By: Mary Collins
June 15, 2006
Intro: Is your child being "mentally screened" at school without your knowledge or permission?
TeenScreen, usurping parental rights.
Teen Screen, a program advertised as a "free" psychiatric "service" to prevent suicide, has caused an uprising all across the US. Citing the dangers of psychiatric drugs and important issues of parental rights, individuals and determined groups have spoken out against TeenScreen as a harmful factor in the attempts to care for the problems of children and teens.
TeenScreen's aim is to locate more children that can be identified as mentally ill and routed into mental health treatment. Many of these would be "treated" with psychiatric drugs, ignoring the fact that many of these very same drugs carry FDA-mandated Black Box warning labels because they are known to cause violence and suicide.