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...

Multi-Million Dollar Fines Insufficient to Curb Fraud & Patient Sexual Abuse in For-Profit Behavioral Health Industry, CCHR Says

Universal Health Services (UHS), which owns a chain of for-profit psychiatric facilities in the U.S. and the United Kingdom, has agreed to pay $127 million to settle a U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) civil probe into alleged fraud. The settlement is subject to...

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...
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 Calling for Investigation into Psychiatric Drugging of Millions of Children

Mental Health Watchdog Calling for Investigation into Psychiatric Drugging of Millions of Children

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) of Florida, a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to protection of children, is calling for an investigation into the heavy psychiatric drugging of children; especially foster children, in Florida. A report from...
CCHR Florida Sheds Light on Link Between Psychiatric Drugs and Suicide

CCHR Florida Sheds Light on Link Between Psychiatric Drugs and 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 a month long open house in recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day 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...
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...
CCHR Demands Investigation into Involuntary Psychiatric Examination of Children

CCHR Demands Investigation into Involuntary Psychiatric Examination of Children

The Florida chapter of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a non-profit dedicated to the eradication of abuses committed under the guise of mental health, is once again demanding an investigation into the involuntary psychiatric examinations of children...

14-Year Old Child Commits Suicide While On Prozac

Jake Lynch, a healthy 14 year old British child was diagnosed with anxiety and put on Prozac in 2013. Just a few weeks later he committed suicide. His parents, Stephanie McGill and John Lynch were devastated. The grieving mother said  “My son had no history of...
The Link Between Teen Suicide and Psychiatric Drugs

The Link Between Teen Suicide and Psychiatric Drugs

Suicide is the leading cause of death for children age 15 to 24, and studies cite 90% of these teens had some type of “mental health disorder,” with the majority having been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.1 The above facts were discovered in an online publication by...
Teen Suicide: Psychiatric Drug Crime

Teen Suicide: Psychiatric Drug Crime

Family and friends were devastated earlier this year when teenager Ritu Sachdeva committed suicide by taking a medication overdose. The tragedy was compounded when within hours her friend Hillary Kate Kuizon’s body was also found, another apparent suicide....
CCHR Florida Sheds Light on Link Between Psychiatric Drugs and Suicide

CCHR Demands Investigation into Link between Antidepressants and Teen Suicides

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a non-profit mental health watchdog organization dedicated to the eradication of abuses committed under the guise of mental health, is demanding an investigation into the link between antidepressants and teen suicides....