CCHR International News

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The watchdog group points to the estimated $8 billion in annual mental health fraud, including in for-profit behavioral facilities, revealing how they exploit insurance by keeping patients hospitalized for financial gain.
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The mental health industry watchdog, which helped obtain restraint reforms two decades ago, relentlessly continues to demand a ban on lethal restraint procedures. It says celebrity support for greater oversight and protections has been vital.
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CCHR urges a ban be extended to all shock machines used for behavioral and mental health treatment, citing brain damage and other harms.
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CCHR says millions of taxpayer dollars are wasted on psychotropic drug research later found to be flawed and harmful to consumers
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American Indian and Alaska Native people are being defrauded in a mental health system that has harmed them for centuries; government suspends 100 behavioral providers in crackdown on fraud.
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With hundreds of thousands of involuntary psychiatric holds in the U.S. annually, the mental health industry watchdog raises awareness about tools to protect against this abuse.
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CCHR raises concerns about antidepressant prescribing to children that could drive up suicides, according to new studies.
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CCHR joins survivors of electroshock torture in NZ in condemning a very late apology issued by a psychiatric association, spanning half a century of neglecting the abuse endured. The group wants justice for victims of analogous abuse in the U.S.
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CCHR, a mental health industry watchdog, which has documented over 1,000 cases of potential psychiatric-drug-induced acts of violence since the 1980s, reinforces the need for mandated toxicology tests in violent crimes.
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Mental health watchdog says children are being killed by abusive and negligent practices in the $23 billion-a-year troubled teen behavioral industry, and the lack of effective oversight, accountability and justice continues to put them at risk
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Subjecting 100,000 Americans, including children, to electroshock (ECT) constitutes torture, given the risks associated with it, CCHR says.
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Mental health industry watchdog discloses that 3.3 million U.S. children are given psychiatric drugs despite WHO disapproving of these for children younger than 12