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...
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....
Surge in Child Baker Acts Prompts Watchdog to Call for Greater Protection of Children

Surge in Child Baker Acts Prompts Watchdog to Call for Greater Protection of Children

The mental health law in Florida, commonly called a Baker Act, allows for a person of any age to be taken into custody and transported to a psychiatric facility for examination. During 2018 there were over 200,000 Baker Acts with more than 36,000 of them initiated on...
CCHR, Mental Health Industry Watchdog, Rails Against Use of Commitment Laws That Detain Patients for Profit

CCHR, Mental Health Industry Watchdog, Rails Against Use of Commitment Laws That Detain Patients for Profit

Involuntary commitment laws are being used to detain mental health patients for profit, with the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) saying the system needs to be overhauled and stringent penalties put in place to stem the fraud and abuse. The group applauds...
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,...

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...
Humanitarian Award Presented to Attorney Committed to Fighting for Human Rights

Humanitarian Award Presented to Attorney Committed to Fighting for Human Rights

Distinguished Florida attorney, Mrs. Carmen Miller, received the CCHR Humanitarian Award during a banquet held at the historic Fort Harrison in downtown Clearwater for her work in the fight to protect individuals from fraudulent involuntary psychiatric examinations...
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...
Mental Health Watchdog on a Crusade to Protect Children from Illegal Baker Acts

Mental Health Watchdog on a Crusade to Protect Children from Illegal Baker Acts

Seen as a statewide crisis, 32,763 involuntary examinations were initiated on children during 2016-2017 according to a report recently released by the Baker Act Reporting Center. The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a non-profit mental health watchdog...
Mental Health Watchdog on a Crusade to Protect Children from Illegal Baker Acts

Mental Health Watchdog Continues to Fight for Children Who Remain Target of Baker Act Misuse

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, applauds the Miami-Dade Schools Police Department for taking action following the...
CCHR Florida Presents Humanitarian Award to an Attorney Dedicated to Stopping Mental Health Abuses

CCHR Florida Presents Humanitarian Award to an Attorney Dedicated to Stopping Mental Health Abuses

A prominent Florida attorney was presented with the CCHR Humanitarian Award during a banquet held at the historic Fort Harrison in downtown Clearwater for his work to expose and prevent fraudulent involuntary psychiatric examinations known as Baker Acts. Hundreds of...