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Commission des Citoyens pour les Droits de l’Homme©
CCDH Montréal

 

PRESS RELEASE

Exhibit: "La psychiatrie: la vérité sur ses abus"

Psychotropic drugs that make you lose your mind
In a time where school shootings perpetrated by murderers under the influence of antidepressants or other psychotropic drugs are more and more common, it is time to raise a concern about the dangerous effects of psychiatric drugs. In the past few years, the Food and Drug Administration (USA) and Health Canada have published warnings on antidepressants and stimulants frequently prescribed to kids and adults.

Stimulants to offset education problems
How did we get to a point where Ritalin prescriptions In Québec increased 170% over other Canadian provinces? This was reported by a Montreal newspaper back in January 2009.

Responding to this abnormal situation, Dr. Yves Lamontagne, president of the “Collège des médecins du Québec”, says that the problem stems from doctors being strongly urged to prescribe the drugs, admitting that thousands of prescriptions were not based on medical diagnostics.

Michelle Courchesne, Quebec's Minister of Education, announced an improvement of the situation by the implementation of a support program for students in difficulty, clearly suggested that the solution should come from our education system, not from the pharmacological industry.

Medical drugs causing the death of thousands of elders
A CBC News investigation from April 2005 based on the analysis of documents from Health Canada obtained by virtue of the law on information access, revealed that between the years 2000 and 2005, approximately 16,500 elderly people have died from the side effects of drugs, including antidepressants and tranquillizers. There is no reason to believe that the last four years saw an improvement of the situation. Ref. : http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2005/04/10/seniors-drugs050410.html

Visiting the exhibit: "La psychiatrie : la vérité sur ses abus"
The purpose of the exhibit is to inform the public on questions which otherwise are left unanswered, to expose the abuses of one of the most prolific industries in the world, pharmaco psychiatry and its treatments. The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) presents a multimedia exhibit - ''La Psychiatrie: la vérité sur ses abus''.

This 3500 square foot exhibit presents 14 shocking video documentaries where educators, health, law and human rights professionals express their viewpoint.

Official opening: Thursday, April 9th 2009
Media presentation : 5 pm to 7 pm
Ribbon cutting: 7 pm
April 14, 15, 16 17 & 18 (visit from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
April 19th Brunch followed by a conference on mental health violations
Location: Concordia University Atrium
McConnell Library Building
1400 De Maisonneuve Ouest, corner Bishop
Montréal, (Québec) H3G 1M8

For more information contact : Richer Dumais
Phone. : (514) 473-8316
E-mail : richer@ccdhmtl.org
Website : http://www.ccdhmtl.org