Citizens Commission on Human Rights Educates Parents of Children with Attention Issues
Mental health watchdog Citizens Commission on Human Rights will be holding a lunch and learn to help educate parents of children with attention issues during World Mental Health Day in October.
Last year, CCHR held a similar workshop to help parents learn how to raise healthy children. Working with Dr. Elizabeth “Liz” Pendergrass of Rock Springs Family Chiropractic who is also a Maximized Living professional, the organization was able to bring awareness to several parents on children’s mental and physical health needs.
CCHR is determined to help educate people, especially parents, on their rights. “It’s important to us that parents know the dangers of psychiatric drugs, as well as the other options available to them so that their children lead happy and healthy lives,” says Meg Epstein, Executive Director of the Nashville CCHR Chapter.
Dr. Pendergrass laid out what to do if a child is experiencing a variety of health issues, and what parents can do to help their children be at a more optimum health level. She discussed societal norms where people are given a pill, and how that merely masks the problem without fixing it. Then she gave the five steps to maximize health, and how to really help children lead healthy lives.
For this year’s workshop, titled “How to Help Children with Attention Issues: 5 Things You Need to Know,” parents will be oriented to five key facts they need in helping their children to be more able to focus. The workshop will be delivered in part by a representative of CCHR and Dr. David Morris of Magnolia Medical Center. Those interested in attending can find more information and register at cchr2017.eventbrite.com.
CCHR is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious mental health industry watchdog whose mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health. It works to ensure patient and consumer protections are enacted and upheld as there is rampant abuse in the field of mental health. In this role, CCHR has helped to enact more than 150 laws protecting individuals from abusive or coercive mental health practices since it was formed five decades ago. For more information on CCHR, visit cchrnashville.org.
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