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About Citizens Commission on Human Rights International

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.

Recent Press Releases of Citizens Commission on Human Rights International

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

May 21, 2019 - Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (Press Release) - ​​​​​​​​​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

May 01, 2019 - Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (Press Release) - ​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…

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

Oct 25, 2018 - Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (Press Release) - 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

Sep 18, 2018 - Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (Press Release) - ​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

Aug 15, 2018 - Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (Press Release) - 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

Jun 21, 2018 - Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (Press Release) - ​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

Jun 13, 2018 - Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (Press Release) - 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

May 29, 2018 - Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (Press Release) - 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…

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

Apr 25, 2018 - Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (Press Release) - 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…

Latest Shooting—Another Act of Violence; Another Psychiatric Drug

Latest Shooting—Another Act of Violence; Another Psychiatric Drug

Mar 14, 2018 - Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (Press Release) - 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

Feb 28, 2018 - Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (Press Release) - 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

Jan 25, 2018 - Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (Press Release) - ​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

Dec 27, 2017 - Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (Press Release) - 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

Dec 12, 2017 - Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (Press Release) - 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…

Watchdog Warns About Replacing Opioid Epidemic With a Psychotropic One

Watchdog Warns About Replacing Opioid Epidemic With a Psychotropic One

Sep 26, 2017 - Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (Press Release) - 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 Supports Attorneys' Challenge to FDA's Proposal That Would Allow Increased Electroshocking of Children and Adolescents

CCHR Supports Attorneys' Challenge to FDA's Proposal That Would Allow Increased Electroshocking of Children and Adolescents

Sep 05, 2017 - Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (Press Release) - The mental health watchdog, Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (CCHR) announced its endorsement of attorneys Jonathan Emord and Kendrick Moxon’s opposition to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposal to reduce the risk classification of the electroshock (ECT) device.…

Watchdog Says Psychotropic Drug Link to Military and Veteran Suicides Warrants Federal Probe

Watchdog Says Psychotropic Drug Link to Military and Veteran Suicides Warrants Federal Probe

Jul 25, 2017 - Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (Press Release) - ​​​​​Despite highly touted efforts to curb the suicide rate among active-duty service members and veterans, suicides remain high and the mental health watchdog Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (CCHR) says the Armed Forces and Veterans Affairs need to fully…

Watchdog Group: Medicaid’s Child Psychotropic Drugging Needs Greater Oversight

Watchdog Group: Medicaid’s Child Psychotropic Drugging Needs Greater Oversight

Jul 18, 2017 - Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (Press Release) - ​​​​​The mental health watchdog Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) applauded the recent Department of Justice health care fraud crackdown but says greater oversight is needed of Medicaid billing of psychotropic drugs prescribed children, which could reduce their use and…

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