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June 17, 2005

Psychiatric Drugs: TeenScreen Draws Criticism, Legal Challenge

TeenScreen, a program to screen America's school children for "mental illness" to be treated with often addictive drugs prescribed by a pharma-driven treatment algorithm, is making waves. The parents of a girl who was given a questionaire and subsequently diagnosed with obsessive compulsive and social anxiety disorder are up in arms about the testing and say they will take all legal remedies available to them. Evelyn Pringle discusses the case and the screening program's backgroundhere.

According to a recent message of Vera Hassner Sharav of the Alliance for Human Research Protection, the parents have found a good lawyer to take on the case:

The high profile civil libertarian Rutherford Institute has taken up the case of Mike and Teresa Rhoades whose15-year old daughter was screened in her Indiana school for mental illness -- without their permission. John Whitehead, the founder of the Institute who is a high profile constitutional lawyer believes that there are "clear constitutional and privacy violations involved."

The aggressive tactics of TeenScreen and its blatant disregard for the rights of parents to make decisions for the minor children is being watched across the nation.

The Coles County (Illinois) Leader reports that the school by-passed parental rights, side-stepping federal laws that empower parents to give permission for their children for medical and psychological issues. Instead the school had the minor child sign an "assent form" whose legitimacy and legal standing will, no doubt, be argued in court -- since parents, not children have the responsibility of making decisions affecting their welfare.

Whitehead, who called mandatory screening an "Orwellian Nightmare" said he considers the opposition to be formidable foes," because of the financial backing of pharmaceutical companies and the Bush administration's support through the New Freedom Commission on Mental Health."

In a previous comment, Hassner Sharav also says that Senators Chuck Grassley and Max Baucus are looking into the pharmaceutical funding, by "educational grants", that seems to have influenced the drafting of the treatment guidelines.

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Promoting Openness, Full Disclosure, and Accountability

Newsworthy developments about the duo-drug promotion scam—TeenScreen & TMAP:

A. The first legal challenge against TeenScreen, the mental health screening scheme that is invading the public school system across the nation, declaring otherwise normal children to be mentally ill, has been filed in Indiana.

The parents of a child who was screened without their permission and deemed to have two mental disorders, have filed intent to sue documents. Once diagnosed with a medical condition, parents who disagree with a prescribed treatment—even if the treatment is harmful—parents often find that their rights to make medical decisions for their child have been overridden by government mental health officials.

Last week a government-sponsored Harvard study pronounced 50% of Americans suffer from mental illness sometimes. But the only evidence of a mental illness epidemic is to be found within the mental health provider industry whose members are trained to secure their employment by discovering undetected mental illness in every man, woman and child who they can stop long enough to ask a few pointed questions.

B. On June 10, 2005, Senators Chuck Grassley and Max Baucus of the Senate Finance Committee issued a Press Release stating that they have asked a number of large drug makers to explain their practice of giving money to state governments and other organizations in the form of “educational grants.” The senators are concerned that the grants are more focused on product promotion than education:

"We need to know how this behind-the-scenes funneling of money is influencing decision makers," Grassley said, "The decisions result in the government spending billions of dollars on drugs. The tactics look aggressive, and the response on behalf of the public needs to be just as vigorous."

Evelyn Pringle has been doing a bang up job connecting the dots that show the money trail behind TeenScreen and TMAP.

TeenScreen, the brainchild of Columbia University psychiatrist, David Shaffer, is run by Laurie Flynn, who previously had been at the helm of NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) when it was co-opted by the pharmaceutical industry. [1]

Pringle reports that in Congressional testimony, Flynn bragged about her associations with government officials in Florida stating:

"TeenScreen Program staff has been working with Governor Jeb Bush to help achieve his goal of reducing suicides in the state. We have specifically collaborated with Jim McDonough, Director of the Office of Drug Control and the state Suicide Prevention Talk Force. In partnership with the University of South Florida we are piloting district wide mental health screening of 9th graders in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties." [2]

“Collaboration” with Jim McDonough, Pringle reports, involved TeenScreen paying him $180,000 to get TeenScreen set up. Furthermore, Pringle reports that in an e-mail to McDonough, Flynn reveals her true objective:

“I'm looking for a horse to ride in here! ... I need to get some kids screened -- if the schools are a road block we are interested in community organizations. Next week we are talking with the Boys and Girls Club in Pinellas. ... I also think we should see if local agencies or businesses could be engaged in "community screenings." [2]

AHRP board member, psychiatrist, Stefan Kruszeuski, MD, who was in charge of investigating Pennsylvania's mental health and substance abuse programs for fraud, waste, and abuse, was fired when he blew the whistle on corrupt relations between the state's politicians and pharmaceutical industry representatives.

