Wednesday, February 6, 2008


This woman needs our help. Please take two minutes to copy and send the letter below in blue to the addresses listed with the form letter, or write your own. For all the times we have signed petitions and forwarded junk emails surely we can all take a few minutes and write an email on this topic and help save a life.
If you know the situation of Rebecca Merhav, you don't need reminding. At the bottom below my email I have cut and pasted instructions from Ben (Rebecca's father) on who should receive a protest letter requesting that the psychiatrists let Rebecca go. There are details about the drugs they are forcing her to take and their effects below that. PLEASE FORWARD THIS EMAIL OR POST IT ON FORUMS TO ANYONE AND EVERYONE YOU THINK HAS AN INKLING OF A CHANCE OF HELPING. You don't have to write your own custom letter, a sample letter is all that is needed. It is written out below (in blue) and it will only take two minutes for you to send it, with a copy to Ben Merhav. and me at, I will add your letters of protest to my website.

For those of you who need to be informed for the first time who Rebecca Merhav is, she has been subject to a CTO for over 30 years in Australia, which is a Compulsory Treatment Order or a legal restraint that lets psychiatrists forcibly "treat" a patient. Rebecca became a patient in psychiatry because she was brought to a hospital by her mother as a teenager when she was too defiant and refused to do her chores. This could be any one of the teenagers I have met in my short 29 years on this planet and it reminds me of all the poor kids that get labeled today with ADHD or bipolar when they are 2 or 3, before they can even ride a bike.
The doctors saw an opportunity to get an easy patient and they have been in essence experimenting on Rebecca all this time. If any psychiatric symptoms existed they were brought on by original administration of dangerous drugs. For a year or two they had her on Clozapine, which I suppose after their experiment was complete they agreed to discontinue. That is one of the MOST dangerous medications there is and has killed patients with just one dose if I am not mistaken. But somehow Rebecca has survived all of this. Every day of her life under this torture is borrowed time due to the toxic drugs they are pouring into her.
Now they are forcing her to take Risperdal and Seroquel and have locked her up in a psych ward indefinitely. The clinic has always allowed her to be free to live in her own apartment while they forced her to come to the hospital or have someone come to her home to forcibly medicate her. Now they claim that her father can accompany her home but when he asks her to come home with him over the phone, she does not reply. It is possible that they have threatened to further drug her into oblivion, use shock, rape, torture, or murder her with other violent means. Psychiatric hospitals can get away with abuse and have done so numerous times.
Whatever is going on there it is not in the best interest of the patient. The doctors have been ignoring protest emails for years. There is a chance that getting more letters from people around the world will convince them that the pressure is on and they need to comply with Rebecca's wishes and Ben's wishes and let her go and remove the CTO. You can read the entire history of Rebecca's torture on Ben's blogs at "" or on our website at "" and the UNITE website at "". Or you can email him directly.

But most importantly I am sure we can all agree that someone like Rebecca who is an innocent person - a victim of psychiatric torture - should not be subjected to the experimental whims of the incredibly dangerous psychiatric methods of "treatment" and their force and threats.

Let's join together and do everything we can to set Rebecca free. We can do this as a symbol of our efforts for all psychiatric victims. If we win this battle there will be more momentum for us to do similar things to save our own children from CPS, the courts, and exes who want them drugged. We need attention, cooperation, and a victory for human rights. Please join and help us!!!!!!
Continue reading down the page to copy and paste the sample letter (in blue) and to read letters from Rebecca's father.

Camille Milke, Eternal "Mommy" of Sarina Angel
Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow and Forever........
My Beautiful Baby Girl, 1/26/86 - 10/28/07, 21 years 9 months 3 days
COPES Foundation (Coalition Of Parents Enduring Suicide)
Founder and President, Main - 505-269-2286, Fax - 505-213-0999

NM Director of the International Coalition for Drug Awareness

List of email addresses for emailing your protest :

To : s.wilkins@alfred.

(Dr. Sally Wilkins, the treating psychiatrist, Junction Clinic)

Cc :, lisa.neville@ minstaff.; jesse.martin@ minstaff.; hsc@dhs.vic.; au; benjaminmerhav@; amy@uniteforlife. org

Proposed protest letter :

Dr. Sally Wilkins,

Miss Rebecca Merhav's father has reported to me the latest psychiatric atrocity you are perpetrating against her under the false cover of "treatment".

