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

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...
Hooked on Psychiatric Drugs? Mental Health Watchdog, CCHR, Advises Reporting the Abuse and to Take Action

Hooked on Psychiatric Drugs? Mental Health Watchdog, CCHR, Advises Reporting the Abuse and to Take Action

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a mental health watchdog—one of the first groups to expose the violence and suicide-inducing effects of antidepressants in 1989—are advising people to report psychotropic drug adverse...
CCHR Educates School Safety Conference Attendees on Psychiatric Drug Dangers

CCHR Educates School Safety Conference Attendees on Psychiatric Drug Dangers

The Florida chapter of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to investigating and exposing abusive psychiatric practices in the mental health industry, educated hundreds of school officials, security...
America the Drugged: A Nationwide Prescription Drug Epidemic

America the Drugged: A Nationwide Prescription Drug Epidemic

According to the Florida Medical Examiners Annual Report for 2016, drug related deaths increased in the state by 22% over 2015 and 5,725 of the deaths investigated were opioid-related deaths. That opioid use and abuse has become an epidemic in Florida and across the...
New York Times Exposes Antidepressant Scandal: Antidepressants are Addictive

New York Times Exposes Antidepressant Scandal: Antidepressants are Addictive

Despite of protest from over 40 psychiatrists, the New York Times has published an in-depth investigative report of improper labeling and prescribing of antidepressants in the U.S., Britain and elsewhere. The article is headlined, “Most People Taking Antidepressants...
Mental Health Watchdog Releases New Report on Link Between Psychotropic Drugs & School/Mass Shootings

Mental Health Watchdog Releases New Report on Link Between Psychotropic Drugs & School/Mass Shootings

The mental health watchdog group, Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR)International is offering Law Enforcement Officers (LEOs) and school officials a free copy of its compelling new report about a common denominator found in many mass shootings: psychotropic...
Study Reports that Suicide Risk Assessments May Increase the Risk of Suicide

Study Reports that Suicide Risk Assessments May Increase the Risk of Suicide

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 holding an open house this month at their center located at 109 N. Fort Harrison...
Mental Health Watchdog Aims to Protect Elderly from Baker Act Abuse

Mental Health Watchdog Aims to Protect Elderly from Baker Act Abuse

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) of Florida, a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to exposing human rights violations as well as protecting the elderly, applauds lawmakers for addressing the issue of Elder Abuse during the current legislative...
Florida Bills Could Force Taxpayers To Fund Harmful Psychiatric Services for First Responders

Florida Bills Could Force Taxpayers To Fund Harmful Psychiatric Services for First Responders

Current Florida statutes require that there be clear and convincing evidence of mental or nervous injury to determine benefits under the state’s workers’ compensation law for Florida’s first responders. However, recent bills calling for revisions to the standard for...
Psychiatric History Leads to Another Mass Shooting

Psychiatric History Leads to Another Mass Shooting

Recently, former psychiatric patient Devin P. Kelley opened fire on churchgoers in Texas murdering 26 innocent people and injuring another 20. Kelley had a long history of psychiatric drug use, beginning as a teenager when he was diagnosed with Attention Deficit...
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...
Autism and Antidepressants

Autism and Antidepressants

Per Merriam Webster, autism is “a variable developmental disorder that appears by age three and is characterized by impairment of the ability to form normal social relationships, by impairment of the ability to communicate with others, and by repetitive behavior...
Ketamine: Club Drug And Rapist Tool Now Psychiatric Drug For Depression

Ketamine: Club Drug And Rapist Tool Now Psychiatric Drug For Depression

Ketamine, a drug that distorts perceptions wildly, is currently being considered by the psychiatric community as an optional treatment for depression.[1] Although the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Ketamine as an anesthetic and pain reliever, this...