Category Archives: Children

NBC News reported on April 22, 2018 that the Center for Disease Control (CDC) findings show that suicides in the U.S. are at the highest level in “almost three decades”.
20 May
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Rise in Suicides Prompts CCHR to Call for an Investigation into the Failure of Mental Health Programs

Since 1949 the month of May has been observed by mental health advocacy groups as Mental Health Awareness Month. Started by Mental Health American as a means of educating individuals on mental health issues for the purpose of providing support ...

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Mental Health Group says Electrical “Treatment” Creates Harm
30 Apr
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CCHR Condemns FDA’S Approval of Electricity-Zapping for “ADHD” Kids

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a device to zap a low-level electrical pulse through the forehead of 7-12 year olds as treatment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). [1] But the mental health watchdog, Citizens Commission on ...

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27 Feb
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CCHR Calls for Investigation Due to Sharp Increase in Psychiatric Drugging of Infants and Toddlers

The rate of psychiatric drugging of children has increased sharply despite the lack of evidence that these drugs are remotely safe for this age group prompting CCHR to call for an investigation. According to 2013 data from the IMS Institute ...

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02 Dec
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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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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
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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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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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Who Speaks for the Child?
16 Aug
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Mental Health Watchdog on a Crusade to Protect Children from Illegal Baker Acts

Seen as a statewide crisis, 32,763 involuntary examinations were initiated on children during 2016-2017 according to a report recently released by the Baker Act Reporting Center. The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the protection ...

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Call for FDA ECT Ban
03 Aug
1

CCHR Calling for Ban on Torturous Electroconvulsive Therapy

Mental Health Watchdog calls upon the FDA to ban the ECT device from use after finding electroshock causes brain damage, memory loss and death. The mental health watchdog Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) of Florida announced its support of ...

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Baker Act Symposium
12 Jul
3

Mental Health Watchdog Hosts Baker Act Defense Attorney Symposium

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) hosted a conference on the Florida mental health law for defense attorneys for the purpose of discussing strategies to effectively serve families and to eradicate violations of the law at the Fort Harrison ...

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