The CCHR Florida Youth Group
“What is the CCHR Florida Youth Group?” Video
The CCHR Florida Youth Group is a branch of CCHR Florida. CCHR stands for Citizen’s Commission on Human Rights. CCHR Florida is a non-profit organization that investigates and exposes psychiatric violations of human rights. While CCHR Florida does not provide medical or legal advice, it works closely with attorneys and medical doctors and supports medical, but not psychiatric, practices.
So we are the CCHR Youth Group, a group of young men and women who are tired of seeing our friends labeled with psychiatric disorders by the field of mental health. We (the youth) are each other’s future and we need to look out for each other and help to educate each other on what is really going on in the field of mental health.
Too many creative individuals have been told that their artistic way is not the way of the world.
Too many youth have bought into the mental health-media-hype that tries to fit all of us into categories of mental health disorders.
We are disorder-free, label-free and drug-free!
We are the creators of our future!
A future where artists, inventors, writers, athletes, computer geeks, executives, teachers, doctors, mothers, fathers, and all of us–have a chance to be ourselves and express our uniqueness without being labeled.
We are not going to give up. We’re going to get our message out and the facts revealed to our fellow youth. We’re going to have fun doing it, too! We play so many fun games all the time, games that get our message out to the public.
Let’s help to educate others about the harms of mental health labels!
Let’s help to raise awareness about the warnings on the mental health medications!
Let’s dedicate ourselves to being ourselves!
Be part of the movement! Join us!
(Above, the CCHR Youth Group walking in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade!)
More About CCHR Florida and Its History
CCHR was co-founded in 1969 by Professor Thomas Szasz, Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus, and the Church of Scientology, dedicated soley to getting rid of mental health abuse. It works side-by-side with like-minded groups and individuals who share a common purpose to clean up the field of mental health. There are many non-profit organizations and individuals who are concerned about the harmful practices of psychiatry. These groups and individuals include, Doctors, Ministers, Parents, Family advocacy groups and more. CCHR Florida has over 80 allies from all over the state of Florida and the United States.
One of CCHR Florida’s primary concerns with psychiatry is its unscientific diagnostic system. Unlike medical diagnosis, psychiatrists categorize symptoms only, not disease. Jeffrey A. Schaler, Ph.D., says, “The notion of scientific validity, though not an act, is related to fraud. Validity refers to the extent to which something represents or measures what it purports to represent or measure. When diagnostic measures do not represent what they purport to represent, we say that the measures lack validity…The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-IV) published by the American Psychiatric Association is notorious for low scientific validity.”