The Center for the Human Rights of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry (CHRUSP) provides strategic leadership in human rights advocacy, implementation and monitoring relevant to people experiencing madness, mental health problems or trauma.
In particular, CHRUSP works for full legal capacity for all, an end to forced drugging, forced electroshock and psychiatric incarceration, and for support that respects individual integrity and free will.
CHRUSP is raising awareness about the UN’s recognition that forced psychiatric interventions violate human rights under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and other international law, through human rights education and shadow reporting. CHRUSP is also identifying U.S. laws that are not compliant with these norms and outlining approaches to possible reforms. CHRUSP welcome allies including lawyers and people/communities affected by psychiatric oppression to join in these activities.