Thursday, May 24, 2012

CARRIE FISHER HOSTS DISCOVERY FIT & HEALTH’S PSYCH WEEK - The Woman with 15 Personalities, Mom Gouged Son's Eyes Out In Drug-Fueled Ritual, Mexico Authorities Say

Psych Week Begins Sunday, June 3 at 8 PM ET/PT
May 23, 2012

With mental health programming airing nightly, beginning Sunday, June 3 at 8 PM ET/PT, PSYCH WEEK will profile individuals dealing with a spectrum of afflictions and addictions, from agoraphobia, sexsomnia and bipolar disorder to schizophrenia, hoarding, OCD and multiple-personality disorder.

The Woman with 15 Personalities  - Friday, June 8 at 8 PM ET/PT

The Woman With 15 Personalities presents a unique look at a person living with Dissociative Identity Disorder, a condition in which a person displays several distinct identities, each with its own perception of the environment.

Mom Gouged Son's Eyes Out In Drug-Fueled Ritual, Mexico Authorities Say

MEXICO CITY -- Police in a Mexico City suburb arrested a mother and several relatives Thursday for allegedly gouging out the eyes of her 5-year-old son in what authorities said appeared to have been a drug-fueled ritual....

Mexico state prosecutor Isaac Acevedo told local media that a total of eight people had been detained and that investigators believed the mother herself gouged the boy's eyes out with her fingers. The boy's father was apparently not in the home at the time.

The crime appeared to have been part of a ritual, but was not apparently related to the Santa Muerte or Saint Death cult, some of whose followers were recently charged with the sacrificial killings of two 10-year-old boys and a 55-year-old woman in northern Sonora state, he said....

While statues of Saint Death are common in many poor Mexican neighborhoods, Chavez said no altar or statue of the figure was found in the Nezahualcoyotl home.

Mexico's worst case of ritual sacrifice came with the notorious "narco-satanicos" killings of the 1980s. Fifteen bodies, many of them with signs of ritual sacrifice, were unearthed at a ranch outside the border city of Matamoros, across from Brownsville, Texas.

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