The Citizens Commission on Human Rights of Florida is a non-profit organization that investigates and exposes psychiatric violations of human rights.
CCHR Florida also educates Americans about their mental health rights, including the right to informed consent.
CCHR Florida works side-by-side with like-minded groups and individuals who share a common purpose to stop abuses in the field of mental health. Many non-profit organizations and individuals are concerned about the excesses and harmful practices of psychiatry.
Together, we have formed a strong movement that is especially active to help protect the rights of children.
We invite you to join our efforts to bring compassion and decency to the field of mental health.
One of the fundamental flaws of psychiatry is its unscientific diagnostic system. Unlike proper medical diagnosis, psychiatry categorize symptoms only, not disease. The American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual is notorious for its low scientific validity. In it, even “spending much more money than intended” is listed as a symptom of a mental illness— for which psychotropic medication should be prescribed.
Drugging with psychotropic medication is a preferred treatment of psychiatry. These drugs are synthetic chemicals that pass the blood-brain barrier and can cause serious side effects. Here are but a few of the warnings for the commonly prescribed drug Prozac:
• Increased weight
• Varicose veins
• Suicidal tendency
And even though Prozac is classified as an “anti-depressant”, one of its FDAlisted side effects is—depression.
A fundamental human right is the right to be fully informed of the possible consequences of a medication or treatment. Part of this right is the right to say no to a drug that you don’t want to take or that you don’t want your child to take. Call or email CCHR Florida if you want to know more or need help. And please help us in our cause to educate Americans about this right.
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“I have long maintained that the child psychiatrist is one of the most dangerous enemies not only of children, but also of adults who care for the two most precious and most vulnerable things in life —children and liberty. “Child psychiatry—like all of psychiatric slavery—cannot be reformed. It must be abolished. “The task we set ourselves—to combat psychiatric coercion—is important. It is a noble task in the pursuit of which we must, regardless of obstacles, persevere. Our conscience commands that we do no less.”
Dr. Tomas Szasz
Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry
Co-Founder of CCHR
By law in Florida (several other states have similar laws), a person, before receiving medication or other treatment, has the right to receive and must be given sufficient information about this treatment to enable him or her to “make a knowing and willful decision without any element of force, fraud, deceit, duress or other forms of constraint or coercion”. (Florida Statute 394.459(3)(a)