Author Archives: CCHR

20 Aug
0

ALLEGATIONS OF PATIENT SEXUAL & OTHER ABUSES IN FOR-PROFIT BEHAVIORAL HEALTH INDUSTRY SEQUEL YOUTH & FAMILY SERVICES UNDER SCRUTINY

Allegations of sexual abuse of patients in the for-profit behavioral hospital industry are rife.  Last year, Universal Health Services (UHS) closed its Timberlawn psychiatric hospital in Texas in the wake of allegations that a 13-year-old girl was raped at the ...

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20 Aug
0

CCHR Warns of Symptomatic Betrayal and Rape in the Psychiatric-Behavioral System

In a ground-breaking decision on August 12 2019, a Ventura, California jury awarded $13.25 million to three women who were sexually assaulted by a staff member at the for-profit psychiatric facility, Aurora Vista del Mar Hospital in Ventura. The facility ...

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14 Aug
0

A Warning that cannot be ignored: Psychiatric Drugs Create Violence CCHR calls for Urgent Government Investigation

The spate of recent mass shootings has prompted the mental health watchdog, Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (CCHR) to reiterate the urgent need for State and a Federal government investigation into the irrefutable link between psychotropic drugs and violence. ...

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06 Aug
0

Getting it Right About Antidepressants, CCHR and a Global Concern About Psychiatric Drug Dependency and Risks

Current debates in the media about antidepressants raise important issues—global antidepressant use is soaring, but the once-touted “miracle pills” now carry international drug regulatory agency warnings that potentially link them to suicides and acts of violence while studies show them to be ...

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31 Jul
0

ECT Damage: Are Psychiatrists Ignorant or Malicious?

Psychiatrist Ugo Cerletti watched pigs being “anesthetized” with electroshock before they were butchered. This seemed a delightful outcome to Cerletti. He proceeded to experiment on hapless dogs and other animals, producing “reliable epileptic fits.” Apparently, this was not enough for ...

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31 Jul
0

Study Proves Psychiatric Diagnoses are Worthless

Neuroscience News has commented on a study published in Psychiatry Research, which concluded “psychiatric diagnoses are scientifically worthless.” Researchers from the University of Liverpool analyzed 5 key chapters of the latest DSM, a controversial edition of psychiatry’s “Bible.” The 5 ...

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31 Jul
1

Psychiatric Drugs for Toddlers? Let’s Get Real.

Health official Jeffrey Brosco is up in arms. He says our sons and daughters (even preschoolers) just aren’t getting enough mental health treatment. Of course, Jeffrey does have a special interest in this area, which may go a bit beyond ...

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31 Jul
0

Multi-Million Fines Insufficient to Curb Abuse in For-Profit Behavioral Health Industry

Universal Health Services (UHS), which owns a chain of for-profit psychiatric facilities in the U.S. and the United Kingdom, has agreed to pay $127 million to settle a U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) civil probe into alleged fraud. The settlement ...

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24 Jul
0

In wake of $1.4B Suboxone Payout, Mental Health Watchdog, CCHR, Says Psychiatric Industry and Hospitals Cash in on Opioid Crisis

A pharmaceutical company’s recent $1.4 billion settlement with the Department of Justice (DOJ) over probes into its addiction treatment drug, Suboxone Film (buprenorphine and naloxone), has raised concerns about psychiatric drug treatments offered as solutions to the opioid crisis, the ...

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17 Jul
0

CCHR Says Minority Mental Health Month May Spell Mental Health Slavery

While July is recognized as Minority Mental Health Month, Rev. Frederick Shaw, spokesperson for the Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (CCHR) warns that it can be used to stigmatize African Americans and put them at risk of harm from ...

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