Category Archives: Mental Health Screening

23 Dec
0

Watchdog Calling for an Investigation into the Baker Acting of Children in Florida

In 2018 an astounding 36,078 involuntary psychiatric examinations were initiated on children in Florida, an almost 19% increase over the past four years. [1] Called a Baker Act, an involuntary examination of a minor allows for a child to be taken ...

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Millions of children are given psychiatric labels for normal childhood behavior and prescribed psychiatric drugs that drive them to commit violent acts and suicide.
12 Dec
2

Surge in Children on Dangerous Psychiatric Drugs Not Just a U.S. Problem

Today in the United States approximately 7.2 million children between the ages of 0 to 17 are using prescription psychiatric drugs, and almost half of them are on drugs due to being labeled with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This ...

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Nearly two-thirds of the newspaper stories linking the holidays and suicide over the 2016-17 holiday season supported a false connection between the two, the Annenberg Public Policy Center has found.
12 Dec
0

Debunking the Myths Surrounding Suicide Assessments and Suicide Rates

  Each year an average of 44,965 people commit suicide in the United States making it the 10th leading cause of death for Americans. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide deaths were more than double ...

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06 Aug
0

Getting it Right About Antidepressants, CCHR and a Global Concern About Psychiatric Drug Dependency and Risks

Current debates in the media about antidepressants raise important issues—global antidepressant use is soaring, but the once-touted “miracle pills” now carry international drug regulatory agency warnings that potentially link them to suicides and acts of violence while studies show them to be ...

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31 Jul
0

Study Proves Psychiatric Diagnoses are Worthless

Neuroscience News has commented on a study published in Psychiatry Research, which concluded “psychiatric diagnoses are scientifically worthless.” Researchers from the University of Liverpool analyzed 5 key chapters of the latest DSM, a controversial edition of psychiatry’s “Bible.” The 5 ...

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31 Jul
1

Psychiatric Drugs for Toddlers? Let’s Get Real.

Health official Jeffrey Brosco is up in arms. He says our sons and daughters (even preschoolers) just aren’t getting enough mental health treatment. Of course, Jeffrey does have a special interest in this area, which may go a bit beyond ...

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20 Jun
0

The Hoax of Biologically Caused Depression

Psychiatry and pharmaceutical companies have increasingly pushed the theory that depression has a biological, even genetic cause. However, Science Alert online made this bold statement recently, “New research on depression has debunked decades of work that singled out individual genes ...

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05 Jun
0

CCHR Calling for Stronger Informed Consent When Prescribing Psychiatric Drugs

A recent study of 620,000 people in the U.S. has summarily debunked the claim that depression is genetic in origin. [1] “This study confirms that efforts to find a single gene or handful of genes which determine depression are doomed ...

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

CCHR Exhibit Warns Lawmakers that Psychotropic Drugs May Contribute to Violence and Suicide

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a mental health watchdog dedicated to the protection of children, unveiled a new exhibit in Tallahassee designed to educate lawmakers on the dangerous side effects of psychiatric drugs and the possible connection between these risks ...

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Human rights group loudly speaks out for nationwide ban on “torturous” electroshock treatment given 0-5 year olds, pregnant women, elderly, veterans…
21 May
0

CCHR Led Hundreds of Protestors Outside Psychiatric Convention Demanding a Ban on Electroshock Treatment

Members of the mental health watchdog, Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) and others concerned about the continuing use of electroshock treatment on 100,000 Americans each year—some aged five or younger [1] marched through the streets of San Francisco on ...

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