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Citizens Commission on Human Rights Helping Fathers

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights of Nashville (CCHR Nashville) has been hard at work spreading information to parents on their basic rights so they can help their children.

Nashville, TN, June 16, 2017 --( This past weekend, Metro Nashville Public Schools recognized males and the positive impact they make in the lives of children every day with a Fatherhood Festival. The event welcomed MNPS fathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, mentors and other men to spend a day of family fun including games, activities, music and food at the event. The Citizens Commission on Human Rights Nashville Chapter (CCHR Nashville) took part in the event with a booth to help educate parents on their basic rights related to children’s mental health and well-being.

CCHR has long been an advocate for human rights, especially as relates to patients’ rights in the field of mental health. Per the international CCHR website,, “CCHR has long fought to restore basic inalienable human rights to the field of mental health, including, but not limited to, full informed consent regarding the medical legitimacy of psychiatric diagnosis, the risks of psychiatric treatments, the right to all available medical alternatives and the right to refuse any treatment considered harmful.”

Rev. Brian Fesler, who serves on the board of CCHR Nashville, said, “CCHR volunteers are eager to spread the word to everyone to know their mental health rights, as there is so much abuse in this field. People are getting hurt every day at the hands of psychiatrists.”

Volunteers at the Fatherhood Festival reached scores of parents and community and political leaders. “Our volunteers will go anywhere, and see anyone to spread the word. Just contact us if you would like more information,” says Fesler.

CCHR is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious mental health watchdog. Its mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. CCHR receives reports about abuses in the field of mental health and is especially interested in situations where persons experienced abuse or damage due to a false diagnosis or unwanted and harmful psychiatric treatments, such as psychiatric drugs, electroshock (ECT) and electronic or magnetic brain stimulation (TMS). CCHR is often able to assist with filing complaints, and can work with a person’s attorney to further investigate the case. To contact CCHR Nashville for more information, visit
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