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,...
Mental Health Industry Watchdog Vindicated over Prozac Risk Cover Up as $20M Secret Court Deal is Exposed

Mental Health Industry Watchdog Vindicated over Prozac Risk Cover Up as $20M Secret Court Deal is Exposed

The Louisville Courier Journal recently reported that Eli Lilly, which produces Prozac, the antidepressant that Joseph Wesbecker’s victims blamed for his deadly shooting rampage 30 years ago on September 14, 1989, secretly paid the victims $20 million to help ensure a...
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...
ECT Damage: Are Psychiatrists Ignorant or Malicious?

ECT Damage: Are Psychiatrists Ignorant or Malicious?

Psychiatrist Ugo Cerletti watched pigs being “anesthetized” with electroshock before they were butchered. This seemed a delightful outcome to Cerletti. He proceeded to experiment on hapless dogs and other animals, producing “reliable epileptic fits.” Apparently, this...
CCHR Says Federal and State Investigations Needed into Soaring Psychotropic Drug Use, Suicides and Violence

CCHR Says Federal and State Investigations Needed into Soaring Psychotropic Drug Use, Suicides and Violence

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] In the wake of recent reports of suicide increases, the mental health watchdog Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) urges Congress and state governments to implement greater oversight of soaring psychotropic drug prescribing...
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...
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: Veterans Get Damaging Mental Health Deal— Suicides increase & VA spends $1M on unsafe electroshock devices

CCHR: Veterans Get Damaging Mental Health Deal— Suicides increase & VA spends $1M on unsafe electroshock devices

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a non-profit mental health watchdog, is calling for an investigation into suicide-inducing psychotropic drugs and electroshock following a recent report showing that the suicide rate of veterans aged 18 to 34 jumped more...
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...
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...
Study Reports that Suicide Risk Assessments May Increase the Risk of 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...
Florida Supreme Court Opens The Door For Potential Flood Of Psychiatric Damage Lawsuits

Florida Supreme Court Opens The Door For Potential Flood Of Psychiatric Damage Lawsuits

For too long, victims of psychiatric abuse in Florida have suffered in silence. But on June 26th, 2017, the Florida Supreme Court held that the state’s caps on personal injury for noneconomic damages in medical negligence (such as permanent disability,...
Another Creative Artist Killed by Psychoactive Drugs: Chris Cornell’s Wife Blames Suicide On Antianxiety Medication Ativan (Lorazepam)

Another Creative Artist Killed by Psychoactive Drugs: Chris Cornell’s Wife Blames Suicide On Antianxiety Medication Ativan (Lorazepam)

Initial evidence points to the anti-anxiety medicine Ativan as the cause for Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell’s untimely death. Chris was found dead Thursday morning following his concert in Detroit the night before. Why did this artist who had been happily married...