• What's Killing Our Soldiers

    In order to gain acceptance as a medically relevant entity, psychiatry deliberately infiltrated this nation's defense forces and others around the world, practicing pseudo-science on unsuspecting service men and women under the guise of mental health “treatment.”

    See the first documentary to fully expose psychiatry's use of military personnel worldwide as guinea pigs, subjecting soldiers to devastating psychiatric experiments.

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  • What We Believe

    The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious mental health watchdog. Its mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections.

    Functioning as a mental health watchdog, CCHR has helped to enact more than 150 laws protecting individuals from abusive or coercive mental health practices.

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  • Labeling Kids with Bogus Mental Disorders

    20 Million Kids & Adolescents are labeled with "mental disorders" that are based solely on a checklist of behaviors. There are no brain scans, x-rays, genetic or blood tests that can prove they are "mentally ill", yet these children are stigmatized for life with psychiatric disorders, and prescribed dangerous,life-threatening psychiatric drugs. Child drugging is a $4.8 billion-a-year industry. Get the facts about this multi-billion dollar industry that is labeling and drugging kids for profit.

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  • Mental Disorders: the Facts Behind the Marketing Campaign

    “There are no objective tests in psychiatry. No X-ray, laboratory, or exam finding that says definitively that someone does or does not have a mental disorder. It's bull. I mean, you just can't define it.” — Allen Frances, Psychiatrist and former DSM-IV Task Force Chairman

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Involuntary Commitment Part III: A System Built on Lies

Involuntary commitment and forced psychiatric drugging are based on several lies and misrepresentations, all of them broadly and continuously disseminated for decades by the psychiatric industry and its allies. Among them are the following: Mental and emotional problems are best understood as the result of abnormal brain chemistry (imbalances in neurotransmitters). Antipsychotic drugs are substantially

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Statistics show 6,000 Washington State babies-toddlers are on psychiatric drugs

Watchdog Says Report of 6,000 Toddlers on Psychiatric Drugs Tip of the Iceberg—23,764 0-5 year olds and 208,632 0-17 year olds are being Prescribed Psychiatric Drugs in Washington State A new report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding children being prescribed psychiatric drugs in the U.S. provides us with the

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Involuntary Commitment in Washington State – Part II

In Part 1 of this series on involuntary commitment we reviewed the criteria under which a person can be involuntarily committed. Broadly speaking, the criteria –   showing a “substantial likelihood of serious harm” or “gravely disability” – define individuals who are considered mentally ill and have engaged in behavior which suggests they are a danger

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Involuntary Commitment in Washington State – Part 1

The laws governing involuntary commitment in Washington State are lengthy and complex. Understanding the law requires 1) knowing a few basic definitions and 2) learning the legal process by which someone can be committed. This first article describes the process by which an individual can initially be taken into custody by the state and involuntarily

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Opposition to Involuntary Commitment

Commitment laws are a deprivation of human and constitutional rights inflicted on a person said to be mentally ill. They have been used for every wrong reason: financial, sexual, business advantage, inheritance, and even political suppression. Once committed and declared incompetent the person can lose the right to vote, drive a car, join the military,

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Why should Electrochock Treatment (aka ECT) be banned?

Very simply, electroshock destroys minds and kills. Woman and the elderly are the key targets for psychiatrists administering electroshock with the death rate among the elderly being as high as 1 in every 200. And in a 1993 Texas government report, it was found that one in 213 patients had died within two weeks of

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No Expectation of Recovery in Public Mental Health

[Excerpt from King County Ordinance 13974] – emphasis in red added] Promoting recovery has become the rallying point for the consumer and family movement (1999 Mental Health Report from the Surgeon General). Throughout 1999 the public debate about mental health issues raised expectations about the recovery model as mentioned by providers, clients, advocates and citizens.

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Warehousing In a Major Mental Health System

Abstract Over the past decade, proposals to transform our nation’s mental health system have called for an end to the “warehousing” of system clients and the provision of services that promote recovery.  In King County, Washington, efforts would also appear to be underway to establish a recovery-based system.  But outcome reports from the King County

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King County Mental Health – Lack of Results

This report is so damning of the mental health system, they do not want you to see the report. You can go to the King County mental health website and you will not see this report. You have to know it exists and ask for it. NOTE:  One of these reports is available elsewhere online –

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Lack of Health Outcomes

Update on Outcome Reporting in the Washington State Mental Health System I. The JLARC report In 2000, the Washington State Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee produced a report entitled Mental Health System Performance Audit analyzing the Washington State Mental Health System.* This report had been requested by the Washington State Legislature. The report noted

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