Australian Psychiatrists Fight Against Scientology's Views on Mental Health

by Trilok Kapur on  March 12, 2010 at 1:42 PM Mental Health News   - G J E 4
 Australian Psychiatrists Fight Against Scientology's Views on Mental Health
Saying that its views on mental health are putting lives at risk, Australian of the Year Pat McGorry is extending support for a Senate inquiry into Scientology.

The renowned mental health expert has joined psychiatry boss Louise Newman and the Brain and Mind Institute's Ian Hickie in urging senators to vote for an inquiry.

"They are the deniers of the realities of mental illness, which I find incredibly irresponsible and dangerous," quoted him as telling ABC Radio.

The Senate is expected to vote on the issue, brought forward by independent Senator Nick Xenophon, by the end of next week.

McGorry met Xenophon yesterday to lend his voice to the cause.

"I'm concerned that any restriction or any discouragement of access to mental health care will cost lives and result in unnecessary disability for people," he said.

"The whole mental health field would support this call for an inquiry and it's something that's overdue in my opinion," he added.

Until now, only the Australian Greens have committed to voting for the inquiry and it needs more support if it is to get up.

Xenophon said Scientology had nothing to fear from a transparent inquiry where it would be given the right of reply.

He refused to abandon any victims of Scientology, saying that he could be a "completely stubborn bastard" when it came to pursuing important issues.

The church's Australian vice-president Cyrus Brooks has rejected the support of the mental health experts.

"That's the wrong way for them to go there. They're going into the field of religion and they're in the field of mental health," he said.

Source: ANI

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions
Psychiatrists engineered the final solution in Germany. They engineered the ethnic cleansing in Yugoslavia. They were behind slave camps during Apartheid in South Africa. They gave people needing tender care and love powerful,deadly and memory reducing electric shocks to the brain. They are best at violating their patients, they drug millions of children and lie about a "hoax" chemical imbalance to fool people for profit. They may be experts in the field of mice and rats, and child drugging but that's about it.
gosha Sunday, March 14, 2010

You May Also Like