Jordan Peterson Couldn’t Save My Dad
Jordan Peterson talks about saving your father from the belly of the whale. Owen Benjamin found hope in this message, but was ultimately let down. Owen discusses some of his “daddy issues” and how he was betrayed by Dr. Jordan Peterson.
Jordan Peterson, 57, emerged last week from an intensive care unit in a Russian hospital after being treated for a dependence to benzodiazepine, an anti-anxiety medication, the New York Post reports.
Peterson sought alternative treatments in Russia after being repeatedly misdiagnosed in North American hospitals, including a clinic in New York, Mikhaila Peterson said in a video posted to YouTube.
“He nearly died several times,” the daughter said, adding her father had been taking the drug for years to treat anxiety brought on by a severe auto-immune reaction to food.
Doctors increased his dosage last year to help him cope with stress after his wife, Tammy, was diagnosed with cancer.
The daughter and her husband took Peterson, a professor at the University of Toronto who has long battled depression, to Moscow last month; he was diagnosed with pneumonia and put into an induced coma for eight days, according to Canada’s National Post. She described her father’s withdrawal as “horrific”.