Category Archives: Patient Rights

Baker Act Symposium
12 Jul
3

Mental Health Watchdog Hosts Baker Act Defense Attorney Symposium

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) hosted a conference on the Florida mental health law for defense attorneys for the purpose of discussing strategies to effectively serve families and to eradicate violations of the law at the Fort Harrison ...

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CCHR
26 Apr
0

Mental Health Watchdog Warns Officials on Baker Act Rights Abuses

With reports surfacing that the number of citizens being Baker Acted is on the rise following the school shooting in Parkland, the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) is cautioning those charged with executing an involuntary psychiatric examination to pay ...

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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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21 Dec
2

ECT: The Ultimate Child Abuse

It is hard for many to believe that ECT is still legally performed. Yet many psychologists and psychiatrists still insist this barbaric “treatment” does something more than damage brains. For instance, Edward Shorter, PhD believes that sending up to 450 ...

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Diane Stein, President of CCHR Florida, presented the 2017 CCHR Humanitarian Award to Jacksonville attorney Mr. Justin Drach
16 Nov
2

CCHR Florida Presents Humanitarian Award to an Attorney Dedicated to Stopping Mental Health Abuses

A prominent Florida attorney was presented with the CCHR Humanitarian Award during a banquet held at the historic Fort Harrison in downtown Clearwater for his work to expose and prevent fraudulent involuntary psychiatric examinations known as Baker Acts. Hundreds of ...

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Mental Health Fraud in Florida
26 Mar
1

Mental Health Funding – Propping up a Fraudulent System

PR men hired by pharmaceutical companies and psychiatric vested interests have created a false world peopled by millions of the “under served” mentally ill. According to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) 1 out of 5 adults suffer from mental ...

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26 Mar
0

For-profit Psychiatric Hospitals Rake in Millions While Under Investigation for Fraud

For-profit psychiatric hospitals have continued cheating taxpayers and abusing government programs with fraudulent billing practices. At the same time they are piling up record profits, these facilities deliver terrible service to patients and create a dangerous working environment for hospital ...

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Crazy Brain Medicine
16 Mar
0

CCHR Files over 2,300 Complaints on Psychiatric Abuse in Florida

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) of Florida, a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the eradication of abuses committed under the guise of mental health, has filed over 2,300 complaints on psychiatric abuse in Florida in an ongoing effort to ...

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01 Mar
0

CCHR Florida Steps Up Campaign to Protect the Elderly from Harmful Baker Acting

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the eradication of abuses committed under the guise of mental health, stepped up a campaign launched in 2016 to educate the elderly on their rights under the ...

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01 Mar
3

Baker Act Harms Elderly with Dementia and Alzheimer’s

The Baker Act, a Florida law which allows judges, law enforcement officers, doctors and mental health officials to initiate a process to involuntarily institutionalize those exhibiting mental illness is especially dangerous for the elderly. If an older person suffers from ...

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