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

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 rights...
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...
Chilling Federal Mental Health Proposal

Chilling Federal Mental Health Proposal

The “Comprehensive Agenda on Mental Health” [1] calls for a massive expansion by the federal government for the funding and development of more psychiatric mental health treatment for Americans. The agenda statement runs over 5,000 words and cites 25 references from...

Abuse And Attacks In Florida’s Mental Hospitals

In June of 2014, twenty-seven year old Tuarus McNair, a mental patient at Treasure Coast Forensic Treatment Center, was punched repeatedly in the head by another patient during a fight. The hospital workers’ response to this brutal attack was unbelievable. Instead of...

Infants Being Given Psychiatric Drugs On The Rise

Psychiatric drug prescriptions for infants age 2 and younger have been rising at an alarming rate. The New York Times recently reported statistics obtained from the prescription data company IMS Health, the world’s leading health information and analytics company....

The Mental Illness and Criminality Connection

Convicted felons are diagnosed as mentally ill at a rate 2-4 times that of the non-criminal population. It would be easy to make the supposition that anyone who commits a crime is in some degree mentally ill. And not many would argue. But criminal behavior does not...

Your Kid can Dial-a-Shrink at School – Florida Medicaid Will Pay

Florida Medicaid has rolled out a provision hidden in the pages of the Obamacare bill and parents of kids in 13 Florida counties now have health clinics right in their public school buildings. Back in March this statement was made about Obamacare,   “But we have to...

Mental Health Services in our Public Schools

While the U.S. Supreme Court examines the constitutionality of Obama Care (Affordable Care Act) the current administration plunges ahead with their “School-Based Health Centers.” Taxpayers are funding the building and renovating of health clinic inside schools. But...

Mental Health Care not the Solution to Workplace Violence

The knee-jerk proclamation of journalists stating violent behavior is the result of “insufficient mental health care” is based on junk science, with absolutely no evidence to back it up. Even Psychology Today admits the evidence for psychiatric medications being the...

Depression Screening for Pregnant Moms- What does this Mean?

Depression screening for pregnant moms has become almost commonplace. Central Hillsborough Healthy Start (CHHS) in Florida has a purported mission to save babies. They quote “Sixteen of every 1,000 babies born in central Hillsborough County die before their first...