What does CCHR do?

Thousands of individuals contact CCHR each year to report psychiatric abuse and criminality, such as false imprisonment, hospital fraud, sexual abuse and inhumane treatment and conditions in psychiatric institutions. CCHR documents this and helps the abused individual file criminal or other complaints with the proper authorities. It also conducts investigations in wider psychiatric issues, such as insurance fraud, high death rates reported in institutions, or the fraudulent labeling of children as “mentallydisordered” and drugging millions.

Over a decade, CCHR’s investigations led to the prosecution of over a thousand psychiatrists, psychologists and mental health workers. This has prompted legislators and insurance companies to withdraw funding to criminal psychiatric practices, and to pass laws to protect individuals from them.

Through CCHR’s achievements, thousands of psychiatric victims have been rescued, patients have regained legal and civil rights, mental health acts have outlawed the arbitrary use of electroshock and psychosurgery and banned these savage practices on children, and legislation has been enacted to ensure psychiatric rape of patients is dealt with as a criminal offense. Many hundreds of survivors of psychiatric treatment have been compensated tens of millions of dollars for the damage they have suffered.

Read "A message from the President CCHR International"

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Report a psychiatric abuse here. This is an online form. You can also download a printable form which can be faxed to us.

Read some very interesting factual issues on a variety of concerns here.

Want to become a CCHR member? We have different levels of membership which you can assist or contribute on. Read more here.

Want to know more about CCHR? Read our Frequently Asked Questions here. Visit our international site for more comprehensive information and other interesting and helpful links.

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