CCHR Holds Hundreds of Events Educating the Public on Mental Health Rights Abuse

As a public service, CCHR Florida has held over 300 events on mental health and human rights issues featuring attorneys, doctors and clinical pharmacists as guest speakers since opening new offices in downtown Clearwater 1n 2015.

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a non-profit mental health watchdog working to expose human rights violations in the field of mental health and dedicated to the protection of children, has held over 300 seminars, workshops and events educating Floridians on everything from their rights under the mental health law to the fact that there are hundreds of physical aliments which mimic mental health conditions.

One of the primary activities of the Florida chapter of CCHR is the hosting of events on numerous aspects of mental health as a public service. Since opening new offices in downtown Clearwater, CCHR has held over 300 such events with attorneys, doctors and clinical pharmacists as guest speakers.

These professionals and other guest speakers provide those in attendance with information on the Baker Act and an individual’s rights under the law; how underlying physical ailments and misdiagnosed nutritional situations can result in people being falsely labeled as mentally ill; personal stories of drug addiction following years of taking psychiatric drugs and more.

One such professional is attorney at law Carmen Miller who as a former assistant public defender has personal experience in representing Baker Act clients in civil and criminal hearings. Ms. Miller hosts an Advance Mental Health Directive workshop at CCHR where attendees learn more about psychiatric living wills and how they can use such a document to help protect themselves from unwanted mental health treatments such as electroshock.

During the “Psychiatric Disorders & Their Underlying Physical Causes” seminar, Alternative Medicine Professional, Dr. Jared Roscoe, explains how psychiatric drugs affect the body, what changes these produce, and why this moves the person completely in the opposite direction of actual healing. While Clinical Pharmacist Pamela Seefeld covers the potentially devastating side effects of drugging children, how prescription psychotropic drugs affect children and how to treat mental health naturally.

The seminars, workshops and events differ each month and anyone interested in learning more is encouraged to call 727-442-8820 or visit the center at 109 N. Fort Harrison Avenue, Clearwater, Florida.

About CCHR: Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. It was L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology, who brought the terror of psychiatric imprisonment to the notice of the world. In March 1969, he said, “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health.’” For more information visit,

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