Scientology pitches a fit about sensible mental health reform in wake of Parkland shooting - 2019-03-17
Rod Keller keeps us up to date on Scientology's latest anti-psychiatry antics...
A new article from Scientology front group Citizens Commission on Human Rights opposes implementing mental health screenings to combat school shootings. This comes to us from the Florida chapter of CCHR, which in Scientology means Clearwater. It's another article targeting members of Scientology, designed to increase donations to CCHR and Scientology. CCHR's impact on legislators and regulators is negligible.
In the wake of the February 2018 shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida which left 17 students dead, school officials in Florida have received additional resources to assist students with mental health issues. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act provides $69 million for students in Florida to have access to counselors and psychologists. Scientology opposes all mental health care and one of the main goals of CCHR is to cut any funding of mental health care.