Category Archives: Elderly

CCHR Florida is raising awareness of the abuse suffered by the elderly under the mental health law especially the unnecessary and potentially harmful involuntary psychiatric examination of seniors, a process called Baker Acting.
18 Dec
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CCHR Warns: Baker Acting the Elderly Can be Fatal Due to ‘Transfer Trauma’

Transfer trauma, also known as relocation stress syndrome, has been studied since the 1960s and according to controlled studies the mortality rate for elderly that are transferred is 2-4 times higher than those that are not subjected to this type ...

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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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Call for FDA ECT Ban
03 Aug
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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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Antidepressants are Addictive
19 Apr
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New York Times Exposes Antidepressant Scandal: Antidepressants are Addictive

Despite of protest from over 40 psychiatrists, the New York Times has published an in-depth investigative report of improper labeling and prescribing of antidepressants in the U.S., Britain and elsewhere. The article is headlined, “Most People Taking Antidepressants Discover They ...

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15 Jan
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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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Diane Stein, President of CCHR Florida, presented the 2017 CCHR Humanitarian Award to Jacksonville attorney Mr. Justin Drach
16 Nov
2

CCHR Florida Presents Humanitarian Award to an Attorney Dedicated to Stopping Mental Health Abuses

A prominent Florida attorney was presented with the CCHR Humanitarian Award during a banquet held at the historic Fort Harrison in downtown Clearwater for his work to expose and prevent fraudulent involuntary psychiatric examinations known as Baker Acts. Hundreds of ...

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18 Sep
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ECT: Psychiatrists Admit Harmful Effects but aren’t Worried About Them

Dictionaries define “harmful” as coming from the word harm, which means “causing or likely to cause physical injury, especially that which is deliberately inflicted.” In the alternate world of psychiatry, “harm” becomes a good thing, where intentionally firing 70–150 volts ...

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23 Jul
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Psychiatry Continues To Rip Off Florida Medicare System

According to the United States Department of Justice, our Federal government continues to battle Medicare fraud to the tune of tens of billions of dollars each year, edging close to $100 billion.[1] As a result, in 2007, a multi-agency team ...

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22 May
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ECT: Psychiatric Abuse of Elderly Patients

Why do psychiatrists increasingly treat the elderly with electro convulsive therapy (ECT)? One of the greatest fears of those approaching old age is memory loss. The fading or complete disappearance of one’s major life events and precious memories is a ...

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