It must be obvious to you that in doing so you not only continue her torture by the adverse effects of the two neuroleptics - the Risperdal and the Seroquel - and depriving her of a chance to return to normal life following the tapering off the poisons, your are actually forcing on her the risk of sudden death !

Despite the numerous urging-pleas by her father on her behalf, you continue to insist on maintaining the CTO, namely forcing her to take more of the psychiatric poisons, rather than allow her to detoxify her body and help her return to normal life.

Over 30 years of psychiatric torture and failure, including 12 months of "treatment" by yourself,
only made things worse for Rebecca, and surely, having survived it all Rebecca deserves NOW better than that, even from a psychiatric point of view. She is not and never was a danger to herself or to anybody else, so why force on her torture and death risks ?

I protest your cynical and cruel "treatment" of Rebecca, and I demand that you immediately cancel the CTO, allow her to gradually taper off the psychiatric poisons, and help her return to normal life in consultation with herself and with her father.

Looking forward to your early reply -

From Ben Merhav (Rebecca's Father)
A message protesting the intensified torture of Rebecca Merhav
was emailed by Kathryn Kinley, and I have uploaded it on my blog "".

Yesterday I managed to contact Rebecca over the phone for the first time. She sounded confused, scared to death, and
completely overwhelmed. So much so, that my repeated offer to her to accompany her back home was not answered. Even
when I assured her that I have the agreement of the Clinic's nurse for that, she did not believe me. I was never as worried her
being in danger as I am now !

Each one of you with your mailing lists of supporters ,colleagues and contact, can be very helpful by emailing without delay
your protest letter to the email addresses listed in my article/post on my above blog.

Please act now to save Rebecca's life !

by Justice Lover

Some 10 days ago Miss Rebecca Merhav, the daughter of Benjamin Merhav, was told by the state shrink ,who is in charge of her under a compulsory treatment order, to leave her home and stay at a psychiatric institution. Her father was not informed of that until about a week later, and then only following his phone call to the shrink.

Her detention address and the phone number to contact her were denied to him. Further inquiries by him revealed that she was ordered to take 400 mg of Serquel tablets per day, in addition to the 75mg Risperdal injections she was forced to take every 10 days.

This is a very dangerous, and very horrible setback for her, having endured the Clozapine torture for over 2 years and all the psychiatric experimentations forced on her for the past 30 years. Last week Rebecca's father emailed the following letter to the treating shrink, with copies to the Minister for Mental Health in Victoria, to the Chief Psychiatrist there, and to the Health Services Commissioner there. Not even a confirmation of his letter was sent him so far by any of them.

However, further phone calls to the Chief Psychiatrist' s office by Benjamin revealed that the Chief Psychiatrist has already rejected the letter, and that he has no intention to investigate Benjamin's complaint/appeal. Following Benjamin's letter below there is a form of protest email to be sent to the email addresses listed there. You are welcome to use the proposed protest letter or type your own text of a protest letter and send it urgently to the email addresses listed below, with a copy to ben.merhav@gmail. com. Please act now !

Benjamin's letter :

" Dear Prof. K. George,

I have addressed a copy of my following letter to the former Chief Psychiatrist, not knowing that he is no longer holding this position. The letter is pasted below. I ask you, therefore, to cancel the CTO over my daughter, as you have the power to do so. Alternatively, I ask you to advise Dr. Sally Wilkins of Junction Clinic to do so as early as possible.

Thanking you in advance, Benjamin Merhav
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Dr. Sally Wilkins,

I am alarmed, dismayed, distressed, disappointed and very worried about the new "treatment" you are forcing my daughter to take, as part of your experimentations with her. This is a sever case of misuse of your legal power given to you by the Mental Health Act, as the psychiatrist treating Rebecca. Are over 30 years of psychiatric torture and experimentations that she has endured so far not enough ?

In reply to my call you told me over the phone that she herself chose to go to that psychiatric institution where you arranged for her to stay and take more very dangerous psychiatric drugs. You also added that if she would not be happy there she would be free to go back home any time. You should know by now that no patient under CTO is free to do what they consider best for them to do. Rebecca sure knows that, as she had 30 years of very bad experience under CTO. She knows, of course, that the treating psychiatrists and their psychiatric nurses do not like complaints, much less patient's disobedience, and she has been powerless against the psychiatric machine, which has both overt and covert punishments at its disposal (and her case, with the full support of her mother).

