“Each bill appears to be based on the self-sustaining quota systems used by Child Protective Services and Adult Protective Services estimating the number of individuals they anticipate herding through the system in order to fulfill estimated quarterly quotas tied directly to continued funding, grants and subsidies.”
The active attack on public education through the Common Core curriculum has now taken one giant step forward as Minnesota and other states passed aggressive mental health laws directed at our children. Several additional public schools in the state will now have [mental health] clinics on site as the programs become established; clinics that will be used to aggressively label the greatest number of children possible as having one or more mental disorders. Tied to these bills are massive government subsidies and other targeted funding.
In other words, our children will be traded for dollars regardless of the lifelong damage that will be the result from the assessment of fictional mental disorders; an assessment which will follow them for the rest of their lives whether real or just imagined by a mental health provider. Many will become dependent on the highly addictive psychotropic drugs known as neuroleptics and will suffer from a myriad of adverse side affects.
Project AWARE :Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education
This federal level project would have been more aptly titled “schools collecting allocated money for kids”, or the SCAMkids project.
“Dr. Karen Effrem, president of the national watchdog group, Education Liberty Watch, is sounding an alarm about Common Core, the federal education standards that almost all states are adopting by accepting federal “Race to the Top” funding. Under Common Core, Effrem said, students’ personal information increasingly is being collected, measured and assessed while the standards shift the focus away from academics and toward psychological training and testing of personal attitudes and behaviors. “
Minnesota alone has allocated 45 million to jump-start the psychological training of kids:
Under five-year grant contracts with the department, 36 mental health organizations will provide school-linked mental health services to approximately 35,000 students in more than 800 schools across 257 school districts and 82 counties by 2018. More than half of those students will receive mental health services for the first time.
Why does that statement make me cringe? Maybe its the unfettered access to more than 35,000 students and the ensuing data mining that will also be relentlessly conducted, and stored in permanent lifetime files for easy access by insurance companies, federal and state agencies and eventual employers.
It appears less than coincidental that all of the bills that appeared in 2013 targeting school children for mental health services, coincided with the creation and release of the DSM V, a revealing collection of fictional mental “disorders” for which there is nothing other than the observations of a self-sustaining facilitator to substantiate. The DSM V, created by individuals obviously suffering from mental disorders of their own, has been soundly rejected by actual ethical professionals in the field, as the contrived collection of ridiculous and unfounded disorders that it is.
There is not one medical test, no scientific evidence of any kind and none can be produced to substantiate the majority of claimed disorders listed in the DSM V. All diagnosis are observational and totally dependent upon the observations and mental stability of the person making the diagnosis and by using psychological tests such as the MMPI 1 & 2. These tests are intentionally designed so that no answer or combination of answers can produce anything other than some disorder of some kind. You cannot take these tests and not come away with a disorder of some kind.
What about the MMPI 1, and MMPI 2?
In James Roger Brown’s book: PSEUDOSCIENCE AND PSEUDOLOGIC IN PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING, Mr. Brown observes this:
“Documents through local analysis of the interpretive structure for the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory 2 how it, and other similar psychological tests, produce false conclusions of mental disorders and label certain thoughts, life experiences, personal habits, social relationships, religious and political beliefs as indicators of mental disorders. No set of responses exists that can be interpreted to conclude the individual taking the test has an absence of psychological problems. Methods used to rig the false positive conclusions violate the scientific requirements for establishing causal relationships and violate the U.S. Supreme court standards of testability, refutability and falsifiability. Once the false positive conclusion that a mental health problem exist is made there is no human act that can disprove the false positive.”Book available HERE.
There are no defining diagnostic tests for any of the 300 so-called mental disorders. Psychiatry isn’t science. It’s fraud, from beginning to end. Jon Rappoport (link)
Also to be considered is the number of ties to the pharmaceutical industry by those who comprised the working committees that developed and expanded the list of so-called disorders.
From: New Scientist
“What’s more, the work groups that had the most members with ties to the pharmaceutical industry were considering illnesses for which drugs are the front-line treatment – and for which proposed changes to diagnostic categories are especially controversial.
