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Suicidal Thoughts And Actions In The Military

Added: (Sat Jan 07 2017)

Pressbox (Press Release) - Vancouver- January 7, 2017 - Retired corporal Lionel Desmond, 33, who served with the Second Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment in Gagetown, N.B., and who family members said suffered from PTSD, committed suicide after he shot and killed is wife, mother and young daughter. It was reported that he was taking one or another of psychiatry’s drugs.

According to a new documentary produced by the Citizens Commission on Human Rights International The Hidden Enemy: Inside Psychiatry’s Covert Agenda, the cause of suicides in the military are psychiatric drug effects. Rates of psychiatric drug prescribing since 2003 have been soaring. Known effects of these drugs such as increased aggression and suicidal thinking are reflected in similar up trends in the rates of military domestic violence, child abuse and sex crimes, as well as self-harm.

Pull the string further and you’ll find psychiatrists ever widening the definitions of what it means to be “mentally ill,” especially when it comes to post traumatic stress disorder in soldiers—and PTSD in veterans.

In early 2013, the official website of the United States Department of Defense announced the startling statistic that the number of military suicides in 2012 had far exceeded the total of those killed in battle—an average of nearly one a day. A month later came an even more sobering statistic from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: veteran suicide was running at 22 a day—about 8000 a year.

The situation became so dire that the U.S. Secretary of Defense called suicide in the military an “epidemic.”

Psychiatrists know that their drugs do not actually cure anything, but merely mask symptoms. They are well aware of their many dangerous side effects, including possible addiction. And while the soldier’s real problem goes unaddressed, his health deteriorates.

In the face of these grim military suicide statistics, more and more money is being lavished on psychiatry: the U.S. Pentagon now spends $2 billion a year on mental health alone. The Veterans Administration’s mental health budget has skyrocketed from less than $3 billion in 2007 to nearly $7 billion in 2014—all while conditions continue to worsen.

The Hidden Enemy reveals the entire situation in stark relief, while urging that soldiers and vets become educated on the true dangers of psychiatry and psychiatric drugs. The answer lies in their right to full and honest informed consent—as well as exercising their right to refuse treatment.

Our service members need to know there are safe and effective non-psychiatric solutions to the horrors of combat stress, and that these solutions will not subject them to dangerous and toxic treatments that will only send their health spiraling downward.


The Citizens Commission on Human Rights was established by the Church of Scientology to investigate and expose psychiatric violations of human rights.

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