Category Archives: Benzodiazepines

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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“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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2018 National School Safety Conference
02 Aug
0

CCHR Educates School Safety Conference Attendees on Psychiatric Drug Dangers

The Florida chapter of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to investigating and exposing abusive psychiatric practices in the mental health industry, educated hundreds of school officials, security professionals, School Resource Officers and ...

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07 Jun
5

Are PTSD Suicides Connected to Psychiatric Drug Treatment?

June has been designated PTSD Awareness Month by the National Center for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The purpose of this designation is to increase awareness of “a mental health problem that may develop after a person has been exposed to ...

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Raining Drugs
30 May
0

America the Drugged: A Nationwide Prescription Drug Epidemic

According to the Florida Medical Examiners Annual Report for 2016, drug related deaths increased in the state by 22% over 2015 and 5,725 of the deaths investigated were opioid-related deaths. That opioid use and abuse has become an epidemic in ...

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Antidepressants Kill
17 May
0

CCHR Calls Traditional Observance of Mental Health Month into Question

Started in 1949 by Mental Health America, “Mental Health Awareness Month” – as observed by mental health advocacy groups – is purported as a means of educating the populace on mental health issues for the purpose of education and providing ...

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CCHR campaign launched to educate law enforcement, policy makers and school officials about violence- and suicide-inducing drug risks.
23 Mar
0

Mental Health Watchdog Releases New Report on Link Between Psychotropic Drugs & School/Mass Shootings

The mental health watchdog group, Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR)International is offering Law Enforcement Officers (LEOs) and school officials a free copy of its compelling new report about a common denominator found in many mass shootings: psychotropic drugs. The report, ...

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Stop Suicide
13 Feb
1

Study Reports that Suicide Risk Assessments May Increase the Risk of Suicide

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) of Florida, a non-profit mental health watchdog that exposes human rights violations and is dedicated to the protection of children, is holding an open house this month at their center located at 109 ...

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15 Jan
0

Mental Health Watchdog Aims to Protect Elderly from Baker Act Abuse

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) of Florida, a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to exposing human rights violations as well as protecting the elderly, applauds lawmakers for addressing the issue of Elder Abuse during the current legislative session ...

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First Responders
08 Jan
0

Florida Bills Could Force Taxpayers To Fund Harmful Psychiatric Services for First Responders

Current Florida statutes require that there be clear and convincing evidence of mental or nervous injury to determine benefits under the state’s workers’ compensation law for Florida’s first responders. However, recent bills calling for revisions to the standard for demonstrating ...

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