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Dec 26, 2018, 08:00 ET CCHR Supports U.N.'s and Rights Groups' Demand for Urgent FDA Ban on Skin Electric Shock Devices

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it will ban a device that delivers painful electrical shocks to the skin to "modify" behavior in ...


Dec 11, 2018, 08:00 ET New Blog Offers Electroshock Victims & Families a Forum to Speak Out

The mental health watchdog Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) International has launched an information blog on the dangers of...


Oct 25, 2018, 12:35 ET 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...


Sep 18, 2018, 06:00 ET 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...


Aug 15, 2018, 08:00 ET 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...


Aug 02, 2018, 08:00 ET CCHR: Ban Needed on 'Torturous' Electroconvulsive Therapy

The mental health watchdog Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) International announced that a ban of electroshock treatment — the practice of...


Jul 23, 2018, 10:13 ET National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

During July's National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, the mental health watchdog group, Citizens Commission on Human Rights International...


Jul 12, 2018, 14:15 ET Drugging and Restraint Use on Migrant Children

Many are outraged by the recent reports of over 11,000 immigrant children being ripped from their families, incarcerated in more than 100 facilities...


Jun 21, 2018, 01:45 ET 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)...


Jun 13, 2018, 09:00 ET 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...


May 29, 2018, 09:00 ET 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 ...


May 14, 2018, 09:00 ET 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),...


Apr 25, 2018, 12:45 ET 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...


Apr 04, 2018, 11:45 ET CCHR Launches Petition for Laws Against Psychiatrist/Psychologist Sexual Abuse

With studies showing an average of 6 to 10 percent of psychiatrists and psychologists sexually abusing their patients, including children as young as ...


Mar 22, 2018, 12:30 ET 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...


Mar 07, 2018, 12:00 ET Pregnant Women Taking Antidepressants Encouraged to Report Autism Effects in Infants to Mental Health Watchdog

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (CCHR) has launched an investigation into the link between prenatal antidepressant use...


Feb 28, 2018, 02:30 ET 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...


Feb 21, 2018, 09:00 ET School Shootings: Mental Health Watchdog Says Psychotropic Drug Use by School Shooters Merits Federal Investigation

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a mental health watchdog that has investigated school and other mass shootings since the Columbine...


Feb 07, 2018, 09:00 ET Mental Health Watchdog Campaigns for Criminal Statutes to Protect Women From Sexual Abuse on the 'Therapist's Couch'

A mental health watchdog has called for all states to enact uniform therapist-patient sexual abuse and rape laws in the wake of increased reports of...


Jan 25, 2018, 09:00 ET 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, ...


Dec 26, 2017, 08:00 ET 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...


Dec 12, 2017, 08:00 ET 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...


Oct 17, 2017, 14:08 ET 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...


Oct 11, 2017, 11:00 ET Another Mass Shooting Potentially Linked to Psychiatric Drugs

As reports are now emerging of the Las Vegas country music festival shooter Stephen Paddock being prescribed the mind-altering sedative-hypnotic,...


Sep 26, 2017, 09:00 ET 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 ...