Why Psychiatry Needs an Anti-Psychiatry Movement

Psychiatrists around the world are quick to complain about the “anti-psychiatry movement”–the activist groups that call them out for the unending abuses and often irreparable atrocities psychiatrists commit routinely as part of their daily activities.

Those who have suffered at the hands of a psychiatrist or seen friends and family whose lives have been destroyed point out that psychiatry is the only industry that actually needs a movement dedicated to eliminating it.

For more than half a century, Scientologists have been vocal and outspoken critics of psychiatric abuse and have thus become a target for retribution. The last thing psychiatrists want is for the public to know the truth about their harmful and dangerous practices.

The psychiatric atrocities Scientologists have documented are legion: brain-damaging electric shock, sexual assault of patients, brain operations that turn patients into vegetables, and mind-altering drugs that make an individual psychotic, suicidal and dangerously violent. Too often the perpetrators of inexplicable mass shootings, as recently occurred at a school in Michigan, have carried out their murders while under the influence of psychiatric drugs.

A current scam the psychiatric industry is foisting off on the public is a drug that Time magazine recently called the herald of “a new era in psychiatric medicine.” This pharmaceutical “miracle drug” promises to provide a cure for depression, schizophrenia, PTSD, the mass trauma generated by Covid-19 and more.

This new magic cure? LSD.

Anyone who grew up during the 1960s era of “tune in, turn on, drop out” knows how psychedelic drugs, particularly LSD, can destroy a person’s life. The harmful effects can last for years.

Now psychiatry’s vaunted authorities are encouraging a whole new generation to drop acid in the name of mental health. Their motive?


Psychedelic “therapy” is predicted to become a $7 billion market by 2027. The Food and Drug Administration has given psychiatric drugs including MDMA (Ecstasy) and psilocybin a “Breakthrough Therapy Designation” that could speed up the future approval of these mind-altering substances.

In 2018, a European-based research company raised $58 million in funding to study effects of synthetic dosages of the psychoactive ingredient in magic mushrooms. The U.S. Defense Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency launched a program to use psychoactive drugs to treat military veterans suffering depression.

From 2015 to 2018, illicit use of LSD increased by more than 50 percent. The increase was especially pronounced among those with college degrees (70 percent increase) and those 26 to 34 (50 percent increase). In 2020, LSD was the third most-used illicit drug in the United States.

This is but one example of how psychiatry routinely harms society and destroys the culture. Their goal is a world where no one will be able to think for themselves; a world where a population on drugs can be steered in whatever direction the current political or social ideology determines.

And this is why Scientologists will continue to fight back against psychiatric abuses in any form. Scientologists believe in the goodness and decency of Man and in protecting human rights.

You are safe as long as we exist.