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The Baker Act

Jails and Psychiatric Hospitals – Both Bad for Mentally Ill

Mental Health and the New Slavery

Life can be tough. Bills to pay, jobs to keep, children to feed, mortgages, taxes, insurance, health problems, a toxic environment, bad education, people who do their best to drag you down… Any of the above and a dozen...

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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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Jails and Psychiatric Hospitals – Both Bad for Mentally Ill

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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Jails and Psychiatric Hospitals – Both Bad for Mentally Ill

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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Jails and Psychiatric Hospitals – Both Bad for Mentally Ill

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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Jails and Psychiatric Hospitals – Both Bad for Mentally Ill

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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Jails and Psychiatric Hospitals – Both Bad for Mentally Ill

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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Jails and Psychiatric Hospitals – Both Bad for Mentally Ill

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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Jails and Psychiatric Hospitals – Both Bad for Mentally Ill

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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