Allen Jones, the former inspector with the Pennsylvania Inspector General’s office blew the whistle on pay offs by drug companies to state agencies and officials who were in positions to approve the TMAP practice guidelines. [3] So far the information provided by Kruszeuski and Jones has resulted in the reprimand and fine of Penn’s state’s Pharmacist, Steven Fiorello. [4]

TeenScreen was stopped in Florida, but the TeenScreen/ TMAP strategy poses a threat for every community.

AHRP board member, pediatrician, Karen Effrem, MD, summarized the folly of mental health screening: "Given the very real problems of already existing coercion, subjective criteria, dangerous and ineffective medication, and the failure of screening to prevent suicide ... Congress would be wise to withhold the $44 million requested for state grants."

Contact: Vera Hassner Sharav


1. Pringle, E. TeenScreen - Angel of Mercy or Pill-Pusher for Drug Industry, OpEd News, April 15, 2005

2. Pringle, E. Meet Laurie Flynn: TeenScreen's Top Pusher, CounterPunch, June 6, 2005:

3. See, Allen Jones Report (PDF document)

4. See: Penn State Pharmacist Fined for Ethics Violations & Taking Cash from Pfizer

Evelyn Pringle's latest article: Scoop-New Zealand Independent Media
TeenScreen - The Law Suits Begin

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June 2006: Newly obtained documents detail a milestone in the fight against TeenScreen.

TeenScreen has been using "passive consent" to bypass parents. If a parent did not return the passive consent form to the school, then TeenScreen considered that the parent consented. What about a child who loses the form or a parent who forgets? They consented!

One document, now available here written by TeenScreen Director, Leslie McGuire states:

"Effective August 1, 2006, all school-based sites will be required to obtain written ("active") consent from the parents or legal guardians of minor students." "For some sites, the updated policy and forms will be a departure from the way in which they currently operate, but I want to assure you that we did not make this decision lightly and that we will be available to help make this a straightforward transition for you and your staff."
Notice Leslie says "school based sites". What about the TeenScreen sites in homeless shelters and juvenile detention centers?

Another document:

"TeenScreen's standard forms are designed to meet the consent requirements of the federal Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) which applies to state educational agencies, local educational agencies and other recipients of funds from the Department of Education."
It's about time they finally realized a federal law prohibits passive consent.

TeenScreen Exposed

In a previously obtained e-mail obtained under public records law, a TeenScreen official stated that:

"The Passive acceptance style was mostly discussed to increase the numbers from 50% for Consent (active written parental) to near 95% for Passive."

So this means TeenScreen's business will be cut directly in half by abolishing passive consent.

The consent issue is only one beef parents across the country have had with TeenScreen's psychiatric intrusion. Some other concerns are government intervention into the lives of families, treatment of kids with dangerous drugs after screening, the unscientific nature of the surveys, the fact that 84% of the children come away with a false label and even having these psychiatric tests in schools to begin with.

If you're doing anything to contribute, please continue. If you're not doing anything, please start!

TeenScreen Truth

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A message by Sue Weibert as forwarded by Vince Boehm...

Chelsea Rhoades was "TeenScreened" at her school in South Bend, Indiana. No one explained to her what it was really about and no officials asked for her parents's permission to test her.

Teresa and Michael Rhoades filed a federal lawsuit in U.S. District Court against the Madison Center, Inc., the psychiatric facility who screened their child. Chelsea, was a normal, happy and active student who gets good grades and helps mentor a girl at school. She came home from Penn High School labeled with an obsessive compulsive and social anxiety disorder.

"I was absolutely outraged that my daughter was told she had these two conditions based off a computer test," said Teresa.


Photo: Teresa Rhoades, right, her daughter, Chelsea, left

Please sign this petition set up by Chelsea Rhoades' mother, Teresa.

This petition will be sent to ALL legislators and can also be used by you to send to your school board members.

Forward this link to all your e-mail lists, friends, family and associates. Post a link on your website to alert others.

The faster that the 15,000 signatures are collected the faster it gets to your legislators!

