“A must read book (novel) on the subject of Psychiatric abuse. This book tells all. For those of you who think I rail against the psychs unjustly, this book may possibly change your mind. Not for the faint of heart though. For those with courage only.”–Dr. Ian Shillington, Naturopathic Doctor, Clearwater, Floirda

“Perhaps the loftiest of literary goals–and particularly that of the novel, as an art form–is the advancement of society. A novelist can, by means of telling a compelling tale with characters who deal with the most insidious causes of societal decay, create a profound and positive impact, and so stir the reader to thought and action. Diane Klein, with her book, “In the Name of Help: A Novel Exposing Psychiatric Abuse”, is such an author–one who passionately tells a powerful story through admirably-crafted characters with guts and heart enough to, in order to help a friend and family member, take on the psychiatric industry and the legal system it uses to enforce employment of its destructive practices (i.e., drugging and ECT, etc). There is nothing is more lethal to the survival of a culture than that which claims to help but, instead, knifes it with violence. The alarm this very entertaining story has served to sound for over fifteen years–warning of the abuse that psychiatry, while masquerading as a helpful profession but factually wreaks upon our world–rings yet louder, nowadays: one is today hard-pressed to find a show on television which is not sponsored by the latest psychiatric drug, and; few there are among us who do not know at least one close friend or family member who has fallen prey to the chemical imbalance ruse foisted upon us by Big Pharma and its handsomely-remunerated pushers, the psychiatrists. “In the Name of Help: A Novel Exposing Psychiatric Abuse” illustrates clearly that real help for mental problems is not only possible, but overcome only though hard work and caring. Diane Klein’s novel lays bare the despicable laziness, and desire for obscene profits without any real product, which prompts psychiatry’s pharmacological approach and, as such, represents an important work of contemporary literature.”–ROBB HENDERSON, Finger Lakes, New York

“Reading this book was like having Ms. Klein follow me through my youth and write a book about what I saw happen to my own cousin, only I couldn’t save her before the drugs and shock “therapy” killed her. This book may be fictional in regards to characters, but it’s story is all too true. Since “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” there has not been a book that more accurately shows the truth behind those closed doors. A well-written book that’s worth the read. A real eye-opener.”–A CUSTOMER, Washington State

“Great book! I’ve already passed it on to someone else. Most of my reading is non-fiction and usually not novels but this one I was interested in from the start. I also lost quite a bit of sleep because I just had to read one more chapter … and then the next and the next! The entertainment value was great but it was also a real eye-opener in revealing what can happen when one finds oneself trapped in the legal and psychiatric treadmill. Sobering to say the least!”–DENNIS SCHLIEWE

“In The Name Of Help is one of those stories that gives you a real chill — because it’s all too possible and all too real. It starts out with the cheerful fun of “college days” with the somewhat nieve Cathryn showing a glimmer of the mental fragility that eventually leads to her personal hell. Cathryn, so beautiful but so insecure selects a “control freak” for her marriage partner. Her willingness to accept “direction” from others (parents, doctors, husband) takes her into abusive situations where her own acceptance of her condition leads her ever deeper into a system that often has little to do with providing help to an emotionally fragile person. This is a gripping story — first of romance turned sour, then of fighting a system designed to minimize the power of those who might have the victim’s best interest at heart. It’s particularly frighting because this could really happen to almost anyone. The corruption that motivates several of the villains is all too possible in our psychiatric care and judicial oversight system. The book is a great read and is hard to put down. I highly recommend it.”–A CUSTOMER

“This is just a great book with a very important point. Very satisfying story that you just can’t put down. Looking forward to the next book from this wonderful author!”–KEITH E. SCHARE

“I loved In the Name of Help! Beside the fact that it is a great read, I found this story very close to home… I have seen firsthand the effect that psychiatric drugs can have on people and how healthier (and less lucrative) alternatives have been shunned and not explored. This book inconveniently and brilliantly exposes a truth that should be seen by a lot more….”–CAROLINA TERZI, Los Angeles, California

“This is one of the most thought provoking books I have read in a long time. This book showed what love and true friendship really mean. It also gave me the creeps knowing that this situation could happen and even worse probably does.”–LISA A. RONAN

