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.

 Grand Opening: Saturday, 11 February 2012, 2:00 PM

The Griot Museum of Black History

2505 St. Louis Ave.

  St. Louis, MO 63106

Open 7 February – 3 March, Griot Museum, 2505 St. Louis Ave., St. Louis, MO

6-7 February, Missouri State Capitol Rotunda, Jefferson City, MO

24-26 February, Working Women’s Survival Show, St. Charles Convention Center

 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 prescribed psychiatric drugs in the United States.

WHAT:  The exhibit, which is being shown internationally in more than 30 countries, depicts 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:

7 February – 3 March, The Griot Museum of Black History, 2505 St. Louis Ave., St. Louis, MO 63106 (Tue-Sat, 10am-7pm)

Mon-Tue 6-7 February,  Missouri State Capitol Building Rotunda, Jefferson City, MO (8am-5pm)

24-26 February, St. Charles Convention Center, St. Charles, MO – Working Women’s Survival Show (Fri 10:30am-8pm; Sat 9:30am-8pm; Sun 10:30am-5pm)

CONTACT:    Citizens Commission on Human Rights of St. Louis, (314) 727-8307

CCHRSTL@CCHRSTL.ORG, www.CCHRSTL.org

http://www.CCHRSTL.org/event.shtml

ORGANIZATION:  CCHR was founded in 1969 by the Church of Scientology and Dr. Thomas Szasz, Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus from 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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