Classrooms are not psychiatric laboratories

Well-meaning parents and teachers alike are being duped by the psychiatric industry into thinking children have various kinds of mental problems that potentially require psychiatric intervention and ‘treatments’. At a recent teacher’s union annual conference, it was suggested young children were suffering from panic attacks, anxiety and depression. This idea came about following a survey […]


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There are lessons to be learned but no one’s learning the lessons

When things go wrong in the psychiatric system and someone dies prematurely, often in tragic circumstances, there’s a mental health mantra which goes something like ‘lessons need to be learned’. But based on the fact failures and tragic deaths keep on occurring, it seems as though no one’s learning the lessons. The mental health system […]


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Antidepressants and the accountability of prescribers

Whenever a young person dies by suicide, the first thing that anyone should check is whether he or she had been prescribed psychiatric drugs. The latest tragic and unnecessary death concerns 15-year-old Ceri Sheehan. An inquest in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, heard how Ceri’s electronic devices had been confiscated the night before his death. The focus was […]


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Is there a common denominator to suicides in universities?

When suicides occur in a given area or environment, in this instance in universities, attention goes on to meeting the needs of students who may be suffering with mental troubles that are sometimes very serious. Giving them the attention and help they need is vital, if only from a purely humanitarian perspective. The problem that […]


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Another fatality linked to the antidepressant licensed for under-18s

Fluoxetine currently has a license to be prescribed to under-18s labelled with moderate to severe depression. Sadly, it’s been reported this week that another young life has been lost where the antidepressant was involved. An inquest at Oxford Coroner’s Court this week heard that 16-year-old Ela Ozbayraktar was found hanging in her bedroom on 28 November […]


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Damning report into failings of psychiatric hospital in Crawley

A psychiatric hospital in Crawley run by the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, has been the subject of several investigations exposing its failings since it was opened in 2008. In 2014, Langley Green Hospital received a damning report from Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspectors for failing to safeguard patients against abuse. It has been noted […]


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Hands up who wants to be a psychiatrist

For anyone who has listened to or witnessed the horrors and traumas associated with psychiatry and its ‘treatments,’ it will come as no surprise that the industry has been and continues to experience a recruitment crisis. It’s not a new crisis either. it’s a long-standing crisis. Dr Tom Brown is a consulant psychiatrist. He’s also […]


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How many people are receiving psychiatric treatment in England?

The dangers that go hand-in-hand with the psychiatric industry and its treatments are something CCHR UK reports on regularly; dangers which are gradually becoming well-known. What’s not so well-known is the number of people accessing mental health services or the breakdown of the ages of those people. NHS Digital has prepared information that covers these […]


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‘Off label’ use of antidepressants – be fully informed

Antidepressants have been shrouded in controversy for decades due to the effects that have been reported when people take them, effects that include aggression, violence and suicidal thoughts. If that wasn’t bad enough, a recent study found that antidepressants are being prescribed ‘off-label.’ This means the drugs are being prescribed for uses other than what […]


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