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Feb 20, 2011

MindFreedom Alert for Chris Busche in New Jersey

MindFreedom Shield Solidarity - 20 Feb. 2011 - forward

       Chris Busche, 29:

       Forced to take psychiatric drugs, kept isolated from friend and

Essex County Hospital Center is forcing psychiatric drugs and refusing
communication with a MindFreedom member.

Chris, a member of the MindFreedom Shield, has been locked inside the
Essex County Hospital Center in Cedar Grove, New Jersey for about four
months. He is being forcibly drugged with antidepressant and
antianxiety psychiatric drugs.

Al Galves, a Shield member and MFI board member, has since September,
2010 called the following members of the Hospital staff about Chris.
Al has yet to receive a call back even though Chris has signed a
release giving the staff permission to talk with him:

    * Cynthia Abbott, Social Worker

    * Dr. Maruri, Psychiatrist

    * Clara Gerr, Patient Advocate

    * Lucia Guarini, Hospital Administrator



PLEASE keep all complaint messages civil and peaceful – though strong.

CONTACT Mary Wilson Harley, County Administrator to complain about the
Hospital staff’s forced drugging of Chris and refusal to return the
phone calls of Al Galves.

    * Ms. Harley’s phone number: 973-621-4432

    * Ms. Harley’s e-mail address is

    * Ms. Harley’s snail mail address is: 465 Dr. Martin Luther King
Jr. Blvd., Room 510; Newark. NJ 07102

Sample message (your own words are best):

I am calling (or writing) to complain about the forced drugging of
Chris Busche, a patient at Essex County Hospital.

Please investigate the refusal of Essex County Hospital staff to
return phone calls to a friend who is advocating on behalf of Mr.

Mr. Busche has signed a release permitting staff to speak with his
friend and advocate, Al Galves. Mr. Galves has called various staff at
numerous times since September, 2010.

Since November 1, 2010, Mr. Galves has left messages with Cynthia
Abbott, Social Worker; Dr Maruri, Psychiatrist; Clara Gerr, Patient
Advocate; and Lucia Guarini, Hospital Administrator.

None of those persons has returned a call since that time.

Being inside in a psychiatric institution is difficult enough. Being
forcibly drugged is traumatic.

Having staff refuse to even speak with an advocate and friend turns
this into a harmful ordeal.


Additional action:

You can postal mail a comfort card or letter to support Chris here, he
would appreciate it:

Chris Busche
Essex County Hospital Center
204 Grove Avenue
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009 USA


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