“This book is a must for someone that enjoys learning while having a good time at the same time, The truth that this book exposes about the world of psychiatry is quite hard hitting. It is very easy reading and keeps the reader interested at all times. It is important for everyone to know what psychiatrists “technology” really do to to people “in the name of help”. It is important also for everyone to become aware of this horrors so we can all do our part to stop this so called professionals from continue to destroy lives. Diane Klein is a very good writer who is able to make her readers feel what the people in her novel are feeling. I highly recommend this book.”–A CUSTOMER

“This book blasts the scam of ripping off loved ones and families. It’s “fiction” but way too true. Giving the Psychiatrists and the State power to decide to do what they want is a blatant disregard of all human rights. The irony of it all is the Psychiatrists don’t even have a working definition or remedy of what mental illness is. It is like the car mechanic being the complete authority on cars but having no idea what is wrong or how to fix it. Would anyone really use a car mechanic like that or trust his word?”–JIMBO

“Diane Klein’s book will awaken readers who have been misled by psychiatry and drug industry PR. No helpful technology under the guise of help – and what can happen to a person caught up in its web. Financial incentive drives this business as the reader will discover. Moments of definite excitement too. Hopefully the screenplay based on the book will be picked-up and produced sooner rather than later – the public will want to see this.”–ED MARSH

“On one level, this is a well-written, very real love story. It’s a novel about two people growing up in the ’60s — who finally really grow up in the ’90s. It is also a modern setting of the classic gothic horror story — the kind of book you DON’T want to read alone late at night, or you might start thinking: “This could happen to me, right here, right now.” Because it could. Because it is also an expose of a REAL horror, that to my personal knowledge, does happen daily, to innocent people across the U.S.A. and around the world. Because the “things that go bump in the night” in this novel are not imaginary monsters, but real people, whose lust for power and wealth and hate for mankind, leads them into corrupting the judicial system for their own purposes, to those they are supposedly there to safeguard. DON’T read this novel if you are easily scared. Because by the time you’ve finished it, you will know that someone COULD be about to knock on your door, to haul you away to a shortened life of misery and horror… in the name of help.”–A CUSTOMER

“This is still a novel, and a good read although the underlying story is quite alarming. One can understand how easily this type of scenario could happen and the churning of bureaucracy is more about making money than helping people. As well as being a little frightening there is a predictable love story running through the book that takes the sting out of what could easily be a real life situation. I not only enjoyed this book but it has left me with an after taste of consideration that most novels do not usually impart. A recommended read.”–L.E. MCDONALD, Hamilton New Zealand

“This book is a must read and one that I couldn’t put down until done. We may like to think that evil isn’t real and that evil things can’t happen to us…..but after reading this book I don’t think you will ever feel that way again. I know I won’t. Psychiatric abuse is evil and it is real. Diane did a great job on this novel.”–A CUSTOMER

“If you think you live in a free country where you are free to do as you please as long as you hurt no one, read this book! Diane Klein does a superb job of demonstrating Psychiatry’s role in the prostitution of our Justice system. It clearly shows how profit and political gain motives are used for incarceration in psychiatric institutions — in the name of help. Had I not had to excersise considerable effort to pull my mother out of one after a “nurse” working on commission put her in there, I might have not believed it…Ms. Klein’s book, however, goes beyond exposing and documenting abuse potential. It puts the “which came first, the mental illness or the psychiatric drug?” question into proper perspective and leads to the inescapable conclusion in the majority of cases: “The drug!” The book also explores relationships and the potential of a determined person who is acting with genuine interest to help. By the end of the book, you can be sure that there is hope, there is help and YOU can do something about it.”–GARY BAREN

“First, I think the story is excellent and is well worth reading. However, the mass market edition was actually published before the trade book edition — and it suffers from having a much lower level of editing that the later edition. (The physical book is also less attractive.) Since used copies of the trade book edition sell for about the same price as this edition, there’s little point in purchasing this version. Get the trade book edition — you’ll appreciate the story more.”–PETE IN THE BAY AREA

