ELECTROSHOCK, RESTRAINT & SECLUSION
OF CHILDREN IS LEGAL IN VICTORIA
THE VICTORIAN MENTAL HEALTH ACT IS UNDER REVIEW
THE VICTORIAN MENTAL HEALTH ACT ALLOWS PSYCHIATRY TO COMMIT THE ABOVE TORTUROUS PRACTICES ON VULNERABLE CHILDREN AND ADULTS. Under Victoria’s Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, someone committing an act of cruelty on any animal that wounds, mutilates, abuses, worries, torments, or terrifies the animal, can be fined up to $45,435 or imprisoned for up to 12 months. If the cruelty results in death or serious disablement of an animal, an offender can be fined up to $90,870 or imprisoned for up to 2 years. 1Yet in stark contrast, mistreatment of psychiatric patients continues without any criminal penalty for the perpetrator under the Victorian Mental Health Act. How is this lack of protection of patients in the law even possible?
CHILDREN UNDER 5 YEARS OLD TO BE SCREENED FOR MENTAL ILLNESS & PUT AT RISK OF BEING DRUGGED Australia already has 99,355 children aged 0-11 on a potentially dangerous psychiatric drug, 2,522 of those aged 0-4 years old. Now there are psychiatric recommendations to...
Any sexual contact with patients by treating psychiatrists, psychologists and therapists causes harm and should involve criminal sanctions.In countries, such as the United States, Germany, Israel and Sweden, there are laws specifying it a criminal offence for...
WHO report vindicates CCHR and the many groups that have fought worldwide for the recognition of psychiatric human rights violations, including involuntary commitment and forced electroshock and other biomedical, including drug treatments.By Jan EastgatePresident,...
- Side effects of psychiatric drugs can persist for months, if not years, after stopping them. Click here to learn more
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