Sue Weibert

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See also:

TeenScreen Video on YouTube

December 15, 2005
Psy-screening and Mandatory Drugs for Everyone? The Genesis of President Bush's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health
by Sue Weibert
Screening for mental illness is the most controversial topic concerning mental health today. Various government entities, private foundations, organizations, think tanks and universities, all flanked by cunning public relations firms, are hard at work trying to make mental health screening as common as a dental checkup. Despite public outrage over screening, these entities are working feverishly to establish this system. With so much clamor of disagreement for such a program, why, then, do these entities push forward with such ferocity? This article reveals exactly how this all got started, who's really behind "the big push," and how President Bush was tricked into establishing what might be the most detrimental program in the history of mankind.

Support the Ron Paul Amendment Against Mental Health Screening
E-Action on amendment to federal appropriations bill, HR 3010

What is TeenScreen?

Independent TEENSCREEN Evaluation Research Project
This is a page where you can find the actual text of the Teen Screen survey developed by MHS, Multi-Health Systems, Inc., Canada. Comments and evaluations are requested and will be posted.

TeenScreen Sets Up Shop In Illinois
By Evelyn Pringle
A controversial plan to screen all Illinois school children for mental health disorders is set to become a reality on June 30th, if the Governor accepts the final proposal from the Illinois Children's Mental Health Partnership (ICMHP).

The Sierra Times:
Mental Health Screening in Schools Signals the End of Parental Rights

Parents for Label and Drug Free Education consists of a growing number of parents outraged over both the subjective labeling (ADHD, ADD, OCD, ODD) and pervasive drugging of our children...

Nancy Levant - June 28, 2005 -
ItÂ's looking more and more like the American contribution to population reduction will be in the form of diagnosing half its citizens as mental incompetents...

Evelyn Pringle: TeenScreen - Another Gross Distortion
Here's another gross distortion of the truth by TeenScreen. On its web site, in response to the question, is TeenScreen related to TMAP, the Texas Medication Algorithm Project? It says: "No. ... Some Web postings inappropriately and inaccurately claim that TeenScreen is a bridge to medication and hence the TMAP program. This is entirely false."...

TeenScreen: One FamilyÂ's Story

Fierce opposition arises to mental health screening in schools
Sunday, September 18, 2005
Opponents of school-based mental health programs point to parents who say their children have been misdiagnosed with problems such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and forced to take medication under pressure from school officials. To these parents, the commission suggestion to "improve and expand'' school mental health programs is the first, inexorable step toward mandatory school mental health screening for all students, and mandatory medication for many...

Dayton Daily News: Computer: your kid has "disorders"
By selliott | Friday, October 28, 2005, 09:04 AM
Imagine your teenager comes home from school looking depressed. You ask what's wrong. She says, "Oh, it's just my social anxiety disorder." What? Yes, she tells you, she has social anxiety disorder. And also obsessive compulsive disorder. What are you talking about, you ask? Who is telling you this? They told me at school!
And no, it wasn't a psychologist, social worker or even the school nurse that told her. It was: a computer! They call it TeenScreen.

Poll tries to gauge mental health
Schools, critics argue value of TeenScreen in preventing suicide

Psy-screening and Mandatory Drugs for Everyone? The Genesis of President Bush's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health
Screening for mental illness is the most controversial topic concerning mental health today. Various government entities, private foundations, organizations, think tanks and universities, all flanked by cunning public relations firms, are hard at work trying to make mental health screening as common as a dental checkup. Despite public outrage over screening, these entities are working feverishly to establish this system. With so much clamor of disagreement for such a program, why, then, do these entities push forward with such ferocity?

TeenScreen Calls Physical Illness a Mental Disorder
The symptoms of "mental illness" are real. Many of them can be caused by genuine physical illnesses and treated with medical (non-psychiatric) means. The diagnosis of a "mental disorder" generally means that the patient's symptoms will now be glossed over with dangerous mood and mind-altering drugs. Now TeenScreen is pushing these diagnoses into our schools, targeting children as young as nine years old.

TeenScreen - "Under Intense Criticism Nationally"
The Arkansas Democrat Gazette reports: "TeenScreen, developed by a Columbia University professor, has come under intense criticism nationally. Opponents say the program, which supports efforts in 460 communities in 42 states, has a record of falsely identifying students as suicidal. They also worry that mass screenings at school could jeopardize teens' medical privacy. Still others believe TeenScreen is at its core a way for some to make money."

