Taking Action & Arming the Innocent against Psychiatric Brutality
- Psychiatric medications kill more Americans each year than heroin.
- Internationally, psychiatrists electroshock an estimated 1.4 million people each year.
- CCHR reached over 300 million people last year with the campaign message, through booklets, media and education.
- Every week, over 20,000 people visit CCHR.org looking for information.
Many people are unaware of the destructive impact that abusive psychiatry has on communities around the world today. The destruction can come in the form of a child labeled mentally ill and prescribed deadly psychotropic drugs, or the loss of a loved one from electroshock treatment.
IAS grants have long supported the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) in their global campaign to educate individuals on the deadly destruction of psychiatry and put an end to psychiatric abuse.
One of the key components of the campaign is 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. The exhibits are flanked with protest marches on the day of the convention to confront the attending psychiatrists and bring to light their atrocities.
Since last October, the IAS has sponsored more than thirty Psychiatry: An Industry of Death traveling exhibits in over twenty countries, bringing 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 exhibits:
Tel Aviv: “My son is being treated for five years for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). He keeps changing drugs and nothing helps him. I will bring him to the CCHR exhibition to see the truth and stop the treatments. I wish I had seen this five years ago, as I now understand many things I had questions about.”
Milano: “I’ve been working as a nurse for 13 years in a psychiatric ward and so many of these things were unknown to me. I’m shocked. I don’t know how I dare go to work. Thank you.”
Milano: “I’m about to graduate in psychology, but after seeing this exhibit, I think I’m going to be a chef!”
Milano: “Thank you for this information. I came home, I threw away all the psychotropic drugs that they gave me, and I told my doctor that I did not want to take anything anymore. Now I’m fine! You saved my life!”
Australia: A teacher visited the exhibit. She said a member of her family had gone into a psychiatric hospital and she saw the bad results. She herself has also taken psychiatric drugs, but after touring the exhibit, she realized that it had no effect on her and so stopped. She is now drug free and is interested in natural alternatives.
Japan: A young man encountered the CCHR exhibit on his way home, after his first medical exam at a psychiatric clinic. After touring the exhibit, he said, “I had wondered if the diagnosis of psychiatry is unscientific. Now, I understand the truth. I am very lucky. I will never go to a psychiatrist again.”