Another Psychiatric Drug, Another Act of Senseless Violence: the All-Too Often Finding in Mass Killings CCHR reports

Montgomery County Coroner has confirmed that the alleged Dayton, Ohio shooter had the benzodiazepine, alprazolam, in his system along with cocaine, alcohol and other substances.[i] In its report, Psychiatric Drugs Create Violence and Suicide, the mental health...

A Warning that cannot be ignored: Psychiatric Drugs Create Violence CCHR calls for Urgent Government Investigation

The spate of recent mass shootings has prompted the mental health watchdog, Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (CCHR) to reiterate the urgent need for State and a Federal government investigation into the irrefutable link between psychotropic drugs and...

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...

CCHR Calling for Stronger Informed Consent When Prescribing Psychiatric Drugs

A recent study of 620,000 people in the U.S. has summarily debunked the claim that depression is genetic in origin. [1] “This study confirms that efforts to find a single gene or handful of genes which determine depression are doomed to fail,” says...
Rise in Suicides Prompts CCHR to Call for an Investigation into the Failure of Mental Health Programs

Rise in Suicides Prompts CCHR to Call for an Investigation into the Failure of Mental Health Programs

Since 1949 the month of May has been observed by mental health advocacy groups as Mental Health Awareness Month. Started by Mental Health American as a means of educating individuals on mental health issues for the purpose of providing support for those labeled as...
CCHR Calls for Investigation Due to Sharp Increase in Psychiatric Drugging of Infants and Toddlers

CCHR Calls for Investigation Due to Sharp Increase in Psychiatric Drugging of Infants and Toddlers

The rate of psychiatric drugging of children has increased sharply despite the lack of evidence that these drugs are remotely safe for this age group prompting CCHR to call for an investigation. According to 2013 data from the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics,...
Hundreds Gather to Protest the Psychiatric Drugging and Shocking of Children

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

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...
CCHR’s “Psychiatric Drugs Create Violence & Suicide” Report—a Wakeup Call on Mass Violence

CCHR’s “Psychiatric Drugs Create Violence & Suicide” Report—a Wakeup Call on Mass Violence

How many more tragedies and lost lives will it take for governments to recognize that in addition to any other investigations and actions they take in relation to mass acts of violence, for the sake of our communities and families, the increasing reports of...
Mental Health Watchdog Releases New Report on Link Between Psychotropic Drugs & School/Mass Shootings

Mental Health Watchdog Releases New Report on Link Between Psychotropic Drugs & School/Mass Shootings

The mental health watchdog group, Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR)International is offering Law Enforcement Officers (LEOs) and school officials a free copy of its compelling new report about a common denominator found in many mass shootings: psychotropic...
Study Reports that Suicide Risk Assessments May Increase the Risk of Suicide

Study Reports that Suicide Risk Assessments May Increase the Risk of 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 an open house this month at their center located at 109 N. Fort Harrison...
Mental Health Stigma Created by Psychiatry

Mental Health Stigma Created by Psychiatry

When $20.4 million in federal funding for mental health services in Florida expired recently, those tied directly to this tax-payer funded care began a predictable and loud outcry. Stacey Cook-Hawk, CEO of Salus Care, a Mental Health and Addiction facility in...

Psychiatry Attempts New Screening Tool For Adult ADHD

A new tool to screen adults with ADHD has been created. Interestingly, this test was devised to match The American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual 5 (DSM-5) criteria.[1] (The DSM is the psychiatric handbook for diagnosing mental disorders.)...