Prayer For Relief: California Mother Seeks Whereabouts of Mental Patient Son


Prayer For Relief: California Mother Seeks Whereabouts of Mental Patient Son

by Amy Philo, 214-705-0169, 817-793-8028

“My son wrote poetry, did recitations and impersonations, artwork and sketches. He loved reading the Bible. I drew strength from his courage and resilience in the face of all of this. He cared about people. He wanted to make something of himself. My son could read at two years old and now he mumbles.”

Redlands, CA / Tuesday, Jan. 27 / — In a state which has become emblematic of progressive values and civil rights, Enne Currie sits tonight, praying for a just result at tomorrow’s mental health court hearing. A paralegal, Currie has filed numerous legal documents trying to force the system to abide by its own principles. Among these are a demand for information on the whereabouts of her son, Dirul Lewis, a Writ of Habeas Corpus, and various objections to the outrageous abuses being committed for profit or retaliation.

Lewis has been a mental patient for many years. Enne says that Dirul’s doctors experimented on him with drugs known to cause lethal interactions, including Zyprexa and Loxapine. A recent combination of drugs given in the hospital drove Dirul into a temporary coma. This combination was one that Enne, as Dirul’s conservator, had expressly objected to, but which the doctors administered anyway.

Despite over 17 years of attempts to get her son the best care possible, the mental health community continually failed Dirul. Currie even filed a lawsuit seeking to protect her son’s rights and health, but the case was dismissed because she was representing Dirul on her own.

About two weeks ago, Dirul Lewis was moved by his captors in the mental institution to an undisclosed location, and Currie’s conservatorship was cancelled. No hearing or reason was given. When Currie objected, she says she was ignored or dismissed with comments like “He’s been in this system for a long time.”

Enne recalls nursing Dirul as a child until he weaned himself, and says she believes that is how he managed to survive so many years of damaging treatments. Some time prior to his court-sanctioned disappearance, Enne noticed Dirul’s eyes go empty, like he no longer recognized her. Tonight, Enne doesn’t even know whether her son Dirul is dead or alive.

UNITE requests that anyone knowing the whereabouts or condition of Dirul Lewis immediately inform Enne Currie by writing to or calling 909-384-2104.

For more information on tomorrow’s hearing, please contact Enne, or check for updates.


The MOTHERS Act – Trolling for Mental Patients at a Maternity Ward Near You


The MOTHERS Act – Trolling for Mental Patients at a Maternity Ward Near You
by Amy Philo, 214-705-0169, 817-793-8028 

If you’ve never been “Teen Screened” in high school, quizzed by a college counselor about your potential perfectionism, mood swings, or alcohol use- or told you might go crazy if you don’t start taking drug x, consider yourself among the fortunate, fading few. The “New Freedom Commission on Mental Health” is in the pipelines, and its legislative engineers have the route all worked out. Their first stop? Our very own births.

Those elderly men of the U.S. Senate who normally spend their days pushing legislation are trying to create a new niche – “saving” birthing mothers of America from the ravages of “mental illness.” Imagine yourself (or your significant other) pushing a baby into the world in a hospital somewhere in America, only to be greeted by a friendly, neighborhood-psychological-screener the very moment baby begins munching down on his first meal. “Would either of you like a DSM-IV Mental Disorder diagnosis code with that milk?”

That frightening image isn’t too far off from what you, today’s youth, might expect to happen by the time you deliver your first child. And if Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Harry Reid (D-NV), or Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL) have anything to say about it, that nightmare could come true even sooner.

Since Summer 2001, the mothers and babies of America have been threatened by a bill called The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act. This Orwellian, pharma-friendly legislation is named after a mother who committed suicide at 3 ½ months postpartum. Melanie Stokes was “treated” with almost everything the mental health industry can offer. Start with drug cocktails, throw in electroshock and hospitalization. Increase the electroconvulsive sessions and switch meds abruptly several more times. These “treatments” worked so well for Melanie that she jumped from the window ledge of a 12th story Chicago hotel room.

The MOTHERS Act seeks to screen all pregnant and new mothers in America for being “at risk” of mental disorders based on a few subjective questions, and then funnel them into what its proponents consider preventive “treatment.” It was reintroduced by Menendez and Durbin in the Senate this January, with support from “Senate leadership.” And in the House, where it passed in 2007, Bobby Rush is trying again. The bill died last session, despite Harry Reid’s attempt to pass it in a failed $10 billion omnibus bill containing dozens of different programs. This session, we may not be as lucky.

One cosponsor of the bill from the 110th Congress is now President of the United States. Another is Secretary of State. And Majority Leader Harry Reid now enjoys a much larger majority in his voting caucus, which could help him overcome any potential filibuster in the Senate.

The House should have no problem passing this bill if old habits continue. They’ll just announce the name of the bill and vote to pass it… as though this bill concerned which flavor cigar to pass out at that night’s happy hour, instead of a program affecting every new family in the country.

The exact screening questions to use on those pregnant moms and zero or two-day-postpartum women with suspected “Post-Partum Depression” or other “mental disorders” are still being worked out somewhere in the back rooms of Congress. But do you want to know if you could be the next contestant on The Price On Your Life Is Right?

Here are just a few examples of items on the checklist used to determine if you’re considered “at risk” for “perinatal” mental disorders:

  •       People have told me I’m a perfectionist.
  •       During the past year, I have experienced an unusual amount of stress (ex: move, job loss, divorce, loss of loved one).
  •       I have a history of severe PMS.
  •       I have a history of drug or alcohol abuse.
  •       I have been a victim of the following: physical assault by someone I know; physical assault by a stranger; or, physical assault during this pregnancy.

