Category Archives: Schools

Who Speaks for the Child?
13 Feb
0

Mental Health Watchdog Continues to Fight for Children Who Remain Target of Baker Act Misuse

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, applauds the Miami-Dade Schools Police Department for taking action following the handcuffing of ...

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11 Apr
0

Crocodile Tears: Florida Mental Health Begs More University Funds

In a bid to gain more taxpayer money, University System of Florida members are recommending an expansion of their mental health programs on campus. Dr. Andy King, counseling center director for the University of Florida pleaded with lawmakers. “It may ...

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Baker Acting of Children
27 Jan
1

CCHR Demands Investigation into Involuntary Psychiatric Examination of Children

The Florida chapter of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a non-profit dedicated to the eradication of abuses committed under the guise of mental health, is once again demanding an investigation into the involuntary psychiatric examinations of children under the Baker Act ...

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23 Jan
17

The Real Cause Behind School Shootings

While some have linked school shootings to “lack of mental health services” and hint that there would be fewer such incidents if people were under the watchful eye of mental health specialists, the true facts are either buried or obscured. ...

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Baker Act
01 Oct
0

Tweaking Crime Rate Numbers Through Baker Act Abuse?

We cringe when the crime rates soar in our city and rejoice when it plummets. Published statistics help us monitor what is going on in our neighborhoods, giving us a means to predict the future. Every day families scour the ...

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18 Sep
0

New Study: Exercise Can Cure Depression & ADHD In Children

Dr. Gregory Ramey is a pediatric psychologist and the executive director for the Center for Pediatric Mental Health Resources at The Children’s Medical Center of Dayton, Ohio. Dr. Ramey is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Ohio ...

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04 Aug
1

7 Year-old Gets Involuntarily Committed for School Tantrum

Unbelievable as it sounds, grade school kids in Florida are being involuntarily committed straight from school into psychiatric facilities under the Baker Act. In this case from 2009, a 7-year old boy was Baker Acted from Mildred Helms Elementary in ...

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25 Jul
0

Antidepressants Double Suicide Risks in Teens

Policy makers in Florida are concerned by the rising rate of youth suicides in our state and experts are saying that suicide can be prevented with education and community action. The question becomes what education and what community action is ...

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16 Jul
0

Psychiatric Drugs and the Baker Acting of Minors

The Baker Acting of minors is controversial. Many parents have been devastated when their child was taken from school without their knowledge and held for examination in a mental health facility in Florida. Some children have been Baker Acted for ...

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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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