Author Archives: CCHR

06 Dec
0

Shooter killed, at least 11 hurt at Pensacola Navy base

Authorities say an active shooter is dead after opening fire on multiple people Friday at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, and at least 11 people were hospitalized. Military Acts of Violence Linked to Psychiatric Drugs Marine Lance Corporal Delano ...

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This year’s recipient of the prestigious CCHR Humanitarian Award was Orlando attorney Ms. Kendra Parris for her work to protect the rights of Floridians under the Baker Act.
20 Nov
0

CCHR Humanitarian Award Presented to Attorney Dedicated to Restoring Human Rights

Attended by hundreds of guests, the 4th Annual Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) Humanitarian Awards Banquet once again honored the many dedicated volunteers and supporters of CCHR for their work help restore rights and dignity to the field of mental health. ...

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20 Nov
0

Justin Drach: Florida-based Attorney Fighting Widespread Abuses in the Psychiatric Industry

Every year hundreds of thousands of people are taken into custody for involuntary psychiatric examination across the state of Florida. Called a Baker Act, the rampant abuse of rights under this law contributes to tens of millions of dollars in fraudulent ...

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19 Nov
1

Surge in Child Baker Acts Prompts Watchdog to Call for Greater Protection of Children

The mental health law in Florida, commonly called a Baker Act, allows for a person of any age to be taken into custody and transported to a psychiatric facility for examination. During 2018 there were over 200,000 Baker Acts with more ...

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CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections.
05 Nov
0

UK Legislators Asked to Increase Oversight and Criminal Accountability in U.S. Owned For-Profit Behavioral Hospitals

Hundreds of UK legislators have been sent a White Paper on Fraud and Abuse in the UK’s for-profit behavioral industry, calling for tighter oversight and accountability of facilities owned by U.S companies, Acadia Healthcare and Universal Health Services (UHS). The mental health ...

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A CCHR International report on behavioral health facilities published last year highlights how the lack of science, medically sound diagnoses and unworkable treatments in psychiatry have escaped accountability and contributed to the fraud.
27 Oct
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CCHR, Mental Health Industry Watchdog, Rails Against Use of Commitment Laws That Detain Patients for Profit

Involuntary commitment laws are being used to detain mental health patients for profit, with the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) saying the system needs to be overhauled and stringent penalties put in place to stem the fraud and abuse. The group ...

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In December 2018, the FDA reduced the risk classification of the electroshock device so that it could be more broadly marketed and used for the treatment of mental disorders. The decision has prompted CCHR to call upon the GAO to investigate the agency.
21 Oct
0

CCHR Urges Overhaul of the FDA, Charging Approval of Electroshock Device Creates Harm

Summing up a five-part series of articles exposing the dangers of electroshock treatment (ECT) on its public information blog, TruthAboutECT, mental health watchdog, Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (CCHR) calls for an overhaul of the Food and Drug Administration ...

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07 Oct
1

Electroshock “Therapy” Assault—a Legacy from the Nuremberg Doctors’ Trials, Mental Health Watchdog Says

In an ongoing series exposing the dangers of electroshock treatment (ECT) administered to over 100,000 Americans each year, including children, Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (CCHR), says Congress and State Legislators are being misled about the brutality of electroshock treatment and ...

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“With no clinical trials proving its safety, electroshock treatment plays Russian roulette with the lives of vulnerable people who are often ill-informed about its long-term effects, including, according to an ECT device manufacturer, permanent brain damage, as well as severe memory loss.”
30 Sep
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Mental Health Watchdog Cites United Nations Report on Enforced (Involuntary) ECT is Recognized Torture

In a continuing series about the use of electroshock treatment (ECT) and this practice putting at risk a reported 100,000 Americans every year, Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (CCHR), a mental health industry watchdog, says electroshock can be given ...

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24 Sep
0

ELECTROSHOCK: BRAIN DAMAGE & CONSUMER FRAUD Mental Health Industry Watchdog Reiterates the Need for a Ban

In the second part of a series of public awareness articles posted on TruthAboutECT.org, Jan Eastgate, the president of mental health industry watchdog, Citizens Commission on Human Rights International explores the coverup of the dangers of psychiatric electroshock treatment, or ...

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