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New WHO Mental Health Guideline Condemns Coercive Psychiatric Practices

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The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) issued a draft guidance on Mental Health, Human Rights, and Legislation, with recommendations to eliminate coercive psychiatric practices.[1] Mental health industry watchdog Citizens Commission on Human Rights International applauds the guideline, saying that many of its proposals need urgent implementation, especially in the U.S. where patients are forced to undergo electroshock and take psychotropic drugs and are detained in behavioral and psychiatric facilities where poor conditions endanger their lives. The guideline calls on governments to “commit by law to a ‘zero coercion’ policy.”

CCHR estimates that globally, every 30 seconds someone is involuntarily committed to a psychiatric hospital. In the U.S., according to David Cohen, a professor of social welfare at the Luskin School in California, involuntary psychiatric detentions outpaced population growth by a rate of 3 to 1 on average in recent years.[2] Once committed, an individual can be forced to undergo damaging treatment, a practice the UN calls torture.

In June 2022, WHO and OHCHR issued the groundbreaking draft guidance to protect the human rights of people in the mental health system and to help governments support the transformation of mental health systems to align with international human rights law.[3] CCHR’s European office submitted input to the guidelines, as recognized by WHO. The final guidelines will be released on October 9.

“Coercion remains a core component of existing mental health laws across jurisdictions and is a major concern,” the guidance says. “These may include involuntary hospitalization, involuntary medication, involuntary electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), seclusion, and physical, chemical and mechanical restraint.” Further, “They can inflict severe pain and suffering on a person with long-lasting physical and mental health consequences, which can impede recovery and lead to substantial trauma and even death.”

Jan Eastgate, president of CCHR International, says the guideline is one of the strongest documents ever to condemn what WHO/OHCHR calls “the pernicious effects of institutionalization, the over-emphasis on biomedical approaches and treatment options, and the use of involuntary psychiatric interventions.”

In the U.S., 76.9 million Americans take psychiatric drugs.[4] The guideline highlights how this biomedical model “works to the detriment of other holistic and person-centered and rights-based approaches and strategies.” Previously, WHO quoted former U.S. National Institute for Mental Health director, Thomas Insel admitting that despite $20 billion being spent on mental health research, including biomedical, NIMH hadn’t “moved the needle in reducing suicide, reducing hospitalizations” or “improving recovery.”[5] “A damning admission of failure,” Eastgate says, “that stems from the unscientific basis of psychiatric diagnoses and unworkable treatments delivered in a system fraught with abuse, passed off as ‘mental health care.’”

The draft guideline also condemns common coercive practices such as seclusion and restraints. Restraint deaths in the U.S. have been headline news for years, especially following the death of Cornelious Frederick, a 16-year-old African-American boy on May 1, 2020. He was brutally restrained in a now-closed behavioral facility in Michigan because he had thrown a sandwich on the floor. A coroner ruled the death a homicide.[6] The shocking death of a 7-year-old foster care child, Ja’Ceon Terry, after he was restrained at a Louisville, Kentucky psychiatric facility on July 17, 2022, also resulted in a homicide ruling.[7]

The draft guideline also acknowledges what many U.S. psychiatrists refuse to admit–that electroshock causes brain damage, and that “…coercive practices violate the right to be protected from cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment,” ECT among them. It is insistent that “ECT is not recommended for children, and hence this should be prohibited through legislation,” yet in the U.S. children ages 5 or younger have been subjected to ECT, as CCHR documented.

In August 2022, in commemoration of the WHO guidelines, CCHR posted a “MEMORANDUM: The Need for Human Rights in Mental Health Laws to End Coercive Psychiatric Practices & Abuse” on its website.[8] A resolution accompanying it enables readers to sign and forward it to their legislative representative demanding reforms. The U.S. has ratified the UN Convention against Torture, adopting it in domestic law, but has failed to protect Americans from torture in psychiatric-behavioral facilities. The UN Special Rapporteur against Torture stated: “It is essential that an absolute ban on all coercive and non-consensual measures, including restraint and solitary confinement of people with psychological or intellectual disabilities, should apply in all places of deprivation of liberty, including in psychiatric and social care institutions.”[9]

The guideline also calls on governments to ensure patients have the right to “refuse or choose an alternative medical treatment,” and to legally bind hospitals, psychiatrists, and doctors to abide by patients, “advance planning options,” also called Advanced Directives or Living Wills, to prevent forced unwanted treatment. CCHR has “Psychiatric Living Will” available on its website.

