CCHR Victoria – Take Action

There is much to do to fix the Mental Health System in Victoria.  Ultimately we need to get the Victorian Parliament to change the Mental Health Act, but leading up to that there are many effective actions every concerned citizen can take.

Distribute CCHR videos and publications

We have videos and publications that you can distribute to others either by ordering them online, or by sending links. We also have free downloadable publications and reports which are available for easy distribution.

Report any mental health abuse

Including drugging, electroshock, involuntary commitment etc. by filling out an abuse case form and submitting it to CCHR (all information kept in strict confidence). Report Now

Report Adverse Reactions to psychiatric drugs

The Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration encourages consumers and doctors to report a serious adverse reaction to a medicine or medical device. Drug Adverse Reaction reports are evaluated along with those received from manufacturers and can result in safety alerts, labeling changes with stronger side effect warnings, or even the withdrawal of the drug from the market. That is why it is important for all consumers to report psychiatric drug side effects.

  • Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has an “Adverse Medicines Event Line.” To go to their reporting system click here.

Donate

It is through your donations that CCHR is able to carry on with its vital work and human rights campaigns. You can make a one-time donation, a monthly pledge or become a member of CCHR.
Make a Donation to CCHR to help forward out purpose.

Other Actions

Writing letters to your Health Ministers and Members of Parliament

Legislators really do want to know where you stand on issues facing Australia so writing to them can create changes.

Write letters to your newspapers

One Letter to the Editor printed often generates more resulting in full discussion of a key issue.

Inform others so they can take action too

To find out more about key issues in your state contact the local CCHR or the National Australia Office.

Link to the CCHR website

If you or someone you know has a website, you can educate others by adding a link to this website (https://www.cchrvictoria.org.au ) or other CCHR websites. International Site: www. cchr.org  National Australian Site www.cchr.org.au

Visit other websites that deal with the Mental Health Crisis.

Make a Living Will that will help protect you if you get caught up in the Mental Health System.

Make a Donation to CCHR to help forward out purpose.

Other Downloads Recommended By CCHR

CCHR’s Mental Health Declaration of Human Rights
CCHR Document: All great organizations set forth codes by which they align their purposes and activities. The Mental Health Declaration of Human Rights articulates the guiding principles of CCHR and the standards against which human rights violations by psychiatry are relentlessly investigated and exposed.

Brain Damaging Effects of Electroshock: The Facts
Electroshock (ECT) is the application of up to hundreds of volts of electricity sent searing through the brain to induce a grand mal seizure. Psychologist Dr. John Breeding says, “It is prima-facie common sense obvious that ECT causes brain damage. After all the rest of medicine, as well as the building trades, do their best to prevent people from being hurt or killed by electrical shock. People with epilepsy are given anticonvulsant drugs to prevent seizures because they are known to cause brain damage.” Download the  PDF

Psychiatric Drugs and Violence
CCHR Document: A report entitled, ‘Psychiatric Drugs and Violence’, has been released by the Citizens Commission on Human Rights Australian subsidiary (CCHR).

Government warnings fact sheet PDF
These are the warnings the TGA has issued since 1995 regarding psychotropic drugs

CCHR Document: A report entitled, ‘Psychiatric Drugs and Violence’, has been released by the Citizens Commission on Human Rights Australian subsidiary (CCHR).
“The report was written as Australians are not adequately warned that psychiatric drugs can cause homicidal ideation, aggression and suicide. In determining policy to address problems of school, community and domestic violence, the role of prescribed psychotropic (mind altering) drugs must be taken into account.” – excerpt from CCHR.org.au website.

Psychiatric Drugs and Your Child’s Future
CCHR Document: CCHR International provides all parents with this descriptive perspective when faced with the decision whether to medicate a child or not.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights
“On December 10, 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights the full text of which appears in the following pages. Following this historic act the Assembly called upon all Member countries to publicize the text of the Declaration and ‘to cause it to be disseminated, displayed, read and expounded principally in schools and other educational institutions, without distinction based on the political status of countries or territories.'” – as quoted from UNITED NATION’S website.

Victorian Mental Health Act 2014
The current (Victorian) state law on Mental Health.

Concerns about the Victorian Mental Health Act 2014
These are the serious issues CCHR has with the Mental Health Act 2014

Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities
Victorian law that sets out the basic rights, freedoms and responsibilities of all people in Victoria. It is about the relationship between government and the people it serves.

Other Resources

Alternatives to Psychiatric Drugs for Children The Facts

What you can do

Alternatives to Psychotropic Drugs

Alternatives to Psychiatric Drugs for Children The Facts