World Mental Health Day began in 1992 to raise public awareness of mental health issues, according to the World Health Organization. Taking issue with psychiatric harm in the name of help, the Nashville Church of Scientology will hold a seminar to provide parents and educators with tools to protect children from abusive treatment.
This seminar, called “Protecting Your Children’s Mental Health in a System Gone Wrong,” will take place October 8, 2015. The event will feature the Nashville Chapter of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights and take place in the community hall of the Church of Scientology.
The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) was co-founded in 1969 by the Church of Scientology and Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus Dr. Thomas Szasz at a time when patients were being warehoused in institutions and stripped of all constitutional, civil and human rights, according to CCHR.org. It was established to bring dignity and human rights back to the field of mental health.
According to a Scientology religious code, Scientologists pledge “to expose and help abolish any and all physically damaging practices in the field of mental health,” and thereby bring about an atmosphere of safety and security to mental healing. Members work with CCHR to help accomplish this goal.
CCHR Nashville announced the October 8 event with the message: “Hear from experts in law and healthcare who will help you understand how to protect your children from abuses in the mental health field.” CCHR is also encouraging friends and family of loved ones who have been abused by mental health practitioners to attend and speak with CCHR representatives.
The event takes place Oct 8th at 1130 8th Avenue South in Nashville, Tennessee. For more information, visit scientology-ccnashville.org/cchr.