CCHR praised the report’s important stress on accountability because without it, “human rights lack enforcement and are rendered meaningless.” CCHR has long demanded criminal culpability and the guideline notes: “When a law is transgressed, legislation should provide for effective civil, administrative or criminal sanctions and reparations.”

Eastgate adds: “The need for such guidelines is a damning indictment of the psychiatric system’s failure to protect patients’ human rights and the need to end coercive practices and treatment.”

[1] World Health Organization, OHCHR, “Guidance on Mental Health, Human Rights and Legislation,” June 2022

[2] “Study finds involuntary psychiatric detentions on the rise,” UCLA Newsroom, 3 Nov. 2020, newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/involuntary-psychiatric-detentions-on-the-rise

[3] www.ohchr.org/en/calls-for-input/calls-input/draft-guidance-mental-health-human-rights-legislation-who-ohchr

[4] www.cchrint.org/psychiatric-drugs/people-taking-psychiatric-drugs/

[5] “Guidance on Community Mental Health Services: Promoting Person-Centered and Rights-Based Approaches,” World Health Organization, 10 June 2021, p. 215

[6] www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/video-shows-fatal-restraint-cornelius-fredericks-16-michigan-foster-facility-n1233122

[7] www.cchrint.org/2022/09/30/mental-illness-awareness-week-another-restraint-another-death/; www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2022/09/19/death-child-jaceon-terry-brooklawn-kentucky-youth-center/10428004002/

[8] www.cchrint.org/memorandum-need-for-human-rights-in-mental-health-laws/

[9] A/HRC/22/53, “Report of the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, Juan E. Mendez,” United Nations, General Assembly, Human Rights Council, Twenty-second Session, Agenda Item 3, 1 Feb. 2013, p. 15, www.ohchr.org/Documents/HRBodies/HRCouncil/RegularSession/Session22/A.HRC.22.53_English.pdf

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Marine Moguls ERC-404 Launch with $2.9 Million in Prizes for Token Holders!

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Marine Moguls has officially launched on the revolutionary ERC-404 protocol, ushering in a new era of digital asset innovation. 

Seoul, South Korea, 25th May 2024, ZEX PR WIRE, With ~$2.9 Million in prizes attached to over 25% of the tokens, $MOGUL owners have a better than 1 in 4 chance of landing prizes like 100,000 USDT, 50,000 USDT, very generous staking APY, and more. 

$MOGUL Contract: 0x0c9bb15b32334bDAA7Ad319FA356Dd3E8e184564
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All 10,000 Marine Mogul NFTs mock traditional finance while embracing decentralized blockchain. Each has a unique mix of provably random traits and rarities, with 5,000 having attributes that can be merged or crafted into rarer, more desirable, and valuable NFTs. These mechanics enrich the user experience and enhance the potential for significant returns through strategic trading and holding.

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The innovative ERC-404 protocol is a hybrid of fungible and non-fungible tokens. It provides token holders with fractional NFT ownership and NFT holders with instant 24/7 liquidity – the days of waiting for an NFT buyer and seller are over. 

Users can sell the NFTs on the NFT marketplace, sell the tokens instantly on decentralized exchanges (DEX), or merge and craft NFTs to increase their rarity and value.

This innovation allows users to discard (liquidate) an NFT instantly by simply selling a fraction (or all) of a $MOGUL token and repurchasing it minutes later to get a newly minted NFT rather than waiting for someone to buy the NFT on a marketplace, which was standard practice before the advent of ERC-404. 

Owning less than one $MOGUL token gives the user fractional ownership of the entire Marine Moguls NFT collection

As a result, ERC-404 solves the common and painful challenges of an auction-based NFT trading system that prohibits instant and seamless NFT trading and makes price discovery inefficient. Marine Moguls users who wish to sell their NFT for more than the $MOGUL token price can do so on the NFT marketplace. 

