According to CCHR, formed as an arm of Scientology in 1969, psychiatric diagnoses are disorders, not diseases, and are not proven to be caused by chemical imbalances in the brain. '[CCHR] is an outlet...if a person has been institutionalized without consent, or if a mother has been ordered to put her child on psychiatric drugs or face losing custody,' [Volunteer Ministry founder Robert] Castagna said.
A Scientology group targeting "toxic" medications plans to protest in Sudbury today for a public airing of any drugs given to the teen accused of murdering another boy at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School last week...."I think everybody will be devastated," said Rebecca Goniwich, a Sudbury special-needs advocate, of today’s noon protest."Walk a mile in our shoes before you judge," added the mother of an autistic teen.Members of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights, established by the Church of Scientology, will hold a 20-foot banner stating: "Psychiatry’s toxic drugs cause suicide and acts of violence."The demonstration will call for the release of the types of drugs given to accused killer John Odgren, 16, and the name of the doctor who prescribed them [emph. added]. Odgren, who suffers from a mild form of autism, was taking several undisclosed medications when he reportedly stabbed Alenson three times in a school bathroom.