NJ: Mandatory Mental Screening Women - Pill Pushers: NO Science, Salesmanship
Three reports illustrate the wide and deepening disconnect between medicine under the influence of pharmaceutical industry marketing goals and scientific evidence that contradicts current practice and public health policies

Government's Big Lie: The "Crisis" of Babies With Undiagnosed Mental Illness
By Laura Adelmann
To the federal government, many newborns, toddlers and preschoolers are undiagnosed mental cases with dire need of "treatment" (read: drugs). Following the appalling trend of labeling school children with an ever-expanding list of mental disorders and medicating them with the cocaine-class of drugs like Adderall and Ritalin, government is promoting universal mental health screening and treatment - beginning with babies.

Bush's Mental Illness Screening Squad On the Move
July 9, 2006. By Evelyn Pringle
The tax dollar funded mental health screening programs popping up in every corner of the nation represent an enormous gift to Big Pharma from the Bush administration. After all, drug companies can't push drugs without a lucrative customer base, so the screening programs are a great solution for that little problem. On April 29, 2002, Bush kicked off the whole mental health screening scheme when he announced the establishment of the New Freedom Commission (NFC) during a speech in in New Mexico where he told the audience that mental health centers and hospitals, homeless shelters, and the justice and school systems, have contact with individuals suffering from mental disorders but that too many Americans are falling through the cracks, and so he created the NFC to ensure "that the cracks are closed."

Suicide-risk screening effort blasted
Critics said students who answered "yes" to many of the questions could be unfairly categorized as suicidal and the program could lead students to take unnecessary psychiatric drugs. Fresno physician Larry Scortt called TeenScreen "bogus." One of his criticisms was that the program seemed slanted toward psychiatric treatment, when some emotional troubles could be caused by allergies or poor nutrition.

For more information of TeenScreen, here are two (critical) sites: TeenScreen Truth and

Teen Screen: Creating a Nation of Victims
"If I had my way, I would screen kids for abilities, for dreams and ambitions. Then I would help each one to achieve them. You can hardly stop a man who has a dream and works toward it. There are countless stories in history to make man proud of those who achieved wonders despite a poor upbringing or some feeling of inadequacy or momentary depression."

World Experts Demand End to Child Drugging in the US
On October 12, 2007, experts in the field of psychiatry and child development from all over the world arrived in Washington to attend the annual conference of the International Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology. This year's conference focused on one specific goal - to end the mass-prescribing of psychiatric drugs to children.

Many of the presentations at the conference focused on the pharmaceutical industry's role in the invention of both TMAP and TeenScreen and the many financial ties between the drug makers, the Bush administration, a group of psychiatrists, and state policy makers largely credited with the creation and promotion of these two programs.

Since the arrival of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors antidepressants (SSRI's) and atypical antipsychotics on the market, countless studies have shown the so-called "wonder drugs" to be ineffective and harmful to children. But for years, drug companies have manipulated data, suppressed negative clinical trials and published only the studies that showed positive results. The truth is that the mass drugging of the entire population in the US with SSRI's has accomplished nothing when it comes to reducing suicidality.


posted by Sepp Hasslberger on Friday June 17 2005
updated on Tuesday December 21 2010

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Readers' Comments

The scariest aspect of this story is that the federal government is (in effect) offering a bounty for each kid that is chemically-scarred (through special education and other programs). If we want kids to be emotionally healthy, why not just feed them more quality foods -- specifically, natural and organic ones? A Wisconsin school did just that, and its behavior problems dramatically declined. But instead we (mostly) keep getting more impoverished food and damaging drugs. Let's hope that Senators Grassley and Baucus really do something to reform this process -- let them know that we need to stop treating kids (and everyone else) as guinea pigs for the pharmaceutical industry!

Posted by: Visionaerie on June 18, 2005 11:25 PM



agreed completely. See also the Crime and Nutrition article on this site.

Posted by: Sepp on June 19, 2005 04:51 PM


More info on "Teen Screen" at the website Totalitarian Pseudoscience
If you appreciate that website and please link to it. Thanks!
I have linked to this page.

Posted by: Gary Konigsberg on June 20, 2005 06:05 PM


Thank you for linking, Gary,

yes, I do think that your site is well worth visiting, so I am linking in turn:

Psychiatry should be outlawed just for their barbaric "treatment" methods, still applied today in many places. "Man is an animal" - I guess that justifies cruel treatment...

