"And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight
inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."
    --Anais Nin


About ect.org:

Welcome to ect.org. Even though I sometimes take a lighthearted approach to the issue of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), I consider it a serious issue, often shrouded in misinformation.

You will find information that is pro and con to the topic of ECT. I leave it to you to weed through the materials and choose for yourself. I hope that you find this information useful, and if you are considering ECT, you will have made an informed choice. As an ECT survivor, I wish you the best, and a full recovery from the beast known as mental illness.

Why I created ect.org


Can't find what you're looking for?

Search the entire site.

Virtual Vote!

Vote, or check out how others are voting to questions such as "How did ECT affect you?" "Did ECT cause memory loss?" "Should ECT be regulated on a federal level?"

Visit the giftshop for some fun items!

What's New at ect.org!

If you're bookmarking this page to find out what's new, please don't miss the index page. I've added a small section called Quick Hits where I can get timely information up with links to full stories. I've been getting quite a few media requests, as well as all of the recent forced ECT stories that have developed, and that's where you'll get "quick hits" that I consider in need of immediate attention.

Everything new at ect.org - includes an archive of old new stuff, plus all the newest of the new! Now with dates of when I added each item.

Have you visited the discussion forums yet? You don't have to register...just ask questions, talk, express your views.

Want Updates?

Join our mailing list
for new and
updated information!

Enter your email address in the box above. You will receive a confirmation email. Mailings are irregular and only sent when major site updates occur.

Listen to LeNor Barry
while you surf
LeNor is a phenomenal artist
and she's a shock survivor

About ect.org
Effects of ECT
ECT News
Self Help
Video & Audio
1st Person
Let's Talk Forum

Amazon Honor System Click Here to Pay Learn More