Center for the Human Rights of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry
Contrary to what other disability advocates are saying, CRPD requires deep and meaningful changes in U.S. law - in particular to abolish laws that allow commitment and forced treatment in mental health.
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Letter sent to Senate Foreign Relations Committee June 11, 2013
Collaborative shadow report and executive summary focusing on nonconsensual psychiatric medication in the U.S. has been sent to the Human Rights Committee. Many thanks to all the individuals who wrote, edited, and contributed to the report. We will return to Geneva for the review of the U.S. in October (2013).
Submitted by: CHRUSP, Victorious Black Women, PsychRights, MindFreedom International, Campaign to Repeal Mental Health Laws, Intentional Peer Support, World Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry, International Disability Alliance.
If you are an individual seeking legal services to obtain your freedom from forced psychiatry, please see the resources available at http://psychrights.org (click on States/Countries in left-hand menu) and http://www.napas.org/en/when-to-contact-your-state-paa-cap.html.