On Saturday, December 17th in Hollywood, California, more than 2,300 people including community and government leaders, celebrities and healthcare professionals attended the grand opening of CCHR's new state-of-the-art museum Psychiatry: An Industry of Death.
The museum features 14 documentaries with statements from a number of health professionals, attorneys, educators and other experts; both historical and modern-day footage of psychiatry's barbaric treatments; and interviews with victims of psychiatric brutalities ranging from electroshock and involuntary commitment to political torture, psychosurgery and the devastating effects of psychotropic drugs.

Hundreds of authentic photos, artifacts and documents further expose psychiatric human rights abuses inside the museum.

The free museum is located at 6616 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90028.

Hours of operation:

Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (last entry 8:30)

Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (last entry 4:30)

Bring your friends, family and anyone you like! To book a free tour, please call the Industry of Death Museum Officer at 1-800-869-2247.

Read some of the many enthusiastic responses to CCHR’s museum:

Nancy Schaefer, Georgia State Senator: “I think the exhibition is awesome. I think the research is just incredible…psychiatry has targeted our children, they’ve targeted our families and now they are moving into the public school system. So it’s very urgent that as many people as are willing will get involved and bring this to an end…we have to persevere and stay after it and protect our families and protect our children from this horrendous violation of their rights.”

Kent Snyder, Executive Director Liberty Committee and Congressional Aide: “Everyone who breathes should see this exhibit, why, because the information is factual. It is what is going on today and everyone will probably know someone who will be affected by it directly.”

Dr. Jeffrey Schaler, Psychologist and professor: “People are thinking about things instead of just swallowing things that psychiatrists have been saying and that’s a sign of intelligence. It’s a sign of critical thinking and I find that very optimistic and uplifting. We need to address these issues right away, that means today…We can’t wait to start helping people with their rights being taken away from them.”

Mark Thompson, Former legislator and current Arizona State Senator candidate: “I would tell others and I encourage other policy makers to come and view the exhibit. Discover and find out more about CCHR and find out what the negative impacts of what psychiatry are doing in their own state, their own county-whatever the political subdivision may be-and to support the organization.”

Martin Whitely, Member of the Western Australian Parliament: “I think [CCHR is] playing a very important role, they’re playing the lead role, internationally at least as far as I know, they are the only significant organization fighting the good fight in this area.”

Honey Wolfe, Publisher: “I just think that it is terrible what psychiatrists have done in the past and what they continue to do to our culture, just here in America and all over the world, and that it has ties that you don’t even realize to racism, to ethnic cleansing and all of these other devastating things….The exhibit made me realize that I personally must do something.”

Nedra Jones, Vice President, NAACP Silicon Valley: “This museum touches on your senses, your passion, your compassion, every feeling that you have in your body comes alive when you see this. You can’t help but be moved by what you see…. You get a more comprehensive idea of what psychiatry has done…where it came from, how its evolved and how it’s really hurt people.”

Wendy McCants, Foster home owner: “In the 1600’s they used machines and torture treatment, now they’ve evolved into a little pill that’s doing the same thing on children….It is over 30 years of research that’s been done and that [CCHR is] making the headway. I feel that CCHR is making the difference.”

Dr. John Friedberg, Neurologist: “Well what I’ve seen and heard tonight is inspirational that as many people feel similarly to myself, it is encouraging. [CCHR is] the only organization that is doing anything. I am a doctor who has written on the subject of psychiatric abuse. I wrote a book, Shock Treatment is Not Good for your Brain, I have criticized drugging children for these mythical diseases of hyperactivity, but when I look around for help, there is none like the cavalry-CCHR.”

Irene Crawford, Associate Minister of First American Methodist Episcopal Church, Los Angeles: “I think psychiatry is obsolete; I think it should have never been and I think it should be abolished. Somehow we have these men playing God and as a minister, I am certainly not in agreement with that, yes, we have no place for psychiatry in our society.”

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