CCHR mental health video on Facebook is Scientology propaganda

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Gawker: This Viral Facebook Video About Mental Health Is Scientology Propaganda

https://whyweprotest.net/threads/cc...on-facebook-is-scientology-propaganda.125807/


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[video=youtube;Wv49RFo1ckQ]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wv49RFo1ckQ[/video]

Has this magnificently corny PSA graced your Facebook newsfeed lately? Inspirational rock music. Dejected kids pulling stickers from their shirts, revealing words like "revolutionary" and "healer" underneath. A title card: "Stop psychiatric labeling of kids." You've got the Church of Scientology to thank.

As of today, the video — posted by an organization called the Citizens Commision for Human Rights on April 3 — has accrued 6,989,912 views on Facebook. Two weeks after its publication, it's still getting shared roughly once every minute. I haven't seen any of my friends post it, but a tipster who alerted us to the video's existence gave an emphatic "jesus GOD yes" when I emailed to ask whether it was being shared into her feed often. (It's blowing up on Facebook now, but technically it isn't new; the group uploaded an identical PSA to YouTube in 2010.)

So who is behind CCHR — a self-described "an international mental health watchdog" — and why are they so intent on informing you of the specter of "bogus mental disorders"? You won't find the word "Scientology" anywhere on CCHR's Facebook page, but it's right there in the "About" section of the organization's official website:


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Next time you see the video, feel free to let your friend know that they're doing unwitting PR work for an organization that used slave labor to build motorcycles for Tom Cruise. Or, you know, just mute them.

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Death and Taxes: Scientologists slam psychiatry via bogus viral Facebook video

http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/244964/scientologists-psychiatry-facebook-video/

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Have you seen that viral Facebook video about the evils of psychiatry? I hadn’t until I read about it on Gawker because I’m not friends with idiots, but apparently it is a thing going around.

The video, which purports to speak to the evils of psychiatry (especially when applied to children), depicts sad-looking teens cowering in the shadows and wearing labels like “ADHD” and “BIPOLAR DISORDER” (all caps = more menacing).

Then, as Creed-like inspirational rock music plays and golden light shines down on them, they rip off those labels to reveal newer, better words like “Humanitarian,” “Leader” and “Activist.” (Reminds me of Elizabeth Olsen’s cult-addled character yelling “I’m a teacher and a leader!” in Martha Marcy May Marlene.)

At first glance, this video seems to be about removing the stigma from mental illness, like: “Sure, I have ADHD, but I am so much more than that! Look at my art!” But it’s actually a video created by people who want to add so much stigma to mental illness that we stop diagnosing and treating it altogether. What could possibly go wrong?


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RYOT: Before You Share This Viral Video, Know It Is Scientology Propaganda

http://www.ryot.org/share-viral-video-know-scientology-propaganda/928786

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The viral video concludes with two title cards: “LET THEM CHOOSE THEIR OWN LABELS” and “STOP THE PSYCHIATRIC LABELING OF KIDS.” This video serves to push the organization’s agenda of taking down the mental health industry, which it believes along with the Church of Scientology, has plans to one day dominate the world.

CCHR, comprising mostly Scientologists, was created in order to legitimize the prevailing views of the religion, which eliminates the need for psychiatrists with their “auditors,” according to University of Alberta professor Stephen Kent.

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Gawker: This Viral Facebook Video About Mental Health Is Scientology Propaganda

https://whyweprotest.net/threads/cc...on-facebook-is-scientology-propaganda.125807/


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[video=youtube;Wv49RFo1ckQ]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wv49RFo1ckQ[/video]

Has this magnificently corny PSA graced your Facebook newsfeed lately? Inspirational rock music. Dejected kids pulling stickers from their shirts, revealing words like "revolutionary" and "healer" underneath. A title card: "Stop psychiatric labeling of kids." You've got the Church of Scientology to thank.

As of today, the video — posted by an organization called the Citizens Commision for Human Rights on April 3 — has accrued 6,989,912 views on Facebook. Two weeks after its publication, it's still getting shared roughly once every minute. I haven't seen any of my friends post it, but a tipster who alerted us to the video's existence gave an emphatic "jesus GOD yes" when I emailed to ask whether it was being shared into her feed often. (It's blowing up on Facebook now, but technically it isn't new; the group uploaded an identical PSA to YouTube in 2010.)

So who is behind CCHR — a self-described "an international mental health watchdog" — and why are they so intent on informing you of the specter of "bogus mental disorders"? You won't find the word "Scientology" anywhere on CCHR's Facebook page, but it's right there in the "About" section of the organization's official website:


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Next time you see the video, feel free to let your friend know that they're doing unwitting PR work for an organization that used slave labor to build motorcycles for Tom Cruise. Or, you know, just mute them.

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HT - WWP: https://whyweprotest.net/threads/cc...on-facebook-is-scientology-propaganda.125807/

Different apps and FB itself post on the users "behalf." FB also "likes" pages for its users and then generates ads to that users friends list, claiming "yourfriendjane" likes Target, or Taco Bell or whatever.

Same happened with this CCHR video. It appeared in my feed as "yourfriendjane" shared this video.
Problem is, "myfriendjane" is more adamant that even I am about protesting mankinds only hope. She is also well aware of what CCHR is and stated to me that she never shared that video.

So... There's that:/
 
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