Family and Caregiver Schizophrenia Discussion Forum

CCHR International


#1

Is anyone familiar with the above organization and if so, what are your thoughts?


#2

I have never seen anything about it, but from first glance, to me it looks like a pretty reactionary organization. My son visits the Psychrights.org website, which is a source for him for arguments against taking his medication. Not helpful.


#3

Very bad organization for people with psychiatric issues - its part of scientology - who opposes all forms of psychiatric treatment. People with schizophrenia who get involved with scientology tend to die at high rates, if the news stories are any indication.

I wouldn’t listen to anything they say - its all extremely biased against psychology and psychiatry.

I think the issues may stem from the founder of the “religion” having been diagnosed as having schizophrenia - and he didn’t like that.

More details below:

TOM CRUISE OFFICIALLY CRITICIZED, HUBBARD HAD SCHIZOPHRENIA
http://www.schizophrenia.com/sznews/archives/002374.html

and

Ron Hubbard Insane, Says His Wife
http://www.lermanet.com/scientologynews/sfchronicle-hubbard-042451.htm

Scientology’s Approach to Mental Illness
https://www.exscn.net/content/view/166/109/index.html

The Life & Death of a Scientologist
After 13 Years and Thousands Of Dollars, Lisa McPherson Finally Went ‘Clear.’ Then She Went Insane.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/07/06/AR2005070601374_pf.html

http://www.tampabay.com/news/lisa-mcpherson-case-events-leading-to-the-death-of-scientologist-lisa/1012240

http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/JeremyPerkins/


#4

Was aware of the two being affiliated (hence the red flag in my mind) but didn’t realize the degree of connection. Thanks for the heads-up!


#5

Oh no! That’s not helpful. Ugh


#6

Wow! I knew I didn’t care for the antipsychiatry groups, didn’t know about the Scientology connection. I did see something on the ID channel on TV about Scientology and schizophrenia where the mother was murdered by her very ill son, so so horrible and sad and unnecessary!


#7

And yes, thanks for the heads up!


#8

I’m sorry I know I’m posting too much, this is the documentary I was talking about.