Psychiatric Violations of Human Rights – Free Exhibit

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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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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Was Navy Yard Killer on Anti-Depressant Meds?

“As CCHR documents, psychiatric drugs have been involved in at least 31 different school shootings and other massacres over the last 25 years.” SSRI drugs linked with multitude of mass shooting cases Paul Joseph Watson, Infowars.com September 17, 2013 Several indications suggest that Navy Yard killer Aaron Alexis may have been taking psychiatric drugs, bringing

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The Link Between Psychiatric Drugs and Senseless Violence

There is overwhelming evidence that psychiatric drugs cause violence: 22 international drug regulatory warnings cite violence, mania, hostility, aggression, psychosis and even homicidal ideation. Individuals under the influence of such drugs and committing these acts of senseless violence are not limited to using guns and are not limited to just schools. There have been 10

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Contrave

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new weight loss drug on September 10. Aren’t you excited? Don’t get your hopes up, we’re going to tell you all the reasons you should not take this drug. I just lost 10 pounds by eating meat and vegetables for a month. I temporarily gave up

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