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HR 34: A violation of your right to be free from forced drugging, psychiatry and a host of other government intrusions

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URGENT ACTION ALERT

On November 30th, the House passed HR 34, a 996-page bill, known as the 21st Century Cures Act. They are now rushing to get it introduced and passed by the Senate on Monday, December 5th, at 5:30 EST. This bill must be defeated because it contains some very dangerous provisions relating to psychiatric treatments.  This is an urgent call to action as we must let our Senators know that they need to oppose it.  We have less than 72-hours to do this.
TALKING POINTS ON WHY THIS BILL MUST BE OPPOSED:
*         It drastically broadens the criteria for who qualifies for forced psychiatric treatment.  For example, if you are labeled mentally ill, you can be court-ordered for psychiatric treatment just because you are “substantially unlikely to voluntarily participate in treatment.”  All states already have their own laws regarding involuntary treatment and so there is no need for Federal legislation, especially with such dangerously broad language.
*         It undermines FDA regulations that are essential for making sure medical and drug research is conducted ethically, scientifically and safely.  Meaning it could cost lives. 
*         Additionally, this 996-page bill is being fast-tracked through as it is being introduced with no time for the Senators to fully study and understand the broad implications of it.
If you live in the United States, we need you to do the following, very simple actions-it will take you less than 10 minutes:
1.    Find your Senators (you have TWO) at the end of this e-mail. They are listed alphabetically by state.
2.    Call the listed numbers and, using any or all of the above talking points, tell them you want to urge the Senator to vote NO on HR 34. Note: Calls are the most effective way to make your voice heard.
3.    Click on the contact link for each of your TWO senators. This brings you to a form to fill out which you follow the steps to email your message that you want them to vote NO on HR 34.
4.    Forward this e-mail to ALL family members, friends, or colleagues that live in the United States and urge them to do the same.

Please make your calls and send your e-mails right away, then e-mail us back to let us know you have done so.

Sincerely,
Carla Moxon
Director of Public Activities
CCHR International
800-869-2247

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Inconvenient Truths About Big Pharma and the Psychiatric Industry: A Tribute to Whistle-Blowing Psychiatrists Peter Breggin and Loren Mosher

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The Drugs May Be The Problem

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The title of this column, The Drugs May Be The Problem is also the title of a Citizens Commission on Human Rights-sponsored seminar that I will be presenting on October 8, 2016 in St Paul, MN.

I stole the main title from Dr Peter Breggin’s ground-breakng book Your Drug May Be Your Problem: How and Why to Stop Taking Psychiatric Medications. I, along with thousands of Big Pharma skeptics, regard Breggin as a valued mentor. I have spent many hours studying his books and they occupy a significant section in my personal library.

Peter Breggin is the giant of psychiatric whistle-blowers and a huge thorn in the flesh of the super-wealthy and super-powerful multinational psycho-pharmaceutical corporations (and much of academic psychiatry) ever since his  first ground-breaking book was published in 1991.

The title of that book was Toxic Psychiatry: Why Therapy, Empathy and Love Must Replace the Drugs, Electroshock and Biochemical Theories of the ‘New Psychiatry’.

2016 happens to be the 25th anniversary of Toxic Psychiatry and I am dedicating my seminar to Breggin.  Soberingly, Breggin’s books are essentially banned books in polite medical establishment circles. His titles are rarely found in mainstream book-seller’s stores. His courageous truth-telling has resulted in his being treated as a banned author. His ideas are considered heretical in mainstream psychiatry, which makes his books continue to be somewhat popular for psychiatric survivors who know they have been sickened or made worse by the drugs.

Among the approximately 2 dozen books Breggin has written in his long career as author and practicing psychiatrist (who is still actually curing his patients at age 80) is his Brain-Disabling Treatments in Psychiatry: Drugs, Electroshock and the Role of the FDA (1997, revised in 2008).

