CCHR Warns that Antidepressants Have Been Shown to Increase Risk of Self-Harm

The use of antidepressants in children and adolescents have been shown to increase the risk of self-harm events as well as increased suicidality, suicidal ideation and suicide attempts.

Clearwater, United States - March 14, 2018 /PressCable/ —

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) of Florida, a non-profit mental health watchdog organization that investigates and exposes abuses in the mental health industry, is hosting an open house in observance of Self Harm Awareness Month in order to increase public understanding that the use of antidepressants in children and adolescents have been shown to increase the risk of self-harm events as well as increased suicidality, suicidal ideation and suicide attempts.[1]

Self Harm Awareness Month is an internationally recognized campaign, which is highlighted annually in March by mental health advocates. Self-harm is a term that encompasses any type of self-injury which is not suicidal but nonetheless, harmful to an individual — such as cutting, head hitting or banging (against surfaces), and burning oneself for the purpose of trauma and even self-punishment.[2]

Approximately 4% of U.S. adults engage in self-harm, with rates occurring higher in adolescents (15% of cases reported). However, college students are even more prone to self-injury at rates ranging from 17%-35%.[3] Mental health professionals may turn to suicide prevention tactics to treat individuals prone to self-harm, but a 40-year study proves that suicide prevention may actually increase the possibility of suicide,[4] which could explain why suicides have risen in direct correlation to psychiatric suicide prevention measures.[5]

CCHR’s Self Harm Awareness Month open house runs throughout March and is being held in the downtown Clearwater location at 109 N. Fort Harrison Avenue. Open to the public, including educators, medical professionals, parents and children, attendees are invited to walk through the center’s museum which, through a series of interactive video displays, shows the truth about the history of psychiatry including the connection between violence, self harm, and psychiatric drugs.[6]

For more information on self-harm, psychiatric drugs or the open house, please call CCHR Florida at 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. It was L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology, who brought the terror of psychiatric imprisonment to the notice of the world. In March 1969, he said, “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.’” For more information visit, www.cchrflorida.org

[1] cchrint.org/psychiatric-drugs/drug_warnings_on_violence/

[2] mentalhealthamerica.net/self-injury

[3] jabfm.org/content/23/2/240.full

[4] scientificamerican.com/article/suicide-risk-assessment-doesnt-work/

[5] cchrflorida.org/study-reports-that-suicide-risk-assessments-may-increase-the-risk-of-suicide/

[6] cchrflorida.org/psychiatric-drugs-and-school-shootings/

Contact Info:
Name: Diane Stein
Email: publicaffairs@cchrflorida.org
Organization: Citizens Commission on Human Rights of Florida
Address: 109 North Fort Harrison Avenue, Clearwater, Florida 33755, United States
Phone: +1-727-442-8820

For more information, please visit http://www.cchrflorida.org/

Source: PressCable

Release ID: 313761

Latest News

BOJ warns Japan faces new risks as population shrinks

Jan 17, 2019

TOKYO — Japan faces unforeseen risks in guiding economic policy as its population of about 126 million ages and declines, the governor of its central bank said Thursday. Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda told fellow financial leaders Thursday that policies must be devised to prevent the shrinking population from hindering economic growth. Since taking his post in April 2013, Kuroda has flooded Japan's economy with cash through central bank asset purchases to help fight deflation and keep the economy growing. The BOJ also imposed a negative interest rate policy to keep lending costs ultralow in the longer term. The...

Asian shares mixed on report of Huawei investigation

Jan 17, 2019

SINGAPORE — Asian shares were mixed Thursday on fears that a reported U.S. investigation of China's Huawei would derail trade talks between the world's two largest economies. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong's Hang Seng dropped 0.1 percent to 26,866.94 while Australia's S&P ASX 200 rose 0.3 percent to 5,850.10.The Shanghai Composite index lost 0.1 percent to 2,567.21. Japan's Nikkei 225 index edged 0.2 percent lower to 20,402.27 while South Korea's Kospi added 0.1 percent to 2,107.06. Shares rose in Taiwan, Thailand and Indonesia but fell in Singapore. WALL STREET: Strong earnings reports by financial and investment companies like Goldman Sachs spurred...

Who blinks first will matter in Trump, Democrats' wall fight

Jan 17, 2019

WASHINGTON — Of all the issues at stake as President Donald Trump and Democrats wrangle over his prized border wall, the latest snag is whether bargaining over the proposal should come before or after shuttered government agencies reopen. It sounds like one of those perplexing snits that frustrates Americans and prompts them to blame both parties for Washington's dysfunction. But it's actually a consequential dispute about who'll have leverage, now and later, as the partial shutdown enters its 27th day Thursday, setting a dubious record for duration. If Trump blinks first and temporarily halts the shutdown so negotiators can seek...

Asian shares track Wall Street gains on robust US earnings

Jan 17, 2019

SINGAPORE — Asian shares were mostly higher Thursday after strong earnings reports lifted indexes on Wall Street. But a report that the U.S. was investigating China's Huawei for allegedly stealing trade secrets from American companies limited gains. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 0.4 percent to 27,000.43 and Australia's S&P ASX 200 rose 0.3 percent to 5,850.30.The Shanghai Composite index surged 0.5 percent to 2,582.19. Japan's Nikkei 225 index edged 0.1 percent lower to 20,417.97 while South Korea's Kospi added 0.2 percent to 2,111.06. Shares rose in Taiwan, Thailand and Indonesia but fell in Singapore. WALL STREET: Strong earnings...

Study: Top US firms are diversifying their boards faster

Jan 17, 2019

NEW YORK — America's largest companies added women and minorities to their boards of directors at a faster pace over the past two years, a period when sexual harassment scandals thrust workplace equality into the spotlight, a study shows. The rate of change remains slow, but minorities are making visible gains for the first time in many years, according to the 2018 Board Diversity Census, released Wednesday by the Alliance for Board Diversity and the consulting firm Deloitte. The number of African-Americans on the boards of Fortune 500 companies rose for the first time since the census began tracking the...

Broaden News
Search

Manage The Numbers is the world’s fastest-growing finance news website, featuring the latest money and market news, along with in-depth analysis so you can make the best decision.

Contact us: sales@managethenumbers.com

Subscribe to our newsletter!

Name

Email