Lee Spiller is the Executive Director of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights-Texas.
For over 22 years, Mr. Spiller has worked to restore inalienable human rights to the field of mental health. He has worked toward the passage of legislation concerning basic rights, including the right to informed consent for psychotropic drugs, including the right to seek alternatives including no treatment at all.
Mr. Spiller has worked to reduce drugging in foster care, curb the use of deadly restraints in psychiatric and other facilities and much, much more. He has worked with legislators, law enforcement and a variety of other groups.
He has spoken nationally and internationally on the need to protect and promote human rights in the field of mental health.
The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) was established in 1969 by the Church of Scientology and reform minded psychiatrist Thomas Szasz. CCHR is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious mental health industry watchdog whose mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health. We work to ensure patient and consumer protections are enacted and upheld as there is rampant abuse in the field of mental health. In this role, CCHR has helped to enact more than 180 laws protecting individuals from abusive or coercive mental health practices since it was formed over 50 years ago.
Commissioners: CCHR's Board of Advisers, called Commissioners, include doctors, scientists, psychologists, lawyers, legislators, educators, business professionals, artists and civil and human rights representatives. There are more than 250 CCHR chapters in 34 countries, with the international headquarters based in Los Angeles, California.