“I am not a big reader, but a friend sent me this book and I haven’t been able to put it down. It is a novel, which makes it very interesting, but sad to say it is filled with truth. Unless you have had a close friend or loved one who has been trapped within “The Snare” (The Mental Health System), you would not be aware of the atrocities that go on there. Especially when the legal system becomes involved in the form of a “Conservator” assigned by the “Public Guardian’s Office”. It is then you lose complete control of your loved one as they go around and around in the system while spiraling down, over drugged and labeled with a “mental illness” which can vary depending on which psychiatrist you talk to, because there is no scientific proof for any of their labels, and that’s a fact. The author has portrayed the whole ugly nightmarish trap very well while making it very interesting, as I said before. It is obvious she has seen it first hand as I have. My son had, before being trapped in “The Snare”, and on occasions still has a great sense of humor. He loves Monty Python and could quote a lot of their skits. One of the skits was called “Funny Walks”, which he says isn’t so funny anymore, because that’s what is going on all around him caused by the destructive drugs they are forced to take. WELL DONE DIANE!!!!!!!”–ANN PATRICIA WILLIAMS

“Hey, I actually know the author, she is very awesome. She told me how much she she had to work and research to get the correct information and data. I thought that it was very true in a very frightening way. I think everyone should know of the evil the psychiatrists are spreading around, saying they are ‘helping’ people. Diane Klein does just that and I commend her for sticking a foot out to the wolves to get the truth out to the rest of us.”–JILLIAN TIGERSPAZ, California

“I have long had an interest in the mental health system, and psychiatric issues. Having a close family member who was hospitalized twice, given electric shock and medications, I had a good idea of what the mental health system can be like. This relative later went on to work in mental health field in order to help others who were going through similar issues, and was appalled at what went on. The rotating door, of patients coming in, being over-medicated and thrown out when the insurance ran out only to withdraw from those drugs on the streets, weeks later coming in again worse than when they began. The lack of empathy from over-worked staff, the red-tape, but especially the drugs. The over-drugging. The labeling, and drugging again. The attempted suicides by patients who obviously were not being helped. The zombies who were so out of their minds that they didn’t even know their name or what day it was. This is real, and this book nailed it. This happens, this IS happening. The fact that some of the reviewers on here are so bigoted and caught up in what religion the author is instead of focusing on what the issue is, is appalling. Why are they not more outraged at our mental health system? Someone mentioned that they thought she was stuck back in the 50’s … WRONG! This goes on NOW. Some hospitals still administer electric shock treatment, including one in my own hometown. In fact things are worse. Everything has a label, kids are being put on drugs that are causing them to become more depressed, shoot up schools, commit suicide. We are a over-diagnosed, over-medicated society. There are people lost in the system without a voice. I applaud Ms. Klein for standing up and being a voice for some of those people. This is a good book. I could not put it down. It speaks the truth, and I would highly recommend it.”–LUCY

“‘In the Name of Help’ is a compelling story of greed and corruption perpetrated under the guise of mental treatment. It chronicles the life of Cathryn Solberg Kent, a once-beautiful woman who is dominated by an abusive husband and who then, after many electric shock treatments and two decades of addiction to psychiatric drugs, is caught in the web of a corrupt and uncaring judicial system. Cathryn’s life is taken over by a complete stranger who becomes her legal conservator and she is forced into living under demeaning conditions and subjected to further medication against her will. She is fortunate however to have two college friends, Nick and Linda, who become aware of her plight and join together to help their friend recover her dignity. As Nick and Linda uncover the trail of deceit and corruption which allowed Cathryn to lose all control over her life and person, unable to make even the most basic decisions in her life, they also discover their own love for each as their relationship matures into a romance based on honesty and trust. Well researched and written from the heart, this novel opens our eyes to the common psychiatric abuses happening in our communities all across this country, yet ignored by the media. It is time that we woke up to the shameful treatment which so many fall victim to in this age of psychiatric drugs and uncaring laws. This story is touching, tragic, and yet gives us hope for the future. It shows us how we can have hope for the future, and how decent people can prevail in the face of criminal “help.'”–A CUSTOMER

“A wonderful book giving details in a specific and personal way of the terrible psychiatric abuse that is rampant in society today. (The country of Italy has caught on and closed down all psychiatric facilities, Russia has banned all psychiatric drug imports, the USA FBI is raiding and closing psych facilities one after the other and the main stream media is finally catching on with expose’s of over drugging of foster children for profit motives etc.) This book exposes in a very personal way the terrible crimes committed by psychiatrists in the name of help. Excellent reading.”–DEKE RIVERS

