Author Archives: CCHR

18 Dec
0

CCHR Supports U.N. and Rights’ Groups Demand for Urgent FDA Ban on Skin Electric Shock Devices

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it will ban a device that delivers painful electrical shocks to the skin to “modify” behavior in disabled students at the Judge Rotenberg Educational Center (JRC) in Massachusetts. In a publication of ...

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02 Dec
0

CCHR Continues Fight to Reform Mental Health Law in Campaign to Protect Children

The Florida chapter of the international mental health watchdog, Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), has been working for years to create positive change in how the mental health law is applied to children and teens in order to protect ...

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27 Nov
0

CCHR Warns Officials: Mental Health Screening and Psychotropic Drugs Can Contribute to Violence

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) is urging state authorities and educators not to adopt mental health screening in schools in the false hope that it could prevent acts of violence. Such screening could exacerbate the issue if it ...

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ECT
14 Nov
0

CCHR Florida Applauds Court Finding Forcible Electroshock a Human Rights Violation: Reinforces the Need to Ban ECT

The Florida chapter of the international mental health watchdog, Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), applauds a recent Supreme Court decision in Victoria, Australia that ruled the forcible use of electroshock treatment (ECT) violates patients’ human rights. The case involved ...

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This year’s recipient of the prestigious CCHR Humanitarian Award was local attorney Mrs. Carmen Miller for her work to educate citizens on their rights under the mental health law.
06 Nov
0

Humanitarian Award Presented to Attorney Committed to Fighting for Human Rights

Distinguished Florida attorney, Mrs. Carmen Miller, received the CCHR Humanitarian Award during a banquet held at the historic Fort Harrison in downtown Clearwater for her work in the fight to protect individuals from fraudulent involuntary psychiatric examinations known as Baker ...

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Hundreds of men, women and children made their voices heard at the 2018 Psych Congress in Orlando.
01 Nov
1

Hundreds Gather to Protest the Psychiatric Drugging and Shocking of Children

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the protection of children, held a demonstration in Orlando at the Psych Congress protesting the drugging and electroshocking of children. Marching through the streets to the ...

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Hosted by the Florida chapter of CCHR, the exhibit attracted educators, psychologists and other mental health practitioners who are concerned with the surge in psychiatric labeling and drugging of children. Stating that they have seen the abuses shown in the exhibit firsthand, these professionals pledged to work with CCHR to help prevent mental health abuses in Florida.
25 Oct
0

Hundreds Tour the Psychiatry: An Industry of Death Traveling Exhibit in Miami

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a non-profit watchdog that exposes human rights violations in the field of mental health, held an exhibit this week in Miami that presented shocking evidence of mental health abuse and dangerous psychiatric drugging ...

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Experts presented solutions to the challenges faced when dealing with youth mental health to an audience of concerned parents, educators, clergy and mental health practitioners.
17 Oct
3

Experts Present Youth Mental Health Solutions at World Mental Health Day Forum

CCHR hosted an event following World Mental Health Day where experts presented solutions to the challenges faced when dealing with youth mental health. Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the protection of children, hosted ...

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Drugging and Shocking the Military
15 Oct
0

CCHR: Veterans Get Damaging Mental Health Deal— Suicides increase & VA spends $1M on unsafe electroshock devices

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a non-profit mental health watchdog, is calling for an investigation into suicide-inducing psychotropic drugs and electroshock following a recent report showing that the suicide rate of veterans aged 18 to 34 jumped more ...

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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.”
07 Sep
1

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, Michael Jackson and other creative artists. In the same article, ...

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