Original link: http://www.mindfreedom.org/nystateforcedrugs.shtml

2 Feb. 2004 -- New York State Government has a huge database on citizens it considers likely targets of forced outpatient psychiatric drugging. View the form here. Are you on the BAF list? Will you be?

New York State is using the combination of two powerful methods to force their citizens to take psychiatric drugs out in the community. First, they use court orders, called Involuntary Outpatient Commitment (IOC) or Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT). Second, they use teams that monitor whether you're taking your drugs, called Assertive Community Treatment (ACT). All this "assisting" and "assertiveness" through the double-whammy of AOT and ACT could -- bottom line -- mean you being forcibly drugged in your own living room, for years, with chemicals that can cause brain damage.

Several MindFreedom members are being forcibly drugged now in their own homes.

For the story of one of those members, Donald Chambers of New York City, see Donald's story of forced drugs.

NY State has started a huge database of NY citizens who are in ACT or AOT or case management, many of whom are considered potential targets of these forced outpatient psychiatric drug procedures, now or even in the future. To gather the information for their web-based computer database, NY State uses an elaborate document called the "Baseline Assessment Form" or BAF. Through anonymous souces, MindFreedom has obtained a copy of a BAF, and you can see they are pulling in a lot of data on these thousands of citizens.

For a basic introduction to this by the Director of MindFreedom go to David Oaks background on NY State forced drugs.

MindFreedom member Jay Fickling of New York State actually quit his job as an ACT team member in protest of this blacklist that threatens thousands of NY State residents. If you live in NY State, you have to ask yourself, "Am I on the BAF list? Will I be?"

You can read about Jay's personal story in his MindFreedom exclusive, here.

You can also download your own PDF copy of a the form to create the blacklist by clicking here:

PDF of the Official Baseline Assessment Form Used in NY State to Create Database of Likely Suspects for Forced Outpatient Psychiatric Drugs

You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view these poster. If you do not have Acrobat installed on your computer, you can download it here.

Iris Holling coordinates the Runaway House in Berlin, Germany. The Runaway House is the only one of its kind, offering a place for folks to recover from their experience in the psychiatric system. At the podium Iris spoke passionately on how labels aren't helping, and people need alternative healing services. She offered the Runaway House as an example. (Outside the World Assembly for Mental Health (WAMH) in Vancouver, Canada, July 22, 2001.