From the CCHR web site - http://www.cchr.org/about-us/what-is-cchr.html
"The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) is a nonprofit mental health watchdog, responsible for helping to enact more than 150 laws protecting individuals from abusive or coercive practices. 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." as stated on thier site: "CCHR was co-founded in 1969 by the Church of Scientology and Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus Dr. Thomas Szasz at a time when patients were being warehoused in institutions and stripped of all constitutional, civil and human rights."
"CCHR functions solely as a mental health watchdog, working alongside many medical professionals including doctors, scientists, nurses and those few psychiatrists who have taken a stance against the biological/drug model of “disease” that is continually promoted by the psychiatric/pharmaceutical industry as a way to sell drugs. It is a nonpolitical, nonreligious, nonprofit organization dedicated solely to eradicating mental health abuse and enacting patient and consumer protections. CCHR’s Board of Advisers, called Commissioners, include doctors, scientists, psychologists, lawyers, legislators, educators, business professionals, artists and civil and human rights representatives."
"People frequently ask if CCHR is of the opinion that no one should ever take psychiatric drugs, but this website is not dedicated to opinion. It is dedicated to providing information that a multibillion dollar psycho/pharmaceutical industry does not want people to see or to know. The real question therefore is this: Do people have a right to have all the information about (A) the known risks of the drugs and/or treatment from unbiased, nonconflicted medical review, (B) the medical validity of the diagnosis for which drugs are being prescribed, (C) all nondrug options (essentially informed consent) and (D) the right to refuse any treatment they consider harmful."
"CCHR has worked for more than forty years for full informed consent in the field of mental health, and the right to all the information regarding psychiatric diagnoses and treatment, not just the information coming from those with a vested interest in keeping the public in the dark."
"It is in this spirit that we present you with videos, blogs, news, medical experts and information designed to arm you with facts."
"As a nonprofit organization, it is through public donations that we are able to continue our educational campaigns. "
So let me make a clear and concise clarification here for anyone reading. I am not a Scientologist, nor do I agree in any way with the basic constructs of their organization/religion called the church of Scientology.
In fact this web site is not directly affiliated with any particular organization advocating in the mental health arena. I do not profit, nor do I make any financial, or other consequential gain from operating this site.
I would say that is simple enough for almost anyone to understand, but if not - my disclosure and the Fair Use Notice are in public view at the bottom of this page for further detail.
If it so happens that I agree with CCHR's views on mental health related issues; this in fact does not diminish either my own personal views or those of CCHR on this particular issue.
CCHR has worked hard to bring this mental health issue to the forefront with strong advocacy and by producing some excellent educational materials. I applaud them for their efforts.
What or if there are any other anterior motives behind CCHR I can not speak too here. I personally have recieved no recruitment materials or contact from them. So I will give them the benefit of doubt that they are operating separately/autonomously from the Church of Scientology's control for the time being or until evidence shows a different truth about CCHR.
It's unfortunate those that are well funded pro-pharmaceutical corporation minions and their sheepish followers like to point fingers at anyone questioning this well documented and deeply flawed horrific biological/drug based model/modality are often portrayed as wing nut Scientologist in some lame ignorant attempt to discredit or deflect from the real & critical issues we face today regarding the mental health arena & the damaging drug based treatment paradigm which is very much promoted like a dangerous cult or fringe religion today in America and around the world.
Enough said on this issue....have a nice day.....
For more reading on this topic, check out the links I have provided below.
Fid @ SEROXAT SUFFERERS - STAND UP AND BE COUNTED his own interesting take on CCHR here--> DEAD WRONG - THE DOCUMENTARY - A REVIEW