"71% of teens are mentally ill and need drugs."
HT: To Bruce Shortt for bring this issue to our family's attention.
TeenScreen - The Making of Mental PatientsThis is the introduction to an indepth article published yesterday by Sandra Lucas, exposing a scam that is sweeping across the nation under the guise of "teen suicide prevention." It's real goal is much different and much darker.
Monday, January 2, 2006
Chicago Independent Media Center
By Sandra Lucas
In October, 2004, after taking TeenScreen, a 10-minute computer test developed in the psychiatric department of Columbia University, 16-year-old Chelsea Rhoades of Indiana was told she had two mental health problems, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and social anxiety disorder. The diagnoses were based upon Chelsea's responses that she liked to help clean the house and didn't "party" much.
Chelsea is one of countless children who get labeled with fraudulent diagnoses every day. The difference in her case is that her parents, who were unaware that TeenScreen had infiltrated their daughter's school and had not given permission for the screening, reacted quickly. They filed a lawsuit against the officials of the high school who allowed the test to be administered and the TeenScreen program. In doing so, the Rhoades took a stand for all parents across the nation.
Later on in the article:Parents need to alert their children never to participate in TeenScreen. Students need to be on the alert just in case TeenScreen should come to their schools. Educators need to be alerted to the fact that TeenScreen is not a credible instrument by which to evaluate the mental and emotional status of teens.
"The goal of TeenScreen is one item they are not afraid to reveal: to provide mental health screening for every single American teen. If TeenScreen's goal is achieved, all 19,800,000 youths will receive a "mental health checkup". Considering that 71% of teens who were screened in Colorado were labeled with a mental disorder, should TeenScreen succeed in its goal, it is possible that 71% of our teens would end up being labeled. This means that no less than 14,058,000 American youth would end up labeled mentally ill. Since nine out of ten children who receive "treatment" are given mind-altering psychiatric drugs, the inevitable conclusion is that 12,652,200 would be drugged.
The average price of a prescription for psychiatric drugs is $102 per month. TeenScreen's endeavors would increase the pharmaceutical companies' monthly revenues by $1,290,524,400."
Click here to see if TeenScreen has come to your state: Active Screening Sites
Click here to read the rest of the article: TeenScreen: The Making of Mental Health Patients
Please consider alerting your readers to the true motives of TeenScreen.