OISE scholarship praised by Scientology-affiliated group - 2016-10-24
The Canadian branch of Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a non-profit anti-psychiatry organization founded by the Church of Scientology in 1969, praised the scholarship on its Facebook page, calling it "very, very good news" and Burstow "a rock star."
When asked about its endorsement of the scholarship, the CCHR echoed many of Burstow's sentiments on a supposed lack of medical validity for psychiatry.
Burstow emphasized that she has no affiliation with the CCHR: "I'm an activist and there are no Scientology organizations that I belong to." Dr. Burstow advocates for a future in the psychiatric industry that provides "non-medical, non-coercive help for people who want it."