Is Your Child Being "mentally Screened" At Your School?

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  1. Linda64

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    IS YOUR CHILD BEING "MENTALLY SCREENED" AT YOUR SCHOOL?

    By Mary Collins
    July 5, 2006
    NewsWithViews.com

    TEENSCREEN USURPING PARENTAL RIGHTS

    Teen Screen, a program advertised as a "free" psychiatric "service" to prevent suicide, has caused an uprising all across the US. Citing the dangers of psychiatric drugs and important issues of parental rights, individuals and determined groups have spoken out against TeenScreen as a harmful factor in the attempts to care for the problems of children and teens.

    TeenScreen's aim is to locate more children that can be identified as mentally ill and routed into “mental health” treatment. Many of these would be "treated" with psychiatric drugs, ignoring the fact that many of these very same drugs carry FDA-mandated Black Box warning labels because they are known to cause violence and suicide.

    THE DANGER OF DRUGS

    Internationally, more than 19 warnings have been issued on the dangers of psychiatric drugs since October 2004. The U.S. F.D.A., the European Medicines Agency Scientific Committee, the British Medical Journal, the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, Norwegian researchers, the Pediatric Advisory Committee, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, etc. have all contributed to the awareness campaign. Through scientific research, the destructive nature of psychiatric drugs has been brought to light.

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    Bush plans to screen whole US population for mental illness

    Jeanne Lenzer [SIZE=-1] New York [/SIZE]

    A sweeping mental health initiative will be unveiled by President George W Bush in July. The plan promises to integrate mentally ill patients fully into the community by providing "services in the community, rather than institutions," according to a March 2004 progress report entitled New Freedom Initiative (www.whitehouse.gov/infocus/newfreedom/toc-2004.html). While some praise the plan's goals, others say it protects the profits of drug companies at the expense of the public.


    Bush established the New Freedom Commission on Mental Health in April 2002 to conduct a "comprehensive study of the United States mental health service delivery system." The commission issued its recommendations in July 2003. Bush instructed more than 25 federal agencies to develop an implementation plan based on those recommendations.


    The president's commission found that "despite their prevalence, mental disorders often go undiagnosed" and recommended comprehensive mental health screening for "consumers of all ages," including preschool children. According to the commission, "Each year, young children are expelled from preschools and childcare facilities for severely disruptive behaviours and emotional disorders." Schools, wrote the commission, are in a "key position" to screen the 52 million students and 6 million adults who work at the schools.
    The commission also recommended "Linkage [of screening] with treatment and supports" including "state-of-the-art treatments" using "specific medications for specific conditions." The commission commended the Texas Medication Algorithm Project (TMAP) as a "model" medication treatment plan that "illustrates an evidence-based practice that results in better consumer outcomes."


    Dr Darrel Regier, director of research at the American Psychiatric Association (APA), lauded the president's initiative and the Texas project model saying, "What's nice about TMAP is that this is a logical plan based on efficacy data from clinical trials."


    He said the association has called for increased funding for implementation of the overall plan.


    But the Texas project, which promotes the use of newer, more expensive antidepressants and antipsychotic drugs, sparked off controversy when Allen Jones, an employee of the Pennsylvania Office of the Inspector General, revealed that key officials with influence over the medication plan in his state received money and perks from drug companies with a stake in the medication algorithm (15 May, p1153). He was sacked this week for speaking to the BMJ and the New York Times.

    SOURCE. (British Medical Journal)
     
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    How dare the schools prevent suicide without the parents' express consent!! The schools are so overstepping their bounds!
     
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    Psychiatric drugs come with a host of problems and side effects. In fact side effects in some children are rather nasty. These type of programs are well intended, no doubt, but pumping kids full of drugs is not a solution. Parents have the primary responsibility for the welfare of the child, if the child needs medications (etc) it should be prescribed and monitored by the child's primary care doctor and not school doctors. If the child does not have a primary care doctor the parents should seek one out. Parents and the primary care doctors only should make medication decisions. The state, and public schools, do not have the authority to make such decisions. This is why generally Christians should have their children in private Christian academies or home school. Public schools, in general, are becoming a threat to God given parental authority. I say "in general" because there are some fine public schools that are not involved in such practices, and some fine Christian people in those schools.

    If a child's teacher notices abnormal behavior it is the teacher (and school's) job to notify the parents so they can make the decisions.
     
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    Yea, Im sure that is what they are doing. A parents authority and rights to pasrent their children should never be trampled on by the teachers Union.
     
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    "pasrent" Sorry,
     
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    "pasrent"

    I know it is merely a misspelling, but I am unable to decipher what word you meant to type.
     
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    "pasrent"

    I know this is a misspelling, but I am unable to decipher what word you meant to type.
     
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    Is there an echo in here?

    The word is parent.
     
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    Sorry for the multiple post. The first two times I posted it I received a message that the server was busy. I did not think that the posting had been accepted. I then posted it again. It was not until later that I saw what had happened, then it was too late to edit.
     
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    Oh.

    In that case, how dare they try to prevent suicide with the parents' consent!!
     

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