“Cosgrove is especially concerned about DSM authors who serve on “speakers’ bureaus” – experts who are paid to lecture about a drug company’s products. These payments are not specifically identified in the DSM-5 disclosures, but web searches indicated that 15 per cent of the work group members were speakers’ bureau members.” end quote
With a financial incentive firmly in place, many of the authors and creators of this collection of fictional disorders are also promoting the drugs that supposedly treat the disorder they created.
The new “Kids for Cash”
Each bill appears to be based on the self-sustaining quota systems used by Child Protective Services and Adult Protective Services estimating the number of individuals they anticipate herding through the system in order to fulfill estimated quarterly quotas tied directly to continued funding, grants and subsidies. If a school or district clinic fails to fill its estimated quarterly quota? No funding or, reduced funding, and we all know that will never be allowed to happen.
In an era of massive state regulation, perverse financial incentives will become the motivation for labeling fictional mental disorders in school settings. Profits realized by the pharmaceutical industry will be at the expense of our kids. Our kids will be drugged, not because they need the drugs, and not because the drugs will treat an actual problem. They will be drugged because they, in effect, will exist as leased out property which creates an ongoing revenue stream not only from the government, but also from prescribing manufacturer specific drugs.
Expensive, dangerous and inferior drugs known as atypical neuroleptic drugs, now routinely prescribed in clinical settings regardless of the known horrendous side affects, will create a generation of permanently brain-damaged children who will never be able to realize their full potential as a result. Damage to growing brains from the use of these morbidly toxic drugs is irreversible.
Neuroleptics cause a shrinkage of the frontal cortex, many times causing suicidal, homicidal and aggressive behavior as damage to the brain and its normal processes is altered with pharmaceuticals. Today’s pharmaceuticals are designed to be addictive and are manufactured in such massive quantities so as to allow competition with street drugs.
An article in the February 2011 Archives of General Psychiatry, “Long-term Antipsychotic Treatment and Brain Volumes” by Ho, Andreasen, et al. describes a study that points to antipsychotic drugs as a major cause of brain shrinkage. The study found that over 7 to 14 years, “More antipsychotic drug treatment, including duration and intensity, was linked to greater declines in brain volume. Severity of disease, alcohol and illegal drug use had no effect.
Here…take this pill, you’ll feel better
Surveys distributed in our public schools ask loaded questions; asked in such a way that they indicate to the child that the normal ups and downs of everyday life are not normal. Our children are led to believe that unless they are happy 24/7, they need medication. Medicated, they no longer have the ability to learn coping mechanisms, the social skills associated with their age group, and end up emotionally stunted and unprepared for adulthood.
Statewide, the school-linked grant program has 20 grantees connected with about 500 schools, Sander said. In the program’s first three and a half years, it served more than 13,000 students, half of whom had never received mental health services. Of those, half turned out to have a serious emotional disturbance, he said.
The idea that 6,500 children in just a few Minnesota schools, could possibly have emotional disturbances serious enough to require medication, or emotional disturbances so extreme that it requires mental health treatment, is troubling in its self. Without asking questions relevant to age and lifestyle, medical issues including vaccine injury, or assessing the quality and types of foods consumed, there is no way to determine that 6,500 children actually had mental health needs of any kind. The number actually needing mental health services was likely closer to 65-100. Not nearly enough to make the service profitable. Still, did anyone ask any of these questions and assemble any kind of data base which would have possibly revealed an underlying issue that could be treated without medication? Without inventorying personal information and recording it for future use?
- How many of these children were going through puberty with all its hormonal upheavals?
- How many were suffering from vaccine injury?
- How many were reacting to genetically modified foods?
- How many were consuming numerous cans of diet soda each day, full of aspartame known to settle in the brain and linked to Alzheimers?
- How many suffered from severe allergies?
- How many were addicted to fast foods containing chemical additives to make them crave more of the same thing?
- How many of the schools have SMART meters installed on them?
- How many were using WiFi?
- How great is the exposure to microwave radiation at home and at school?
- How many were suffering from electro-sensitivity, causing irritability, restlessness, sleeplessness, or anxiety?
- How many were intentionally misdiagnosed in order to fill quotas?
