In a post on a quickly expanding Yahoo Group named “Atypical_Antipsychotics*” one group member writes:
“According to NAMI*, mental health screening (such as Teen Screen) saves lives by identifying suicidal youths. I have seen no facts or evidence to back this up.
Here are some facts:
1. Mental health screening leads to labels (one study apparently had an 83% positive rate on the teen screen). (People who are not screened/tested/evaluated are not labeled).
2. Labels often lead to psychiatric drugs. (If you are not labeled you are not drugged. If you are labeled, drugging is not unlikley).
3. Labels can lead to unemployment (discrimination still exists despite the promise of equality promoted in the ADA).
4. Psychiatric drugs have been associated with increased risk of suicide, homicide, rampage mass murder, childhood drownings, psychosis, severe paranoia, extreme insomnia and severe withdrawal symptoms.
Conclusion: Mental health screening may be hazardous to your health / your child’s health.
Thank you, LCA, for your permission to duplicate your post.
*Atypical_Antipsychotics is a Yahoo Group. (See their profile at the bottom of this article.)
Yahoo Group: Atypical_Antipsychotics, “This newsgroup was originally created to discuss the prescription epidemic of atypical antipsychotics drugs – Abilify, Geodon, Risperdal, Seroquel and Zyprexa. However, a poll of this group indicated that 84% would like to expand discussion to “The entire Psychiatric Mental System including Antipsychotic Drugs, other drugs and other harmful psychiatric practices.”
Discussion was expanded therefore on June 3, 2008.
There is a movement against the psychiatric pharmaceuetical industrial complex; and this forum was created to contribute to that. No attempt will be made here to candy coat the issue of mass drugging in the U.S. society, etc.
The information provided on this newsgroup is intended for reporters looking for cases and story ideas, prosecutors looking for experts, Attorneys General looking for facts and documentation, families looking for information, whistleblowers and activists looking for the strength, friendship and coordination found in allying with like-minded groups and individuals.
We are a grass roots group whose lives have been altered, who study, research, exchange information and educate.
You’re welcome to join and just observe the news or provide it!
Invite all your friends!