Member Since November 2021
Diane Stein accepted a leadership role at the Florida chapter of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights in 2015. Since that time, she has worked to help restore human rights to the field of mental health, especially in the area of short-term emergency commitment. An experienced speaker who received certification on the Baker Act through the Department of Children and Families, Diane is sought-after on topics ranging from involuntary psychiatric examination and mental health rights to the dangerous side effects of psychiatric medication. Diane is regularly interviewed by journalists and investigative reporters on emergency psychiatric holds involving children and the violation of parental and child rights under these circumstances.
With a myriad of laws around short-term emergency commitments, the rights of parents are obscured when they should be front and center.
Mar 31, 2023
Parents are ultimately responsible for their children and are most familiar with their behaviors and circumstances.
Although many individuals do struggle during the winter months and deserve effective care, the idea that suicide rates climb over the holidays is false.
Where larger accountability is unavailable, it becomes up to the patient to self-advocate.
Is ECT making mental healthcare better or worse?
Efforts to improve mental health access and care are laudable.
Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), Florida
The Citizens Commission on Human Rights of Florida (CCHR) is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious mental health watchdog organization dedicated to investigating and exposing psychiatric human rights violations. CCHR functions solely as a mental health watchdog, working alongside many medical professionals including doctors, scientists, nurses, and those few psychiatrists who have taken a stance against the biological/drug model of “disease” that is continually promoted by the psychiatric/ pharmaceutical industry as a way to sell drugs. CCHR’s Board of Advisers, called Commissioners, include doctors, scientists, psychologists, lawyers, legislators, educators, business professionals, artists, and civil and human rights representatives. There are more than 250 CCHR chapters in 34 countries, with the international headquarters based in Los Angeles, California. CCHR Florida was established as a chapter in 1989.