CCHR Int Newsletter — April 2015


nm-billNew Mexico took a big step toward protecting children’s and parents’ rights when, last week, Governor Susana Martinez signed into law a bill ensuring that a parent’s decision not to administer psychotropic drugs to a child is not grounds for a child being removed from parental custody by Child Protective Services (CPS).

The legislation also restricts school personnel from taking any action against the parent or compelling or requiring any student to take a psychotropic drug and, further, requires parental written consent prior to any psychological screening.

For too long parents’ rights have been subjugated by the mental health industry, and children wrongly labeled with mental disorders and drugged with dangerous mind-altering psychotropic drugs. It’s encouraging that New Mexico is taking its place among a growing list of states taking protective actions on behalf of children and parental rights.

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Growing Number of Psychologists Jump on the Anti-Psychiatric Labeling Bandwagon

dsm-psychologists-antipsychiatryThe past few years has seen a growing number of heavyweights in the mental health arena, such as the head of the National Institute of Mental Health, speaking out against psychiatry’s unscientific methods of diagnosing “mental illness”—a labeling system based on psychiatry’s “billing bible” of mental disorders, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).

Now a new study shows psychologists are jumping on the anti-labeling bandwagon, with nearly half of the surveyed psychologists admitting that psychiatry’s DSM “applies medical labels to psychosocial problems.”

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CCHR’s PSA Reaching Millions in Weeks!

labeling-kidsOn April 3rd CCHR posted its “Psychiatry—Labeling Kids with Bogus ‘Mental Disorders'” video on Facebook. Since then, it has received over 7 million views and 160,000 shares. This is an average of roughly 22,000 views an hour, 370 a minute.

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Flying Under the Influence: Commercial Airline Pilots & Mind-Altering Drugs

lubitzAndreas Lubitz, co-pilot of Germanwings flight 9525 blamed for purposefully flying the aircraft into the French Alps and killing all on board, had a long history of mental “treatment” and psychiatric drug use.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) placed its most serious “black box” warning on all antidepressants citing suicidality in addition to other side effects on the drug labels. Incredibly, despite being fully aware of this, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reversed its 70-year ban restricting pilots taking antidepressants and other mind-altering psychiatric drugs from flying.

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