Citizens Commission on Human Rights Holds Conversation on Racism
Added: (Thu Feb 08 2018)
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The Nashville Chapter of Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR Nashville) held a special breakfast meeting in late January to confront a serious topic: racism in pop culture and advertising.
CCHR is known as an advocate for human rights, especially as relates to patients’ rights in the field of mental health. Per the international CCHR website, cchr.org, “CCHR has long fought to restore basic inalienable human rights to the field of mental health, including, but not limited to, full informed consent regarding the medical legitimacy of psychiatric diagnosis, the risks of psychiatric treatments, the right to all available medical alternatives and the right to refuse any treatment considered harmful.”
During this conversation on modern racism, attendees dove into a heated and passionate topic and looked at the roots of racism and how it came to be in this society.
“CCHR is committed to helping people learn their rights, and this includes diving into the sordid history of racism. The only way to overcome racism is by knowing the truth,” says CCHR Nashville Board Member, Brian Fesler. “Racism is not natural. It is learned and we need to know from who.”
CCHR Nashville regularly hosts events and meetings with local leaders who give insight into patients’ rights, parents’ rights and more.
CCHR is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious mental health watchdog. Its mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. CCHR receives reports about abuses in the field of mental health and is especially interested in situations where persons experienced abuse or damage due to a false diagnosis or unwanted and harmful psychiatric treatments, such as psychiatric drugs, electroshock (ECT) and electronic or magnetic brain stimulation (TMS). CCHR is often able to assist with filing complaints, and can work with a person’s attorney to further investigate the case. To contact CCHR Nashville for more information, visit cchrnashville.org.