CLEARWATER, Fla., Dec. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Florida chapter of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a non-profit mental health watchdog which was established by the Church of Scientology in 1969, invites the public to seminars, workshops and events on citizens’ rights under the mental health law and expert testimony on how physical ailments can mimic mental health conditions.  Attorneys, doctors and clinical pharmacists are among speakers informing visitors on the Baker Act, how underlying physical ailments and misdiagnosed nutritional situations can result in people being falsely labeled as mentally ill, and cases of drug addiction from years of taking psychiatric drugs.

Attorney Carmen Miller is a former assistant public defender and one of the experts for CCHR Florida’s seminars.  Ms. Miller hosts an Advance Mental Health Directive workshop at CCHR where attendees learn more about psychiatric living wills and how they can use such a document to help protect themselves from unwanted mental health treatments such as electroshock.

The “Psychiatric Disorders & Their Underlying Physical Causes” seminar held by Alternative Medicine professional, Dr. Jared Roscoe, details how psychiatric drugs affect the body, what changes these produce, and why this moves the person completely in the opposite direction of actual healing. 

Clinical Pharmacist, Pamela Seefeld, covers the potentially devastating side effects of drugging children, how prescription psychotropic drugs affect children and how to treat mental health naturally.

The seminars, workshops and events differ each month and anyone interested in learning more is encouraged to call 727-442-8820 or visit the center at 109 N. Fort Harrison Avenue, Clearwater, Florida.

About CCHR:
Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. It was L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology, who brought the terror of psychiatric imprisonment to the notice of the world. In March 1969, he said, “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health.’” For more information visit, www.cchrflorida.org

Media Contact:
Diane Stein
President, CCHR Florida
727-442-8820
diane@cchrflorida.org
www.cchrflorida.org