L.Ron begs for help: the root of scientology?

Is there any relation between this letter and scientology’s hatred of Psychiatry and the use of drugs to treat mental illness? It’s 1947. Depressed, unbalanced and medicated ex-serviceman Lafayette Ron Hubbard begs his Veterans Administration for free psychiatric help. He doesn’t get it. L.Ron then goes on to invent Dianetics, a ‘self-help’ system founded on … Continue reading