Category Archives: Department of Children and Families

29 Jun
1

New Florida Law Makes Giant Leap Forward To Secure Rights Of Children

CLEARWATER, FL. June 27, 2017 – Acting as a strong voice working to protect children from unnecessary involuntary psychiatric examinations, commonly referred to as a Baker Act, CCHR applauds Florida lawmakers for making great strides in the restoration of human ...

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Baker Act
07 Feb
2

CCHR Demands Investigation into Involuntary Psychiatric Examination of Children

The Florida chapter of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a non-profit dedicated to the eradication of abuses committed under the guise of mental health, is once again demanding an investigation into the involuntary psychiatric examinations of children under the Baker Act ...

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Child Advocacy Event
01 Feb
0

CCHR Hosts Child Advocacy Event to Honor International Holocaust Remembrance Day

    The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) of Florida, a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the eradication of abuses committed under the guise of mental health, hosted a Child Advocacy Award Luncheon along with the Church of ...

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Baker Act
22 Jun
3

Handcuffs and Police Cars Terrorize Florida School Kids

The Baker Act is the mental health law or the state of Florida an currently allows children to be involuntarily committed right out of their classroom at school and sent for psychiatric evaluation. This can happen if it is believed the child ...

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15 Mar
3

Baker Acting 7 year-olds

Florida’s mental health law, the Baker Act, gives law enforcement the right to detain someone, restrain them in a police vehicle using force as needed and take them to a designated psychiatric facility. An individual can be detained against their ...

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Foster Children
18 May
0

Foster Kids Abused with Psychiatric Drugs

Foster children are extremely vulnerable. Many have been uprooted continuously with no permanent place to call home. With personal belongings transported inside an empty trash bag, they have little, if any stability in their lives. Yet these children, desperately in ...

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24 Mar
1

Florida School Sends Bullying Victim to Mental Hospital

Parents never quite know what might happen when they send their child off for a routine day of public schooling here in Florida. Alishia Montelongo went off to classes at Wolfson High School in the Duval County School District in ...

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19 Jan
0

Psychiatrists Admit Popular Sedatives are Dangerous for the Elderly

  The Dec 17th issue of “The Journal of the American Medical Association Psychiatry” (JAMA Psychiatry) contained a paper describing the over prescribing of a class of sedatives or tranquilizers called benzodiazepines. “Benzos” are all related in chemical structure and ...

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17 May
1

DSM-V Shows Insanity of Psychiatry

The latest version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) is due to be released this month.  It has been published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) since 1952.  Its purpose is to identify and classify “mental ...

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11 Apr
0

Psychiatric Hospitals a Camouflaged Danger to Patients and Staff

Some believe a psychiatric hospital is the only option for treating a person with severe mental or behavioral issues. But if psychiatric hospitals still conjure up images of abuse reminiscent of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”, it may be ...

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