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Relieve the physical stress associated with mental stress

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

CCHR STL Public Seminar

No one denies that people can have difficult problems in their lives, that at times they can be mentally unstable. People in desperate circumstances must be provided proper and effective health care.
Learn about physical stressors that exacerbate mental symptoms.

Learn about health care alternatives to harmful psychiatric drugs and treatments.

This is not to say that mental troubles are physical. They are not. Psychiatrists argue that mental disorders are biologically based to justify using treatments that cause more physical stress and further overwhelm the mind.

Relieve the Stress!


You are invited to attend the next Citizens Commission on Human Rights of St. Louis FREE public seminar.

It is vital that our families, friends, and associates know about healthy alternatives to harmful psychiatric “treatment.” You need to know there are alternatives to psychiatric fraud and abuse.

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Noon to 3:00 PM (lunch will be provided)

Location: 2nd Floor auditorium of the Church of Scientology of Missouri, 6901 Delmar Blvd., University City, Missouri 63130 — just west of the U City City Hall.

RSVP TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW! Email your RSVP to CCHRSTL@CCHRSTL.ORG.

Feel free to forward this invitation and to bring others to the seminar.

Public Seminar Invitation – CCHR St. Louis

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014
Do you feel a bit helpless and frustrated with what is happening in our state and federal government?
Does it seem that those elected to represent us are drafting legislation that we don’t need or want and then it’s forced down our throats as law?
It is not hopeless!

CCHR STL Public Seminar

Support legislation that outlaws psychiatric fraud and abuse in your area, and cuts funding for harmful psychiatric programs, by contacting your legislators and getting them to take action.

Learn how you can stay on top of what is going on in government while you can still do something about it.

Learn how to establish a working relationship with your representatives and communicate with them to enact legislation that outlaws psychiatric fraud and abuse and restricts wasteful funding of programs that sound good but bring about harm and human rights abuse.


You are invited to attend the next Citizens Commission on Human Rights of St. Louis FREE public seminar.

It is vital that our families, friends, and associates know how to respond when their legislators are being lobbied to fund psychiatric “treatment.” Your legislators and other public officials need to know there are alternatives to psychiatric fraud and abuse.

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Noon to 3:00 PM (lunch will be provided)

Location: 2nd Floor auditorium of the Church of Scientology of Missouri, 6901 Delmar Blvd., University City, Missouri — just west of the U City City Hall.

RSVP TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW! Email your RSVP to CCHRSTL@CCHRSTL.ORG.

Feel free to forward this invitation and to bring others to the seminar.

Public Seminar Invitation

Sunday, October 20th, 2013

CCHR STL Public Seminar

Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones from psychiatric Abuse

Practical Drilling — How to Handle psychiatric Lies

You are invited to attend the next Citizens Commission on Human Rights of St. Louis FREE public seminar.

It is vital that our families, friends, and associates can recognize psychiatric fraud and abuse and know how to respond when their loved ones are being pressured to accept psychiatric “treatment.”

Your family doctor may prescribe psychiatric drugs without telling you what they are! How should you handle this?

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Noon to 3:00 PM (lunch will be provided)

Location: 2nd Floor auditorium of the Church of Scientology of Missouri, 6901 Delmar Blvd., University City, Missouri — just west of the U City City Hall.

RSVP TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW! Email your RSVP to CCHRSTL@CCHRSTL.ORG.

Feel free to forward this invitation and to bring others to the seminar.

Psychiatry: An Industry of Death – international touring exhibit

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

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.

Grand Opening Psychiatry An Industry of Death Exhibit

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

TOURING EXHIBIT TARGETS PSYCHIATRY AS AN “INDUSTRY OF DEATH”

With public distrust of psychiatry mounting—and government agency warnings about psychiatric drugs at an all-time high—a new exhibit in St. Louis, Missouri shows that it could get much worse.

Denouncing the facts that internationally more than 100,000 patients die each year in psychiatric institutions, and every month psychiatric drugs kill an estimated 3,000 people worldwide, the St. Louis Chapter of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR)is launching the Grand Opening of “Psychiatry: An Industry of Death” international touring exhibition and documentaries.

