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The Baker Act

Interview with Human Rights Advocate–Mr. Jim Harper

Interview with Human Rights Advocate–Mr. Jim Harper

Mr. Jim Harper is the founder of “The Road Back” program and has helped more than 40,000 individuals to become fully informed about the risks of psychiatric medication and the alternative treatments. This is a brief talk show interview with Mr. Harper.

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Brand New Powerful Video from CCHR Florida

Brand New Powerful Video from CCHR Florida

The FDA places strong warnings on mental health drugs. Unfortunately most people are not fully informed of the risks of these drugs prior to taking them. This video will open your eyes to the truth about mental health drugs.

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Psychiatric Hospitals a Camouflaged Danger to Patients and Staff

Free Speech Leads to Involuntary Psychiatric Hospital Visit for Retired Marine

Free speech and first amendment rights were ignored recently in Virginia where former Marine Brandon Raub was greeted at the door of his home on August 16th by local police, FBI and Secret Service agents. They had supposedly received reports about things he had posted on Facebook which implied to them he was perhaps a domestic terrorist in the making. He was detained without charge, not read his rights, handcuffed and taken to the psychiatric hospital ward for Behavioral Health at John Randolph Medical Center in Hopewell for psychiatric evaluation.

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Psychiatric Hospitals a Camouflaged Danger to Patients and Staff

No Need for a Mental Health App

Recently USA Today ran an article about a new app called “WhatsMyM3”. This is an app designed to determine if you are at risk for depression, anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder or PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). It is not based on any medical or scientific testing and is entirely subjective, leading the person straight into the hands of mental health practitioners.

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Psychiatric Hospitals a Camouflaged Danger to Patients and Staff

Synthetic Marijuana Tragedy

Synthetic Marijuana, also referred to as K-2 or Spice, is potentially deadly. This tragic story shows the consequences of young people smoking this drug.

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Psychiatric Hospitals a Camouflaged Danger to Patients and Staff

Bath Salts Use Epidemic

Bath salts, synthetic marijuana and other chemical substances are dangerous to the individual and anyone around them. More than half of the people who abuse these substances have been on psychotropic drugs previously. Learn what the warnings are on these drugs.

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Psychiatric Hospitals a Camouflaged Danger to Patients and Staff

Embalming Fluid and Laced Weed

Marijuana laced with PCP is gaining popularity with young people. The bizarre behavior associated with embalming fluid laced weed has resulted in people being placed in psychiatric hospitals, where further damage may be done.

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Psychiatric Hospitals a Camouflaged Danger to Patients and Staff

How the Baker Act Affects Marijuana Users

The Baker Act is a Florida state law where people who appear to be “mentally ill” are are forced to go to a psychiatric hospital because they, apparently, pose a danger to themselves and/or others.
It is in the name of “public safety” that they are involuntarily committed due to their recent display of irrational behavior.
Many young people are being institutionalized after smoking marijuana, due to adverse effects. It has been found that marijuana can be laced with phencyclidine, otherwise known as PCP. With low doses one can expect a change in body awareness, numbness of the extremities and poor muscular coordination. However, higher doses can produce
hallucinations, seizures, paranoia, disordered thinking and garbled speech. At
the extreme, catatonia and death are possible.

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Psychiatric Hospitals a Camouflaged Danger to Patients and Staff

Florida’s Baker Act is a Danger to All

If you found out that someone was involuntarily committed to a psychiatric hospital, you might assume the person must have some serious mental health problems and needs to be removed from
society to get some help.

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Florida’s Baker Act is a Danger to All

If you found out that someone was involuntarily committed to a psychiatric hospital, you might assume the person must have some serious mental health problems and needs to be removed from society to get some help. This is not the typical case. In fact, every 1 ¼ minutes, someone is involuntarily committed so it is not logical that there are that many people out there that need to be committed, or “Baker Acted,” as it is known in the state of Florida. Instead of this law protecting individuals, it poses a dangerous threat to anyone.

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Psychiatric Hospitals a Camouflaged Danger to Patients and Staff

Using Synthetic Marijuana a Dangerous Pastime

Ingesting dangerous, synthetic marijuana may well result in a trip to the hospital. Some young people have even been brought to the psychiatric ward under the state’s involuntary commitment law. Drugs with names like...

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