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The Mental Health Watchdog

Australian National Office

1.25 Million 0-3 Year Olds to Be Screened for Mental Illness & at Risk of Being Drugged

Australia already has a staggering 2,312 children aged 0-4 years old on a potentially dangerous psychiatric drug. Now there is a recommendation to screen 1.25 million 0-3 year olds for "mental illness" and "emerging mental illness". The numbers of infants and toddlers on potentially dangerous mind-altering psychiatric drugs is set…

Psychiatry: Friend or Foe? The Untold Story of Australian Psychiatry

Australia is experiencing a tidal wave of psychiatric drugging. In a population of 25.5 million, 39 million prescriptions are written for psychiatric drugs every year, with $9.9 billion spent annually on mental health. Of great concern is the growing numbers of children and teenagers on antidepressants when no antidepressant is approved for use in children under the age of 18 for depression (101,000 children aged 0-17 in 2017/18). Considering the huge increases in psychiatric drug consumption over the last twenty years – drugs we are told are nothing short of miraculous – why aren’t we doing better? This compelling documentary details the real story of what lies behind the ever-increasing psychiatric funding and drugging of our children and society. Watch Psychiatry: Friend or Foe? The Untold Story of Australian Psychiatry. It is vital information everyone needs to know.

Current Articles

Deadly Deep Sleep Treatment

Deadly Deep Sleep Treatment November 25, 2020 by Jan Eastgate, President CCHR International Electroshock treatment featured prominently as part of a damaging and deadly psychiatric practice called “Deep Sleep Treatment” (DST). Used in Australia…

Withdrawal Effects of Psychiatric Drugs

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Therapists Sexual Contact With Patients Causes Harm in Australia

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Psychiatric Labelling and Drugging of Australian Children: The Facts

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Restraint is Criminal

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Brain Damaging Effects of Electroshock: The Facts

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Electroshock of Children in Victorian Mental Health Act

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Restraint and electroshock legal for children in NSW Mental Health Act

Parental Consent Not Needed ELECTROSHOCK OF NSW CHILDREN:  It is appalling that the current NSW Mental Health Act allows for children to be electroshocked (ECT) – the brutal application of hundreds…

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