Please join in on all of the excitement!  Citizens Commission on Human Rights of Florida (CCHR Florida) is sponsoring a writing contest!  Anyone can submit an article.  This is your time to show off your writing skills and a chance to get published online!  See details below.

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights of Florida (CCHR Florida) is a non-profit public benefit organization that investigates and exposes psychiatric violations of human rights. It works shoulder-to-shoulder with like-minded groups and individuals who share a common purpose to clean up the field of mental health.
CCHR Florida shall continue to do this work until abusive and coercive practices committed under the guise of mental health are eradicated and human rights and dignity are returned to all.

While CCHR Florida does not provide medical or legal advice, it does work closely with attorneys and medical doctors and supports medical, but not psychiatric, practices.

Mental health:

No one denies that people can have difficult problems in their lives and that at times they can feel mentally unstable. Mental health care is therefore both valid and necessary. However, the emphasis must be on workable mental healing methods that improve and strengthen individuals and thereby society by restoring people to personal strength, ability, competence, confidence, stability, responsibility and spiritual well-being.

May is Mental Health Month. This is another way of combating mental health abuse in our community.

The competition is for anyone with an experience or knowledge of what harm psychiatry or their abusive therapies can do. This includes: therapy, psychiatric drugs, electric shock, mental health screening, drugs in our schools, etc.

The top 3 articles will be posted on our website (http://www.cchrflorida.org) or blog (http://www.cchrflorida.org/blog).  All other entries will be posted at the sole discretion of CCHR Florida.

Please email your submissions to cchrflorida@yahoo.com.

Entries must be submitted by July 31, 2011.  The winning articles will be judged by CCHR Florida staff and/or volunteers.

Our thanks are extended to all who participate. Your efforts, as well as being personally rewarded, help to  promote awareness of mental health abuse, literally saving lives.