Human Rights Group Calls for Action to Stop Widespread Use
of Brain-Damaging Electroshock Treatment

International mental health watchdog Citizens Commission on Human Rights calls for public action to oppose a proposal by the U.S. FDA to reclassify electroconvulsive (ECT) devices as being low risk, despite the documented health risks. The group has also launched a new public service announcement on the dangers of ECT as a part of this call to action.

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The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) is a nonprofit mental health watchdog, responsible for helping to enact more than 150 laws protecting individuals from abusive or coercive practices. CCHR has long fought to restore basic inalienable human rights to the field of mental health, including, but not limited to, full informed consent regarding the medical legitimacy of psychiatric diagnosis, the risks of psychiatric treatments, the right to all available medical alternatives, and the right to refuse any treatment considered harmful.
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Inside Psychiatry's Covert Agenda

In early 2013, the official website of the United States Department of Defense announced the startling statistic that the number of military suicides in 2012 had far exceeded the total of those killed in battle – an average of nearly one a day. A month later came an even more sobering statistic from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: veteran suicide was running at 22 a day – about 8000 a year.

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Protect Yourself Against Misdiagnosis and Abuse

This Psychiatric Diagnosis Abuse Report Form is for your protection. You can fill out this form and provide it to your legal representative and insurance carrier to take further action.
Anyone diagnosed with a psychiatric (mental) disorder and/or their parent or guardian has the right to informed consent before any treatment is undertaken. Unlike diagnoses for medical conditions, psychiatrists do not have blood tests or any other biological tests to ascertain the presence or absence of a mental illness.
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The Citizens Commission on Human Rights—Bringing Psychiatry to Justice for More than Four Decades

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights has been on the front lines of mental health reform since 1969. Acknowledged by the Special Rapporteur to the United Nations Human Rights Commission as responsible for “many great reforms” that protect people from psychiatric abuse, CCHR has documented thousands of individual cases that demonstrate psychiatric drugs and often-brutal psychiatric practices create insanity and cause violence.
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Get Involved in the Fight for Human Rights!

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights not only exposes human rights violations in the field of mental health, but actively works alongside individuals and groups the world over to bring about much needed reform. There are many ways you can help.
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