First, do harm: Scientology's secret war on mental health - 2021-06-30
We're happy to say that today begins another epic dive into Scientology by historian Chris Owen. Today, part one of his three-part look at Scientology and its war on the mental health industry.
Few things in Scientology have been more of a constant than its campaign against psychiatry and mental health organisations. L. Ron Hubbard and his successors have waged a ceaseless war against mainstream mental health for the past seventy years, claiming to seek nothing less than the total annihilation of psychiatry. With two top Australian mental health advocates calling for Scientology to lose its tax exemption over its war against psychiatry, are Scientology's attacks simply trash-talking – or something more sinister?
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