What are the Biggest Achievements of the CCHR?
The CCHR has been going for over 50 years. During this time, our group has had many successes. First, we have expanded around the world. These psychiatry problems aren’t isolated to the United States. It is quickly becoming a global problem. Because of this, we have started groups in 34
countries around the world.
We have also been able to bring the public’s attention to the numerous abuses that have occurred in psychiatric facilities. For example, we were instrumental in laws that have banned the use of ECT therapy on children under 12. We have also helped bring to light the high number of people who are killed by the use of restraints. In Australia, we helped ban the practice of DST. These investigations lead to the dismissal and arrest of hundreds of medical personnel. These changes have made a big difference in the lives of patients. We have helped to get justice for affected families. Through these reforms, we have been able to save dozens of lives.
Are We Against Prescribing Drugs?
One of the most common questions that we get asked is whether we are against the prescribing of drugs. Sadly, the biggest pharmaceutical companies have billions of dollars to spend convincing people that they require drugs. At CCHR of Atlanta, Georgia, we believe in four key factors when it comes to taking drugs.
- First, people have the right to know all the risks involved in the treatment.
- Secondly, they have the right to know that the diagnosis is accurate.
- Third, they need to be made fully aware of the non-drug options. Finally, they should have the right to refuse treatment if they think that it will do them harm.