MentalHealthRightsYES - for Mental Health Rights






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Dear Friends and Allies,
They Have Disappeared My Son!
He has been completely cut off from all family and family friends.
We do not know where he is or how he is being treated!
We are VERY concerned about his wellbeing!


On Christmas Day I completed a liquid 40 Day Hunger Strike to
Channel my Outrage and Amplify my Voice.

YOU CAN HELP !!!
Call U.S. Sen. Patty Murray Today through  Martin Luther King Day Jan 20, 2014
 
Please call U.S. Sen. Murray's Office 206-553-5545 and tell her :

1) Please  Stop the abuse of Siddharta Fisher and his Mother, Cynthia Fisher, and reunite mother and son.  

2) Return Siddharta to Vancouver, WA to support his reintegration into his home community as is mandated by the Olmstead Act.

3)) Investigate  Western State Hospital's violation of isolating and abusing patients by not allowing patients to have access to a telephone for private and confidential phone calls.

( More details are below- if you are able to call and if you have time, please drop me a note and let me know at TheMOMSMovement@gmail.com)
 
DETAILS OF The HUNGER STRIKE
I have just completed the hardest part of a 40  Day Hunger Strike and now I will continue with a 1 day a week, water only, Hunger strike. I had reached a point where I felt compelled to do something to channel my outrage and amplify my voice, not only because of the disappearance of my son, but for others I advocate for as well.

Many of you have expressed concern not only about my son, Siddharta's safety, but also about my health, and I want you all to know, I am well. I lost  30 pounds, but did not lose any muscle mass. (Initially I ate 1 solid meal about once every 10 days, and drank liquids or water fast the other days...Christmas Day was my 40th and  last day without solid food on that regimen, now I only strike 1 day a week on water)
 
DETAILS OF MY OUTRAGE
My Outrage --- is fed by my fear for my son's safety and by so many unbelievable injustices that I have recently experienced with other people I have been advocating for and with.
Below are short descriptions of a few.


My son's story is just below theirs.

You can read  MORE DETAILS about these stories and How You Can Help these young adults on my home page website MentalHealthRightsYES.org.

Seattle's young Dominique Jamerson, 23,  confined and heavily drugged without a real trial since January 14, 2012, and who the DNA test of his clothes proves innocence;

North Carolina's Jennifer Vaughan, 30, who was kidnapped from her home by the Department of Social Services and became "owned by the state";

Portland's Hector Ilias, who the state coerced  into plea bargaining, after keeping him in jail, in a mental health isolation hole for 6 months, heavily drugged and isolated 23 hours a day, but would never show him the video they insisted proved his guilt.

THEY HAVE DISAPPEARED MY SON
But of course most of you know my deepest heartbreak comes from what they have done and are doing to my son, Siddharta Fisher, 36. There are many stories of his misdiagnosis and abuse on my website http://MentalHealthRightsYES.org  Most recently, they have once again "disappeared" him, essentially moving him to an adult family facility location in Kelso, WA., 60 miles from his home. His Guardian, Tracy Zacher, is keeping his location secret, by refusing to tell any of his family friends his telephone number or address.

This practice of "disappearing" our vulnerable loved ones, is not rare and it is brutally cruel; currently I advocate for one mother whose son has been disappeared for over 3 years and another I have met whose son was still disappeared after 10 years.

HIS BODY IS BEING DESTROYED
FROM THE DRUGS HE IS FORCED TO TAKE
Siddharta is much more fragile now, for the potent drug injections they force him to take have  destroyed his pancreas and made him an insulin dependent diabetic, his blood pressure is erratic and his thyroid has a massive growth on it; and most devastating is that his current ability to problem solve and think critically has greatly diminished. Many of you know he took the S.A.T. for college when he was 12 years old and scored very high.

RETALIATION: A SETUP TO SEND HIM BACK TO THE INSTITUTION
OR HIS MOTHER TO JAIL
Guardian Zacher says Siddharta can use the telephone to call and give anyone he wants the information of his location, BUT the only one my son ever called consistently and whose number he knows by heart, since his abuse in this system began, is mine...and most likely his freedom has been threatened, and will end if he calls me, or he is possibly to drugged to remember my number.

RETALIATION: WESTERN STATE HOSPITAL
KEPT AN ENTIRE FLOOR OF VULNERABLE ADULTS ISOLATED
WITHOUT ACCESS TO A PRIVTAE CONFIDENTIAL PHONE
FOR ALMOST TWO YEARS
This latest disappearance and a protection order that makes it a crime, for me to try and find him, or even talk with him, is an act of retaliation by his former social worker, David Getty, at Western State Hospital in Steilacoom, WA.
I exposed how this social worker had kept his entire floor of vulnerable adults illegally isolated and thus more susceptibble to possible abuse, by not having a private patient phone for confidential use on the floor for almost 2 years. This violates state and federal laws, which were enacted as a protective measure for patients who were very vulnerable to potential abuse!

It was  less than 1 week  after my advocacy finally forced his floor to have the private patient phone installed, that  his vendetta to cut me off from my son began.
            I have not been able to see my son since January 10, 2103.
            IT CULMINATED IN THE PROTECTION ORDER issued
            on JULY 10, 2013 AGAINST ME AS A DANGER TO MY SON,                  BASED ON DISTORTED AND FALSIFIED INFORMATION.
       
(I personally know of 3 floors even today who do not have phones for patients private use at the hospital)

IT WILL TAKE A VILLAGE TO SAVE MY SON

Please call U.S. Sen. Murray's Office 206-553-5545 or 1-866-481-9186 and tell her :
1)Please  Stop the abuse of Siddharta Fisher and his Mother, Cynthia Fisher; reunite mother and son.  
2) Return Siddharta to his home community as is mandated by the Olmstead Act.
3)) Investigate  Western State Hospital's violation of isolating and abusing patients by not allowing patients to have access to a phone for private and confidential phone calls.
THERE IS A BETTER WAY!
Creating Empowered Communities Where Hearts Can Heal
We need an alternative beyond just rescuing our children and ourselves from the burning buildings.
No matter what the issue you are advocating for, we can only create and sustain healing empowered communities when the real power to govern our communities is returned into the "heart and hand of the people in the community!"
Cindi believes the Community Rights Movement does just that. 
You can study about the Community Rights Movement  with others across the country beginning January 21, 2014 through a teleconference.
Read yesterday's email from the MOMSMOVEMENT for details, or check out info on the Community Rights Movement soon to be posted on my website MentalHealthRightsYES.org.
I hope you will join us!

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