CCHR Humanitarian Award Presented to Attorney Dedicated to Restoring Human Rights

CCHR Humanitarian Award Presented to Attorney Dedicated to Restoring Human Rights

Attended by hundreds of guests, the 4th Annual Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) Humanitarian Awards Banquet once again honored the many dedicated volunteers and supporters of CCHR for their work help restore rights and dignity to the field of mental health....
Justin Drach: Florida-based Attorney Fighting Widespread Abuses in the Psychiatric Industry

Justin Drach: Florida-based Attorney Fighting Widespread Abuses in the Psychiatric Industry

Every year hundreds of thousands of people are taken into custody for involuntary psychiatric examination across the state of Florida. Called a Baker Act, the rampant abuse of rights under this law contributes to tens of millions of dollars in fraudulent billing. In a...
UK Legislators Asked to Increase Oversight and Criminal Accountability in U.S. Owned For-Profit Behavioral Hospitals

UK Legislators Asked to Increase Oversight and Criminal Accountability in U.S. Owned For-Profit Behavioral Hospitals

Hundreds of UK legislators have been sent a White Paper on Fraud and Abuse in the UK’s for-profit behavioral industry, calling for tighter oversight and accountability of facilities owned by U.S companies, Acadia Healthcare and Universal Health Services (UHS). The...

Multi-Million Fines Insufficient to Curb Abuse in For-Profit Behavioral Health Industry

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 is subject to...

In wake of $1.4B Suboxone Payout, Mental Health Watchdog, CCHR, Says Psychiatric Industry and Hospitals Cash in on Opioid Crisis

A pharmaceutical company’s recent $1.4 billion settlement with the Department of Justice (DOJ) over probes into its addiction treatment drug, Suboxone Film (buprenorphine and naloxone), has raised concerns about psychiatric drug treatments offered as solutions to the...
Mental Illness…Fraud or Fact?

Mental Illness…Fraud or Fact?

Interestingly, mental illness is not considered curable by those who supposedly treat it. In fact, according to the Psychiatric Bible (The DSM), there are hundreds of mental disorders. And not a single one of them has a promised cure. In medicine, there are certainly...
CCHR Calling for Investigation into Violations of Law Meant to Protect Children

CCHR Calling for Investigation into Violations of Law Meant to Protect Children

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 calling for an investigation into apparent violations by psychiatric hospitals of a...

Psychiatry Continues To Rip Off Florida Medicare System

According to the United States Department of Justice, our Federal government continues to battle Medicare fraud to the tune of tens of billions of dollars each year, edging close to $100 billion.[1] As a result, in 2007, a multi-agency team created a Medicare Fraud...

Psychiatry: Stop Funding the Fraud

The primary product of psychiatry seems to be an increase in the number of normal behaviors categorized as mental illnesses, which has skyrocketed sales for drug companies. Even mental health professionals are complaining about the meteoric rise in psychiatric...
Mental Health Funding – Propping up a Fraudulent System

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

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...