What is the Citizens Commission on Human Rights?

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) was formed by the Church of Scientology and psychiatrist-author Thomas Szasz in 1969. It works to expose psychiatric violations of human rights and clean up the field of mental healing. From a single office, it has grown into a powerful international human rights advocacy network of 250 chapters across 34 nations. It is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, where stands CCHR’s Psychiatry: An Industry of Death Museum, chronicling a shocking history of psychiatric brutality—from the horrors of Bedlam and experimentation at the Dachau concentration camp to the wholesale drugging of children for obscene profits.

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights has further chronicled the sad and brutal history of psychiatry in a series of incisive documentaries, Psychiatry: An Industry of Death, Therapy or Torture: The Truth About Electroshock, The Age of Fear: Psychiatry’s Reign of Terror, Diagnostic & Statistical Manual: Psychiatry’s Deadliest Scam, The Hidden Enemy: Inside Psychiatry’s Covert Agenda, Making a Killing: The Untold Story of Prescription Drugging, The Marketing of Madness and Dead Wrong: How Psychotropic Drugging Can Kill Your Child.