Bush wants to launch a nationwide mental illness screening program in government institutions, including the public school system, for all students from kindergarten up to the 12th grade. The truth is, this is nothing but another Bush profiteering scheme to implement a drug treatment program for use in the public institutions that will generate high volume sales of the relatively new, but inadequately tested, high-priced psychiatric drugs. If all goes as planned, the scheme will generate millions of new customers for the drug companies.
Labeling Kids Mentally Ill for Profit
4 responses to “Labeling Kids Mentally Ill for Profit”
When any one is labeled the harm iis generational. What the children need are watch dogs and role models!!
And gee… labelling kids “Special Ed” has been so effective in making sure they get the help they need. Let’s try it on an even more massive scale! (Is there anything the government is worse at than mental health? Asylums anyone?)
Considering his predecessor, Reagan, did away w/most of the government funding for mental health it is not a surprise Bushy tries to bring a good thing back in a bad form.
And that once has kids labeled and put into programs, he can tout about how he cares for kids because he provides treatment. Even if the treatment itself is below par.