Watchdog Calling for an Investigation into the Baker Acting of Children in Florida

Watchdog Calling for an Investigation into the Baker Acting of Children in Florida

In 2018 an astounding 36,078 involuntary psychiatric examinations were initiated on children in Florida, an almost 19% increase over the past four years. [1] Called a Baker Act, an involuntary examination of a minor allows for a child to be taken into custody and...
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,...
Getting it Right About Antidepressants, CCHR and a Global Concern About Psychiatric Drug Dependency and Risks

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

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...
CCHR Exhibit Warns Lawmakers that Psychotropic Drugs May Contribute to Violence and Suicide

CCHR Exhibit Warns Lawmakers that Psychotropic Drugs May Contribute to Violence and Suicide

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a mental health watchdog dedicated to the protection of children, unveiled a new exhibit in Tallahassee designed to educate lawmakers on the dangerous side effects of psychiatric drugs and the possible connection between...
CCHR Led Hundreds of Protestors Outside Psychiatric Convention Demanding a Ban on Electroshock Treatment

CCHR Led Hundreds of Protestors Outside Psychiatric Convention Demanding a Ban on Electroshock Treatment

Members of the mental health watchdog, Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) and others concerned about the continuing use of electroshock treatment on 100,000 Americans each year—some aged five or younger [1] marched through the streets of San Francisco on...
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 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...
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...
Hundreds Tour the Psychiatry: An Industry of Death Traveling Exhibit in Miami

Hundreds Tour the Psychiatry: An Industry of Death Traveling Exhibit in Miami

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a non-profit watchdog that exposes human rights violations in the field of mental health, held an exhibit this week in Miami that presented shocking evidence of mental health abuse and dangerous psychiatric drugging of...
Mental Health Watchdog Warns Officials on Baker Act Rights Abuses

Mental Health Watchdog Warns Officials on Baker Act Rights Abuses

With reports surfacing that the number of citizens being Baker Acted is on the rise following the school shooting in Parkland, the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) is cautioning those charged with executing an involuntary psychiatric examination to pay heed...