You are invited to hear the featured Keynote Speaker, Mr. William Garrett, Vice President for Information and Public Contact at Applied Scholastics International in Spanish Lake, Missouri, officially open the exhibit at 2:30 PM on Saturday, February 13, 2010 at Jamestown Mall in Florissant, Missouri.

The exhibit features display panels that incorporate audio-visual presentations depicting human rights abuses by psychiatry, and carry statements from health professionals, academics, legal and human rights experts, and victims of psychiatric brutalities. The exhibit also addresses a federal plan that would screen the state’s children for “mental illness” that could lead to a threefold increase in the number of children being subjected to the devastating effects of psychotropic drugs.

The exhibit exposes psychiatry as an industry driven entirely by profit. 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 gun-toting teens today going on shooting sprees, and how millions of federal dollars allocated to screen all 52 million American schoolchildren could increase both child deaths and acts of school violence. People touring the exhibit can sign a petition opposing funding and implementation of mental health screening in schools.

“The touring exhibit shows psychiatry’s deadly ‘treatments’ in graphic detail,” warns CCHR St. Louis chapter spokesperson, Moritz Farbstein, who listed out psychosurgery, shock treatment, deadly restraint and the prevalent inhumane conditions of psychiatric facilities, and the forced drugging of children as young as six months old. “Most importantly, though, this exhibit provides practical guidance for lawmakers, educators, doctors, human rights advocates and private citizens so they can take action in their own spheres to bring psychiatry to account for their abuses.”

The touring “Psychiatry: An Industry of Death” exhibit theme is patterned after a permanent museum by the same name at the Los Angeles headquarters of Citizens Commission on Human Rights International, a psychiatric watchdog group with 300 chapters worldwide. Co-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, CCHR investigates and exposes psychiatric violations of human rights.

Mr. Farbstein said, “Our exhibit shows very clearly how, in the name of ‘help,’ psychiatry, in fact, destroys lives.”

A sampling of current statistics and facts shown in the exhibit bears this out:

• 20 million children worldwide are taking psychiatric drugs, including 9 million in the United States, which can cause suicide, hostility, violence, mania, strokes, heart attacks, diabetes and death.
• Antipsychotic drug prescriptions for children increased fivefold between 1993 and 2002 in the United States, during which time 45 children died from the drugs.
• In recent years, stimulant drugs have caused 19 child deaths, although as only 1% to 10% of drug adverse reactions are reported, the death toll from children taking antipsychotic drugs, stimulants and antidepressants could be as high as 15,000.
• 10% of American teens (2.3 million) are abusing psychiatric stimulants.
• More than 100,000 patients die each year in psychiatric institutions around the world.
• Psychiatrists are using electroshock, drugs and other barbaric means to torture political dissidents.
• Internationally, psychiatrists kill up to 10,000 people each year with their use of electroshock—460 volts of electricity sent searing through the brain. Three-quarters of all electroshock victims are women.
• Psychiatrists and psychologists have raped 250,000 women. Studies show that 10 to 25 percent of psychiatrists sexually assault their patients; of every 20 of these victims one is likely to be a minor.

Eliminate Fraud and Abuse in the Mental Health Care Industry

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Goals and Purposes of Citizens Commission on Human Rights

Monday, December 28th, 2009

It never hurts to re-orient oneself with pro-survival goals and purposes. With so many demands on our personal and group resources (time, money, volunteerism, family, children, health care, political concerns, religious concerns, etc.) it may be helpful to show how CCHR aligns with some of these other demands.

CCHR – Investigating and Exposing Psychiatric Violations of Human Rights

For forty years, CCHR has worked to expose and eradicate psychiatric violations of human rights and restore human rights and dignity to mental health. CCHR’s work will only be complete when psychiatry’s fraudulent practices are eliminated and it is held accountable for its harmful treatments and human rights violations.

