St. Petersburg Human Rights Group Warns of Deadly “Side Effects” of Psychiatric Drugs 

Citizens Commission on Human Rights St. Petersburg in Russia continues campaign to educate students, educators and medical professionals on the harmful effects of psychiatric drugs with a private screening of the documentary Dead Wrong: How Psychiatric Drugs Can Kill Your Child.

Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) St. Petersburg Chapter held a screening of the documentary Dead Wrong: How Psychiatric Drugs Can Kill Your Child April 7 to expose the deadly effect of antidepressants and other psychotropic medications, particularly on those most vulnerable—children and youth. Those attending included college students, teachers, doctors, researchers and other concerned individuals.

Continuing their 15-year campaign to inform the public through their educational activities, CCHR St. Petersburg combats psychiatric human rights abuse. Their screenings of Dead Wrong reveal the fatal consequences of antidepressants, tranquilizers and other psychotropic drugs.

The film shocked many attending the screening, but for two young women in the audience, it only confirmed what they had learned from hard, personal experience. One, a university telecommunications student, told of becoming completely dependent on a psychiatric drug she was prescribed because she occasionally experienced some panic, saying she felt far better off before taking the drugs. Another spoke of a close friend who committed suicide after taking antidepressants. She thanked CCHR, saying everyone needs to know this information to protect themselves and those they love.

Over the past year, CCHR St. Petersburg has reached more than 40,000 people with their educational campaign.

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Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) is a nonprofit charitable mental health watchdog co-founded in 1969 by the Church of Scientology and professor of psychiatry emeritus, the late Dr. Thomas Szasz. It is dedicated to eradicating psychiatric abuses and ensuring patient protection.

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