PsychRights Launches Pro Bono Recruitment Effort

http://psychrights.org/states/NewYork/080818AnnLNR.pdf NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 18, 2008 CONTACTS: Dan Hazen (315) 528-3385 dan@psychrights.orgJim Gottstein (907) 274-7686 jim.gottstein@psychrights.org PsychRights Launches Pro Bono Recruitment Effort As part of their Joint Task Force on Mental Legal Advocacy & Activism, the Law Project for Psychiatric Rights (PsychRights) today announced the launch of its effort to recruit pro bono […]

Rep. Walorski: Court Ruling is a Victory for Parental Rights

Indiana General Assembly House of Representatives News Release State Rep. Jackie Walorski Room 401-8, Statehouse Indianapolis, IN  46204   STATEHOUSE (Aug. 7, 2008) — The cause of parental rights and personal liberty won a victory Tuesday (August 5) as a federal court affirmed the right of Hoosier parents to sue a school system for subjecting […]

Pharma Funding Controversy Hones In on psychiatry

Vermont AG Calls Heavy Weight of Drug Money Towards Psychiatrists “Troubling” The psychiatric watchdog, Citizens Commission on Human Rights, says the July 2008 Vermont Attorney General report revealing psychiatrists again top the list of doctors receiving Pharma payments, coupled with recent investigations into Pharma funds influencing psychiatric drug studies, prescribing patterns and the creation of new mental […]

WATCHDOG SAYS KARADZIC’S ARREST HIGHLIGHTS PSYCHIATRY’S HISTORY OF ETHNIC CLEANSING

The psychiatric watchdog, Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), says the recent capture (7/21/2008) of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic will bring to justice a psychiatrist whose genocide of thousands was reminiscent of Nazi psychiatric crime during World War II, and that few people are aware that the “ethnic cleansing” ridding a geographical area […]

CONTROVERSY MOUNTS OVER VOLATILE “MOTHERS ACT” DESPITE DEFEAT OF OMNIBUS BILL

This week, the “MOTHERS Act” — federal bill requiring mental health screening for pregnant women and new mothers which frequently leads to psychiatric drugging — was defeated as part of an omnibus package proposed by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Although the defeat of the MOTHERS Act is a victory for those who oppose it, […]

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