Brain-Disabling Treatments in Psychiatry exposed the corrupted pseudoscience that has enabled the pharmaceutical industry, the FDA, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and academic psychiatry to thrive by foisting their addictive and brain-damaging synthetic psych drugs and electroshock “treatments” onto an unsuspecting and naive healthcare industry (and the brain-washed populace) despite the peer-reviewed (but obscurely) published scientific research from a number of altruistic and under-funded neuroscientists who haven’t been co-opted by the amoral multinational pharmaceutical corporations that are collectively known as Big Pharma.

The full title of Dr Breggin’s 1999 book was Your Drug May Be Your Problem: How and Why to Stop Taking Psychiatric Medications. Dr David Cohen was co-author.

Psychiatrist William Glasser wrote the following in the forward to the first edition:

“Nowhere does the false medical thinking (that there is a drug cure for almost all common diseases) do more harm than in the modern psychiatric argument that mental illness is easily diagnosed and then cured by a side-effect-free drug. Nowhere is the correct psychiatric thinking more evident than in the books by Peter Breggin. In them he explains clearly that patients with mental illnesses are in almost all instances suffering from their inability to connect with important people in their lives and need help in making these vital connections. He supports safe, drug-free counseling as a more effective way to help people, and I enthusiastically agree with this premise.” More

TS Radio: Electroshocking children…Dr. Linda Lagemann

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New Mexico Law Prohibits Forced Psychiatric Drugging of Children

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New Mexico State Legislator Nora Espinoza introduced the strongest parental rights bill against child drugging ever to be passed in the United States. The bill stipulates there can be no forced psychiatric drugging of school children; No mental screening of children without parental consent, and that no government entity can remove a child from their parent’s custody, when the parent refuses to administer a mind-altering psychiatric drug to their child.

Childhood is Not a Mental Disorder

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You wouldn’t hesitate to dial 9-1-1 if you saw a child being physically threatened, beaten or abandoned.

Yet every day millions of children silently experience abuse at the hands of the psychiatric/pharmaceutical industry—being falsely diagnosed and prescribed dangerous drugs, with many facing institutionalization.

Fortunately, Citizens Commission on Human Rights has been on the front lines of mental health reform since 1969… providing the antidote to the powers that continue to put profit before children’s lives.

Please watch this short video and arm yourself with 3 facts the psychiatric/pharmaceutical industry doesn’t want you to know:

FACT #1: Over 8 million kids and adolescents in this country have been labeled as being “mentally ill.” Yet there are no brain scans, x-rays, genetic or blood tests that can prove this diagnosis. What is certain is that the 8.3 million children, more than one million age five and under, are prescribed dangerous and potentially lethal drugs to ingest.
FACT #2: In the U.S. alone, 286 regulatory agency warnings cite dangerous, often fatal side effects of the psychiatric drugs commonly prescribed to children. These include diabetes… heart problems… strokes… mania… psychosis… hallucinations… seizures… and worse.
FACT #3: Psychiatric drugs CAN KILL. Forty-one drug regulatory warnings cite suicide as a side effect of the drugs prescribed to children. Twenty-three different warnings cite sudden death. When placed on anti-depressants and similar medications, children die. That is a fact.
Don’t remain silent. Quickly learn what can be done to protect the millions of vulnerable kids who Citizens Commission on Human Rights advocates for each and every day.
Wear your support on your sleeve.

Receive a FREE “Childhood is Not a Mental Disorder” T-shirt — a $25 value — when you make a $50 tax-deductible donation today.

Whatever amount you give, know it will go a long way in the fight against the psychiatric labeling of children. And understand you will be directly helping at-risk girls and boys write their own, brighter stories. Thank you!

