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|
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
|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.
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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."
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* 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.