Psychiatry and Human Rights

“The very basis of human rights is freedom from false accusation and from brutality and punishment without offense.” — L. Ron Hubbard

Through stigmatizing labels, unscientific diagnoses, easy seizure commitment laws and brutal, depersonalizing “treatments,” thousands around the world suffer under psychiatry’s coercive system every day. It is a system that exemplifies human rights abuse. Modern psychiatry still has no scientific veracity and knows and admits it, but keeps up the charade for the sake of profit.

The Situation

Every 75 seconds someone is involuntarily committed into a mental institution.

More than 100,000 patients die each year in psychiatric institutions.

Psychiatrists continue to use electroshock and drugs to torture political dissidents, and to brainwash people into committing terrorist acts.

One hundred million people worldwide are on psychiatric drugs. Twenty million children worldwide (9 million in the U.S.) are on psychiatric drugs, which have been acknowledged by international drug regulatory agencies to cause suicide, hostility, violence, mania and drug dependence, strokes and sudden death. Psychiatric drugs or other psychiatric treatment may significantly interfere with an individual’s physical, emotional, educational, mental or spiritual development.

An estimated 70 percent of all psychiatric drugs are now prescribed by general physicians rather than by psychiatrists.

With over $80 billion a year in psychiatric drug money at stake, it is impossible to escape the saturation of psychiatric disease mongering in today’s society.

CCHR Goals and Purposes

  • Investigate and expose psychiatric violations of human rights.
  • Clean up the field of mental health.
  • Demand medical doctors become competent.
  • Recognize psychiatry, psychiatrists, psychology and psychologists who engage in human rights abuses for what they are and abolish them.

Societal Solutions

With the knowledge of psychiatric fraud and abuse comes the responsibility to do something about it and the awareness and expectation of control necessary to accomplish this.

KNOWLEDGE — Having, knowing and applying a technology that works and being able to distinguish this from technologies that do not work (e.g. psychiatry, psychology, bleeding with leeches, restraints, etc.)

RESPONSIBILITY — There are a number of campaigns that align with and handle various societal situations, such as:

Cleaning up the field of mental health

A common sense guide to better living

Assisting and uniting individuals, educators, organizations and governmental bodies to implement the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Helping restore purpose, truth and spiritual values to the lives of others

Making available educational materials so youth and adults can make informed decisions to be drug-free

Vanquishing illiteracy by providing effective education services, training and materials to educators, parents and students to enable individuals to learn how to learn and become self-motivated lifelong learners

The largest private drug rehabilitation organization on the planet, salvaging lives from the scourge of drugs

CONTROL — Organizations that provide field control and coordination among these various societal solutions.

What You Can Do

* Increase your knowledge about these problems and their solutions. Obtain and watch your own free copy of the CCHR documentary DVD Making A Killing–The Untold Story of Psychotropic Drugging. Show the DVD to family, friends and associates; get them to do the same. Attend and bring others to Briefings about CCHR and psychiatric fraud and abuse.

Inform yourself about CCHR and psychiatric fraud and abuse from these web sites:

* Take some amount of responsibility for contributing your time and money to one or more of the solutions. Donate to CCHR St. Louis. Volunteer for CCHR St. Louis.

* Report adverse drug reactions to the US Food and Drug Administration,  encourage others to do so, and let us know when you do.

* Report psychiatric abuse, encourage others to do the same, and let us know when you do.

* Broadcast the CCHR Mental Health Declaration of Human Rights and let us know when you do.

* Bring people to visit CCHR traveling exhibits and volunteer to work at them in your local area.

* Contact your school, church, media, and local, state and federal authorities and representatives to express your opinion and suggest alternatives to fraudulent and abusive psychiatric treatment, and let us know when you do. Some suggestions are:

  • advocate patient rights
  • replace psychiatric institutions with actual mental health homes or asylums
  • establish a refund system for failed psychiatric treatments
  • conduct audits of psychiatric facilities
  • add more fraud investigation units
  • require scientific, physical evidence of claimed “mental disorders”
  • outlaw coercive psychiatric treatments
  • hold agencies accountable for psychiatric harm
  • remove government funding from unworkable psychiatric treatments

Conclusion

Let us know how CCHR goals and purposes align with your own.

Let us know what you think, let us know what you have done, let us know whom you have contacted and what they said, let us know how you would like to help.

