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High Suicide Rates Continue to Plague Military

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a non-profit mental health watchdog organization dedicated to the eradication of abuses committed under the guise of mental health, invites veterans, active-duty military and their families to visit their center at 109 N. Fort Harrison Ave in downtown Clearwater to watch THE HIDDEN ENEMY: INSIDE PSYCHIATRY'S COVERT AGENDA featuring Lt. Col. Bart Billings, Clinical Psychologist U.S. Army Reserve, Ret. in honor of Veterans Day.

Throughout November, in honor of those who served this country in the armed forces, and to whom all are indebted, the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) Florida chapter is holding special screenings of [THE HIDDEN ENEMY: INSIDE PSYCHIATRY'S COVERT AGENDA](http://www.cchr.org/videos/the-hidden-enemy/) featuring Lt. Col. Bart Billings, Clinical Psychologist U.S. Army Reserve, Ret.

On Veterans Day November 11th, we are supposed to remember those who risked their lives to defend the freedom of others but we want to do more than just remember. We want to expose the psychiatric drugging of our military and the connection between these dangerous drugs and the suicides of our servicemen and women, said Diane Stein, President of [CCHR Florida](http://www.cchrflorida.org/military-suicide-still-ignored-by-the-va/).

In February of this year, the Pentagon released a report which detailed that 265 active-duty service members committed suicide in 2015, continuing a seven year trend of high suicide rates. [1]

Since 2002, the U.S. military suicide rates have almost doubled. From 2010 to 2012, more U.S. soldiers died by suicide than from traffic accidents, heart disease, cancer and homicide. In 2012 alone, more U.S. active duty service men and women committed suicide than died in combat, and veterans are killing themselves at the rate of over 20 per day.

From 2005 to 2011, the U.S. Department of Defense increased its prescriptions of psychiatric drugs by nearly seven times which was far greater than the increase for civilians.

Officially, one in six American service members is on at least one psychiatric drug and over the last ten years, the U.S. government has spent more than $4.5 billion dollars just medicating soldiers and veterans. [2]

About CCHR:

Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHRs mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections.

It was L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology, who brought the terror of psychiatric imprisonment to the notice of the world. In March 1969, he said, Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the free world tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of mental health. For more information visit, [www.cchrflorida.org](http://www.cchrflorida.org/)

References:

[1] usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2016/04/01/us-military-suicides-remain-stubbornly-high/82518278/

[2] cchrint.org/issues/the-hidden-enemy/  
 
 

Contact Information

  • Name: Diane Stein

    Company: Citizens Commission on Human Rights of Florida

    Telphone: +1--+1--+1- , -

    Address: 109 North Fort Harrison Avenue

    Email: publicaffairs@cchrflorida.org