CCHR to Protest the Electroshocking of Children in Atlanta (Press Release)
Protest Spokesman, Citizens Commission on Human Rights
CCHR to Protest the Electroshocking of Children in Atlanta at the American Psychiatric Convention
The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the eradication of abuses committed under the guise of mental health, is holding a protest march in Atlanta, Georgia on May 14th, in response to the American Psychiatric Associations calling on the FDA to allow the electroshocking of children who don’t respond to “treatment” (drugs.)
ATLANTA, GA, May 1, 2016 –There are currently 8 million U.S. children being prescribed psychiatric drugs, with more than 1 million between the ages of zero to five. Children are being drugged simply because psychiatry has pathologized normal childhood behaviors, repackaged them as “mental disorders.” The result? Millions of children being drugged for behaviors reclassified by psychiatry as “disease.”
There is a growing awareness among the public and press that this current epidemic of child drugging is wrong. Children are becoming addicted to these drugs, many of which are in the same class of highly addictive drugs as cocaine, opium and morphine. Yet the American Psychiatric Association is doing nothing to stop this epidemic. Quite the opposite, they are now calling on the FDA to allow them to electroshock children who don’t respond to “treatment” (drugs.) This opens the door for millions of children experiencing side effects from the drugs, to be reclassified as “treatment resistant” and to undergo electroshock as “.”
We cannot allow this to happen.
Join Us— Help save our kids. March with us to protest their annual convention in downtown Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, May 14, 2016.
Meet up at 10:30 am at the north end of Woodruff Park
Peachtree St NW & Auburn Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
About Citizens Commission on Human Rights:
CCHR is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious mental health watchdog. 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. CCHR has helped to enact more than 150 laws protecting individuals from abusive or coercive mental health practices.
“It was L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology, who brought the terror of psychiatric imprisonment to the notice of 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, http://www.cchrint.org/saveourkids