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SONYA MUHAMMAD M.A. MFCC, PPS……ADHD Myth & dangers of psychotropic drugs

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TS Radio: Bruce Wiseman on the Criminal Marketing of Psychotropic Drugs

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Guest: Bruce Wiseman
Bruce Wiseman is the U.S. President of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights. He has testified before bodies of both houses of the United States Congress, as well as state legislative and judicial bodies in Colorado, Arkansas, New Jersey, Tennessee, Pennsylvania and Florida.  He has also testified before the Food and Drug Administration; the President’s Commission on Mental Health; the President’s Commission to Reform Special Education; and the National Institute of Mental Health’s Consensus Conference on ADHD. He has made more than 800 radio and television appearances including CNN, Fox National News, NBC’s Dateline and The Montel Williams show, and has been quoted in print media across the country, including The New York Times. He has a Master’s Degree, Summa Cum Laude, in American History from the California State University at San Jose, and is the former Chairman of the Department of History of John F. Kennedy University.  Mr. Wiseman is the author of the compelling book, Psychiatry: The Ultimate Betrayal and for five years hosted the acclaimed, nationally syndicated radio show, Take America Back.

Federal Law Could Allow Once Criminal Marketing of Psychotropic Drugs to Now Occur With Impunity—Increase Drug Risks Especially to Children & the Elderly

Here’s the link to the story: http://www.cchrint.org/2015/06/15/federal-law-criminal-marketing-psych-drugs/

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TS Radio: Dr. Edward F Group 111 and the Global Healing Center

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__________________________________________________________________ In coordination with Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), we continue our series this evening with Dr. Edward F. Group 111. Dr. Edward F. Group III founded Global Healing Center in 1998 and currently serves as Chief Executive Officer. At the forefront of the research and development team, Dr. Group assumes a hands-on approach to producing new and advanced degenerative disease products and information. Dr. Group has studied natural healing methods for over 20 years and, though he no longer sees patients individually, now focuses on spreading the word of health and wellness to the global community. Under his leadership, Global Healing Center, Inc. has earned recognition as one of the largest alternative, natural, and organic health resources on the Internet. Armed Forces Career Dr. Group enlisted in the Army in 1985. While in Korea, he was honored to be accepted by one of the top Korean Tae Kwon Do masters for martial arts training. His military duty is highlighted by two Army achievement medals, a good conduct medal and an overseas ribbon.

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TS Radio: Ted Chabasinski–Barbaric Electroshock still used on adults & children -May 21

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TS Radio: Dr. Linda Lagemann on disability caused by psych drugs

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Continuing our coordination with Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) we are pleased to have Dr. Linda Lagemann as our guest this evening.  We will also be discussing the recent passage of a bill in New Mexico to protect children from forced drugging and to prevent CPS from abducting a child from their home because parents refused to drug their child.

lagemannDr. Linda Lagemann is a clinical psychologist with 25 years experience in the field. After observing that the “mental health” field had become dominated by psychiatric labels and drugs and was doing more harm than help, she closed her practice.  She now devotes herself full-time to efforts to reform the field and inform people about the disability caused by psychiatric drugs, especially when given to children. She has been interviewed on radio stations across the country and internationally and has been featured in two documentaries.

Dr. Lagemann is a Commissioner for Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) (www.cchrint.org).  She is also an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in the Department of Medicine (3-time recipient of the UCSF Annual Teaching Excellence Award).

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TS Radio: Dr. Jeffrey A. Schaler PhD., on The Myth of Mental Illness

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Neurologist Questions ‘Sudden Deaths’

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Neurologist Questions ‘Sudden Deaths’

California neurologist Fred Baughman Jr. has compiled a list of nearly 400 questionable soldier and veteran deaths, many attributed to “natural causes.”

“What the hell are ‘natural causes’ in 20-year-olds?” Baughman asks.

His research has led him to believe they are “probable sudden cardiac deaths with no pulse and brain death in 4-5 minutes caused by a cocktail of psychiatric drugs, especially antipsychotics.”

He found common factors in the cases of Andrew White and three other West Virginia veterans, all in their 20s, who died in their sleep in early 2008: “All had been diagnosed ‘PTSD’—a psychological diagnosis, not a disease (physical abnormality) of the brain; all were on the same prescribed drug cocktail, Seroquel (antipsychotic), Paxil (antidepressant) and Klonopin (benzodiazepine); and all appeared ‘normal’ when they went to sleep.”

