• In a recent survey, one in six U.S. adults reported taking a psychiatric drug.
  • Every day, nearly ten thousand people are reached by CCHR PSAs or documentaries.
  • CCHR educational materials reached 109 different countries in just the last twelve months.
The CCHR campaign is made possible through your support of the IAS. It is one of the vital programs funded by IAS grants.

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) investigates and exposes psychiatric violations of human rights. To accomplish this, CCHR conducts an international public awareness campaign, with the documentary Psychiatry: An Industry of Death at its core.

The documentary forms the content of CCHR’s museum in Los Angeles, Psychiatry: An Industry of Death and twelve traveling multimedia exhibits.

Here are some of the many responses from people around the world that have recently toured a Psychiatry: An Industry of Death traveling exhibit:

“The information provided was interesting and very informative. Drugs should be the last resort when dealing with mental disorders. I feel like a lot of research needs to be done before starting any prescribed medication.
I believe my child has ADHD but I definitely don’t want to start him on anything after today’s tour! Would I recommend this to others? YES!!! It shows the other side of the pharmaceutical business.”

Nursing Student, U.S.

“Amazing, informative, impressive! I would like to show ads on all channels of our television about the exhibition. This should be known to every person on planet Earth! I also wish that every person who comes to the exhibition does not run through the exhibition but takes a full day and carefully watches and reads everything.”

Retired Nurse, Russia

“I realized medication is not always the answer and more people need to do their research before believing what a psychiatrist recommends.”

Nursing Student, U.S.

“Anyone and everyone that comes to the CCHR exhibit will be enlightened because 99% of the population has no clue what is really happening. And the 1% that do know what is going on are the ones that are putting on the exhibit.”

Retired Lt. Colonel, U.S. Army

“I personally believe we over-medicate and over-diagnose instead of getting to the root of the problem. The biggest thing for me was how much history we don’t know about psychiatry. As a nurse, I’m going to use this to deal with patients and family members who are dealing with mental illness and believe medication is the only way. I would recommend this exhibit to others because I think this info isn’t shared enough.”

Registered Nurse, U.S.

“It was informative—the history was especially intriguing as I have taken many psychology classes and that was left out. Education is key, and I’m going to use this information to teach my students to make informed decisions. I would recommend the exhibit to others because one should always be open to both sides of the story—especially when you work in healthcare.”

Nursing Instructor, U.S.

The CCHR campaign is made possible through your support of the IAS. It is one of the vital programs funded by IAS grants.