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Take a Day Off for the Macabre: Psychiatry: An Industry of Death Museum

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Please note: I am hosting this event for both Gay Foodies and Pleasure Palate members. This event is part of a series of events held throughout the day. You do not need to attend the other events to attend this one. The events are all a la carte.

I heard about the Psychiatry: An Industry of Death Museum just a few months ago. Its different from the Museum of Death Museum tour I hosted 2 years ago. I researched this place and its actually funded by the Scientologists under an organization called Citizens Commission on Human Rights.

If you aren't familiar with Scientology, they oppose Psychiatry, so it makes sense they created a museum to debunk that field of study/practice. While I don't advocate their beliefs or practices, I'm always interested in seeing the POV of other religions and cults. This one should border on the strange, macabre and perhaps a little creepy - which is why I'm hosting a tour of the place!

From their website:

"Located within CCHR’s international headquarters in Hollywood, California, this state-of-the-art museum documents how psychiatry is an industry driven by profit, its pretended help often resulting in death.

Thousands of lawmakers, doctors, human rights advocates, healthcare professionals and students, as well as private citizens have toured the museum and are using the information to take action in their own sphere and thereby force psychiatry to account for its crimes and abuses.

This entirely self-guided tour includes documentaries, artifacts and displays of psychiatry’s most harmful treatment devices. It is the definitive resource on historical and contemporary psychiatric theories and practices."

The musuem is FREE to the public. I am not sure if they have a private lot for parking. If they don't have one, I suggest reading the street signs carefully and feeding the meters.

You can find out more about this museum here: http://www.cchr.org/museum.html%23/museum/intro#/museum/intro