The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious mental health industry watchdog. CCHR works to ensure patient and consumer protections are enacted and upheld as there is rampant abuse in the field of mental health. In this role, CCHR has helped enact more than 150 laws and regulations upholding patient rights since it was formed over 48 years ago.
CCHR’s Board of Advisers, called Commissioners, include doctors, scientists, psychiatrists, psychologists, lawyers, legislators, educators, business professionals, artists and civil and human rights representatives. There are more than 250 CCHR chapters in 34 countries, with the international headquarters based in Los Angeles, California.
CCHR does not advocate for any particular medical, educational or particular treatment, but does advocate for giving people full informed consent in the field of mental health, and the right to all the information regarding psychiatric diagnoses and treatment.