Tom Cruise To Speak On “The Modern Science of Mental Health”

September 27th, 2005 // 33 Comments

The master of all things intelligent and non-glib, Tom Cruise, is set to give a series of four lectures related to “The Modern Science of Mental Health.” The following is the press release:

Continuing his vigorous advocacy for Scientology’s solutions to mental health problems, Tom Cruise will deliver a series of four lectures on topics related to “The Modern Science of Mental Health” beginning next month. Co-sponsored by the Citizens Commission on Human Rights, the lectures will be held at Scientology’s Celebrity Centre International in Los Angeles. All lectures will be free to the public. Due to limited seating at the Celebrity Centre, tickets will be available only to Scientology parishioners and selected members of the press, but the lectures will be simulcast on the web, and a live video feed will be available for broadcasters who wish to cover these highly informative presentations.

The first lecture, set for October 15, is titled “How Psychiatry Invented Schizophrenia, and What Scientologists Can Do About It”.

The second lecture, tentatively scheduled for October 22, is on “Handling Sexual Dis-Orientation: Out of the Closet and Into the Auditing Room”.

The topic of the third lecture, in early November, will be “Diagnosis and Treatment of So-Called Clinical Depression with the Hubbard Mark Super VII Quantum Electropsychometer”.

The fourth lecture is “Neuroanatomical Changes Resulting from Chronic Methamphetamine Abuse: Can Narconon’s Sauna and Niacin Treatment Program Help?”

Transcripts of each lecture will be made available after the broadcast.

They all sound fascinating, particularly the second “Out of the Closet” lecture. Are we getting a surprise announcement of some sort?

(Thanks to Jeannie for the link.)

UPDATE: It’s a hoax. Not too shocking, huh?

By Miu von Furstenberg

  1. Ryann

    This guy’s crazier than a sh!t house rat…Give me a BREAK!!!

  2. mischa

    This man needs to die anytime now. Since when has he become an expert on mental illness? I would jack him up on some methanphetamine have a wee giggle. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  3. boh

    I’m picturing him doing his lectures in the style of Frank T.J. Mackey – his character in Magnolia. “I’m quietly judging you”.

  4. tempy

    It’s a shame that he goes through so much to conceal his sexuality. All his dirt is going to rise to the surface one day. There are some celebs that get called gay and aren’t.

    Tomasina aint one of them.

  5. Cynthia

    Wow! That’s great! Tom has finished his degree in psychiatry and is now lecturing! When did this happen? Because I was always under the impression that he was merely a high school drop out actor who thinks he knows everything….

  6. Scientology has their hand so far up his butt… and apparently he enjoys it. But he’s still the cutest puppet around.

  7. offended

    “How Psychiatry Invented Schizophrenia”!!!!

    I invite Mr. Cruise and all of his crazy Scientology friends to come meet my uncle, who has suffered from the disease since his late teens. This is NOT some created problem, as perhaps ADHD could be argued. He has a really terrible condition that affects his everyday activites and even while on medication is more or less unable to live independently. I am so offended that high school dropouts like Cruise spout such ignorant views.

  8. Cynthia

    Exactly! What scares the heck out of me is that he may actually convince people to go off their meds–with disastrous results. He need to shut up now! He is dangerous.

  9. Chloe Girl

    Um…how does “open to the public” and “only Scientology parishioners” work??

    Isn’t this preaching to the already psychotically converted?

  10. Ding dong.

    Hear that? It is the death knell of Tom Cruise’s career. Once these videos get on the internet, it’s over, that is it. “Diagnosis and Treatment of So-Called Clinical Depression with the Hubbard Mark Super VII Quantum Electropsychometer”? It will be the most downloaded video of all time.

    This is what happens when you fire your publicist and hire a scientologist to replace them.

  11. veelee

    Tom Cruise is an delusional midget with a case of ignorance larger than life. Schizophrenia was invented?? Are you that f*cked up Tom, really?

  12. bitty boop

    is this for real? because, if it is, to quote Billy Joel, “Goodbye to Hollywood…..”

  13. Conrad

    Look on the bright side – this could be just what we need to relegate this fool into perpetual obscurity.

