So Help Me I’ll Whip You
So Whip Me I’ll Help You
[Conversation between the sadist psychiatrist and her masochist patient.]
A psychiatrist in Tennessee had her license suspended for whipping patients and comparing them to mules.
The Tennessee Department of Health suspended Valerie Louise Augustus’ medical license in June 2018 because of her treatment towards multiple patients in 2015. Augustus owns and operates Christian Psychiatrist Services in Germantown, which is a suburb of Memphis.
She whipped mental health patients with a riding crop, whips, and other objects when they failed to adhere to her recommendations; can’t say this was a very Christian treatment, can we? It’s a shame it took Tennessee three years to reach this conclusion.
But patient abuse is typical of the psychiatric industry, and in spite of all psychiatric protestations to the contrary, coercive psychiatry has not changed much in the last hundred years. In spite of their sophisticated pseudoscientific trappings, psychiatry has not advanced beyond the cruelty and barbarism of its earliest treatments.
Such psychiatric procedures qualify as “assault and battery” in every respect except one; they are lawful. Psychiatry has placed itself above the law, from where it can assault and batter its unfortunate victims, all in the name of “treatment.” Note that this psychiatrist was not criminally charged with any crime; she got a 60-day suspension of her license and can be reinstated after taking a two-day medical ethics course. She should be in jail.
There are humane alternatives to psychiatric abuse. People in desperate circumstances must be provided proper and effective medical care. Psychiatric physical assault should be outlawed and the psychiatrist who authorizes it or performs it should be criminally culpable.
Psychiatric colleges, their institutions and psychiatrists themselves must be held accountable for the abuses of basic statutory and human rights committed daily in the name of “help.”
If you know someone who has been assaulted by a mental health practitioner, seek attorney advice about filing a civil suit against any offending psychiatrist and their hospital, associations and teaching institutions for compensatory and punitive damages.