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“CCHR has been issuing warnings on the dangers of these psychiatric drugs for decades,” said Diane Stein, President of the CCHR chapter in Florida. “Now we are seeing the start of a benzo epidemic to match the opioid epidemic.”

Fast-Rising Benzo Abuse Signals Another Psychiatric Drug Epidemic

Earlier this year, the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) reported that benzodiazepines, commonly called benzos, were a factor in the deaths of Tom Petty, Prince, Heath Ledger, Whitney Houston, ...

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CCHR’s “Psychiatric Drugs Create Violence & Suicide” Report—a Wakeup Call on Mass Violence

How many more tragedies and lost lives will it take for governments to recognize that in addition to any other investigations and actions they take in relation to mass acts ...

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CCHR campaign launched to educate law enforcement, policy makers and school officials about violence- and suicide-inducing drug risks.

Mental Health Watchdog Calls for Investigation into the Connection Between Violence and Psychiatric Drugs

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to investigating and exposing abusive psychiatric practices in the name of mental healing, is calling upon Florida ...

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Who Speaks for the Child?

Mental Health Watchdog on a Crusade to Protect Children from Illegal Baker Acts

Seen as a statewide crisis, 32,763 involuntary examinations were initiated on children during 2016-2017 according to a report recently released by the Baker Act Reporting Center. The Citizens Commission on Human ...

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Call for FDA ECT Ban

CCHR Calling for Ban on Torturous Electroconvulsive Therapy

Mental Health Watchdog calls upon the FDA to ban the ECT device from use after finding electroshock causes brain damage, memory loss and death. The mental health watchdog Citizens Commission ...

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2018 National School Safety Conference

CCHR Educates School Safety Conference Attendees on Psychiatric Drug Dangers

The Florida chapter of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to investigating and exposing abusive psychiatric practices in the mental health industry, educated ...

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Baker Act Symposium

Mental Health Watchdog Hosts Baker Act Defense Attorney Symposium

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) hosted a conference on the Florida mental health law for defense attorneys for the purpose of discussing strategies to effectively serve families and ...

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Sad Copy

CCHR Warns Officials About Forced Drugging and Illegal Baker Acting in Florida

In response to the recent Investigations and federal court filings exposing the documented psychotropic abuse of immigrant children held at Shiloh Treatment Center south of Houston, as well as other ...

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Are PTSD Suicides Connected to Psychiatric Drug Treatment?

June has been designated PTSD Awareness Month by the National Center for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The purpose of this designation is to increase awareness of “a mental health problem ...

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Raining Drugs

America the Drugged: A Nationwide Prescription Drug Epidemic

According to the Florida Medical Examiners Annual Report for 2016, drug related deaths increased in the state by 22% over 2015 and 5,725 of the deaths investigated were opioid-related deaths. ...

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