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Apr 15, 2024
The watchdog group points to the estimated $8 billion in annual mental health fraud, including in for-profit behavioral facilities, revealing how they exploit insurance by keeping patients hospitalized for financial gain.

Apr 08, 2024
The mental health industry watchdog, which helped obtain restraint reforms two decades ago, relentlessly continues to demand a ban on lethal restraint procedures. It says celebrity support for greater oversight and protections has been vital.

Apr 01, 2024
CCHR urges a ban be extended to all shock machines used for behavioral and mental health treatment, citing brain damage and other harms.

Mar 22, 2024
CCHR says millions of taxpayer dollars are wasted on psychotropic drug research later found to be flawed and harmful to consumers

Mar 18, 2024
American Indian and Alaska Native people are being defrauded in a mental health system that has harmed them for centuries; government suspends 100 behavioral providers in crackdown on fraud.

Mar 11, 2024
With hundreds of thousands of involuntary psychiatric holds in the U.S. annually, the mental health industry watchdog raises awareness about tools to protect against this abuse.

Mar 04, 2024
CCHR raises concerns about antidepressant prescribing to children that could drive up suicides, according to new studies.

Feb 26, 2024
CCHR joins survivors of electroshock torture in NZ in condemning a very late apology issued by a psychiatric association, spanning half a century of neglecting the abuse endured. The group wants justice for victims of analogous abuse in the U.S.

Feb 19, 2024
CCHR, a mental health industry watchdog, which has documented over 1,000 cases of potential psychiatric-drug-induced acts of violence since the 1980s, reinforces the need for mandated toxicology tests in violent crimes.

Feb 09, 2024
Mental health watchdog says children are being killed by abusive and negligent practices in the $23 billion-a-year troubled teen behavioral industry, and the lack of effective oversight, accountability and justice continues to put them at risk


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