Category Archives: Florida Patient’s Bill of Rights

Who Speaks for the Child?
13 Feb
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Mental Health Watchdog Continues to Fight for Children Who Remain Target of Baker Act Misuse

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) of Florida, a non-profit mental health watchdog that exposes human rights violations and is dedicated to the protection of children, applauds the Miami-Dade Schools Police Department for taking action following the handcuffing of ...

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Children
17 Feb
1

CCHR Educates Over 146,000 Families on Their Rights Under the Baker Act

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, has reached over 146,000 families in a campaign to prevent abuse of the Baker Act by educating families ...

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Death
07 Feb
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Psychiatric Goofs: Physical Conditions Mimicking Mental Disorders

  Florida law currently requires that anyone sent for an involuntary psychiatric evaluation be given a physical examination within 24 hours of their arrival at a psychiatric facility. Since there are over 100 physical ailments that can mock a psychiatric ...

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Mental Health Fraud in Florida
12 Feb
1

Baker Act Relies On Faulty DSM Diagnostic System

With new bills proposing some scary, expansive changes to the Baker Act here in Florida, it’s time for citizens and Florida State Legislators to take a good look at what is going on here. The Baker Act allows the involuntary ...

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Involuntary Commitment
04 Nov
1

Mental health worker gave patient Ecstasy in exchange for sex, police say

Wayne K. Roustan – Sun Sentinel Nov 2, 2015 A mental health worker at a state psychiatric facility in Pembroke Pines is accused of plying a recovering drug addict with Ecstasy so he would repeatedly have sex with her. Alicia ...

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Skull
26 Oct
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Mental Institutions: Still Hellish in 2015

When 5 mental health institutions in California were investigated recently, a scathing 900 page report resulted. This voluminous release exposed sexual, physical, mental and emotional damage to patients. In short, not a lot has changed from the days when reporter ...

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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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10 Oct
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Your Kid can Dial-a-Shrink at School – Florida Medicaid Will Pay

Florida Medicaid has rolled out a provision hidden in the pages of the Obamacare bill and parents of kids in 13 Florida counties now have health clinics right in their public school buildings. Back in March this statement was made ...

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10 Oct
0

Mental Health Services in our Public Schools

While the U.S. Supreme Court examines the constitutionality of Obama Care (Affordable Care Act) the current administration plunges ahead with their “School-Based Health Centers.” Taxpayers are funding the building and renovating of health clinic inside schools. But this seemingly altruistic ...

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12 Sep
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Why Mental Health Care Stigma Exists

Some psychiatrists and mental health workers complain that the very subject of mental health, as well as mental health patients themselves, have a social stigma to overcome. The mental health workers say there is not enough mental health coverage due ...

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