This innovative new concept is a far more efficient way to interact with, trade, and experience NFTs.

Join the Wave of Innovation

The launch of Marine Moguls on BNB Chain ERC-404 protocol represents a significant milestone in the blockchain and NFT landscape. We invite you to explore this new frontier of NFTs, where liquidity meets rarity and community rewards reach new heights. 

Get your $MOGUL tokens today and become part of a fast-growing community at the forefront of blockchain innovation.

$MOGUL Contract: 0x0c9bb15b32334bDAA7Ad319FA356Dd3E8e184564
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For detailed information on how you can start trading and benefiting from Marine Moguls NFTs, visit our official website or connect with us on our social platforms below. 

Let’s explore the vast ocean of possibilities with Marine Moguls, where every token holds the promise of adventure and profit.

About Marine Moguls and MetBot by MetFi

Marine Moguls and MetBot, powered by MetFi DAO, redefine AI and digital asset integration using the pioneering ERC-404 protocol. This initiative sets a new standard for blockchain utility, merging token fungibility with the unique traits of NFTs for instant 24/7 NFT liquidity and fractional NFT ownership, broadening access and appeal.

MetBot dramatically enhances the ecosystem’s utility and value. As a cutting-edge AI high-frequency trading bot, MetBot provides Marine Mogul token holders exclusive access to high-frequency trading that has quickly delivered substantial, transparent returns. This AI bot boasts advanced intelligence and adaptive trading strategies, maximizing profitability while giving users total control over their funds every step of the way.

Marine Moguls and MetBot embody MetFi’s vision of innovation, decentralization, and a valuable and rewarding digital future. Joining the Marine Moguls community leads you to an evolving ecosystem that challenges traditional concepts of value and ownership, delivering tangible benefits and sophisticated trading solutions that work in all market conditions.

Official Links

Marine Moguls: https://marinemoguls.com
MetBot: https://met.bot
MetFi DAO: https://metfi.io

$MOGUL Contract: 0x0c9bb15b32334bDAA7Ad319FA356Dd3E8e184564
NFT Marketplace: https://market.marinemoguls.com 

Telegram Chat: https://t.me/MetFiChat
Telegram News: https://t.me/MetfiNews
Discord: https://discord.gg/MetFiDAO

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@MetFiDAO
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@Metfidao.Official
Certik: https://skynet.certik.com/projects/metfi 

Medium: https://medium.com/@MetFi_DAO

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/MetfiOfficial

GitHub: https://github.com/metfi

CoinMarketCap: https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/metfi2

CoinGecko: https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/metfi
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/official.metfidao

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QuickBooks File Repair: Ensuring Data Integrity and Business Continuity

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Brandon, MB, 25th May 2024, ZEX PR WIRE, QuickBooks stands as a cornerstone of financial management for countless businesses, offering streamlined processes and robust features to facilitate efficient accounting. However, like any software, QuickBooks files can occasionally encounter issues that jeopardize data integrity. QuickBooks file repair emerges as a critical solution in preserving the integrity of financial data and ensuring seamless business operations. 

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Addressing issues with QuickBooks files early can prevent more significant problems down the line, potentially saving businesses time and money. Proactive file repair helps minimize the risk of costly data recovery efforts or the need to recreate lost or corrupted data.

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SuperCondensing your QuickBooks files enables smoother operation of the software, reduces downtime, and enhances productivity for users

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Brandon, MB, 25th May 2024, ZEX PR WIRE, QuickBooks SuperCondense emerges as a valuable solution, offering a streamlined approach to file optimization and data management. 

QuickBooks SuperCondense is a specialized service designed to optimize and reduce the size of QuickBooks company files while preserving essential data integrity. Unlike standard file condensing methods, which simply remove transaction history beyond a certain date, QuickBooks SuperCondense employs advanced techniques to selectively remove redundant data and optimize file structures, resulting in significantly reduced file sizes without compromising data accuracy.

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