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As Veterans Day Approaches, CCHR Announces Connection Between High Suicide Rates Among Military and Psychiatric Drugs

CLEARWATER, Fla., Nov. 09, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Throughout November, in honor of those who have served our country in the armed forces, and to whom we are all indebted, the Florida chapter of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a group co-founded by the Church of Scientology, is holding special screenings of THE HIDDEN ENEMY: INSIDE PSYCHIATRY'S COVERT AGENDA featuring Lt. Col. Bart Billings, Clinical Psychologist U.S. Army Reserve, Ret. at their headquarters in downtown Clearwater.

“On Veterans Day November 12th, we remember those who risked their lives to defend the freedom of others but we at CCHR want to do more than just remember. We want to expose the contribution of dangerous psychiatric drugs being fed our military to their suicides,” said Diane Stein, President of CCHR Florida.

In February of this year, the Pentagon released a report which detailed that 265 active-duty service members committed suicide in 2015, continuing a seven year trend of high suicide rates.

Since 2002, the U.S. military suicide rate has almost doubled. From 2010 to 2012, more U.S. soldiers died by suicide than from traffic accidents, heart disease, cancer and homicide. In 2012 alone, more U.S. active duty service men and women committed suicide than died in combat, and veterans are killing themselves at the rate of over 20 per day. Coincidentally, from 2005 to 2011, the U.S. Department of Defense increased its prescriptions of psychiatric drugs by nearly seven times.

Officially, one in six American service members is on at least one psychiatric drug and over the last ten years, the U.S. government has spent more than $4.5 billion dollars just medicating soldiers and veterans.

About CCHR:
Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections.

It was L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology, who brought the terror of psychiatric imprisonment to the notice of the world. In March 1969, he said, “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health.’” For more information visit, www.cchrflorida.org

Media Contact: Diane Stein President, CCHR Florida 727-442-8820 diane@cchrflorida.org www.cchrflorida.org

Source:Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization