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Baker Act Harms Elderly with Dementia and Alzheimer's

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...

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Psychiatrists' Bible Goes Too Far in Naming Disorders

Psychiatrists' Bible Goes Too Far in Naming Disorders

DSM 5, (the fifth and most recent version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual) is the psychiatric bible of mental diagnoses. An open letter very critical of DSM 5 was written by several divisions of the  American Psychological Association. An article in...

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Psychotic Behavior Created Artificially

Psychotic Behavior Created Artificially

Our police officers are on the front line of any disturbance in the social fiber, including handling those who appear mentally ill. An unstable individual with a deadly weapon can be formidable and unpredictable. But how many violent people are also mentally ill? An...

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The Real Cause Behind School Shootings

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. A recent Fox News report...

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CCHR Educates Over 146,000 Families on Their Rights Under the Baker Act

Seattle Mall Shooter was on Psychiatric Drugs

Five more people have lost their lives to an out of control man under the care of a psychiatrist. Arcan Cetin had been diagnosed with ADHD, depression and autism. Records show that doctors were gravely concerned about their patient. [1] Unfortunately this concern was...

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Something Worse than Electroshock Therapy?

Something Worse than Electroshock Therapy?

When psychiatric drugs and electroconvulsive therapy fail to relieve a patient’s depression, psychiatrists report he has “treatment-resistant depression”. This patient is then a prime candidate for any experimental lunacy that the profession dreams up because the poor...

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ECT: Documented Dangers

ECT: Documented Dangers

ECT is in the news again, with vested interests pushing this barbaric torture device as an actual “therapy” and attempting to broaden its use by sneaking it in through the 21st Century Cures Act. Disturbingly, this proposal - given new life through a complicated and...

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