Category Archives: Legislation

First Responders
08 Jan
0

Florida Bills Could Force Taxpayers To Fund Harmful Psychiatric Services for First Responders

Current Florida statutes require that there be clear and convincing evidence of mental or nervous injury to determine benefits under the state’s workers’ compensation law for Florida’s first responders. However, recent bills calling for revisions to the standard for demonstrating ...

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Diane Stein, President of CCHR Florida, presented the 2017 CCHR Humanitarian Award to Jacksonville attorney Mr. Justin Drach
16 Nov
2

CCHR Florida Presents Humanitarian Award to an Attorney Dedicated to Stopping Mental Health Abuses

A prominent Florida attorney was presented with the CCHR Humanitarian Award during a banquet held at the historic Fort Harrison in downtown Clearwater for his work to expose and prevent fraudulent involuntary psychiatric examinations known as Baker Acts. Hundreds of ...

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21 Aug
0

Mental Health Stigma Created by Psychiatry

When $20.4 million in federal funding for mental health services in Florida expired recently, those tied directly to this tax-payer funded care began a predictable and loud outcry. Stacey Cook-Hawk, CEO of Salus Care, a Mental Health and Addiction facility ...

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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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Mental Health
16 Mar
0

Mental Health Legislation: Good-Hearted People Swayed by Vested Interests

What is at the heart of a new demand for mental health legislation in Florida? Obviously, Floridians love to help. Most all of us would stop and assist a lost child, happily provide food to hungry veterans or provide holiday ...

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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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Death
07 Feb
0

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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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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Mental Health Fraud in Florida
27 Jan
0

Mental Health Legislation: Good-Hearted People Swayed by Vested Interests

What is at the heart of a new demand for mental health legislation in Florida? Obviously, Floridians love to help. Most all of us would stop and assist a lost child, happily provide food to hungry veterans or provide holiday ...

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23 Jan
0

Systematic Abuse in Florida UHS Facilities Brought To Light By Investigation

Are UHS Psychiatric Facilities in Florida Motivated by Profit? In a word, yes. Universal Health Services (UHS), is a corporation that owns over 200 psychiatric facilities in the USA and it’s under investigation by various federal and state authorities for ...

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