Category Archives: Teens

19 Nov
1

Surge in Child Baker Acts Prompts Watchdog to Call for Greater Protection of Children

The mental health law in Florida, commonly called a Baker Act, allows for a person of any age to be taken into custody and transported to a psychiatric facility for examination. During 2018 there were over 200,000 Baker Acts with more ...

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20 Aug
0

Multi-Million Dollar Fines Insufficient to Curb Fraud & Patient Sexual Abuse in For-Profit Behavioral Health Industry, CCHR Says

Universal Health Services (UHS), which owns a chain of for-profit psychiatric facilities in the U.S. and the United Kingdom, has agreed to pay $127 million to settle a U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) civil probe into alleged fraud. The settlement ...

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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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Hundreds of men, women and children made their voices heard at the 2018 Psych Congress in Orlando.
01 Nov
1

Hundreds Gather to Protest the Psychiatric Drugging and Shocking of Children

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the protection of children, held a demonstration in Orlando at the Psych Congress protesting the drugging and electroshocking of children. Marching through the streets to the ...

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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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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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Suicide Noose
27 Sep
0

CCHR Calls for Investigation into Link between Antidepressants and Teen Suicides

Galvanized by reports showing suicide to be the third leading cause of death for ages 10-24[i], the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) of Florida, a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the protection of children, is calling for an ...

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Stop Suicide
12 Sep
0

CCHR Florida Sheds Light on Link Between Psychiatric Drugs and 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 a month long open house in recognition of World Suicide Prevention ...

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29 Jun
1

New Florida Law Makes Giant Leap Forward To Secure Rights Of Children

CLEARWATER, FL. June 27, 2017 – Acting as a strong voice working to protect children from unnecessary involuntary psychiatric examinations, commonly referred to as a Baker Act, CCHR applauds Florida lawmakers for making great strides in the restoration of human ...

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29 Jun
0

Ketamine: Club Drug And Rapist Tool Now Psychiatric Drug For Depression

Ketamine, a drug that distorts perceptions wildly, is currently being considered by the psychiatric community as an optional treatment for depression.[1] Although the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Ketamine as an anesthetic and pain reliever, this drug has ...

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