PsychOUT Conference
May 7-8, 2010

Proceedings of the PsychOUT Conference



Resisting Psychiatric Assault: A European Initiative to Introduce a Suicide Registe

Psychiatric drugs, especially neuroleptics, are known to cause depression and suicidality. As such, independent organizations in Europe are trying to set up a suicide register, which would make the reporting of suicides associated with psychiatry and psychiatric drugs to the authorities mandatory. Peter Lehmann spoke about how some organizations are attempting to set up a registry that would document suicides in a meaningful and accurate way, as well as the many challenges encountered in pursuing this goal. He also demonstrated the importance of this project and its potential contributions to research that could help curtail the use of psychiatric drugs and other psychiatric interventions.

Peter Lehmann is social-pedagogist living in Berlin. He sits on the Board of the European Network of (ex-) Users and Survivors of Psychiatry (ENUSP), and has been a member of the International Network Towards Alternatives and Recovery (INTAR) since 2004. Since 1986 he has been working as an author and editor. He is the founder of the Peter Lehmann Publishing and Mail-order Bookstore. His publications focus on the withdrawal effects of Psychiatric drugs and alternatives to Psychiatry.