Surge in Children on Dangerous Psychiatric Drugs Not Just a U.S. Problem

Surge in Children on Dangerous Psychiatric Drugs Not Just a U.S. Problem

Today in the United States approximately 7.2 million children between the ages of 0 to 17 are using prescription psychiatric drugs, and almost half of them are on drugs due to being labeled with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This epidemic of...
Debunking the Myths Surrounding Suicide Assessments and Suicide Rates

Debunking the Myths Surrounding Suicide Assessments and Suicide Rates

Each year an average of 44,965 people commit suicide in the United States making it the 10th leading cause of death for Americans. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide deaths were more than double those due to homicides in 2015,...
Another Psychiatric Drug, Another Act of Senseless Violence: the All-Too Often Finding in Mass Killings CCHR reports

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...
CCHR Calling for Stronger Informed Consent When Prescribing Psychiatric Drugs

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 Continues Fight to Reform Mental Health Law in Campaign to Protect Children

The Florida chapter of the international mental health watchdog, Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), has been working for years to create positive change in how the mental health law is applied to children and teens in order to protect children and parental...

CCHR Warns Officials: Mental Health Screening and Psychotropic Drugs Can Contribute to Violence

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) is urging state authorities and educators not to adopt mental health screening in schools in the false hope that it could prevent acts of violence. Such screening could exacerbate the issue if it leads to children being...