Category Archives: Schools

02 Dec
0

CCHR Continues Fight to Reform Mental Health Law in Campaign to Protect Children

The Florida chapter of the international mental health watchdog, Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), has been working for years to create positive change in how the mental health law is applied to children and teens in order to protect ...

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27 Nov
0

CCHR Warns Officials: Mental Health Screening and Psychotropic Drugs Can Contribute to Violence

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) is urging state authorities and educators not to adopt mental health screening in schools in the false hope that it could prevent acts of violence. Such screening could exacerbate the issue if it ...

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Experts presented solutions to the challenges faced when dealing with youth mental health to an audience of concerned parents, educators, clergy and mental health practitioners.
17 Oct
3

Experts Present Youth Mental Health Solutions at World Mental Health Day Forum

CCHR hosted an event following World Mental Health Day where experts presented solutions to the challenges faced when dealing with youth mental health. Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the protection of children, hosted ...

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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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