  14. Tajue

    I totally thought the descriptions of the four lectures were PART OF YOUR SNIDE POST!! I can’t wait to hear all the recaps of his genious speeches. I can’t believe he’s opening himself up to what is sure to be tabloid feeding frenzy. It’s obvious these big stars are surrounded by ass kissing lackeys that protect them from the truth when public opinion is less than positive. Tom doesn’t realize that the majority of people won’t be taking his ‘lectures’ seriously. What are his credentials to be offering expert advice, anyway? If he has any, it’s no doubt an ‘honory’ degree. BTW, where the fuck is Katie?

  15. caro

    this cannot be for real. who is letting him do this? this evil gay alien must be stopped.

  16. twotoo

    I know what it is! He hates psychology because it has failed him so.
    He’s mad b/c he’s crazy!!!!

  17. Girly Girl

    ‘Out of the Closet and into the Editing Room’

    Does anyone else smell the irony of Tom Cruise giving this lecture? I do. And it smells a little bit like 3 day old road kill in the high heat of a Texas summer.

  18. norie

    now he really scars me.

  19. LM

    The Hubbard Mark Super VII Quantum Electropsychometer? Sounds like science fiction. And what is an auditing room? This is lunacy. At least that Oregon cult guy Swami Rajnish whose followers wore the colors of the sun and contributed their earthly wealth to his 100+ collection of Rolls Royces had an obvious agenda. Tom is downright dangerous since he’s trying to mainstream some pretty scary shit.

  20. CityKitty

    I read that Scientologists believe that scientology can “cure” you of being gay. That is probably what the “out of the closet” lecture is about.

    Keep on auditing, Tom C and John T…

  21. While it’s sad that Tom Cruise actually thinks he has enough knowledge and experience to speak on schizophrenia and clinical depression, what’s even more sad is that people will actually attend and sit through his lecture.

    I particularly like the “How Psychiatry Invented Schizophrenia, and What Scientologists Can Do About It” topic. What other made up events can scientologists fix?

    “How Terrorism Was Invented By George W. Bush and What Scientologists Can Do About It”?

    “How People in New England Invented Hurricane Katrina and What Scientologists Can Do About It”?

    “How Death Is Just an Illusion and What Scientologists Can Do About It”?

    “How Fashion Designers Invented Homosexuality and What Scientologists Can Do About It”?

    It’s amazing the things that we all assume are face, but in reality, they’re just illusions created by evil people and New Englanders. Thank God Scientology exists so it can point out and rectify these basic evils in society.

  22. Marvin the Martian

    Hello! Marvin the Martian here.
    Tell Tom Cruise I want my Hubbard Mark Super VII Quantum Electropsychometer spacemodulator back. I need it before I try to destroy the earth (because it’s blocking my view of space).

  23. TasAnnie

    I think he’s gunning to be the Tony Robbins of Scientology. These are nothing more than tarted up infomercials!

  24. I agree with you all but let’s play devil’s advocate, lots of celebrities have claimed to have been cured of drug abuse, depression, etc by going into scientology: lisa marie presley, john travolta, kirstie alley, etc. maybe it works? And if we judge it as we all have done above, is it not religious persecution? just a thought…

  25. Hilton

    I don’t believe that press release. The Church of Scientology hasn’t announced anything about this.

  26. caro

    LMAO at thaddeus

  27. Marc

    I don’t buy into scientology, but i can’t say what Tom Cruise does or doesn’t know about Psychology. Freud’s theories which created the branch of Psychology are bit out there almost as much as Scientology. Children going through a stage of wanting to kill the opposite sex parent to sleep with their mother or father is ridiculous. (Freud Theory)

    Mental illness is real but it comes from a crazy history of quacks like Freud.

  28. Leon

    It was just announced that the press release is a hoax, folks. You can stop bitchin’.

  29. Jamie

    From the always insightful Radar Magazine: The Tom Cruise Lecture Series

  30. Laughing Hysterically

    Well I see Mr Tom Cruise does not need to go to medical school and study to be a pyschologist, psychistrist, social worker and a doctor, all he has to do is pick an L Ron Hubbard book and be gifted with the all knowing knowledge of all things.
    And as soon as Tom Cruise has a baby, suffers from severe post partum depression and uses his ridiculous scientology theories to cure it then and only then will I listen to what he has to say about anything!

  31. Jarrod

    May I suggest-

    If you’d like to learn about scientology. My brothers and I have never laughed so hard in our life. A religion must at least have some shred of plausibility, shouldn’t it?

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