This new law in Minnesota is opening a Pandora’s box, the contents of which will cause life long damage to the children exposed to it. While there are instances when actual observable problems occur in mental health, the idea that half the children exposed to this program have been determined to have problems requiring therapy and drugs should be raising the alarms. Statistically, the improbability of the claim is staggering.
The point is, there are far too many environmental, medical and other exposures which could present as so-called [mental disorders], especially when the majority of disorders never even existed to begin with! The opportunity for abuse and for future discrimination based on a pseudo diagnosis will follow these kids all their lives.
The need for treatment of this kind should only be accessed by parents of the child. We have seen first hand the results of state controlled mental health in the foster care system. If this program is allowed to go forward almost all of our kids will suffer from the “foster care stare” which results from the forced drugging of up to 80% of foster children whether they need it or not.
Do we really want to go there?
MENTAL HEALTH IN SCHOOLS ACT OF 2013 (S. 195) Minnesota www.franken.senate.gov/files/docs/Mental_Health_in_Schools_Act.pdf
The DSM 5 Will Drug America to Death http://ppjg.me/2013/03/19/the-dsm-5-will-drug-america-to-death/
House Passes 2014 Budget Deal; Includes Funding Bump for Mental Health http://www.thenationalcouncil.org/capitol-connector/2014/01/house-passes-2014-budget-deal-includes-funding-bump-mental-health/
Thousands of children to benefit from $45M for school-linked mental health http://mn.gov/dhs/media/news/news-detail.jsp?id=252-128913
Babies on Psychiatruc Drugs: Crime With No Punishment http://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2014/07/08/babies-on-psychiatric-drugs-crime-with-no-punishment/
FY2014 Funding for SAMHSA expands vital mental health services – especially for children and youth http://www.samhsa.gov/newsroom/advisories/1402112340.aspx
Many authors of psychiatry bible have industry ties http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn21580-many-authors-of-psychiatry-bible-have-industry-ties.html#.U7vu90Afzbg
Archives of General Psychiatry: Neuroleptics Shrink Brain Volume http://www.mindfreedom.org/kb/psychiatric-drugs/antipsychotics/neuroleptic-brain-damage/ho-andreasen-201102-brain-volume.pdf/view
Options sought for school-linked mental health care (published 1/31/2013)http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/hinfo/sessiondaily.asp?storyid=3330
FDA’s list of 92 documented symptoms from aspartame show “memory loss” is #9 http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/dailys/03/jan03/012203/02p-0317_emc-000199.txt
Some of the adverse side affects of a few common drugs
Adverse effects of Valproate (given for a Bipolar diagnosis) include:
acute, life-threatening, and even fatal liver toxicity;
life-threatening inflammation of the pancreas;
Adverse effects of Lithium (also given for a Bipolar diagnosis) include:
intercranial pressure leading to blindness;
peripheral circulatory collapse;
stupor and coma.
Adverse effects of Risperdal (given for “Bipolar” and “irritability stemming from autism”) include:
serious impairment of cognitive function;
restless muscles in neck or face, tremors (may be indicative of motor brain damage).
Dr. Frances self-admitted label-juggling act also permitted the definition of ADHD to expand, thereby opening the door for greater and greater use of Ritalin as the treatment of choice.
So what about Ritalin?
In 1986, The International Journal of the Addictions published a most important literature review by Richard Scarnati. It was called “An Outline of Hazardous Side Effects of Ritalin (Methylphenidate)” [v.21(7), pp. 837-841].
Scarnati listed a large number of adverse affects of Ritalin and cited published journal articles which reported each of these symptoms.
For every one of the following (selected and quoted verbatim) Ritalin effects, there is at least one confirming source in the medical literature:
Hypomanic and manic symptoms, amphetamine-like psychosis
Activation of psychotic symptoms
Can surpass LSD in producing bizarre experiences
Effects pathological thought processes
Since Ritalin is considered an amphetamine-type drug, expect amphetamine-like effects
High-abuse potential DEA Schedule II Drug
Decreased REM sleep
When used with antidepressants one may see dangerous reactions including hypertension, seizures and hypothermia
Brain damage may be seen with amphetamine abuse.