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...
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...
Psychiatry Continues To Rip Off Florida Medicare System

Psychiatry Continues To Rip Off Florida Medicare System

According to the United States Department of Justice, our Federal government continues to battle Medicare fraud to the tune of tens of billions of dollars each year, edging close to $100 billion.[1] As a result, in 2007, a multi-agency team created a Medicare Fraud...
Psychiatry Continues To Rip Off Florida Medicare System

Psychiatry: Stop Funding the Fraud

The primary product of psychiatry seems to be an increase in the number of normal behaviors categorized as mental illnesses, which has skyrocketed sales for drug companies. Even mental health professionals are complaining about the meteoric rise in psychiatric...
CCHR Files over 2,300 Complaints on Psychiatric Abuse in Florida

CCHR Files over 2,300 Complaints on Psychiatric Abuse in Florida

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) of Florida, a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the eradication of abuses committed under the guise of mental health, has filed over 2,300 complaints on psychiatric abuse in Florida in an ongoing effort to...
Psychiatric Goofs: Physical Conditions Mimicking Mental Disorders

Psychiatric Goofs: Physical Conditions Mimicking Mental Disorders

  Florida law currently requires that anyone sent for an involuntary psychiatric evaluation be given a physical examination within 24 hours of their arrival at a psychiatric facility. Since there are over 100 physical ailments that can mock a psychiatric...
Psychiatry Continues To Rip Off Florida Medicare System

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...
Psychiatry Continues To Rip Off Florida Medicare System

Why Even the FDA Was Forced to Admit ECT Machines are High Risk

ECT Victims Speak Out Almost 6 years ago the FDA explored whether psychiatric electroshock machines should be considered to have the same risk to patients as powered wheelchairs and air purifiers. In January of 2011 an FDA advisory panel held an open hearing in which...
Psychiatry Continues To Rip Off Florida Medicare System

21st Century Cures Act – Hidden Dangers

The 21st Century Cures Act has a decent purpose to help those with life-threatening diseases by giving them previously unavailable treatment. For example, if someone has late stage cancer he or she could be treated with a relatively untried medication that may have a...
Museum Targeting Psychiatry as an “Industry of Death” Helping to Expose Rights Violations in Florida

Museum Targeting Psychiatry as an “Industry of Death” Helping to Expose Rights Violations in Florida

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the eradication of abuses committed under the guise of mental health, has held over 100 events and toured more than 3,000 people through the Psychiatry: An Industry of...
Handcuffs and Police Cars Terrorize Florida School Kids

Handcuffs and Police Cars Terrorize Florida School Kids

The Baker Act is the mental health law or the state of Florida an currently allows children to be involuntarily committed right out of their classroom at school and sent for psychiatric evaluation. This can happen if it is believed the child has a mental illness and...
Mental Disorder or Physical Illness?

Mental Disorder or Physical Illness?

There can be grave danger in psychiatric evaluation and diagnosis. For instance, a person physically ill may exhibit a seeming mental disorder, yet be completely sane. If a qualified medical doctor does not get to the patient before a psychiatrist does, the patient...
Mental Institutions: Still Hellish in 2015

Mental Institutions: Still Hellish in 2015

When 5 mental health institutions in California were investigated recently, a scathing 900 page report resulted. This voluminous release exposed sexual, physical, mental and emotional damage to patients. In short, not a lot has changed from the days when reporter...