Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR): Restore Human Rights to Mental Health Care

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) is dedicated to protecting the rights and dignity of mental health patients.

As a former patient receiving psychiatric care for alleged Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD), renamed Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), I know how demoralizing and dehumanizing treatment for this bogus diagnosis can be.

There is a growing bank of psychologists and psychiatrists worldwide who instill in their patients the belief that childhood sexual abuse occurred in their lives – whether or not it actually did is not a concern. This therapy is an atrocious attack on the human spirit and personal dignity. Over years, and often decades, treatment for multiple personalities progressively tears from patients the ability to function as adults and instead encourages them to adopt regressive and infantile behavior. Therapy for Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) creates chaos in patient’s lives and, therefore, a dependency on The Psychology Industry – a monstrous machine that scoops unwitting patients into its gears.

Many men have been incarcerated for crimes that did not occur based strictly on dubious memories of someone’s past. Some of these men, due to their age, are serving a life sentence even though physical evidence of crimes was never established. Families have been torn apart and adult-children have separated themselves from all contact from parents and others who do not agree that sexual crimes were levied against them. Evidence beyond memories, buried and forgotten for decades, is often not established.

I do not agree with every aspect of the watch group – Citizens Commission on Human Rights, but support much of their criticism of The Psychology Industry.

Unfortunately, patients receiving care for Dissociative Identity Disorder are unaware of the coercive nature of treatment and do not accept that decade-delayed memories are severely distorted. More importantly, the fact that their past is rewritten is pure mind control which again patients cannot perceive as occurring in their lives.

Treatment often involves involuntary psychiatric incarceration and use of potent psychiatric drugs to control symptoms when alter personalities disrupt the ability to function. As years pass and treatment fails to restore mental health, psychotherapists usually do not change the course of therapy or stop it altogether. The American Psychiatric Association and the American Psychological Association have done little to curb or ban this psychotherapy. They also fail to strip offending professionals of their medical license thus protecting other patients of potential harm.

Psychiatrists and other mental health professionals who strip patients of their dignity and ability to function as adults are rarely charged with crimes against humanity – even when patients die during treatment.

Patients receiving treatment for Dissociative Identity Disorder as a result, become dependent on therapists and The Psychology Industry for survival thus ensuring many psychotherapists with job security and drug companies continued business.


What is the Citizens Commission on Human Rights?

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) is a nonprofit mental health watchdog, responsible for helping to enact more than 150 laws protecting individuals from abusive or coercive practices. CCHR has long fought to restore basic inalienable human rights to the field of mental health, including, but not limited to, full informed consent regarding the medical legitimacy of psychiatric diagnosis, the risks of psychiatric treatments, the right to all available medical alternatives and the right to refuse any treatment considered harmful.

CCHR was co-founded in 1969 by the Church of Scientology and Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus Dr. Thomas Szasz at a time when patients were being warehoused in institutions and stripped of all constitutional, civil and human rights.

CCHR functions solely as a mental health watchdog, working alongside many medical professionals including doctors, scientists, nurses and those few psychiatrists who have taken a stance against the biological/drug model of “disease” that is continually promoted by the psychiatric/pharmaceutical industry as a way to sell drugs. It is a nonpolitical, nonreligious, nonprofit organization dedicated solely to eradicating mental health abuse and enacting patient and consumer protections. CCHR’s Board of Advisers, called Commissioners, include doctors, scientists, psychologists, lawyers, legislators, educators, business professionals, artists and civil and human rights representatives.

People frequently ask if CCHR is of the opinion that no one should ever take psychiatric drugs, but this website is not dedicated to opinion. It is dedicated to providing information that a multibillion dollar psycho/pharmaceutical industry does not want people to see or to know. The real question therefore is this: Do people have a right to have all the information about (A) the known risks of the drugs and/or treatment from unbiased, nonconflicted medical review, (B) the medical validity of the diagnosis for which drugs are being prescribed, (C) all nondrug options (essentially informed consent) and (D) the right to refuse any treatment they consider harmful.

CCHR has worked for more than forty years for full informed consent in the field of mental health, and the right to all the information regarding psychiatric diagnoses and treatment, not just the information coming from those with a vested interest in keeping the public in the dark.

It is in this spirit that we present you with videos, blogs, news, medical experts and information designed to arm you with facts.

As a nonprofit organization, it is through public donations that we are able to continue our educational campaigns.

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