As I phoned the clinic this morning I was told, in reply to my questions, that Rebecca is now forced to take another Atypical drug (Seroquel, 250mg tablets per day, to replace the old Clozapine poison). This in addition to the 10 day interval Risperdal 75mg injections. As you know, Serquel is a very dangerous neuroleptic, and with many adverse effects. Even the FDA in the USA states as follows (with my emphasis ) :

http://www.fda. gov/cder/ foi/label/ 2004/20639se1- 017,016_seroquel _lbl.pdf


Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS) A potentially fatal symptom complex sometimes referred to as Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS) has been reported in association with administration of antipsychotic drugs, including SEROQUEL. Rare cases of NMS have been reported with SEROQUEL. Clinical manifestations of NMS are hyperpyrexia, muscle rigidity, altered mental status, and evidence of autonomic instability (irregular pulse or blood pressure, tachycardia, diaphoresis, and cardiac dysrhythmia) . Additional signs may include elevated creatine phosphokinase, myoglobinuria (rhabdomyolysis) and acute renal failure. The diagnostic evaluation of patients with this syndrome is complicated. In arriving at a diagnosis, it is important to exclude cases where the clinical presentation includes both serious medical illness (eg, pneumonia, systemic infection, etc.) and untreated or inadequately treated extrapyramidal signs and symptoms (EPS). Other important considerations in the differential diagnosis include central anticholinergic toxicity, heat stroke, drug fever and primary central nervous system (CNS) pathology."

At the same page the FDA has the following information :

"Post Marketing Experience:

Adverse events reported since market introduction which were
temporally related to SEROQUEL therapy include:

leukopenia/neutrope nia. If a patient develops a low white cell count
consider discontinuation of therapy. Possible risk factors for
leukopenia/neutrope nia include pre-existing low white cell count and
history of drug induced leukopenia/neutrope nia.
Other adverse events reported since market introduction, which were
temporally related to SEROQUEL therapy, but not necessarily
causally related, include the following: agranulocytosis, anaphylaxis,
hyponatremia, rhabdomyolysis, syndrome of inappropriate
antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH), and Steven Johnson
syndrome (SJS)."

A law firm in the USA, which has vast legal experience in law suits against drug corporations, pasted the piece of information on its website as it is below . According to this information the drug manufacturer itself
changed the label on Seroquel to include the following (my emphasis ) :

"In January 2004, AstraZeneca changed the labeling on Seroquel® to warn of the serious, increased risk of diabetes and related health complications such as hyperglycemia, ketoacidosis, coma and death."

http://www.kritzerz drug_seroquel. htm

"Seroquel® (quetiapine fumarate), manufactured by AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, is an atypical antipsychotic medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1997 to control the symptoms of schizophrenia and manic episodes associated with bipolar disorder. Although approved specifically for these limited purposes, some physicians have prescribed Seroquel® for "off-label" use including sleep disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and other anxiety disorders.
Not long after Seroquel® was approved for use, evidence began to mount regarding the serious side effects associated with it and other similar medications. In January 2004, AstraZeneca changed the labeling on Seroquel® to warn of the serious, increased risk of diabetes and related health complications such as hyperglycemia, ketoacidosis, coma and death. In April 2005, the FDA ordered AstraZeneca to add a "black box warning" to Seroquel® labeling, informing consumers about the increased risk of death from the drug. The FDA also emphasized at that time that Seroquel® was NOT approved to treat elderly patients with dementia. Although studies have linked Seroquel® to diabetes, death and other serious side effects, the drug remains on the market.

In 2004, soon after the discovery of diabetes-related Seroquel® side effects, a class action lawsuit was filed on behalf of all patients who had taken the drug. The lawsuit sought the establishment of a medical monitoring fund which would provide free, periodic testing for diabetes and related conditions for patients taking Seroquel®. Other Seroquel® lawsuits have been filed on behalf of individuals who allegedly have been seriously injured or killed by Seroquel® side effects.

If you or a loved one is taking Seroquel®, it is important to be aware of these risks and speak with your health care professional to learn more. It is also crucial to speak with your doctor before starting, stopping or otherwise modifying the use of Seroquel®."
It is true that Rebecca suffers from chronic insomnia as a result of being forced to take Clozapine, Risperdal, Flupenthixal and other neuroleptics for many years. Her body badly needs detoxification, physical activities, community activities etc. - whatever else she thinks she needs - rather than forcing into her more psychiatric poisons. She is not a danger to the community nor to herself, and therefore the CTO should be lifted immediately to give her a chance to return to normal life !
Do not kill my daughter !
Sincerely, Benjamin Merhav"