CCHR: Thousands Tour Museum Exposing Mental Health Human Rights Violations

Over 8,000 people have toured the “Psychiatry: An Industry of Death” museum which was opened by the Florida chapter of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) in Clearwater during the summer of 2015.

Consisting of 14 audiovisual displays revealing the hard facts about psychiatric abuses, the exhibit is listed as the 8th “Hidden Gem” museum in the area. Visitors are educated on mental health human rights during a two-hour self-guided tour via educational panels and videos created from interviews with over 160 doctors, attorneys, educators and survivors. The museum was opened for the purpose of raising awareness on the history of psychiatry and to help create effective change to existing mental health laws. [1]

Winner of the 2022 Social Impact Award for their work to help protect a parents right to direct the mental health of their child, CCHR is a nonprofit watchdog organization that is dedicated to the reformation of mental health.

In addition to offering complimentary tours of the museum, CCHR hosts regular seminars, workshops and even continuing education courses on the mental health law, parental rights, alternative solutions and more. Delivered by attorneys and other professionals, these events are held virtually as well as in the Center, and are free and open to the general public.

The museum is open daily and events on mental health rights, involuntary examination, psychiatric drug side effects and electroshock are held weekly and monthly. For more information, please call 727-442-8820.

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. L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, first brought psychiatric imprisonment to wide public notice: “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,’” he wrote in March 1969.



Citizens Commission on Human Rights of Florida
109 North Fort Harrison Avenue

United States

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