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Jul 03, 2017, 10:15 ET 'All Men Are Created Equal' -- Unless Labeled 'Mentally Ill'

Mental health industry watchdog, Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), disclosed that thousands of Americans every year lose their...


Jun 14, 2017, 09:00 ET World Needs "Revolution" in Mental Health Care, U.N. Health Rights Expert Reports

A United Nations Health Rights expert, Dr. Dainius Pūras, has issued a report calling for mental health care to move away from a biomedical (drug)...


Jun 08, 2017, 09:00 ET Chris Cornell, Heath Ledger and Robin Williams: Are Their Deaths a Warning of the Risks of Prescription Psychotropic Drugs?

Responding to Heath Ledger's father's recent call for government prescription drug oversight and the death of singer Chris Cornell in May, the...


Mar 05, 2008, 00:00 ET New Mini-Documentary Exposes Psychiatric Drugs Turning Kids into Killers

LOS ANGELES, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On February 14, Illinois gunman Steven Kazmierczak became the 12th shooter in the past decade...


Oct 10, 2001, 01:00 ET Citizens Commission on Human Rights Reports Stigmatizing 'ADHD' And Stimulant Drugs Ousts Recruits From Armed Services

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Few parents are warned that children labeled with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) for which...


Oct 01, 2001, 01:00 ET An Anatomy of Today's Terrorism; PsychAssault.com CCHR's Latest Website

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Citizens Commission on Human Rights: A new website provides answers...


Aug 22, 2001, 01:00 ET Classroom Mind-Altering Psychiatric Drugs - 'The Path of No Return'; Doctor Offers Seminar on Non-Drug Solutions

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by the Citizens Commission on Human Rights: "When you have to use...


Jul 02, 2001, 01:00 ET Look Up In The Sky - It's Not a Bird - It's a Plane, and Its Got A Message: 'Psychiatry Kills': Announces CCHR

LOS ANGELES, July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Flying over the beaches of Southern California this fourth of July will be a plane carrying the message,...


Jul 02, 2001, 01:00 ET Hundreds Target Biological Psychiatry Conference in Germany: Announces CCHR

BERLIN, July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 1,000 people marched through Berlin today in protest against the World Congress of Biological Psychiatry....


Jun 20, 2001, 01:00 ET CCHR: Therapists Sentenced for Death of 10-Year-Old Girl Highlights Criminal Abuse in Mental Health Field

LOS ANGELES, June 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The tragic death of a 10-year-old Colorado girl, Candace Newmaker, who begged for air while fighting her way...


May 23, 2001, 01:00 ET CCHR New Exhibition Exposes 6.2 Billion Psychiatric Pills Given Children Each Year

LOS ANGELES, May 23 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 1600 people joined politicians and celebrities on Sunset Boulevard Friday evening to celebrate the...


Mar 21, 2001, 00:00 ET Columbine Counselor's Teen Sex Abuse Prompts CCHR's New Website Tracking System of Mental Health Criminals

LOS ANGELES, March 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Patient rape, sodomy, child pornography, assault, murder and fraud committed by licensed mental health...


Feb 12, 2001, 00:00 ET Priscilla Presley Awards New York Mom's Battle Against Enforced Child Drugging

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Priscilla Presley presented an international Human Rights Award on Saturday, February 10, to a courageous...


Jan 08, 2001, 00:00 ET CCHR Calls Surgeon General's Report 'The Stigmatization of Our Children'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Citizens Commission on Human Rights(R) (CCHR), a psychiatric watchdog organization, is calling the...