Berenson failed to let you folks you know that Gottstein is not just a "lawyer who represents the mentally ill." What follows are a sample of some of Gottstein's quotes, activities and associates you won't find in Berenson's scribbles....
"...Representatives of mental health and consumer advocacy groups from throughout the USA will hold a peaceful protest and press conference in front of the headquarters of the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Researchers of America (PhRMA). Protesters allege that, "The pharmaceutical industry has taken over the mental health system. And we want it back."
MindFreedom International is sponsoring the legal protest at 12 noon on Monday, May 2, 2005 at PhRMA; 1100 Fifteenth Street, NW; Washington, DC.
"Join us and tell PhRMA to stop supporting forced psychiatric drugging! Tell PhRMA to be truthful about the clinical trials and side-effects of the medications that their member companies are profiting from," said Krista Erickson, board member of MindFreedom International.
Another protest speaker, attorney Jim Gottstein of the Law Project for Psychiatric Rights in Alaska, said, "PhRMA represents the Big Lie of Big Pharma, which should be called to account for its despicable sacrifice of people on the altar of corporate profits."
"......Jim Gottstein has been practicing law in Alaska for 25 years, including being an attorney advocate for people labeled with serious mental illness. Among many other things, he served as plaintiffs' counsel in the billion dollar litigation over Alaska's theft of the one million acre Alaska Mental Health Trust. Mr. Gottstein now devotes his time pro bono to the Law Project for Psychiatric Rights (www.PsychRights.org) , whose mission is to organize a serious, coordinated legal effort around the country against forced psychiatric drugging....."
"While the idea of screening kids for mental problems seems like a good idea, it ends up being nothing more than a Drugging Dragnet," says Jim Gottstein
Gottstein is also part of a coalition of anti-psychiatric drug groups including the Scientologists....... http://psychdiagnosis.net/Archive/endorsers.htm