John McCarthy

by Heidi Stevenson
Gaia Health 

John McCarthy speaks passionately about prescription of psychiatric drugs to children. Rebecca Riley was four years old—”four and bold”—given four drugs at once, and she died from the cure. Her psychiatrists are still in practice.

Take just 5 minutes to listen to this incredibly moving piece, when McCarthy spoke at Health Actions International’s conference, Mad Medicine: Do conflicts of interest drive you crazy?, last September, when he asks how those who do this can sleep at night:


John McCarthy, founder of Mad Pride Ireland, died of motor neurone disease in January this year at age 61. His loss leaves a great hole in the hearts of all the people whose lives he touched.

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