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CCHR Florida Educates Citizens on Psychiatric Abuse for Mental Wellness Month


CLEARWATER, Fla., Jan. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Throughout the month of January, Florida chapter of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a mental health watchdog group established by the Church of Scientology in 1969, will hold an open house at their center in Clearwater, Florida in recognition of January's Mental Wellness Month. Visitors will be educated on the increasing number of psychiatric abuses in Florida and around the world.

Located at 109 N. Fort Harrison Avenue in downtown Clearwater, CCHR's center contains a multi-media exhibit with information on the truth about psychiatric abuses. As the only non-profit mental health watchdog in existence, CCHR works to expose human rights violations in the field of mental health and protect children from abuses in the field. Visitors walk through the exhibit and learn about everything from the history of psychiatric abuse to the illegal over-drugging of children and countless mental health law violations.

According to CCHR, they want to share the little-known — but widely documented — dangerous side effects of commonly-prescribed psychiatric treatments. With 8 million children in the U.S. alone on psychiatric drugs, and many drugs prescribed from mental health professionals' offices contributive of suicidal ideation and violence, the CCHR open house promises to shed light on what these drugs are and how infants1 all the way up to the aging elderly are being abused.

"It is important for the general public to know the full truth about psychiatry and psychiatric treatments," said Diane Stein, President of CCHR Florida. "Once fully informed, a person can then make the right decisions regarding their mental health."

CCHR also informs visitors that treatments, such as ECT, considered barbaric and in the past, are not only still in use today, but are being promoted by some psychiatrists to be used more2, especially with regard to children and others with misdiagnosed illnesses. The open house demonstrates the misdiagnoses of hundreds of physical illnesses as mental health illnesses which lead to increased personal profits of the prescribing psychiatrists and doctors.

For more information on CCHR's free open house, please contact CCHR Florida at 727-442-8820, or visit the center at 109 N. Fort Harrison Ave in Clearwater, Florida.

About CCHR: Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR's mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. It was L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology, who brought the terror of psychiatric imprisonment to the notice of the world.  In March 1969, he said, "Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world' tortured, castrated, killed.  All in the name of ‘mental health.'"  For more information please visit


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Diane Stein
President, CCHR Florida

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