Category Archives: Department of Children and Families

Child Advocacy Event
01 Feb
0

CCHR Hosts Child Advocacy Event to Honor International Holocaust Remembrance Day

    The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) of Florida, a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the eradication of abuses committed under the guise of mental health, hosted a Child Advocacy Award Luncheon along with the Church of ...

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Baker Act
22 Jun
3

Handcuffs and Police Cars Terrorize Florida School Kids

The Baker Act is the mental health law or the state of Florida an currently allows children to be involuntarily committed right out of their classroom at school and sent for psychiatric evaluation. This can happen if it is believed the child ...

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15 Mar
5

Baker Acting 7 year-olds

Florida’s mental health law, the Baker Act, gives law enforcement the right to detain someone, restrain them in a police vehicle using force as needed and take them to a designated psychiatric facility. An individual can be detained against their ...

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18 May
0

Foster Kids Abused with Psychiatric Drugs

Foster children are extremely vulnerable. Many have been uprooted continuously with no permanent place to call home. With personal belongings transported inside an empty trash bag, they have little, if any stability in their lives. Yet these children, desperately in ...

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24 Mar
1

Florida School Sends Bullying Victim to Mental Hospital

Parents never quite know what might happen when they send their child off for a routine day of public schooling here in Florida. Alishia Montelongo went off to classes at Wolfson High School in the Duval County School District in ...

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19 Jan
0

Psychiatrists Admit Popular Sedatives are Dangerous for the Elderly

  The Dec 17th issue of “The Journal of the American Medical Association Psychiatry” (JAMA Psychiatry) contained a paper describing the over prescribing of a class of sedatives or tranquilizers called benzodiazepines. “Benzos” are all related in chemical structure and ...

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17 May
1

DSM-V Shows Insanity of Psychiatry

The latest version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) is due to be released this month.  It has been published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) since 1952.  Its purpose is to identify and classify “mental ...

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11 Apr
0

Psychiatric Hospitals a Camouflaged Danger to Patients and Staff

Some believe a psychiatric hospital is the only option for treating a person with severe mental or behavioral issues. But if psychiatric hospitals still conjure up images of abuse reminiscent of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”, it may be ...

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08 Apr
2

Psychiatry’s Push for Mental Illness Results in Disregard for Real Disease

The number of “mental disorders” has grown exponentially since they were first collectively published in the early fifties.  Since Prozac became famous more than thirty years ago, the number of people on psychotropic drugs has correspondingly multiplied as well.  One ...

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01 Dec
0

ABC NEWS: New Study Shows U.S. Government Fails to Oversee Treatment

Children in foster care are more likely to take multiple antipsychotic medications for longer periods of time than any other group of children   By DR. MARK ABDELMALEK, BRINDA ADHIKARI, SARAH KOCH, JOSEPH DIAZ and CLAIRE WEINRAUB Nov. 30, 2011 ...

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