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MANDATORY MENTAL HEALTH SCREENING FOR SCHOOLCHILDREN WITHOUT PARENTAL CONSENT: YAY OR NAY?

ANGEL 2012/08/01 16:34:49
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Ron Paul began a petition to support “The Parental Consent Act’, a federal bill
prohibiting federal funds to be used to establish a mandatory or universal mental
health/psychiatric screening of schoolchildren. “It also establishes a parent's
right to refuse mental health screening of their chi
ld. This is a crucial bill
which must be passed to guarantee parental rights.”

This bill protects the fundamental right of parents to direct and control the upbringing and education of their children.

“New Freedom Commission on Mental Health” is promoting a mental-health
screening for all Americans and mandating that mental-health screening first be
implemented in public schools. It does
not require parental consent before a child is subjected to mental-health
screening. This can lead to labeling more children as "ADD" or
"hyperactive" and even force children to take psychotropic drugs,
such as Ritalin, against their parents' wishes.

Already, too many children are suffering from being prescribed psychotropic
drugs for nothing more than children's typical rambunctious behavior. According
to Medco Health Solutions, more than 2.2 million children are receiving more
than one psychotropic drug at one time. In fact, according to Medico Trends, in
2003, total spending on psychiatric drugs for children exceeded spending on
antibiotics or asthma medication.

Many children have suffered harmful side effects from using psychotropic drugs.
Some of the possible side effects include mania, violence, dependence, and
weight gain. Yet, parents are already being threatened with child abuse charges
if they resist efforts to drug their children. Imagine how much easier it will
be to drug children against their parents' wishes if a federally-funded
mental-health screener makes the recommendation.”

DO YOU SUPPORT MANDATORY HEALTH SCREENING OF SCHOOLCHILDREN WITHOUT PARENTAL CONSENT?





Note: This is not a poll about any religion and does not express the viewpoints of people involved in Scientology or any particular religious group. I do not know the religious affiliation of the authors of the bills, so please keep your comments to the poll topic. Thank you for respecting this request.


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  • Ann 2012/08/02 17:23:05
    NO!
    Ann
    +1
    I have to say NO, because once again we do not need big brother in every aspect of our lives. They will be there soon enough, and in more than most even realize about now. But I do have an issue with the parents/guardians that have their head stuck so far up their butts, that all they see is the crap they choose to see and not the real issues their children are having. Too many that suffer from dyslexia and are shy about reading, should the student get one on one help or group help when they are young with it,without a doubt. My brother when he was in elementary school stuttered, and dragged out his sssssssssss like a ssssssssssnake. for an hour 2x a week they put him in a room, along with i think 3 kids with a speech therapist that the school board had hired. My brother no longer stuttered, or dragged his s. This was over 35 years ago, I think the schools have become like so many other things they have had their hands tied, and it really is to bad, because we see what is the product of todays public education,we see the lack of caring on everyone's part, teachers, and students! It really is a shame, but parents do need to wake up and stop thinking your children are perfect, and have them take responsibility, and just maybe, maybe things will turn for the better little at a time!!! government testing kids mental health
  • ANGEL Ann 2012/08/03 02:03:18 (edited)
    ANGEL
    Ann: Thank you so much for posting that video. Here is another one:
    http://youtu.be/g7rACI-WJEw

    ann posting video httpyoutu beg7raci-wjew
  • Ann ANGEL 2012/08/16 18:06:29
    Ann
    thanks...were you able to see the video? I could not get it to work but i loved the pic just the same!
  • ANGEL Ann 2012/08/17 14:40:49 (edited)
    ANGEL
    I'm not sure which video you are referring to. Here are links to both:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?...
  • HillaryLover 2012/08/01 22:04:04
    NO!
    HillaryLover
    Hell naw!
  • Bcounted 2012/08/01 20:37:02
    NO!
    Bcounted
    Need mental health screenings for our Gobberment.
  • explorer1618 2012/08/01 18:05:09
    YES
    explorer1618
    In all RWNJ families ! If not reformed just gitmo them " IMMEDIATELY " with Hannibal the cannibal restrains !!!!!!!!
  • twhiting9275 2012/08/01 17:42:31
    YES
    twhiting9275
    +1
    Not only yes, but HELL YES. Should the taxpayer have to foot the bill ? No. This is something that should be on the parents

    Just think of how many problems could be avoided if EACH YEAR, students were required to visit a mental health professional before going to school? How many problems would be recognized BEFORE they happened? How many lives might be saved in the future?
  • ☆Katharina☆ 2012/08/01 17:05:30
    NO!
    ☆Katharina☆
    they are just children
  • Prime Time Lime 2012/08/01 17:01:54
    NO!
    Prime Time Lime
    It should not be mandatory,and the parents should be the one's to decide,it is their children.
  • rawrimamoocow 2012/08/01 16:51:38
    Other thoughts
    rawrimamoocow
    My little brother is dyslecsic(probably not spelled right) The principal kicked him out because he couldnt meet the schools requirments, how could he though he cant read to well? My older brother has severe ADHD(undiagonsed till he was 15) m dad refuse to get him medicated and to this day my brother hates that he never got to get help. If it was madatory that kids get checked maybe that wont happen as much or at the very least the kids and parents will know that there is something wrong.
  • kmay 2012/08/01 16:50:43 (edited)
    NO!
    kmay
    +2
    Hell No!

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