“Great book! I’ve already passed it on to someone else. Most of my reading is non-fiction and usually not novels but this one I was interested in from the start. I also lost quite a bit of sleep because I just had to read one more chapter . and then the next and the next! The entertainment value was great but it was also a real eye-opener in revealing what can happen when one finds oneself trapped in the legal and psychiatric treadmill. Sobering to say the least!” – DENNIS SCHLIEWE

“After years of seeing In the Name of Help on a friend’s shelf I picked it up to read this past weekend. Wow!! I opened it, read the first two pages, it grabbed me and I never put it down. Being a slow reader, I could not believe two days later when I came to the end. Being a Vietnam Vet with PTSD and having been in countless mental treatment facilities you were writing about my experiences. Help might be a work of fiction but, to me it was as true as true can get. Thank you for this work. I can only wait anxiously for your next one so that I may devour it with as much hunger as Help, which I have started for the second time.” – DH

In the Name of Help portrays the horrors that we face when our emotional moorings drift loose and the consequences that arise from our misplaced faith in ‘professionals’ who could very well be suffering from a greater spiritual sickness than we are. It is also a tale of genuine love and the redeeming value of loyalty and true friendship.” – MATTHEW J. PALLAMARY, Author of Land Without Evil, San Diego, California

“Although fiction, In the Name of Help has the loud ring of truth [about] psychiatric atrocities which are continuing today in virtually every ‘mental health’ facility in the United States and Canada. Through this book, Diane Klein has made an important contribution to our continuing struggle against psychiatric fascism and for human rights.” – DON WEITZ, antipsychiatry activist, radio producer, and co-editor of Shrink Resistant: The Struggle Against Psychiatry in Canada

In the Name of Help is one of the most important stories of our time. It could have happened to anyone.” – BARBARA AYASH, International Woman of the Year, International Freedom Medal Winner

“Your book has touched me in ways I never dreamed possible. We are all responsible for our fellow man, so lets work together in this shoulder to shoulder effort to rid this planet of all criminal psychiatrists. There are workable, drugless abuse free, legal, alternatives for people in need. Psychiatry is not part of the cure, it is the problem. Thanks Diane.” – SHELDON BAUER, Clearwater, Florida

“Diane Klein’s novel In the Name of Help dramatically illustrates that psychiatry and psychology are too important to be left in the hands of professionals.” – GERALD ANGELO CIRRINCIONE, host of the radio program TOWARD 3000, San Diego, California

“In the tradition of the novels of Charles Dickens, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Charlotte Bronte and many others, Diane Klein’s novel depicts a social condition that must be changed, and must be made clear to a much larger number of people in order to bring about a demand for change. In the Name Of Help suggests an ideal toward which society can evolve, if we grasp Diane’s message and care to make it happen.” – KARIN KOSKI, Portland, Oregon

“Klein details with well-researched authenticity how profit and political gain motives, force Cathryn to remain for many years drugged and incarcerated in psychiatric institutions, the kind of horror Kate Millett described in her much earlier book, ‘The Loony-Bin Trip.’ One of the key elements of Klein’s story is the law, and some people distorted by various forms of greed who use the law, specifically the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act, that allows a complete stranger to become someone’s legal conservator and force them into proscribed, institutionalized lives, subjected to involuntary medication and essentially imprisonment. All executed ‘in the name of help.’ Fortunately for the Cathryn of this novel, she has friends who use the law and their own considerable wits and courage to finally secure a release for Cathryn from this terrifying life of bondage and suppression of the talents she only started to develop in her earlier life. ” – DOUGLAS EBY, Beverly Hills, California

Jesus, Nick lamented, they're such a small minority among the multitudes of those who don't seem to have a shred of decency in their entire being. I've seen too many money-hungry, nasty people in the profession, men and women who are so busy being impressed with their goddamned law degrees, and their ability to make big money, that they don't consider it necessary to act with some caring and ethics." -
In the Name of Help, by Diane Klein.
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