Progressive Commentary Hour – Our failed Mental Health Industry

Jim Gottstein is an attorney in Alaska, with a law degree from Harvard Law School who has been representing and advocating for sane psychiatric treatment for individuals diagnosed with a mental illness.  In 2002 he founded the Law Project for Psychiatric Rights to mount a strategic litigation campaign against forced psychiatric drugging and electroshock therapy.  The Project is committed to informing the public about the counterproductive and harmful effects of conventional psychiatric treatments.  He is the author of the book “The Zyprexa Papers” which recounts the story and first-hand account of corruption about one of the most prescribed psychiatric drugs for mental disorders. The drug’s maker, Eli Lilly intentionally concealed that its top selling drug caused diabetes and other life-shortening metabolic conditions; it also illegally promoted Zyprexa on children and the elderly.  Upon receipt of documents, Eli Lilly threatened Jim with criminal contempt charges. More about the Zyprexa Papers can be found at, and the website for the Law Project for Psychiatric Rights is

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