL make a big difference through the hospital itself. If you can convince them that their general image will be tarnished or that they may face lawsuits they may bar Birken from taking Chase as a patient.
-Hospital administration is threatening staff that chooses to participate in any sort of walk out, protest, or refusal to come in/work with the patient. Nobody in Birken’s office is allowed to call off sick on Thursday. They have said that they will place anyone who participates in any acknowledgement of Chase’s procedure on leave or will outright fire them for insubordination and violation of HIPPA (because by refusing to come in, protesting, or refusing to work with Birken or Chase they are acknowledging that he is a patient who will be in that day – it is a VERY fine line but the hospital believes they are within their rights).
-There is talk of secretly rescheduling the procedure to TOMORROW (Wednesday, June 10) or even to Friday. A very good friend of mine is a float nurse that was in Birken’s office yesterday and she said that one of the administrators is even considering having Birken be called to “emergency surgery” later today so that Chase can be circumcised, but I do not think this will happen.
-Regardless of when the procedure occurs the hospital will likely hire additional security detail and may also ask the police to be present all day on Thursday. This may mean additional risk for protesters, so those who do choose to protest should bring cameras and be prepared to be as open and obvious about being peaceful as possible.
-Currently the hospital is directing all questions about the case to the director of corporate communications, Kerting Baldwin – and that’s only because if it’s going to one person then all phone calls and emails can be systematically ignored if they are not “important”. I have been told that comments on the Facebook page will likely start being deleted soon (within 24 hours) and that they may shut down commenting entirely.
-Despite discussing taking precautions, hospital administration does NOT think that there will be much to worry about on Thursday. They are PREPARING for the worst but I have personally heard one of the upper level admins say that they would be shocked if there were “more than one or two of those crazy, smelly hippie moms with misspelled signs whose kids are homeschooled and unvaccinated”. That comment will probably stick with me forever. It was wrong on so many levels.
If I find out or hear more before Thursday I will be sure to let your page know.

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Blogging Mothers Magazine January 2015 Edition edited by Jenny Hatch

The latest edition of Blogging Mothers Magazine is now available through the interactive multi media magazine cover!

Click HERE to read this amazing edition, which is devoted to Vaccine Frauds.

Since we here at the Bitter Pill understand that children and adult brains are regularly fried by the vaccines injected into those who often manifest emotional illness, a good roundup about Vaccine Frauds is always impoprtant information.

Jenny Hatch

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A few thoughts on the election and more on Common Core, Obamacare, and Ebola

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UPDATE: November 23rd 2014

I have been laughing my butt off over the #GruberGate story these past two weeks. Too much fun for this free market health care blogger. Here is the summery video:

A few of my favorite tweets from election night:

Dear readers, you may be curious to know why I summed up the republican party as pro vaccine and willing to provide complete coverage from…

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Blogging Mothers Magazine September 2014 Edition

Last night I put the magazine cover post on the site. I have been really busy the past few weeks, so I did not take the time to create a true Cover with links and photos. Just do not have time. But go HERE to read this months edition of the Magazine.

I was contacted by an American who was born in Liberia and immigrated to the US with his family early last week. We decided to do a radio show on monday and then he asked if I would contact my friends Leonard Horowitz and Sherri Kane to see if they would be interested in doing a show with him and his brother in Liberia. They were gracious enough to come on the radio on tuesday and we had a wonderful 45 minute show together.

If you would like to listen just click on the links below to all four shows that I have done on the #ebola FRAUDS that are being perpetrated by the media in a fear campaign centered around Liberia.

It slays me how the pharma criminals continue to march around the globe ginning up fake pandemics and then sitting by and letting the taxpayers pay the bills and the government puppets just sit by watching it all play out. It is time to end this madness.

Jenny Hatch