Psychiatry: An Industry of Death international touring exhibit

STATE-OF-THE-ART TOURING EXHIBIT OPENS TO EXPOSE PSYCHIATRY AS AN “INDUSTRY OF DEATH”

With mounting drug regulatory agency warnings, a new exhibit exposes thousands of child deaths from psychiatric drugs in the U.S.

1 February – 28 February 2010, Jamestown Mall, Florissant, MO

8-9 February 2010, Missouri State Capitol Rotunda, Jefferson City, MO

19-21 February 2010, St. Charles Convention Center (Working Women’s Survival Show), St. Charles, MO

WHO:  Join the psychiatric watchdog group Citizens Commission on Human Rights of St. Louis (CCHR) to open a chillingly informative exhibit, “Psychiatry: An Industry of Death.”  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: 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 “mental disorders” 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 & WHERE:

1 February – 28 February, Jamestown Mall, Florissant, MO (Mon-Sat: 10am-9pm; Sun: Noon-5pm)

8-9 February,  Missouri State Capitol Building Rotunda, Jefferson City, MO (7am-5:30pm)

19-21 February, St. Charles Convention Center – Working Women’s Survival Show (Friday 11am-8pm; Saturday 10am-8pm; Sunday 11am-5pm)

CONTACT: Citizens Commission on Human Rights of St. Louis, (314) 727-8307
CCHRSTL@CCHRSTL.ORG, www.CCHRSTL.org

ORGANIZATION: CCHR was founded in 1969 by the Church of Scientology and Dr. Thomas Szasz, Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus at the State University of New York Health Science Center in Syracuse, and has successfully achieved hundreds of legislative protections against psychiatric abuse.

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