ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE
The growing success of CCHR’s campaign to restore human rights and dignity to the field of mental health is due in no small part to the many contributions of concerned citizens, professionals, consumers, groups and organizations who assist in its actions on a global scale. Below are steps you can take that will make a difference.
1. PROTECT OTHERS FROM PSYCHIATRIC ABUSE: Share this documentary with friends, colleagues, family members and others who have been victimized within the psychiatric system. Log onto cchr.org/vets for more information on what soldiers and veterans can do to protect themselves and others.
2. REPORT CRIMINAL AND ALL OTHER PSYCHIATRIC ABUSE: If you or a colleague, family member or friend know of criminal psychiatric abuse, you can report the psychiatrist responsible for the crime (for example: assault, criminal negligence, false imprisonment or fraud) by contacting law enforcement. You can also fill in the Abuse Report Form online at cchr.org/abusereport. If there is insufficient evidence of criminal abuse, you can also file a civil complaint to a Medical Licensing Board which investigates and prosecutes medical malpractice and negligence. If you are in the Armed Forces or a vet, and the offending psychiatrist is military personnel, check with the Medical Department for avenues for filing a criminal or civil complaint. Provide CCHR International with a copy of your complaint at email@example.com.
3. FORM SUPPORT GROUPS: Form or assist other groups of veterans who have been diagnosed with PTSD or another “mental disorder” and help each other, via proper medical (non-psychiatric) supervision, to get off psychiatric drugs. Never attempt to do this without medical supervision. Log onto cchrint.org/psychdrugdangers to obtain information from this one-of-a-kind searchable psychiatric drug database regarding the dangerous side effects of these drugs and inform others of this service. You can also visit cchrint.org/alternatives for information regarding alternative approaches.
4. REPORT ADVERSE DRUG REACTIONS: While veterans, active-duty soldiers, their families or friends should inform and report all adverse psychotropic drug reactions to general practitioners and doctors, they should also report these to their national drug regulatory agency. Only through the reporting of all adverse drug reactions, will the full risks of psychiatric drugs come to light. In the U.S., visit fda.gov/medwatch to report these adverse effects or log onto cchrint.org/psychdrugdangers for more information about these drugs.
5. REPORT PSYCHIATRIC DAMAGE OR EXPERIMENTS: Do not agree to participate in any psychiatric experiment as these can often be physically damaging. Many of them are prescribed to treat a “diagnosis” that psychiatrists cannot physically prove. For example, beware of any brain-intervention procedure, such as electroconvulsive therapy (electroshock or ECT), Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS), Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS), and others. Often these are advocated when other psychiatric treatment has failed. However, the fault doesn’t lie with the patient—he is not “treatment-resistant.” The fault lies with the psychiatrist who cannot diagnose. Report any such treatment to CCHR: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
6. TAKE LEGAL RECOURSE: Victims of psychiatric abuse or their families can file lawsuits against the psychiatrist or mental health practitioner who is at fault for misdiagnosing and prescribing drugs that have damaged them, or for a wrongful death claim. You may have grounds for a legal suit against the psychiatrist for damages. In this case, you should contact an attorney. You can also contact CCHR at email@example.com for more information about this.
7. FOR EDUCATORS OR SEMINAR LEADERS: You can conduct seminars and enlighten others on the dangers of psychiatric drugs by ordering your free Hidden Enemy Education Package. The package, complete with an Educator’s Guide, The Hidden Enemy documentary and other material, provides easy-to-follow instructions to conduct professional and effective seminars.
8. DISTRIBUTE CCHR DOCUMENTARIES: Obtain and broadly distribute CCHR’s educational documentaries to others. These documentaries have won awards of excellence and have informed millions around the world about the dangers of psychiatric diagnoses and their drugs, and harmful psychiatric treatments, all of which lack the scientific standards of other medical disciplines.
9. VISIT THE CCHR MUSEUM: The “Psychiatry: An Industry of Death Museum” located at CCHR International headquarters at 6616 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028, presents the truth about a profit-driven, corrupt and coercive industry that has often left stigma, death and destruction in its wake. Call ahead to arrange student tours. Visitors welcome—seven days a week. Admission and parking are free. Call
10. SUPPORT THE CAUSE: It is through donations and memberships that CCHR is able to provide free public services and educational campaigns. CCHR is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in the U.S. dedicated to eradicating psychiatric abuse in all areas of society. By making a tax-deductible donation to CCHR (for the U.S.), you will be supporting the most dedicated and effective human rights organization fighting for reform in the field of mental health today. Visit cchrint.org/cchrint-donate.