CCHR celebrated its 50th anniversary in style, looking back over a history of protecting human rights and recognizing its partners in arms with its Human Rights Award.

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Since its founding in 1969, CCHR has worked with freedom fighters, courageous attorneys, dedicated legislators and more, who in turn gave words of support on CCHR’s 50th anniversary.

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To provide a sense of the work CCHR does, we look at some of CCHR’s many accomplishments in its first 50 years.

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CCHR has reached out to the United Nations to stop coercive psychiatric practices.

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What started out as a single case of Child Protective Services illegally ripping a child from a mother becomes a passionate parental rights crusade for a criminal defense attorney.

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CCHR Florida teamed up with local attorneys to hold the first-ever Baker Act Defense Attorney Symposium and Summit to tackle the involuntary commitment issues in the state.

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CCHR Japan holds exhibits and seminars for Japan’s Members of Parliament to oppose the number of children on psychotropics.

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CCHR brings Psychiatry: An Industry of Death exhibit to educate Mexican citizens.

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On its 50th anniversary, Citizens Commission on Human Rights rewards outstanding achievements, reviews its record of accomplishments, and recommits to the complete elimination of psychiatric abuse.

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Reverend Fred Shaw joined forces with the NAACP to pass resolutions designed to protect African-Americans against psychiatric abuse and electroconvulsive therapy.

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CCHR UK claims Royal College of Psychiatrists International Congress is foisting off junk science on the general public, putting UK children at grave risk.

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After an increase of psych drug use, CCHR Australia reaches 14 percent of the country’s population with a sobering documentary.

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CCHR France gave a European Psychiatric Association Convention a warm welcome.

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A CCHR traveling exhibit that opened in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside ushers in a crusade to save Canada’s First Nations from the rampage of psychiatric abuse.

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CCHR makes their voice heard against electroconvulsive therapy, a psychiatric “treatment” that has never produced evidence of being safe or effective. Today it is being used on children aged five and younger in the name of “help,” and CCHR says, “Stop this abuse!”

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Diane Stein, President CCHR Florida, provides insight into what anyone can do as part of a CCHR chapter against abuse.

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Students at a national nurses convention wholeheartedly appreciate CCHR’s work.

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An outdated Mental Health Act in India receives a long-overdue overhaul, ensuring ECT is not performed on minors and ending other abusive psychiatric practices.

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