WNUSP
Resolutions, Vancouver 2001 PDF Print E-mail

"FOR FULL PUBLIC DISCLOSURE"

approved by:
WNUSP 2001 General Assembly in Vancouver (Joined by the WFMH General Assembly 2001)

WHEREAS the World Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry opposes the international rise of coerced psychiatric drugging without adequate informed consent, and

WHEREAS, the WNUSP is concerned about the increasing undue influence that psychiatric drug industry holds inside the psychiatric profession,

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that WNUSP calls on all organizations and conferences addressing psychiatric issues - including the World Assembly for Mental Health - to provide full public disclosure of the amount of funding they receive from the psychiatric drug industry.

"AGAINST FORCED ELEKTROSHOCK"

approved by:
WNUSP 2001 General Assembly in Vancouver
(Joined by the WFMH General Assembly 2001)

WHEREAS, the World Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry is concerned about human rights violations related to the use of electroshock, and

WHEREAS, national governments are generally not providing adequate reporting and regulation regarding the use of electroshock, although the procedure appears to be increasing internationally, and

WHEREAS, electroshock is still being administered to many individuals against their expressed wishes,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that WNUSP condemns the administration of electroshock against the expressed wishes of any person.

"MAD PRIDE"

approved by:
WNUSP 2001 General Assembly in Vancouver

WHEREAS events are being held in five nations in July 2001, celebrating the psychiatric survivor social change movement, and

WHEREAS, these Mad Pride events raise an important concern about the globalization of human rights violations in the psychiatric system,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the World Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry endorses Mad Pride 2001.

"NOTHING ABOUT US WITHOUT US"

approved by:
WNUSP 2001 General Assembly in Vancouver (Passed by the WFMH General Assembly to the WFMH-board for further consideration)

WHEREAS, those impacted by the psychiatric system should be fully involved in creating and reviewing policy decisions that effect their lives, and

WHEREAS, the World Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry affirms the principle of "Nothing About Us, Without Us," and

WHEREAS, the International Consortium for Mental health Policy and Services has created a "Mental Health Policy Template" for international implementation, including by the World Bank, and

WHEREAS, creators of this template acknowledge that psychiatric survivors and users of the psychiatric system were not adequately consulted and involved,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that WNUSP requests the suspension of implementing the Mental Health Policy Template until such time as psychiatric survivors and users of the psychiatric system are consulted and involved and their views are reflected in the template.

"AGAINST FORCED TREATMENT"

approved by:
WNUSP 2001 General Assembly in Vancouver (Passed by the WFMH General Assembly to the WFMH-board for further consideration)

WHEREAS the psychiatric profession has not established that "mental illness" is a medical disease having the properties of demonstrable anatomical and/or physiological defect, such as cancer, diabetes, tuberculosis or pneumonia, and

WHEREAS there is a considerable body of evidence demonstrating that psychiatry's physiological "treatments", such as psychoactive drugs, electroshock and psychosurgery, can and do cause severe, irreparable damage to the brain and other organs of the body,

THEREFORE the World Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry declares its opposition to the administration of any psychiatric physiological treatment to anyone against their will or without their genuine and fully consent.