With mounting drug regulatory agency warnings, a new exhibit exposes thousands of child deaths from psychiatric drugs in U.S.
Ã‚Â WHO: Ã‚Â Join the psychiatric watchdog group Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) to open a chillingly informative exhibit, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Psychiatry: An Industry of Death.Ã¢â‚¬ÂÃ‚Â Free to the public, it warns about the more than 100,000 deaths in psychiatric institutions around the world each year and over 15,000 deaths of children taking psychiatric drugs in the United States.
WHAT: Ã‚Â The 185-foot, state-of-the-art exhibit, which is being shown internationally in more than 30 countries, features 15 display panels that incorporate audio-visual presentations depicting human rights abuses by psychiatry and carries statements from health professionals, academics, legal and human rights experts, and victims of psychiatric brutalities. It traces the origins of psychiatry, the role psychiatrists have played in the oppression of blacks and minorities, the roots of their eugenics programs and the pivotal part they played in the Holocaust. It also reveals how psychiatric drugs are behind the spate of school shooting sprees and how millions of federal dollars allocated to screen American schoolchildren for Ã¢â‚¬Å“mental disordersÃ¢â‚¬Â could increase both child deaths and acts of school violence. The Food and Drug Administration has warned that psychiatric drugs prescribed to children could cause aggression, hostility, psychosis, mania, homicide, suicide and death.
WHEN:Ã‚Â Saturday, January 5 through Saturday, January 19, 2008, 10 AM to 8 PM
WHERE:Ã‚Â 7900 Olive Blvd., University City, Missouri 63130
CONTACT:Ã‚Â CCHR St. Louis (314) 727-8307
ORGANIZATION:Ã‚Â CCHR was founded in 1969 by the Church of Scientology and Dr. Thomas Szasz, Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus, State University of New York Health Science Center in Syracuse, and has successfully achieved hundreds of legislative protections against psychiatric abuse.
The CCHR exhibit at the Smart Living Expo, AmericaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Center downtown St. Louis, Saturday, January 5 (10 AM Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 6 PM) and Sunday, January 6 (11 AM Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 5 PM). Admission is free.
The CCHR exhibit in the Missouri State Capitol Rotunda, Jefferson City, MO, Monday, January 21 and Tuesday, January 22, 2008, 8 AM Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 5 PM. Admission is free.