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Restraint is Criminal

Restraint is Criminal A Terrifying Experience The terror experienced by those forcibly restrained in a psychiatric ward can have a deep and lasting impact on an already fragile and vulnerable person. From the patient’s perspective, if they don’t die, they certainly...

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IMPORTANT NEWS: Information Seminar on August 9th 2018

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights Victoria would like to invite you to an information seminar on August 9th at 5.30-8.30pm at the Church of Scientology, Ascot Vale. This seminar is designed specifically for you, so that you know your rights in relation to the...

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A Psycho-Pharmaceutical Feeding Frenzy

The World Psychiatric Association’s Melbourne Conference, 25-28 Feb 2018 The World Psychiatric Association (WPA) is holding an international conference in Melbourne. This conference is a bonanza for the pharmaceutical industry who benefit from promotion of their drug...

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Mentally Ill Wa Kids Still Put in Solitude

Mentally Ill Wa Kids Still Put in Solitude Cathy O'Leary, The West Australian, 7 Feb 2018 Dozens of mentally unwell children in WA are still being put in seclusion rooms or physically restrained, some for more than 10 hours at a time, figures show. While WA’s Chief...

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Antidepressant Use Doubles Nationwide

Antidepressant Use Doubles Nationwide Sky News, 19 November 2017 The number of Australians on antidepressants has doubled in the past 17 years with only Iceland having a higher usage of the drugs. More than 2.7 million Australians are on antidepressants, and with...

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Brutal Rise in Electroshock

Brutal Rise in Electroshock Whilst most people are under the impression that electroshock therapy (ECT) is banned in Australia because the mere idea of electroshock is so abhorrent, its use has significantly increased and it is being used on the most vulnerable in...

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Seclusion and Restraint in NSW Mental Health facilities

Important Announcement MENTAL HEALTH Public Hearing – Deaths in Seclusion NSW Inquiry into Seclusion and Restraint Have you or a loved one ever been administered intravenous sedation as a restraint and experienced extremely disturbing side effects such as 'terror' or...

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