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World Health Organization says restraint causes death

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released guidelines that lash out against coercive psychiatric practices including the use of restraint,…

World Health Organization New Guidelines Are Vital To End Coercive Psychiatric Practices & Abuse

WHO report vindicates CCHR and the many groups that have fought…

Therapists Sexual Contact With Patients Causes Harm in Australia

Any sexual contact with patients by treating psychiatrists, psychologists and therapists causes harm and should involve criminal sanctions. In countries, such…

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…

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

Australia already has a staggering 2,522 children aged 0-4 years old on a potentially dangerous psychiatric drug. Now there is…

Withdrawal Effects of Psychiatric Drugs

Many people who have taken psychiatric drugs have found that the withdrawal effects of these drugs can persist for months,…

Submission to the Productivity Commission

Australia’s Productivity Commission is currently doing an investigation into spending on mental health including how effective the money spent on…

Victorian Royal Commission on Mental Health

Take Action to Stop Psychiatric Abuse The Royal Commission has been given the task to inquire into and report on how…

Are Psychiatric Drugs Improving Australia’s Mental Health Care?

Should Asia follow Australia’s actions? On 21st to 24th Feb 2019, Sydney is hosting the 7th World Congress of Asian Psychiatry…

Restraint is Criminal

The terror experienced by those forcibly restrained in a psychiatric ward can have a deep and lasting impact on an…

Sydney Exhibit Is No-holds Barred Look at Psychiatry’s Human Rights Abuses

Electroshock Still Legal for Use on NSW Children with Exhibit Amping Up Public Awareness Campaign On Thursday 13th September a chillingly…

Brutal Rise in Electroshock

Whilst most people are under the impression that electroshock therapy (ECT) is banned in Australia because the mere idea of…

Release of Australian Documentary about Psychiatric Drugs

Due to skyrocketing numbers of children on antidepressants CCHR has released a documentary titled, Psychiatry Friend or Foe? The Untold…

Improvements in the Qld Mental Health Act?

The new Queensland Mental Health Act came into force on the 5th March 2017 after it had been under review…

Psychiatric Labelling and Drugging of Australian Children: The Facts

There has been a dramatic increase in the psychiatric labelling and prescription of antidepressants, antipsychotics and ADHD drugs to Australian…

Electroshock of Children in Victorian Mental Health Act

Below are areas of grave concern in the current Victorian Mental Health Act that need to be changed to protect…

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…

Has Your Son or a Boy You Know Taken Risperdal®?

CCHR asks for parents to come forward about sons who may be suffering a serious, antipsychotic drug side effect: growth…

Brain Damaging Effects of Electroshock: The Facts

Electroshock (ECT) is the application of up to hundreds of volts of electricity sent searing through the brain to…

CCHR’s Submission on Child Suicide

There have been over 1,100 adverse reactions reported to Australia's drug regulatory agency for suicide, suicidal thoughts and behaviour and…

Is Victorian Psychiatry Planning To Use Children Under 16 as Guinea Pigs by Allowing Them to Consent To Experimental Psychosurgery in the New Mental Health Act ?

Illegal for mental illness in NSW and the NT, Victorian psychiatrists want to be able to cut into the brains…

New WA Mental Health Bill currently before parliament will erode children and parental rights

14 year olds can agree to electroshock and 16 year olds to psychosurgery, both without parental consent! The WA Mental Health…

New Vic Mental Health Act just lodged in Parliament will not Ban Electroshock or Psychosurgery on Children

Children will be able to agree to electroshock and psychosurgery without parental consent ! The Victorian Mental Health Act has been…

Torturous Electroshock in Children Set to Remain Legal in the Victorian Mental Health Act to go Before Victorian Parliament this Week

The controversial Victorian Mental Health Act is expected to go before Parliament this week with the torturous use of electroshock…

Back to the Dark Ages - Psychiatry’s Cutting and Inserting Electrodes into the Brain Legal in the New WA Mental Health Act for 16 Year Olds

Illegal for mental illness in NSW and the NT, Western Australian psychiatrists want to be able to barbarically cut 16…

Psychiatrys Use of Brutal Restraint in Children Set to Remain Legal in the WA Mental Health Act

With the call for the ban of physical restraint in young children this week by National Mental Health Commissioner, Ms…

New WA Mental Health Bill Just Lodged in Parliament Will Erode Children and Parental Rights

14 year olds can agree to electroshock and 16 year olds to psychosurgery, both without parental consent! The WA Mental Health…

United Nations Expresses Concern Regarding Australia's Over-Prescription of ADD and ADHD Drugs to Children

In June 2012, Australia was before the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (UN CRC) regarding the…

Psychiatrist Lists DSM ten most potentially harmful changes

This is the saddest moment in my 45 year career of studying, practicing, and teaching psychiatry. The Board of Trustees…

Read New Dawn Magazine review of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders :Psychiatry’s Deadliest Scam documentary

The Diagnostic & Statistical Manual (DSM) is an ever-growing manual used to diagnosis mental illness. It began with three entries…

DSM: Psychiatry’s Deadliest Scam From Bushranger to Shopper, We’re All “Ill”

If Australia's famous bushranger Ned Kelly was alive today, psychiatrists would most likely label him with "oppositional defiant disorder." In…

Exhibition in Melbourne on Modern Day Mental Health - What is the truth ?

With over 15,000 Mental Health Prescriptions Written Every Day in Victoria, a State of the Art Exhibit Exposes the Truth…

Children able to consent to sterilisation and 12 year olds to consent to psychosurgery and electroshock without any parental consent in W.A.

