International Day of Protest Against Shock Treatment – May 16, 2015

30 Cities – 9 Countries

ECT protestThis spontaneously-organized, grassroots effort by electroshock survivors and their supporters is in endorsed by Rethinking Psychiatry, MindFreedom International and

Participation has grown to 30 cities in 9 countries.  Demonstrations will be held in Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Uruguay, and the U.S.  For the complete list of cities, go to

Join us May 16!

Two demonstrations will be held in Oregon.  Join Deborah Schwartzkopff, founder of, and other ECT survivors protesting this brutal psychiatric treatment. Protest signs will be provided.


Where: Kaiser Sunnyside Hospital
10180 SE Sunnyside Road
Clackamas, OR
Go by TriMet
When: Saturday, May 16, 2015
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Contact: Debra Schwartzkopff  jsds1774


Where: Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza
125 E 8th Ave, Eugene, OR
When: Saturday, May 16, 2015
Time: 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Contact: David Oaks  davidwoaks

Did you know?

Electroconvulsive therapy (also known as “electroshock treatment”)…

  • Is practiced at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Kaiser Sunnyside Hospital in Clackamas, and PeaceHealth in Eugene.Devices are manufactured in Tualatin, Oregon (one of only two U.S. manufacturers).
  • Psychiatrists rarely disclose the very real risks of memory loss, intellectual impairment and death.
  • A Columbia University study found ECT so ineffective at ridding patients of depression that nearly all who receive it relapse within six months.
  • The procedure always damages the brain, resulting each time in a temporary coma and often a flatlining of brain waves.

See New Study Confirms Electroshock (ECT) Causes Brain Damage by reform psychiatrist, Dr. Peter Breggin.

…public policy should move toward the elimination of electroconvulsive therapy and psychosurgery as unproven and inherently inhumane procedures.
–U.S. National Council on Disabilities

* Take TriMet direct to ECT Protest

  1. Take MAX Green line to Clackamas Town Center Transit Station
  2. Take Bus 155 to SE Sunnyside & Stevens – Stop 11520 (7 min.)
  3. Look for us on the sidewalk on Sunnyside Road (near hospital entrance)
Kaiser Sunnyside Hospital
10180 SE Sunnyside Road
Clackamas, OR

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