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As a mental health industry watchdog, CCHR's mission is to inform and mobilize the public against violations of human rights and civil liberties committed under the guise of "mental health." Put Patients Above Profit. Take Action Against Abuse.

CCHR Led Hundreds of Protestors Outside Psychiatric Convention Demanding a Ban on Electroshock Treatment

CCHR Led Hundreds of Protestors Outside Psychiatric Convention Demanding a Ban on Electroshock Treatment

​​​​​​​​​Members of the mental health watchdog, Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) and others concerned about the continuing use of electroshock treatment on 100,000 Americans each year—some aged five or younger[1] marched through the streets of San Francisco on Saturday,…

CCHR Condemns FDA's Approval of Electricity-Zapping for 'ADHD' Kids

CCHR Condemns FDA's Approval of Electricity-Zapping for 'ADHD' Kids

​The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a device to zap a low-level electrical pulse through the forehead of 7-12 year olds as treatment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).[1] But the mental health watchdog, Citizens Commission on Human…

'Letters From Generation Rx' Film Exposes Psych-Drug Induced Violence and Suicide Through Heart-Wrenching Personal Stories

'Letters From Generation Rx' Film Exposes Psych-Drug Induced Violence and Suicide Through Heart-Wrenching Personal Stories

With recent IQVia (formerly IMS Health) statistics revealing 7.2 million 0-17-year-olds — including more than 622,000 aged 0-5 — are taking mind-bending psychiatric drugs in the U.S.,[1] the documentary "Letters from Generation Rx" by filmmaker Kevin P. Miller, an award-winning documentary…

Rev. Frederick Shaw: Rallying the NAACP to End Psychiatric Abuse of African American Children

In a new documentary in “The Voices for Humanity” series on the Scientology TV network, human rights advocate Rev. Frederick Shaw, Jr. takes on the multi-billion dollar psychiatric interests in drugging and electroshocking children, especially in his African American community.…

UN Human Rights Council Condemns Forced Psychiatric Practices

​The United Nations Human Rights Council has condemned forced psychiatric treatment, including electroshock therapy (ECT), and called for a repeal of laws that allow coercive practices in the mental health field. According to the Council’s recent “Mental health and human…

Constitutional Attorney Supports Mental Health Watchdog's Call for Electroshock Ban

Ramping up its campaign to get the use of electroshock (electroconvulsive or ECT) treatment prohibited as a “mental health treatment,” Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) International released a new video of constitutional attorney Jonathon Emord supporting an urgent ban.…

CCHR's Psychotropic Drug Awareness Campaign Extends to Suicide Warning

​Coinciding with the recent tragic suicides of celebrities Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported the suicide rate in the U.S. jumped 30 percent from 2000 to 2016.[1] In light of such…

Renewed Calls for Electroconvulsive (Shock) Therapy Ban

A newly released Public Service Announcement (PSA) by mental health watchdog Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (CCHR) raises awareness about the use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), also known as electroshock. The group is especially concerned about this being given…

Expert Warns of Antidepressants Linked to Violence

In the wake of recent senseless acts of violence, especially in schools, the mental health watchdog Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (CCHR) urged state authorities and educators not to adopt “mental health screening” in schools in the false hope…

Human Rights Group Says Ban on Electroshock Treatment Crucial to Protect Lives

The mental health watchdog Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) New York protested psychiatry’s ongoing use of electroshock treatment (ECT), especially on toddlers and children when it marched on the annual conference of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) in New…

Mental Health Watchdog Says Electroshock Use on Children and Adolescents is 'Torture' Masked as Therapy

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) International issued its support of a disability rights group, ADAPT, in its demand for a ban on an electric shock device used as punishment and control on individuals with intellectual disabilities. CCHR, a…

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 drugs.…

Latest Shooting—Another Act of Violence; Another Psychiatric Drug

Latest Shooting—Another Act of Violence; Another Psychiatric Drug

Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) International, a 49-year mental health watchdog says that underscoring increasing reports of school and veteran shooters there is a clear and consistent connection to psychiatric treatments, especially mind-altering drugs. The group cited the latest…

CCHR Says Suspected Florida School Shooter Should Not Have Been in Reserve Officer Training if Taking Mind-Altering Stimulants

CCHR Says Suspected Florida School Shooter Should Not Have Been in Reserve Officer Training if Taking Mind-Altering Stimulants

The mental health watchdog, Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) today questioned how the recent suspected Florida school shooter was allowed to join the Douglas Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) when he had been prescribed drugs to treat…

CCHR: Another Celebrity Lost to Benzodiazepines and Opioids Mix

CCHR: Another Celebrity Lost to Benzodiazepines and Opioids Mix

​The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner established that chart-topping singer and songwriter Tom Petty's death on Oct. 2, 2017, was from an accidental drug overdose. He suffered drug toxicity from the mixture of benzodiazepines ("benzos" or sedative-hypnotics), an…

Legislators Warned of Patient Abuse, Potential Fraud in $50 Billion For-Profit Psychiatric-Behavioral Market

Legislators Warned of Patient Abuse, Potential Fraud in $50 Billion For-Profit Psychiatric-Behavioral Market

Thousands of U.S. state legislators have been put on notice about potential patient abuse and fraud in the for-profit behavioral system that is costing taxpayers an estimated $50 billion a year. Of this, the inpatient behavioral market, which largely provides…

Sexual Abuse in the Mental Health System is Pervasive, Watchdog Reports

Sexual Abuse in the Mental Health System is Pervasive, Watchdog Reports

Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a mental health industry watchdog, says that amidst the growing reports of sexual abuse and intimidation coming out of the entertainment industry, the systemic sexual abuse of patients within the mental health industry must…

Over 130,000 US Toddlers and Children Aged 0-5 Are Prescribed Addictive 'Anti-Anxiety' Drugs

Over 130,000 US Toddlers and Children Aged 0-5 Are Prescribed Addictive 'Anti-Anxiety' Drugs

More than 130,000 children, including 39,000 infants and toddlers, are being prescribed anti-anxiety drugs that are so addictive, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns they should not be prescribed for longer than a few weeks. Mental health watchdog Citizens…

Watchdog Warns About Replacing Opioid Epidemic With a Psychotropic One

Watchdog Warns About Replacing Opioid Epidemic With a Psychotropic One

The mental health watchdog group Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) International warned that a drug being used to treat the opioid crisis in the United States could be like "switching seats on the Titanic." A prescription drug, buprenorphine-naloxone, described…

CCHR Files Over 6,000 Complaints About Mental Health Abuse and Psychiatric-Pharma Violations of Human Rights

CCHR Files Over 6,000 Complaints About Mental Health Abuse and Psychiatric-Pharma Violations of Human Rights

​​​​​​​Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (CCHR), a 48-year mental health watchdog headquartered in Los Angeles, is calling for anyone who has a family member or friend abused in the mental health system to contact the group for assistance. In…

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