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Thomas Stephen Szasz

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A lifetime of pro-survival accomplishment. Hamba Gashle (go carefully/well).....back soon :)

Posted by: ANDREW DAY - AMANZIMTOTI   Sep 14, 2012

Even though Dr.Szasz & I have not met personally , I loved him very much ! He was one of the greatest humanitarians of this lifetime ! I am personally greatful for all he has done for all of mankind ! I am happy to say I'm on his team !Thank you Dr. Szasz for loving all of us enough to put ethics before profit and crimes against humanity ! My deepest condolences to his family & loved ones !

Posted by: Christine Glasso - Las Vegas, NV   Sep 14, 2012

I am the mother of an adult son who has been hospitalized a number of times. Unfortunately the world of psychiatry and psychology that is supposed to help our son and us as his parents and care-takers have only managed to give us a label, a life-term promise of no return, and damaging medicine.
Thank you Dr Szasz for your information that we could tap into that continues to make it possible for us to stand up for the real

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Posted by: Anna-Mari Pieterse - PRETORIA   Sep 14, 2012

Dr. Szasz was a hero of mine early in my studies as a psychologist. His irreverence about the traditional view of mental illness changed forever how I saw clients and people who were struggling with emotional or cognitive difficulties. I am privileged to have discovered his writing when I was a young student. Blessing to his family and friends.
Dr. Nancy Arvold

Posted by: Dr. Nancy Arvold - Redwood City, CA - colleague and unofficial student   Sep 14, 2012

We admired him in 1960s had him in Australua in 1980s end enjoyed his company

Posted by: Dr Sandra Neil - Melbourne - ColleageAustraliaPsychologicalSo   Sep 14, 2012

Dear Thomas Szasz, With superlative vision, you saw the truth clearly, then fearlessly told us the truth with clear speech. Those who listen, hear, and understand, love you dearly. Greater heights, building on your foundation, we'll reach. You became a part of me, and shall remain so. Thank you, magnificent man.

Posted by: M.M. - Toronto   Sep 14, 2012

Thomas Szasz wrote some truly great books that helped to liberate many people. These books helped many psychiatrically labelled people see how false the label of mental illness really is. This label, or collection of labels, is used to control and oppress people rather than to help them, although practically all psychiatrists other than Szasz claimed to be "helping" people. Psychiatry is the sort of "help" that no one would want. It is the kind of "help" that suppresses and often disables people, rather than helping them.

Posted by: Laura Borst - reader of some of Szasz's books   Sep 14, 2012

Dear Suzy,Margot,Andrew and Family, I had lunch with your Father/Grandfather about 2 weeks before his passing. We talked for about 3 hours and I would like to let you know that much of the conversation that day was him recalling old vacation trips with you, his family. I've never seen him happier as he remembered these trips with you all together. He just bubbled. He loved you all so much. He emailed me later and said how much he especially

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Posted by: Rebecca King - Syracuse, NY   Sep 14, 2012

I wrote my thoughts down here: http://curi.us/1565-thomas-szasz

Posted by: Elliot Temple - friend   Sep 13, 2012

Hi, friends,
I wrote this letter to Professor Szasz in May. But, I was too busy to send it.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas Szasz
I was very shocked to see his online obituary.
May he rest in peace!
May God comfort his family!
Irene Hui-Ling Yang
Hungkuang University
Sep. 12, 2012
A letter to Professor Szasz By Irene Hui-Ling Yang in Taiwan (May, 20, 2012)
Dear Professor Szasz,
You are so smart, enthusiastic, and productive.
I am a psychiatric nursing teacher in Taiwan.
I admire your genius, courage and contribution.
I recommend our school's library to purchase

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Posted by: Irene hui-Ling Yang - Taiwan, R.O.C., CA - reader   Sep 13, 2012