Posted by: Sepp on June 20, 2005 10:33 PM


Thank you so much, Sepp, for your activism in the area of Teenscreen.
documents the whole operation.

Very best,

Posted by: Sandra on May 11, 2006 06:13 PM


The "Out of the Darkness Overnight" march is a scam, perpetrated by the pharmaceutical industry on the grieving loved ones of suiciders!

Date & Time: Saturday, July 22, 2006 - Sunday, July 23, 2006 6:00 PM

The pharmaceutical industry is up to its dirty tricks again.

"The Out of the Darkness Overnight march�?

and the connection to Teenscreen

In 2006, The Overnight will take place in San Francisco on July 22-23, and in Chicago on August 12-13.

Each walker agrees to raise at least $1,000.

Net proceeds will benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, (supposedly to prevent suicide.) How ever this Foundation funds Teenscreen. the real result will be more teens on drugs known to the F.D.A. and others to INCREASE the numbers of suicidal teenagers. This march takes advantage of grieving people and is an example of how far the pharmaceutical industry is willing to go to get kids on drugs! The organizers of teenscreen have been caught lying repeatedly. learn more -

Robert Nau is both Vice Chairman of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and National Advisory Council Member for Teenscreen

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

There were 145 million prescriptions written for antidepressants in 2003
Children accounted for 7 percent of the total of antidepressants prescriptions written.
10 million children on antidepressants.

A large study combined the results of 24 different smaller studies of children and teenagers who took either sugar pills or antidepressants for 1 to 4 months. Although no one committed suicide in these studies (They were under almost constant observation. Suicides rarely happen when kids are being observed.), some young patients became suicidal. On sugar pills, 2 out of every 100 became suicidal. On the antidepressants, 4 out of every 100 young patients became suicidal.
2 out of every 100 young patients became suicidal who would not have with out the antidepressants. F.D.A.

10 million children on antidepressants.

In 2003 200,000 children became suicidal because of antidepressants.

Some of the Board of Directors
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

David A. Dodd, Chair*
Serologicals Corp. Drug discovery

Cathryn M. Clary, M.D.
Pfizer Inc.

David Norton*
Johnson & Johnson
Harold Shlevin, Ph.D.
Solvay Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Some of the
CORPORATE funding for
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Abbott Laboratories,
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company,
Cardinal Health Inc., drug inventors
Corbett Accel HealthCare Group, (pharma advertizing)
Eli Lilly and Co.,
Euro RSCG Life,
(Euro RSCG Life Interaction is a leading global interactive agency that focuses on serving pharmaceutical clients.)
Forest Laboratories Inc.,
Janssen Pharmaceutica Inc.,
Johnson & Johnson, ,
Organon Pharmaceuticals Inc.,
Pfizer Inc.,
Serologicals Corporation, (drug discovery,)
Solvay Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Wyeth Pharmaceuticals.
Education Development Center Inc.
Forest Laboratories Inc.
Pfizer Inc.
Solvay Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
APCO Worldwide APCO Worldwide – a management-owned strategic communication and consulting firm, is a leader in providing pharmaceutical companies..........
Avenue A/Razorfish advertising for the pharmaceutical industry
IDEX Corp. Mini Pressure Vessels Strictly For Pharmaceutical
IMS Health Inc.

Abbott Laboratories
Janssen Pharmaceutica Inc.
Eli Lilly and Co.

Archives of Suicide Research
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Issue: Volume 7, Number 3 / July-September 2003
Pages: 279 - 285
URL: Linking Options
DOI: 10.1080/13811110301555
Correlation Between Suicide Rate and Antidepressant Use in Slovenia

Robert Oravecz A1, Bala'zs Czigler A2, Franc Leskoscek A3

A1 Psychiatric Hospital Ormoz Ormoz, Slovenia
A2 Budapest, Hungary
A3 Ljubljana, Slovenia


Major descriptors of Slovenian suicide statistics are presented for the 13-year period ending in 1997. The purpose of the present study was to discover whether the introduction of antidepressant therapy influenced the Slovenian suicide dynamic. Collected national data on the rate of suicide and seasonal dispersion of suicide were compared with the prescription rates of antidepressives for the same period. NO SIGNIFICANT CORRELATION BETWEEN INCREASED ANTIDEPRESSANT PRESCRIPTIONS AND DECREASED SUICIDE RATE WERE FOUND. A possible decrease in the springtime suicide rate was observed. The Slovenian data, presented in a recent article, suggested some precaution toward descriptions of strong correlation between suicide and antidepressant therapy.

