This piece by Mercy Survivor Chelsea was originally published on her personal blog, The Pink Propaganda, and can be viewed here.
This is my story. This story reflects my sole opinion of Mercy and my time spent in the facility. This story and it’s contents belong to that of the owner. Please do not use without written permission or citation.
People often ask me “what do you mean they didn’t tell you specifically to come off your drugs, but you still did it.” Because I was flooded with images and sermons very similar to the ones below. Eventually you start to believe that psychiatric drugs are toxic. They don’t tell you personally, but they’ll give you assignments that are just like Nancy’s sermons below. I often refer to it as “Mercy taking me off my medications”. Which is exactly what underhandedly happened. After listening and seeing things like this for a long enough time it’s true that a 20 year old, persuasive by just her age, not under her parents watch is going to walk in a psychiatrists office, with Mercy staff present and start into lies about how well she’s doing and how she needs to be dropped lower and lower.
Mercy Ministries claims to take on issues like
- Eating disorders
- Self Harm
- Physical and sexual abuse
- Drug and Alcohol Addiction
- And Sex Trafficking
Psychiatric issues that can stem to these or from these include
- Bipolar Disorder
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Obsessive Compulsive disorder
- Dissociative Disorder
- Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective disorder
… number of which should be treated with psychiatric drugs. But Mercy doesn’t think so.
Nancy Says In this Video:
“Brother Jesse is like a rock star at Mercy Ministries, because they send us their DVDs all the time and when you’re dealing with messed up broken people, the word of God in Proverbs says “a merry heart doeth good like a medicine”. So we got a prescription via brother Jesse’s DVD that’s better then any of those psychiatrists give to us in those bottles.”
Nancy Says in this Video
“If somebody has opened themselves up to the spirit of lust or pornography or through lots of sexual promiscuity, then we’ve opened the door for demonic activity. And secular psychiatrists want to medicate things like that. But Jesus did not say to medicate a demon, he said to cast them out.”
Cardboard Testimonies, made by Mercy.
And in this promotional video
“When doctors tell you the only way you can live is ten pills a day and God proves them wrong, that’s a miracle”
After seeing stuff like this, constantly for months eventually somehow you manage to say “no psychiatric drugs aren’t for me!” And let’s be honest some people just need them. And it’s odd. Mercy doesn’t encourage ALL girls off their meds. Just some girls. The ones they want to say “I was on 15 meds and now I’m on none”. I was on a lot of medications going into Mercy Ministries and advising me off of them was a really terrible idea that nearly landed in my death.