Group Helps Parents Protect Infants From Dangerous Drugs
Thousands of Washington State babies age 0-1 are on psychiatric drugs, says Citizens Commission on Human Rights.
A staggering 5,958 babies from 0-1 year old in Washington State are prescribed psychiatric drugs, according to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- 8,063 Washington State toddlers age 2-3 have been prescribed psychiatric drugs.
- Nearly 192,000 Washington children and youth under the age of 18 have been placed on these drugs.
- There has been a 300 percent increase in sales of so-called ADHD drugs.
- And 11 percent of American teens and adults take antidepressants.
Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) calls this an epidemic.
They attended the 31st annual Washington Homeschool Convention in Puyallup, Washington, to expose this dangerous practice and let parents know their rights.
They didn't realize there are
alternatives to psychiatric drugging.DIRECTOR OF CCHR SEATTLE
In their educational materials, CCHR presents facts showing psychiatrist and drug makers have tragically misled parents. The group seeks to reverse the practice of psychiatric drugging of youth by arming parents, educators, counselors and concerned individuals and groups with factual information about these harmful practices.
At the convention, CCHR volunteers heard stories of parents who were told they had to put their children on a psychiatric drugs to keep them in school. “They didn’t realize there are alternatives to psychiatric drugging,” said the director of CCHR Seattle. The parents were grateful to get the educational materials CCHR made available.
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. It was co-founded in 1969 by the Church of Scientology and Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus Dr. Thomas Szasz.
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.
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