The W.A. Mental Health Act is under review and the above are included in proposals of the draft bill. Please…

Melbourne Symposium on Youth Mental Health - “Transition into Adulthood” Conflicts of Interest putting millions of children’s lives at risk?

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) Inaugural Symposium on Youth Mental Health to be held in…

Australia’s “Draft Ten Year Roadmap for Mental Health Reform”

Rife with Conflicts of Interest and Could Lead to More Children Being "Pre-Drugged" Please take action and provide feedback to federal…

Alarming Federal Mental Health Commission Potential Conflicts of Interest Could lead to More Children on Mind Altering Drugs

The statistics are alarming - nearly 89,000 Australian children under 16 are on ADHD drugs, antidepressants and antipsychotics (4,429 aged…

New Australian Clinical Practice Points (CPPs) on ADHD could see Children Removed from their Parents if they Refuse to “Treat their Child’s ADHD”

An extremely concerning statement in the CPPs on ADHD indicates that Australia could now be following the US model where…

Urgent Call For Independent National Mental Health Investigation In Response To Victorian Abuses

With a government ordered investigation in progress to address horrific conditions exposed in Victorian psychiatric hospitals, CCHR is calling for…

Psychiatry: An Industry of Death Exhibit

The exhibit addresses the following issues and more. Origins of Torture: The "Father of American Psychiatry" set the scene for the…

Rising Rate of ADHD Drugs for Kids Like Ritalin

Children as young as two are increasingly being prescribed powerful stimulant drugs like Ritalin for "ADHD." 2,406 Australian children younger…

Alarm as More Kids on Antidepressants

"Alarm as more kids on anti-depressants" Herald Sun, 30 May 2011, read the full article on the Herald Sun website. Download…

Vic Psychiatric Deaths, Cover-up Warrant Royal Commission

Chief Psychiatrist's Investigation a Red Herring A national mental health watchdog says that with $1 billion spent on Victoria's mental health…

Psychiatrist Patrick McGorry Aborts Controversial Drug Trial on Kids Amid Protests

FORMER Australian of the Year Patrick McGorry has aborted a controversial trial of antipsychotic drugs on children as young as…

World Congress of Asian Psychiatry: A Psycho-Pharmaceutical Feeding Frenzy

Twenty drug companies are helping sponsor the 3rd World Congress of Asian Psychiatry held in Melbourne this week, as Asia…

Does Successful Child Rearing Include A Cocktail Of Mind-Altering Stimulants, Antidepressants & Antipsychotics?

Transparency and conflicts of interest in the May 2011 Mental Health in Infancy, Childhood and Adolescent Conference, Perth. The theme of…

CCHR Calls For Full Transparency and Accountability in the Budget Call for $3.5 Billion for Mental Health

Citizens Committee on Human Rights (CCHR) Australia have called for full accountability of government funding as calls for increased mental…

Conflicts of interest not revealed in call for $3.5 billion more for mental health funding

While "The Independent Mental Health Reform Group" called for an extra $3.5 billion to be spent on mental health in…

Psychiatric Drugs Harm Minds & Potential

While the Mind and its Potential Conference being held in Sydney is discussing the "extraordinary capacity of the brain to…

Australasian Schizophrenia Conference

With Australia's Toddlers and Children Already Exposed to Antipsychotic Drug Risks, How Informed are Parents? Download this article as a PDF There…

Psychiatrists Admit They Created The Euthanasia Program

Psychiatrists Admit They Created the Euthanasia Program and Ideology That Fueled Hitler's Holocaust It is cold, hard documented fact that German…

ADHD drugs can Permanently Increase Blood Pressure

CCHR Calls for Australian Draft ADHD Guidelines to be Scrapped: Landmark Study Shows ADHD drugs can Permanently Increase Blood Pressure The release…

Call for Accountability of Funds Given for Mental Health

Mental Health Group Wants Funding Directed to Non-invasive Methods and Parents Informed of Alternatives Mental Health watchdog the Citizens Committee on…

Full Transparency of Conflicts of Interest Needed at Youth Mental Health Conference

While British experts condemn "Psychosis Risk" labelling of youths as dangerous Mental Health watchdog Citizens Committee on Human Rights called for…

The Brave New World of Pre-Drugging Kids: Patrick McGorry & Psychosis Risk Syndrome

Imagine being a parent taking your 10-year-old daughter to the doctor where she gasps for air and suddenly dies in…

CCHR Documentary Warning About Psychiatric Drug Risks Wins Two Telly Awards

The Marketing of Madness: Are We All Insane? recognised for "social responsibility." The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) documentary, The…

Antipsychotic Drugs Cause Life-Threatening Condition & Death

CCHR obtained Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) regarding antipsychotics from the Therapeutic Goods Administration that shows of the 477 deaths linked…

First Long Term Antidepressant Study Shows Fivefold Risk of Youth Suicide Compared to General Population

Latest TGA Reports Reveal 18 Youth Suicides and Attempted Suicides The first long-term study of antidepressants causing suicide in youths confirms…

New ADHD Guidelines Selling Australian Children Down The Drug Drain

Documentary Exposes the Truth about the Psychotropic Drugs. The new federal ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) guidelines warning doctors not to…

New Federal ADHD Guidelines Halted due to Undisclosed Drug Company Connections of US Psychiatrist

Call for Full Disclosure of Australian Committee Members Vested Interests. The Royal Australasian College of Physicians Draft ADHD Guidelines have been…

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