Why is the Slovenian study important?

One of the drug companies' arguments to support the idea that antidepressants prevent suicide is

"Epidemiological data shows that the areas of the U.S. that have experienced the greatest increase in SSRI prescription rates have had the greatest drop in suicide rates in both youth and adults " (Notice that they do not give us the actual study statistics.)

What these studies are showing is that POVERTY is a cause of suicide.
impoverished people are more likely to commit suicide.

Poor people can not afford to take expensive antidepressants.

Stress is also a factor in suicide rates. What can be more stressful then never-ending worry about money?

In Washington, suicide rates increase as poverty increases and as educational attainment decreases.

Common causes cited include bullying, abuse, poverty, homelessness, and alcohol abuse.

The experience of long-term poverty affects a child's personality development, through a family stress process in which poverty is considered to be one of the major factors. This causes family dysfunction, stress among caregivers and inadequate parenting.

Poverty Kills - in More Ways Than You Think

Grinding rural poverty leads to suicide in Sri Lanka

Unlike the U.S. Slovenia has national health care.

02/12/1992 Government of the Republic of Slovenia: National Health Care ...

Literacy rate total population: 99.7%

With its small transition economy and population of approximately two million, Slovenia is a model of economic success and stability for its neighbors in the former Yugoslavia. The country, which joined the EU in 2004, has excellent infrastructure, a well-educated work force, and an excellent central location. It enjoys a GDP per capita substantially higher than any of the other transitioning economies of Central Europe. In March 2004, Slovenia became the first transition country to graduate from borrower status to donor partner at the World Bank. Slovenia plans to adopt the euro by 2007 and has met the EU's Maastricht criteria for inflation.

Posted by: Leslee on June 25, 2006 07:07 PM


With teenscreen now trying to be forced to all the school children in this nation, and their results being so dangerous to children. It is reported that 84 of teenscreen results are flawed.

What is happening to these children that are being put on mind altering drugs that didnt need them in the first place ?

More important question to consider is what is happening to these children when they suffer major adverse reactions because of off labeling, which is what Teenscreen is promoting, considering the fact that almost all SSRI's are not approved for children.

When children are put on these mind altering drugs and have adverse reactions including aggression, suicidal ideation, homicidal ideation, hallucations etc,, and do commit crimes while under the influence of these mind altering drugs, where is all the help for them then ?

Plain and simple, nowhere to be found except sitting behind a prosecutor aiding him while the state convicts a child and trys him as an adult.

Christopher Pittman is the poster child of what Teenscreen can do to your child.

I ask that you support and sign another petition along with an attached bill that will hopefully be presented after enough signatures are obtained.

It is called Christopher's Bill

One ammendment states no child can be tried as an adult for a crime committed while under a prescribed mind altering drug.

After these children commit terrible crimes because of these drugs they are thrown into the adult criminal justice system, because in almost every state children as young as 10 can be tried as an adult.

Who was there to help Christopher Pittman; Pfizer lawyers along with their Pfizer manual to aid the state in discrediting any information that these drugs can and do have dangerous effects on some children.

Please add your name to this petition and read the bill to protect our children, because this is what teenscreen and the drug companies are creating.

Christophers bill: To view please go to

the Petition Site

Thank you for any support you can offer this important cause.

Janet Sisk / Founder
The Juvenile Justice Foundation

Helping one child one day at a time, because children are never adults

Posted by: JSisk on January 31, 2007 08:58 PM


Great commentary!
And two things to keep in mind:

1. Psychiatry has the highest suicide rate of ANY profession - so how do they think they can prevent it in teens if they can't prevent it in themselves??

And 2. the DSM IV, psychiatry's reference book for all mental disorders and the result of ALL of their research on the maladies of the human mind to date - makes NO MENTION OF SUICIDE!

Yet here they are running around claiming to be the "experts" and pretending to deserve legislative power to mandate their utter lack of competent methods! They should at least screen themselves and run their own gamut of diagnosis and drug assignment - it would be fair and fitting that they be their guinea pig - and not us!

Posted by: J Via on April 5, 2007 09:34 PM


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