Psychiatric survivor Emily Sheera Cutler joins Martin on Episode 18 to discuss her repeated traumatization by healthcare providers. Strip searched, over-medicated, and confined against her will on the eve of her college graduation, Emily shares the experiences that have inspired the founding of Southern California Against Forced Treatment (SCAFT). She and Martin also discuss the lesser known (and darker) details of the widely championed piece of legislation known as The Murphy Bill, an unpleasant course of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and the delicate ways that language can lead people seeking mental health services to suffer violations of their civil rights.
Episode 18 is sponsored by Conscious Life Shop
Mentioned in Episode 18:
“An Open Letter to Psychiatrists and Mental Health Professionals from a Psychiatric Survivor”
The Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act AKA “The Murphy Bill”
Clinical Psychologist Dr. Martin Hsia practices with the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center of Southern California in Glendale, CA. His specialties include helping people with Anxiety Disorders, OCD, and Insomnia.