Thursday, July 07, 2016

CCHR UK Demonstration Highlights Psychiatric Crimes Against Humanity

Protesters gathered at the ExCeL Centre in London on Wednesday 29th June 2016 to highlight the lack of human rights in the field of mental health and to highlight the plight of all ages that fall victim to psychiatric treatments that do more harm than good.

"Love me don't drug me" "Define Better"*: Three young people at the CCHR UK rally, protesting against the psychiatric drugging children for so-called ADHD
Organised by the UK office of the international organisation, the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), the protest coincided with the annual congress (RCPsychIC) put on by the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCoP).

Protesters pointed to the number of dangerous psychiatric drugs prescribed to children and adolescents for controversial disorders, a ‘junk science’ list which includes so-called ‘Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder’ (ADHD). Latest government prescribing figures for ADHD drugs, that are primarily dished out to under-18s, showed that over 1.2 million prescription items were dispensed in 2015, at a cost of nearly £57million to the taxpayer.

Child drugging concerns recently resulted in the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, calling on the UK government earlier this month, to collect data on the amount and regularity of psychotropic drugs being prescribed to children, and make the data transparent.

The RCPsychIC meeting also featured a controversial exhibition on Nazi psychiatric crimes.

"Psychiatry is quackery": CCHR UK protestors and two psychiatric quacks outside ExCel London

Dubbed a confession by critics, the exhibition was titled, "Registered, Persecuted, Annihilated: The Sick and Disabled Under National Socialism", and was based on an admission from the German Association of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Neurology (DGPPN). The admission from the DGPPN confirmed, “There were doctors who were active in and primarily responsible for the different euthanasia organisations. They guided and directed the different euthanasia campaigns.” Psychiatrists “observed and controlled the selection of those to be killed” and “laid the scientific foundations of the euthanasia programme and used the victims for research purposes.”

Childhood is NOT a mental disorder!
Through their publicity, psychiatric associations in both Germany and the UK have attempted to deflect attention off of the atrocities. Even President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Professor Sir Simon Wessely openly stated he was proud of the Royal College for making it possible for a UK audience to see the exhibition.

Psychiatry: Drugging Children for Profit
CCHR spokesperson Brian Daniels said, "It is hardly an exhibition to be proud of. “The human rights of millions of people were entirely destroyed by psychiatric ideologies that resulted in the deaths of millions. Furthermore, the exhibition has only been open for attendees of the congress, rather than being open to the general public.”

From German psychiatry’s admission, its apologies to the families of sterilised and euthanised patients, to the current reliance on psychiatric drugs to control behaviour across all ages, psychiatry is in crisis."

For more information, please contact:

Brian Daniels
CCHR UK
brian.daniels@cchr.org.uk
+44 (0)1342 313 926
+44 (0)7980 934 984
http://www.cchr.org.uk

* Define Better is the title of a song, critical of the psychiatric drugging of kids to "treat" fictitious labels, by rap artist and campaigner Chill EB.

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