Sounding the Alarm on Psychiatric Brutality Across the Globe
- An estimated 1,000,000 people worldwide receive ECT each year.
- There are currently 1.5 million U.S. veterans that are on psychiatric drugs.
- Every week, over 33,000 people visit CCHR.org for more information.
- Last year, nearly 20,000 people toured the CCHR Industry of Death Museum in Los Angeles.
To end widespread psychiatric brutality, IAS grants have long supported the Citizen Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) in their global campaign to put an end to psychiatric abuse.
The campaign is centered around the Psychiatry: An Industry of Death documentary, a two-hour comprehensive film covering the visual history of psychiatry. The documentary also forms the core of the Psychiatry: An Industry of Death traveling exhibits. These multimedia exhibits tour internationally to key locations, including where psychiatric conferences and conventions are held, and are aimed to raise awareness on psychiatric abuse and human rights violations.
Since last October, the IAS has sponsored more than 30 Psychiatry: An Industry of Death traveling exhibits—an average of one a week—to bring the truth of psychiatric abuse to tens of thousands of people.
Here are some of the responses from people that recently toured the Psychiatry: An Industry of Death traveling exhibit in Atlanta, Georgia:
“I was really impressed with the information delivered. I can’t believe people are still being treated with electroshock therapy. I thought this type of psychiatry ended in the late 1800’s to early 1900’s. This type of activity needs to stop. I host an internet radio show/podcast and I intend to cover this on my upcoming show. Thanks for sharing this valuable information.” — K.G.
“This exhibit reminded me why I am no longer a mental health nurse. I’m most impressed by the boldness demonstrated in the section designated to African Americans. The truth about what psychiatry is doing to human beings is a story that needs to be told on a daily basis. It is important for people to come to this exhibit. First and foremost to sign the ECT petition, secondly, people need the historical background of psychiatry to gain an understanding of it.” — R.L.
“I thought the presentation was an eye-opener. Having family members who have been labeled, institutionalized, and on psychiatric medication, I have witnessed firsthand the effect on their personality change. More people need to be made aware of this, with presentations held at schools and churches to make this widely known to all.” — K.W.
“This exhibit opened my eyes to many things. That these drugs have no positive effects on these kids and that no drugs can fix or solve any mental problems. My son had a doctor who was featured in this exhibition. We had a terrible experience with this doctor. Now he is going to jail for murder. Over three dozen of his patients have died. Be careful with the drugs these doctors are prescribing to your children!” — A.E.
“Wow! That’s the only word I have to describe what I have just seen. I found it sad that we live in a world where so many dark secrets are hidden. We live in a world where laws are passed that hinder its citizens and which do not benefit us. I worked for six years in the mental health field. But I left because I felt I couldn’t make a difference. Today I understand why. I can’t wait to pass on this documentary to others.” — R.J.
“Phenomenal exhibit. It should come several times per year—all over the city. I personally appreciate what you are doing and will consider joining your efforts in the very near future. Thank you for spreading so much awareness.” — S.T.