Citizens Commission on Human Rights - Advocating for Mental Health

Jun 9, 2021
Information Center


Welcome to the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), an organization dedicated to promoting mental health and advocating for the rights of individuals within the health sector. In partnership with Offstein Educational Therapy, we work tirelessly to create awareness and bring positive change to the field of mental health.

Our Mission

At CCHR, our mission is to protect human rights by ensuring the full and informed consent of all individuals seeking mental health treatment. We believe that every individual deserves to be treated with dignity and respect, and we strive to provide resources and support to those who have been subjected to abusive practices or violations within the mental health industry.

Advocacy Initiatives

Through our advocacy initiatives, CCHR aims to expose psychiatric violations and fight against coercive practices. We investigate issues such as involuntary commitment, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), and the over-prescription of psychotropic drugs. By raising awareness and providing accurate information, we empower individuals and families to make informed decisions about their mental health treatment options.

History and Impact

CCHR was founded in 1969 by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz. Since then, we have been actively working to expose human rights abuses within the mental health system. Our efforts have led to groundbreaking reforms, increased transparency, and improved patient rights in numerous countries around the world.

Collaboration with Offstein Educational Therapy

In collaboration with Offstein Educational Therapy, the Citizens Commission on Human Rights aims to bridge the gap between mental health and education. Recognizing that mental health issues can impact an individual's ability to learn and thrive in an educational setting, we provide resources and support to educators, students, and parents. Together, we strive to create a nurturing environment that promotes both mental wellness and academic success.

Our Services

As part of our commitment to mental health advocacy, CCHR and Offstein Educational Therapy offer a range of services aimed at supporting individuals and families:

1. Education and Workshops

Our team of experts delivers informative workshops, seminars, and educational materials on various mental health topics, empowering individuals to make informed decisions about their well-being.

2. Resource Center

Our comprehensive online resource center provides valuable information, articles, and publications on mental health, covering topics such as medication alternatives, counseling options, and legal rights.

3. Advocacy Helpline

We operate a helpline that offers support and guidance to individuals facing mental health challenges or those seeking advice regarding their rights within the mental health system.

4. Awareness Campaigns

Through targeted awareness campaigns, we aim to challenge societal stigmas surrounding mental health and promote understanding, acceptance, and empathy.

5. Support Groups

Our support groups provide a safe space for individuals and families to connect, share experiences, and receive emotional support from others who have faced similar challenges.

Get Involved

Join us in our mission to protect human rights and advocate for mental health. Whether you're an individual, educational institution, or concerned citizen, there are various ways to get involved:

1. Become a Member

Membership in CCHR grants you access to exclusive resources, updates, and participation in our ongoing initiatives. Stay informed and contribute to positive change.

2. Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer your time and skills to help us spread awareness and support our advocacy efforts. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those affected by mental health issues.

3. Donate

Your generous contributions allow us to continue our vital work in protecting human rights and advancing mental health initiatives. Your support goes a long way in creating positive change.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, suggestions, or would like to collaborate, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We value your involvement and appreciate your support.

Offstein Educational Therapy 123 Main Street City, State, ZIP Phone: 123-456-7890 Email: [email protected]