THE CITIZENS COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS INTERNATIONAL
main task of CCHR has been to achieve reform in the field
of mental health and the preservation of the rights of individuals
under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. CCHR has
been responsible for many great reforms. At least 30 bills
[now more than 100] throughout the world, which would otherwise
have inhibited even more the rights of patients, or would
have given psychiatry the power to commit minority groups
and individuals against their will, have been defeated by
Daes, Special Rapporteur
her report to the United Nations Human Rights Commission,
Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) was established
in 1969 by the Church
of Scientology to investigate and expose psychiatric
violations of human rights, and to clean up the field of mental
healing. When CCHR began, it entered a world almost wholly
ignorant of the nature, extent and effects of psychiatric
practice and control. It was a world in which none of the
suffering millions had any voice at all. CCHR became that
it has 133 chapters in 34 countries. Its board of advisors,
called Commissioners, includes doctors, lawyers, educators,
artists, businessmen, and civil and human rights representatives.
more than 30 years, CCHR has investigated the causes of violent,
senseless crime, issuing reports on its findings to governments,
law enforcement agencies and the media. It has published booklets
such as The Rise in Senseless Violence in Society and white papers
on "Psychiatry and the Creation of Senseless Violence"
that have led to government investigations and action.
was because of our research into this area that we undertook a similar
analysis of terrorist attacks around the world, broadening our investigations
to find a common link between the anatomy of violence in our schools
and on the streets, and these current senseless terrorist acts.
The website is the result of this research.
CCHR doesn't provide medical or legal advice, it works closely with
medical doctors and supports medical, but not psychiatric, practices.
It has long been the policy of CCHR that anyone with a physical
condition requiring medical treatment should see a competent, non-psychiatric
is primarily concerned with psychiatry's use of "diagnoses"
that are not based on science or medical criteria. Of secondary
importance are psychiatry's treatments, including drugs, which are
prescribed on the basis of their many invented diagnoses and stigmatizing
labels. Such treatments mask the person's underlying difficulty
and, in many cases, their real physical condition, thus preventing
has produced many hundreds of reforms by testifying before legislative
hearings, conducting public hearings into psychiatric abuse, and
working with the media, law enforcement and public officials.
publishes millions of copies of free publications to raise public
awareness about psychiatry's abuses and has an award-winning website,
BECOME A MEMBER:
too, can assist CCHR and its vital role in the community and
its work by becoming a member. In this way, you can be kept
abreast of our latest research and receive free copies of
our publications as they are released. You'll learn of legislative
issues that will concern you and your community and will be
sufficiently informed by our information to be able to write
to your legislative representative or other officials about
the need for reforms. Become
a CCHR member today.
WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT CCHR
should honor CCHR because it is really the organization that for
the first time in human history has organized a politically, socially,
internationally significant voice to combat psychiatry. This has
never happened in human history before."
wanted to make sure to commend your organization and the individuals
involved in assisting me in the criminal prosecution of a psychiatrist...[CCHR's]
efforts were of a superior quality and greatly assisted me. You
have some very special people working for you."
Beach Police Department
am inspired by CCHR's tenacious investigations in this appalling
area [of psychiatric fraud and crime]. Indeed, over the past 10
years, mental health practitioners were jailed at an average of
one every 72 hours, compared to only about 10 annually prior to
CCHR headlining this issue. I have great pleasure in officially
opening the Crime and Fraud section of CCHR's Exhibit on psychiatry.
I urge all politicians, law enforcement officers and local council
and chamber members to avail themselves of this vital information.
Chief Superintendent, UK
repression using psychiatric means still occurs in Russia today.
That is why CCHR is the only organization that actively fights against
the harmful activities of psychiatrists. I would like to thank CCHR
for its courageous and fruitful activity in the Russian Federation.
Archivist & Historian
by organizations like CCHR are vital if we are to succeed in returning
our schools to places of learning. This can only be done by eliminating
unworkable psychiatric or psychological curriculums and questionnaires,
and by allowing our children, with the use of good academic instruction,
to accomplish their grades and goals by using their inherent potential."
Colorado State Board of Education
campaign by CCHR in relation to Chelmsford Psychiatric Hospital
and to obtain a NSW Government Royal Commission Inquiry was the
most sustained and thorough exercise in whistleblowing, investigatory
reporting and public interest work in the history of Australia--bar
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