- 148.5 million people were reached through CCHR International’s actions and campaigns, including media articles, TV and documentary views.
- 12 psychiatric facilities shut down; 16 lawsuits were filed against behavioral facilities and the companies profiting from them and/or staff in the psychiatric system.
- Press releases against for-profit psych hospital abuse alone increased by 133% and the number of media stories almost doubled.
- Half a million Americans signed petitions supporting the closure of two major for-profit psychiatric hospital chains.
- $132 million in criminal and civil fines against such facilities—up 676% from 2019.
- Skin electric shock used for “behavior modification” (punishment) on children banned.
- Rev. Fred Shaw, CCHR Int’s Public Affairs Director, established CCHR’s National Taskforce against Racism and Modern-Day Eugenics, with 81 members now representing clergy, psychologists, civil rights attorneys, educators, radio hosts, NAACP representatives and more. A new website was produced for the Task Force, detailing psychiatry’s long-term role in creating and maintaining modern racism, and psychology’s disastrous role in training police.
- Our Fight For Kids campaign (and website) has expanded enormously, with major organizations joining our fight to ban incarceration of children in psychiatric facilities, brutal restraint practices on children, and many more organizations joining the fight to ban electroshock.
- A new website featuring an online virtual tour of the Industry of Death Museum was created so anyone can tour our museum at any time.
- At least 7 U.S. psychs lost their licenses to practice following CCHR Int complaints, which means safeguarding patients’ lives.
And right now, we are speeding up our work on the next steps in the update of our psychiatric drugs side effects online searchable data base. The next steps are exciting ventures that we are ramping up on for year-ending. Already, 2.4 million adverse drugs reports (ADRs) were pulled from the Food and Drug Administration for 400 psych drugs—up from 900,000 ADRs currently on CCHR’s original site launched in 2013.
With psychiatrists promoting increased psychotropic drug use in response to COVID concerns, CCHR’s drug database is vital for shining the light of truth on psychotropic drug risks. Through this we can all give consumers and families the chance to be properly informed and make safe decisions!
Let’s say goodbye to 2020 and bring in the new year with a commitment to imparting more truth and safeguards to help mankind!
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