With other physicians and CCHR, Dr. Baughman has issued an urgent warning: “I call upon the military for an immediate embargo of all antipsychotics and antidepressants until there has been a complete, wholly public, clarification of the extent and causes of this epidemic of probable sudden cardiac deaths.”

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MILITARY’S TRUE “HIDDEN ENEMY” REVEALED IN SENATE HEARINGS

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Drugs and Death

2012: More soldiers died by suicide than in combat, at the rate of one each day. Suicides by veterans hit 22 per day.

2005–2011: Military prescriptions for mind-altering drugs known to induce suicidal and violent behavior increased 696%.

2004–2012: The FDA received 14,773 reports of psychiatric drugs causing homicidal ideation and homicide, mania and aggression.

Lawmakers Focus on Overdrugging

Psychopharmaceutical drugging is a key factor in the high rate of suicidesSen-Sanders-calls-VA-reps-on-outpoints among military veterans, experts told United States Senators in November 2014.

Responding to the testimony of a panel of experts, in addition to written testimony submitted by Citizens Commission on Human Rights, members of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee focused on the issue of overdrugging more than in any past hearings.

Chaired by Senator Bernard Sanders of Vermont, the committee heard from Susan Selke, mother of Marine Clay Hunt who took his own life at age 28 in 2011 after tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Complaining of feeling depressed, VA doctors put him on a cocktail of psychotropic drugs and then piled on more prescriptions each time he reported adverse effects, Selke said.

CCHR-Comm-Linda-LagemannCCHR representative Linda Lagemann (left) and Susan Selke after Selke testified about her Marine son’s suicide while he was on a cocktail of psychotropics.

Selke said her son said more than once, “I’m a guinea pig for drugs. They’ll put me on one thing, I’ll have side effects, and then they put me on something else.” The ending was Hunt’s tragic suicide.

Others testifying included the mother of another suicide victim, a retired Marine, with the Wounded Warrior Project, and the executive director of Team Red, White and Blue. Both veteran support organizations focus on alternatives to psychotropic drugging of veterans. More

California’s Crisis: 1 Out of Every 4 Children in California’s Foster Care System are Prescribed Powerful Psychiatric Drugs Including Dangerous Antipsychotics

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With alarming frequency, foster and health care providers are turning to a risky but convenient remedy to control the behavior of thousands of troubled kids: numbing them with psychiatric drugs that are untested on and often not approved for children.

A new report issued from the Bay Area News organization, raises the alarm on mass prescribing of dangerous psychotropic drugs to California’s foster care children. Among the findings of the investigation: Nearly 1 out of every 4 adolescents in California foster care system is being drugged , 3 times the rate for adolescents nationwide. Even more alarming is that of the tens of thousands prescribed psychiatric drugs, nearly 60% were prescribed powerful antipsychotics which have been documented by 72 international drug regulatory warnings to cause heart problems, stroke, diabetes, convulsions and sudden death.

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights, a mental health watchdog organization responsible for helping to enact more than 150 reforms against abusive mental health practices, says this treatment of children is medical neglect, and reforms must be enacted to protect this vulnerable population. CCHR has experts in the field of California Foster Care who are available for media interviews, as well as Doctors who can speak to the dangers of the drugs being prescribed to children, not only in foster care, but nation wide.

According to IMS Health, the leading vendor of all US prescribing data, nearly 9 million children currently being prescribed psychiatric drugs—with more than 1 million are under the age of five. Click here for the exact breakdown of age groups being prescribed psychiatric drugs http://www.cchrint.org/psychiatric-drugs/children-on-psychiatric-drugs/

To read the full report on California’s Foster Care crisis, click here – http://www.cchrint.org/2014/08/26/drugging-our-kids-children-in-californias-foster-care-system/

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