Mandatory Mental Health Screening For Aussie Kids – Good or Bad?
The Australian Government it would seem, is following in the footsteps once again, of the USA and is about to implement ‘mental health’ screening on all Aussie children from the age of 3 years.
This news story has created some heated debate and quite rightly so, because although the Government stance and that of many medical professionals, is that this will be good for Australian kids and will help to uncover issues before they really become an issue, the whole thing actually has a much more sinister side.
This is actually about getting more people on psychiatric drugs and subsequently more profits for drug companies.
The profit agenda and the drugging of more kids is of course not the aim of the Government or even of most of the doctors that are supporting this move, but it is the aim of the pharmaceutical companies where these ideas originate.
The pharmaceutical companies come up with the ideas, then use their power and influence over government officials to manipulate public health policies that they know will benefit their companies by selling more drugs.
It’s call MARKETING folks….
Marketing is something that the drug companies do very well and they invest billions of dollars every year into ensuring that they have friends in the right places and that they remain the most profitable and powerful companies on the planet coming up with more and more ways to manipulate both governments and the public to drive up sales and increase their already astounding profits.
Psychiatry and it’s drugs are only a part of this profitable industry, but it is a rapidly growing segment with very exciting prospects for the drug companies. I’m quite certain that the leaders of these companies have a vision where they see every person on the planet on some kind of psychiatric drug – for the good of the individual and society of course!
The fact is that the history of psychiatry is chock full of lies, innuendo, human rights abuses and make-believe. Psychiatry is a scam – pure and simple and the psychiatrists that practise it are perpetrators of that scam – whether they realise it or not.
Psychiatrists base all diagnoses on ‘disorders’ listed in their DSM (the Psychiatry ‘bible’) which stands for ‘Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders’ which as we speak is currently being re-written to create version five.
Each time this manual has been re-written over the years, it gets thicker with more and more of the vast variety of human behaviour labelled to make out that it’s some kind of disease.
The way that it’s content is created is that each new mental illness or disorder in the book is suggested to be included as a new disorder or mental illness. They suggest a name and a whole bunch of ‘symptoms’ to be included as a new mental illness. New ‘disorders’ are then voted on by a group of psychiatrists to either include in the new version or leave out of the new version.
Isn’t that an interesting way to create new disease’? I honestly thought there would be at least a little more to it than that! This is why we have a new version coming up whereby those of us who like shopping a little too much can be diagnosed as mentally ill or even those of use who like to eat a healthy diet and refuse to eat junk food, because that’s just not normal now is it? You can find information on the latest version of the DSM and it’s proposed new content here.
The problem with the creation and the diagnosing of mental health issues is that there are no tests-
- No blood tests
- No x-rays
- No scans
Psychiatric diagnosis is purely subjective and the ‘symptoms’ (for want of a better word) of the mental illnesses contained within the DSM are both vague enough and varied enough to encompass pretty much every human being on the planet, meaning that every single one of us could be diagnosed with some kind of mental illness – which is of course the whole idea…
If the ramifications of psychiatry weren’t so serious, it would be a joke!
The really sinister part of this scenario is not only the increased drugging of children who should never be put on any kind of drug that interferes with the way their brain works or with their individuality (which will happen as a result of this campaign), but also the fact that once diagnosed with a mental illness, the child is then labelled for life.
It also means that once the child is labelled and on psychiatric medication for his or her own good, the parent is very likely to lose the right to decide what is best for their child – as has happened in cases in the USA where the parent (realising that the medication is doing their child harm) has had their child taken from them by authorities because they’ve stopped giving their child psychiatric medication as in this story of Maryanne Godboldo.
Parents be warned – if your child is diagnosed with a mental illness, you may very well lose your right to decide what is best for your child!
What can you do?
For a start get educated. Read as much as you can about psychotropic drugs and the damage that they cause to those who take them which include a very real risk of suicide. Be aware that there are primary school aged children in the USA committing suicide on these drugs. Sadly this is becoming more and more common.
Watch this documentary movie – The Marketing Of Madness. I watched it just a couple of weeks ago, and although I was quite aware of the sinister nature of the campaigns being pushed by drug companies on various segments of the community, I still found it incredibly informative as it delves into the history of psychiatry and the harm and sheer heartache that this field of ‘medicine’ is causing so many families.
I did already know that there is a push for mandatory screening of pregnant women for mental illness for example, but I did not know that the US military has a mandatory screening program for all personnel which has resulted of course in the drugging of many of their armed personnel.
In the movie The Marketing of Madness, ex military personnel are interviewed and they tell how soldiers are able to get psychiatric drugs basically on demand by pretending for example, that they’re depressed. It was pointed out that during the Vietnam war there was an easy to source supply of illegal drugs for soldiers, in Iraq there has been an even easier supply of psychotropic drugs available for use (or often misuse) through legal medical channels, to soldiers.
This has resulted in a massive increase in suicide rates by US army personnel. In fact the number of suicides may even outdo the numbers killed on the battlefield.
In this ABC report, the author discusses the fact that suicide rates have increased a whopping 80 percent and a how there were a massive 32 suicide deaths in one month in June 2011 from suicide. That is tragic.
Of course the report doesn’t mention psychiatric drugs, but instead says things like ‘The rise parallels increasing rates of depression, anxiety and other mental health conditions in soldiers’. These soldiers would (of course) have been on psychiatric drugs and are committing suicide in staggering numbers, as is the case with civilian teenagers and children taking those same drugs.
So back to the screening of our children. According to CCHR (click here to view) parents may be able to sign an exemption form and give a copy to their school prior to mental health screening as well as give a copy to their lawyer if they have one. (If I had a child at school this is definitely something that I would be pursuing. I would be putting something in writing to let my child’s school know in no uncertain terms that I did not give permission for my child to be screened – ever).
Australian parents need to stand up for their children and send a clear message that we won’t be bullied, coerced or manipulated into letting psychiatrists drug our children. These kids are the future of this country and sadly those who are most brilliant and extraordinary among them are likely to be the very children who are singled out as different and therefore mentally ill.