August 29th, Wednesday at 4 p.m. EST
I was on David's radio show. I emailed David before the show and told him I had a mini stroke and I sometimes say the wrong thing for what I want to say and that sometimes I slur my words as I have
Bell's Palsy on the left side of my face and he graciously emailed back and said not to worry that the
radio show would be fun and it was. I have done lots of radio show but after my stroke I was not feeling as confident as I was before. David made me feel at ease and we had fun and it was a good radio show.
I talked about my life and about my 18 years of being psychiatrized from 1972 - 90. I forgot to give the title of my online book which is called "Behind the Locked Ward - The Sue Clark Story " and it can be found at the URL: http://symclark.blogspot.com. Karen called me from Oregon with a question about kids labelled with ADHD. I referred Karen to Dr. John Breeding of Texas who does not believe kids should be labelled at all nor given psychiatric drugs. His website is at the URL: http://www.wildestcolts.com Don Weitz called in from Toronto. South Africa Mindfreedom sent in an email. I want to thank David for being an excellent host and interview and for inviting me on his show. I also want to thank Karen, Don Weitz, and Mindfreedom South Africa and to all that listened. This radio show will be in the archives so you can listen to it later. It was a good experience. David is a nice man and a good person who has been fighting psychiatric oppression for almost 30 years now. His website is at the URL: http://www.mindfreedom.org
It was a pleasure to be on David's radio show. I listen to David's radio every Wednesday at 4 p.m.
a radio show not to miss!
Sue Clark: electroshock survivor & activist
Wednesday, 29 August 2007, at 4 pm ET, "click and listen" to a live interview with electroshock-survivor SUE CLARK in Ontario, Canada. Phone in with your questions & comments live. Host is David Oaks.
This Wednesday, 29 August 2007, 4 pm ET:
Sue Clark of Canada on MindFreedom Free Live Internet RadioSue Clark-Wittenberg is a survivor of electroshock, also known as electroconvulsive therapy or ECT.
During the 18-year period from 1972 to 1990, Sue was diagnosed with 15 different psychiatric labels, prescribed 14 different types of psychiatric drugs, and was locked up in a variety of psychiatric institutions in Ontario, Canada.
Sue says, "I was tortured with electroshock in 1973 at the age of l7 years old which was given to me against my will. On my 5th ECT my heart stopped and I had to be revived." Sue says she suffers from permanent memory loss and has a difficult time learning new things to this day.
Sue and her husband Steven Wittenberg founded The Wittenberg Center to End Electroshock in Ottawa. Says Sue, "We are working with others all around the world to ban ECT universally."
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Don't miss this radio show on Wednesday, it is great!
I was on Don Weitz's radio and it was a great radio show. Don is a great interviewer and host. I talked about ECT mostly and about the Wittenberg Center to End Electroshock. I thank Don for giving me the opportunity to be on his radio show. It is always a pleasure to be on Don's radio show. I have known Don for over 20 years. He is a nice man and a good person who has been fighting psychiatric oppression for over 30 years now. His radio show is not to be missed.
Sue will be on Don Weitz's antipsychiatry show on Friday, August 31st at 6:30 p.m. Sue will be discussing her antipsychiatry work and especially her and her husband Steven's work to ban
electroshock. Sue and Steven founded the Wittenberg Center to End Electroshock in May 2007 in Ottawa.
Don Weitz a psychiatric survivor and antipsychiatry activist and anti-ECT activist hosts a show called
"Shrink Rap" on CKLN 88.1 FM in Toronto, Canada. The website for the radio show to listen live is: www.ckln.fm The show is the last Friday of every monthand it starts at 6:30 p.m. EST It is a great show, don't miss it.