Support CCHR St. Louis this month when you Shop!

Monday, December 28th, 2009

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You can also give your friends, family and associates a CCHR video documentary. Go here to preview the CCHR DVD’s.

The Missouri Department of Mental Health Budget

Monday, December 28th, 2009

The Insane Bloat of the Missouri Department of Mental Health Budget from 1971 to 2009 – now over $1.2 Billion

MO DMH Budgets


Reports show that:* 10% to 25% of mental health practitioners sexually abuse patients.

* Psychiatry has the worst fraud track record of all medical disciplines.

* The largest health care fraud suit in history [$375 million] involved the smallest sector of healthcare–psychiatry.

* An estimated $20-$40 billion is defrauded in the mental health industry in any
given year.

Download and read the full report “Massive Fraud — Psychiatry’s Corrupt Industry.”

Recommendations

1.   Establish or increase the number of psychiatric fraud investigation units to recover funds that are embezzled in the mental health system.

2.   Clinical and financial audits of all government-run and private psychiatric facilities that receive government subsidies or insurance payments should be done to ensure accountability; statistics on admissions, treatment and deaths, without breaching patient confidentiality, should be compiled for review.

3.   A list of convicted psychiatrists and mental health workers, especially those convicted and/or disciplined for fraud and sexual abuse should be kept on state, national and international law enforcement and police agencies databases, to prevent criminally convicted and/or deregistered mental health practitioners from gaining employment elsewhere in the mental health field.

4.   No convicted mental health practitioner should be employed by government agencies, especially in correctional/prison facilities or schools.

5.   The DSM and/or lCD (mental disorders section) should be removed from use in all government agencies, departments and other bodies including criminal, educational and justice systems.

6.   Establish rights for patients and their insurance companies to receive refunds for mental health treatment which did not achieve the promised result or improvement, or which resulted in proven harm to the individual, thereby ensuring that responsibility lies with the individual practitioner and psychiatric facility rather than the government or its agencies.

7.   None of the 374 mental disorders in the DSM/ICD should be eligible for insurance coverage because they have no scientific, physical validation. Governmental, criminal, educational and judicial agencies should not
rely on the DSM or lCD (mental disorders section).

8.   Provide funding and insurance coverage only for proven, workable treatments that verifiably and dramatically improve or cure mental health problems.


We think it is time to call psychiatry and psychology for what they are — failed pseudo sciences with no basis in fact, pseudo sciences that harm their recipients and line the pocketbooks of their practitioners.

Eroding Justice – Psychiatry’s Corruption of Law

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Report and recommendations on psychiatry subverting the courts and corrective services

[Go here to download the full report.]

When psychiatry entered the justice and penal systems, it did so under the subterfuge that it understood man, that it knew not only what made man act as he did, but that it knew how to improve his lot. This was a lie. Psychiatry has had opportunity to prove itself. The experiment has been a miserable failure.

This report is a detailed examination of the fierce assault on the justice system that has occurred over the past six decades — and not only by criminals. There is a hidden influence in our courts, one which, while loudly asserting its expertise and desire to help, has instead betrayed our most deeply held values and brought us a burgeoning prison population at soaring public costs. That influence is psychiatry and psychology.

A major part of the treatment for prison inmates (used less for rehabilitation than for managing and disciplining inmates) is a regimen of powerful psychiatric drugs, despite numerous studies showing that aggression and violence are tied to their use.

In the 1940’s, psychiatry’s leaders proclaimed their intention to infiltrate the field of the law and bring about the “re-interpretation and eventually eradication of the concept of right and wrong.” And they did, with the consequence that today, because of their influence, the system is failing. Now it is up to the many conscientious, hardworking and increasingly disheartened people within the system to realize this and rid it of these destructive intruders.

In this report, we hope to help you understand how this occurred. We show how psychiatry’s ideologies and actions have contributed to today’s failing criminal rehabilitation and increasing crime rate. Finally, we propose to reverse these trends. We trust that the information will help those of goodwill and integrity correct a system that is failing its citizenry. The decent, the productive, the vast majority of us, deserve no less.

Download the full report from here.