Dear Mr. Earley,
As a mental health advocate my goals include:
- advance best practice assessment of psychosis to ensure public safety and protect the fundamental and constitutional rights of patients
- cultivate a Participatory Model of Mental Health Care
- support bullying prevention and child safety efforts
Acting in the capacity of an advocate, on behalf of the best interest of all individuals suffering from symptoms of severe mental illness as a result of an underlying organic brain syndrome, I am posting this electronic notice to complain to you about Pete Earley, Inc., your for-profit private corporation, for continually denying me electronic access to free speech and free association in places of public gatherings currently advocating for improved mental health care treatment .
Because individuals with symptoms of severe mental illness are among the most marginalized, oppressed, devalued and stigmatized populations in our society; and because many of these individuals do not have equal access to the internet or electronic communication due to homelessness, incarceration or institutionalization, the issues I raise are of public concern and deserve strict scrutiny.
As a concerned mental health advocate, my claim is that we are not criminalizing mental illness, we are criminalizing physiological disease.
Powerful mental health advocates, like yourself, are ignoring the facts and are promoting an agenda that is not in the best interest of individuals suffering from symptoms of psychosis and mania.
Your agenda jeopardizes the health, safety and welfare of the public and is not in the best interest of individuals who are suffering physiological disease that manifests as psychological conditions considered to be schizophrenia, schizoaffective, bipolar or other psychiatric disorders.
Medication management to treat symptoms of “mental illness” is no longer a best practice standard of care.
A long list of detectable and treatable underlying medical conditions and substances can induce symptoms of psychosis/mania. These conditions are misdiagnosed because most medical and mental health professionals use the DSM-5 with an unscientific “Chinese Menu” approach.
Best practice standards of treating symptoms of psychosis/mania include testing for and treating the underlying condition.
Psychosis Due to a Medical Condition involve a surprisingly large number of different medical conditions, some of which include: brain tumors, cerebrovascular disease, Huntington’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Creitzfeld-Jakob disease, anti-NMDAR Encephalitis, herpes zoster-associated encephalitis, head trauma, infections such as neurosyphilis, epilepsy, auditory or visual nerve injury or impairment, deafness, migraine, endocrine disturbances, metabolic disturbances, vitamin B12 deficiency, a decrease in blood gases such as oxygen or carbon dioxide or imbalances in blood sugar levels, and autoimmune disorders with central nervous system involvement such as systemic lupus erythematosus have also been known to cause psychosis.
A substance-induced psychotic disorder, by definition, is directly caused by the effects of drugs including alcohol, medications, and toxins. Psychotic symptoms can result from intoxication on alcohol, amphetamines (and related substances), cannabis (marijuana), cocaine, hallucinogens, inhalants, opioids, phencyclidine (PCP) and related substances, sedatives, hypnotics, anxiolytics, and other or unknown substances. Psychotic symptoms can also result from withdrawal from alcohol, sedatives, hypnotics, anxiolytics, and other or unknown substances.
Some medications that may induce psychotic symptoms include anesthetics and analgesics, anticholinergic agents, anticonvulsants, antihistamines, antihypertensive and cardiovascular medications, antimicrobial medications, antiparkinsonian medications, chemotherapeutic agents, corticosteroids, gastrointestinal medications, muscle relaxants, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, other over-the-counter medications, antidepressant medications, neurleptic medications, antipsychotics, and disulfiram . Toxins that may induce psychotic symptoms include anticholinesterase, organophosphate insecticides, nerve gases, heavy metals, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and volatile substances (such as fuel or paint).
I feel the actions taken against me by Pete Earley, Inc. suppress my voice as a mental health advocate and are discriminatory in nature.
I am requesting your support to advance Best Practice Assessment standards of care for individuals suffering from symptoms of psychosis/mania by allowing me free speech and free association on www dot facebook dot com/peteearley