Category Archives: Over Prescribing Meds

“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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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 are Addictive
19 Apr
1

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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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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21 Dec
2

Mental Health Watchdog Calling for Investigation into Psychiatric Drugging of Millions of Children

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) of Florida, a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to protection of children, is calling for an investigation into the heavy psychiatric drugging of children; especially foster children, in Florida. A report from the ...

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Texas Church Mass Shooting
16 Nov
0

Psychiatric History Leads to Another Mass Shooting

Recently, former psychiatric patient Devin P. Kelley opened fire on churchgoers in Texas murdering 26 innocent people and injuring another 20. Kelley had a long history of psychiatric drug use, beginning as a teenager when he was diagnosed with Attention ...

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Hoax
11 Sep
1

Cutting of Florida Mental Health Funding: A Blessing in Disguise

While those involved in Florida’s Mental Health System are reeling from the cut of millions of dollars from their budget,[i] many others are breathing a sigh of relief. After all, the psychiatric profession openly admits they cannot effectively diagnose or ...

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