Parents' Bill of Rights

On July 1, 2021, Florida’s Parents’ Bill of Rights became law. As a parent, you need to know and understand these rights. CCHR has created a series of 15-30 second videos to help explain some of these rights as well as a simple booklet that can be downloaded.

The Baker Act

The Baker Act is the Florida mental health law that allows people of all ages, including children, to be held involuntarily for up to 72 hours in a psychiatric facility for an examination. It is important for people to know their rights under this law and how they can protect themselves and their family.

Suicide & Violence

CCHR Florida warns Lawmakers that Psychotropic Drugs may contribute to Violence and Suicide.


“One fact about ECT:
It damages the brain. Period.
ECT should have been banned 50 years ago.”
— Dr. Norman Shealy, Neurosurgeon

Help Fight Psychiatric Human Rights Abuses!

What is CCHR?

What Is the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR)?

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) is a nonprofit watchdog organization that investigates and exposes abuse in the mental health industry.

Report Abuse!

Why We Fight!

Often times people who seek help from psychiatrists, psychologists and other mental health workers, are falsely diagnosed and forced to undergo unwanted and harmful psychiatric treatments, involuntary commitment or electroshock.

Become a Member

Support CCHR!

As a non-profit mental health watchdog, CCHR relies on memberships and donations in order to continue its mission. Donations of any amount are appreciated and are tax-deductible. To make a donation and become a member please click below.

Parental Rights

It is a fundamental right of parents to direct the upbringing, education, and care of their minor children. Important information relating to a minor child should not be withheld, either inadvertently or purposefully, from his or her parent, including information relating to the minor child’s health, mental health, well-being, and education.

A list of “Parental Rights” has been compiled using existing rights understood to be guaranteed to a parent so that all parents can easily know and understand their rights.

Psychiatry: An Industry of Death Museum

A leading proponent for exposing mental health atrocities ramps up its Florida presence with a facility that includes a Psychiatry: An Industry of Death museum and a targeted focus on psychiatric abuses both locally and throughout the world.

The museum presents the unvarnished history of psychiatry across fourteen audio-visual displays, each revealing another aspect of psychiatric abuse and violations of human rights.

You are invited to tour this museum. This entirely self-guided tour includes documentaries and displays of psychiatry’s most harmful treatments. It is the definitive resource on historical and contemporary psychiatric theories and practices.

The museum is free to the public and is open 7 days a week.

Free Information Kit

Restoring Human Rights and Dignity to the Field of Mental Health

What should you know about psychiatry’s “cures” in the name of mental health? How valid are psychiatrists’ diagnoses—and how safe are their drugs?

The answers are contained in this information kit, which is provided free to legislators, government officials, medical and legal professionals, and human rights and advocacy organizations.

“Psychiatry does not commit human rights abuse. It is a human rights abuse.”

~ Dr. Thomas Szasz
Professor Emeritus in Psychiatry and Co-Founder of CCHR

Voices for Humanity – A Stand for Rights in the Sunshine State

Watch the full episode here


Florida Residents Only: Something that is very much needed is for people like yourself to sign up for CCHR Florida’s Call-to-Action Email Alerts.

Once added, you will receive any future Alerts on important mental health human rights issues such as:

  • Involuntary Examination (Baker Act)
  • Mental Health Screening
  • Mental Health Education
  • Psychiatric Drug Dangers
  • Electroshock
  • Parental Rights

To see how easy it is, here is a 60 second video that demonstrates how the alerts work.