- April 15, 1920 - September 8, 2012
- Manlius, New York
of Thomas' Passing
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Memories & Candles
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
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
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
I wrote this letter to Professor Szasz in May. But, I was too busy to send it.
I was very shocked to see his online obituary.
May he rest in peace!
May God comfort his family!
Irene Hui-Ling Yang
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
Posted by: Irene hui-Ling Yang - Taiwan, R.O.C., CA - reader Sep 13, 2012
Tom Szasz is one of my greatest teachers. I learned so much from his incredible works that helped me to be clearer in my thinking. I was also inspired by his ongoing, relentless continued efforts, and by his ability to keep on regardless of results. He said it was enough to know you are telling the truth and continuing to do so as best you can. I will miss his presence greatly.
Posted by: joh - austin, TX - friend and colleague Sep 13, 2012