Mental Health Month is Time to End Drug and Electroshock Use in Children

6.1 million children and teens, some as young as one, prescribed psychotropic drugs, children 5 or younger electroshocked, and teens dying from restraints in behavioral hospitals—watchdog group says Mental Health Month fails America’s children. Citizens Commission on Human Rights International says Mental Health Month should raise red flags about the high number of children and … Read more

US Should Mirror NZ Child Shock Treatment Inquiry to Ban “Therapy”

NZ Government is currently investigating allegations of hundreds of children being tortured with electroshock, an inquiry that mental health watchdog says is needed in the U.S., with exposure that 0- to 5-year-olds are being electroshocked. A New Zealand government inquiry into the electroshock abuse of hundreds of children has prompted the mental health watchdog Citizens … Read more

Drugs, Electroshock to 0-17 Year-Olds and Pregnant Women Needs Urgent Change

CCHR, concerned that children face motor skill failure, psychosis, suicide, memory loss and brain damage side effects from mental health therapies, refutes $82.5m of taxpayer dollars being invested in early-intervention research that may add harm. The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) has granted $33 million to an Australian youth mental health research program that … Read more

NZ Police Renew Criminal Investigation of “Shock-Torture Doc” Despite 40 Years Lapse in His Use of ECT Device to Shock Children’s Genitals as “Therapy”

New Zealand police announced that a fresh inquiry into child torture using electroshock at Lake Alice psychiatric hospital in the 1970s could lead to criminal charges and extradition of psychiatrist responsible, Selwyn Leeks.[1] Despite 40 years since the abuses occurred, a December 2019 damning report from the United Nations Committee on Torture promoted police to … Read more

Electroshocked at Age 13—My Personal Horror Story

It was fall 1968. I was 13 years old and very unhappy with my family life. The only way I knew how to get attention and help was take an overdose of my stepmother’s Valium. But, no one ever bothered to ask me what was going on or why I did it. I was just … Read more