Scarred for life by a misdiagnosis and inhumane treatment

At age 15, James’ life would be forever changed by his experience at Leigh House Hospital, where he was forcibly restrained, over-medicated, misdiagnosed, and left with mental and physical problems that would alter his life. Already struggling with epilepsy and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, James experienced some mental difficulties at age 15 and was sectioned in […]


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RIP Jake McGill Lynch

On 20 March 2013, Stephanie and John‘s lives changed in a way they could never have imagined. This is the true story of their son who was prescribed the antidepressant drug Prozac. Four years ago today, fourteen-year-old Jake McGill Lynch from Clondalkin, Co Dublin died at Tallaght Hospital of a self-inflicted gunshot wound forty-six days […]


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A grandmother’s dilemma – to speak out, or bite her tongue while she watches her granddaughter get worse under psychiatric ‘care’

This is the true story of a brave grandmother who has decided to speak out against psychiatric oppression. The names of the people involved have been changed at this point to protect their identities. What can I do? She was just a 13-year-old girl when it all went wrong with her parents. No-one listened to […]


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Loss of youth and stolen education

The legacy of psychiatric meddling in the young life of Tom McCarthaigh – Time and again, CCHR is contacted by people who, going through the natural uncertainties and confusions of youth, fall into the clutches of psychiatry and have their young lives wrecked by a combination of meaningless diagnosis and dangerous drugs. Tom McCarthaigh wasn’t […]


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