Did you answer yes to any? Congratulations! You are officially at risk for mental illnesses! You might want to go get a sample pack of whatever your doctor’s favorite psychotropic drug of the month is, and fend that garbage off!

What those old Senators and Reps don’t tell you is that with programs like this MOTHERS Act in place, not only could the member of Congress get more huge campaign checks from large pharmaceutical corporations, but as an added bonus, the mothers and babies of our great country get to be exposed to drugs rivaling or surpassing Thalidomide in terms of toxicity, and LSD or cocaine with regard to the potential mental effects!

They don’t tell you that Andrea Yates was under the influence of several psychotropic drugs when she drowned her children. They don’t tell you that thousands of babies die or are born with life-threatening birth defects each year because of SSRI antidepressant exposure. Yet they want more of our young mothers ingesting these drugs while pregnant and nursing?

Passing this bill and implementing a nationwide “mental illness” scaremongering campaign targeting hormonal, vulnerable pregnant and new moms seems logical to those who are currently taking cocktails of multiple psychotropic drugs at high doses. Or to those who haven’t yet learned to locate the FDA website for black box suicide warnings. Or to anyone who hasn’t grasped the concept that imprisoning mothers in hospitals against their will does not make them feel better. Or to those who think that electrocution is wrong if applied in the context of the death penalty, but electrocuting the brain of a mental patient is ok.

But to people like me, or my friends Julie Edgington, Mathy Downing, Kim Witczak, Jim Torlakson, Kim Crespi and Enne Currie, this bill flies in the face of not only reason, but morality. For it ensures that more families will suffer the same horrors ours have. Things we can never forget. For myself, being suicidal and homicidal after only three days on Zoloft. For Julie, having a baby with a rare heart defect who nearly died at birth. For Mathy, Kim W. and Jim, losing a child or husband to antidepressant-induced suicide. For Kim C. – twin daughters murdered by their father under the influence of Prozac. And for Enne, not knowing whether her son Dirul Lewis is alive or dead, even though his psychiatrist does.

This path paved in death and destruction is a road America must not travel.

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MOTHERS Act & Enne Currie, Dirul Lewis – UPDATE

First, an update on Enne Currie. We are still waiting for any information whatsoever on the whereabouts of Dirul Lewis, her son, who was illegally relocated by his captors in the mental health system with the support of the mental health court overseeing his case. Enne is fighting the courts to learn where he has been taken and regain her conservatorship status which was also illegally cancelled without a hearing or a reason. We will update everyone as soon as we get more information. 


Bobby Rush introduced The MOTHERS Act in the House of Representatives on January 6. Today Robert Menendez introduced the bill in the Senate. According to those pushing for the bill The MOTHERS Act also has support from “Senate leadership.”

The UNITE website is in the midst of being rebuilt but we are working on several projects to fight back against this bill and others which threaten the lives and health of innocent Americans. The archives of our website from the past two years have been temporarily published here in case you need to get back to some of that historical information on The MOTHERS Act. I hope to have the new site functioning as soon as possible.

Thanks to E.T. Cook & Associates for getting that site built and helping with the transition. Their time and resources were donated for our cause and the people of America are definitely worth it!

Robert Menendez states in his press release that The MOTHERS Act was close to passing last year, but failed because of one Senator. (Way to ignore the tremendous grassroots efforts of all the Americans who called, faxed, and pounded the pavement traveling to DC to protest this killer bill, Bob!) But when it comes right down to it, close call or not, the truth of the matter is that without railroading legislation through in the dark of night in omnibus bills or voting on this without a debate (as the House of Representatives did), nightmares like The MOTHERS Act would never see the light of day in the U.S. – at least not from any Congress concerned with the well being of innocent citizens. 

The blessing of a few months of extra time without a MOTHERS Act has certainly helped prevent untold numbers of deaths and much unnecessary suffering- and for that, the mothers and children of America owe a debt of gratitude to each and every Senator who voted against cloture for Harry Reid’s Omnibus bill (containing The MOTHERS Act) last Summer.

In light of all the negative press for pHARMa and psychiatrists, criminal convictions against people involved in some of these illegal marketing schemes, billions of dollars in criminal penalties against Lilly for Zyprexa, all the proof of the deadly effects of psychotropic drugs for babies and mothers, and the documented conflicts of interest among those pushing for The MOTHERS Act, I find it amazing that at this point in time, any U.S. Senator has the audacity to promote this bill or anything like it.

I pray that some day soon these politicians will wake up and realize how much harm is caused by psychotropic drugs and electroshock, and that they will stop supporting programs that would certainly bring about more and more deaths of innocent American women and children.

Please – help by spreading our petition around the country and the world. It will take a huge united effort to beat this bill, and your help is needed now more than ever.

Victim In Need of Attorney

Here is a link to a lawsuit filed by Enne Currie to obtain an injunction to protect her son. He has been mistreated and force drugged in mental hospitals for years. Enne’s experience in the mental health ‘courts’ has been one of extreme injustice and even attorneys recommending specific drugs in court for her son, without any objection from the judge. Read the pleading to learn more.

Although the federal judge hearing the pleading believed the case to have merit, she recommended that Enne retain an attorney rather than represent her son on her own. Meanwhile, her son’s life is in danger. If you or someone you know can help, please contact Enne or me. Enne’s email address is listed on the pleading document.

The files have been uploaded in the file sharing widget to the right for future reference.