Originally posted by JemisonMaybe I'm being treated differently from other parents because the school is aware of the fact that I have my Masters in child psych, maybe my daughters are treated differently because they have such high IQ's, maybe our experiences are atypical because we are in an affluent area, I don't know.
Originally posted by cybertroy
This whole drugging situation is far too stupid, and out of controll. I think other options like nutrition are not explored as much as they should be.
Originally posted by EastCoastKid
Why would anyone want to give their child a possible life-long addiction? It's insane.
Originally posted by cybertroy
Interesting thing, if you look into things like school shootings you might be suprised to find kids on Ritalin or whatever other drugs given to them legally.
We've got such mixed messages right on the tv. One commercial "Talk to your kids about smoking pot," the next commercial is about some drug that is supposed to help your kids, but is more dangerous than pot. Ah yes, but this is legal addiction, supported by the law.
I tend to lean more towards cleansing her body of drugs and alcohol, but there is now a bunch of drugs to replace the alcohol. It somehow doesn't make sense.
Teen Redlake School Mass
Murderer Was On PROZAC
'The clues were all there'
School shooter depicted as deeply disturbed, ignored teen.
By Ceci Connolly and Dana Hedgpeth
The Washington Post
REDLAKE, Minn. -- Two days after a shooting rampage on the Indian reservation here left 10 dead, friends, relatives and neighbors of Jeff Weise -- the 16-year- old assailant -- began to sketch a portrait of a deeply disturbed youth who had been treated for depression in a psychiatric ward, lost several close family members, sketched gruesome scenes of armed warriors and was removed from the school where he gunned down most of his victims Monday.
"The clues were all there," said Kim Desjarlait, Weise's step-aunt, who lives in Minneapolis. "Everything was laid out, right there, for the school or the authorities in Red Lake to see it coming. I don't want to blame Red Lake, but did they not put two and two together? This kid was crying out, and those guys chose to ignore it. They need to start focusing on their kids."
A Deadly Coincidence: School Shootings and Drugged Students
By Alan Caruba
Apr 1, 2005
I keep waiting for someone to notice the way the rash of school shootings the US has experienced has coincided with the massive program of drugging “over-active” students or those deemed to have an “attention deficit.” Medicating students has replaced counseling.
Bush wants pharma Trojan Horse unbridled
By Evelyn Pringle
Online Journal Contributing Writer
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March 28, 2005—The New Freedom Commission (NFC) was established by executive order on April 29, 2002.
On that date at a speech in New Mexico, George W. Bush said mental health centers and hospitals, homeless shelters, the justice and school systems have contact with individuals suffering from mental disorders but that too many Americans fall through the cracks of the current system and so he created the commission to ensure "that the cracks are closed."
On July 22, 200,3 the NFC recommended redesigning the mental health system in all 50 states and said, "Achieving this goal will require . . . a greater focus on mental health care in institutions such as schools, child welfare programs, and the criminal and juvenile justice systems. The goal is integrated care that can screen, identify, and respond to problems early," in a press release.
Despite a nearly 500 percent increase in psychiatric drugs being prescribed to children in the previous six years, the NFC recommended a plan of mandatory mental health screening for all public school students and follow-up treatment with drugs when needed.