Category Archives: Mental Illness

15 Jan
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Mental Health Watchdog Aims to Protect Elderly from Baker Act Abuse

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) of Florida, a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to exposing human rights violations as well as protecting the elderly, applauds lawmakers for addressing the issue of Elder Abuse during the current legislative session ...

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Texas Church Mass Shooting
16 Nov
0

Psychiatric History Leads to Another Mass Shooting

Recently, former psychiatric patient Devin P. Kelley opened fire on churchgoers in Texas murdering 26 innocent people and injuring another 20. Kelley had a long history of psychiatric drug use, beginning as a teenager when he was diagnosed with Attention ...

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Suicide Noose
27 Sep
0

CCHR Calls for Investigation into Link between Antidepressants and Teen Suicides

Galvanized by reports showing suicide to be the third leading cause of death for ages 10-24[i], the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) of Florida, a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the protection of children, is calling for an ...

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ECT Machine
18 Sep
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ECT: Psychiatrists Admit Harmful Effects but aren’t Worried About Them

Dictionaries define “harmful” as coming from the word harm, which means “causing or likely to cause physical injury, especially that which is deliberately inflicted.” In the alternate world of psychiatry, “harm” becomes a good thing, where intentionally firing 70–150 volts ...

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Stop Suicide
12 Sep
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CCHR Florida Sheds Light on Link Between Psychiatric Drugs and Suicide

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, is holding a month long open house in recognition of World Suicide Prevention ...

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Hoax
11 Sep
1

Cutting of Florida Mental Health Funding: A Blessing in Disguise

While those involved in Florida’s Mental Health System are reeling from the cut of millions of dollars from their budget,[i] many others are breathing a sigh of relief. After all, the psychiatric profession openly admits they cannot effectively diagnose or ...

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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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04 Jun
2

Mental Health Funding In Florida: Why Floridians Should Not Support the Fraud

Lately Floridians have been subject to accusations of “Florida does not support mental health,” “Florida is 50th in the nation in mental health funding,” and “Florida does not care for its citizens in need.” But instead of caving to these ...

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04 Jun
0

Psychiatric Drugs Replaced by a Walk in the Woods?

The American Psychiatric Association recently approached the subject in an article called “Healing the Mind With Nature: Another Tool for Psychiatry” published in their May 3rd 2017 online edition of Psychiatric News. The article cited one practicing psychiatrist who gave ...

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