2017 Year in Review – Citizens Commission on Human Rights, Nashville Chapter

2017 saw the expansion of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights, Nashville Chapter, carrying out the work of the international organization in the Southeast United States.

Nashville, TN, January 04, 2018 --(PR.com)-- The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) Nashville Chapter began the year by participating at the annual MLK Day convocation at Tennessee State University’s Gentry Center. They distributed materials on human rights related to mental health and side effects of psychiatric drugs and treatments.

Next up in January, CCHR Nashville had a special event held in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day where chapter members posed the question, “If Hitler was behind the Holocaust, who was behind Hitler?” A video was played to attendees which revealed how the pseudoscience Eugenics contributed to the Holocaust, and exactly who propagated these ideas.

Next, CCHR members set up tables at the Tennessee State Capitol where they brought information directly to lawmakers. They also participated in a child advocacy event with the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth, getting out booklets to concerned parents.

CCHR Nashville then took its message of human rights for those being abused in the field of mental illness to a community event in the Edgehill neighborhood and to events for parents and educators including a Social and Emotional Learning Conference. Volunteers distributed fliers and spoke to people who have been victims of abuse in psychiatric hands.

In early Fall, the International exhibit “Psychiatry: An Industry of Death” came to Nashville and volunteers were able to showcase it with the community, helping people to learn about and understand psychiatry’s sordid history and present day monopoly of the field of mental healing.

In October, to observe World Mental Health Day, CCHR held a special “Lunch and Learn” with a health and wellness doctor. During the seminar, he was able to bring awareness to parents on children’s mental and physical health needs, especially what to do if a child is experiencing health issues, and what parents can do to help their children be at a more optimum health level.

A Board Member of CCHR Nashville said, “CCHR volunteers are excited about all of the activity in 2017, but there is much more work to be done. People are getting hurt every day at the hands of psychiatrists. They must be brought to account for their actions.”

CCHR is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious mental health industry watchdog whose mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health. It works to ensure patient and consumer protections are enacted and upheld as there is rampant abuse in the field of mental health. In this role, CCHR has helped to enact more than 150 laws protecting individuals from abusive or coercive mental health practices since it was formed five decades ago. For more information on CCHR, visit cchrnashville.org.
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Annette Freeman