How do you disable an entire generation? Truth be told, it's
actually very simple. You just have to get to the children while
they are young, before they are able to speak for themselves.
You convince the parents of these children that their children
are victims, victims of something not under their control,
something sinister yet not scientifically measurable.
You create "disorders" and catalogue them in authoritative tomes
that no one would dare question. You heavily promote these vague
"disorders" or "mental illnesses," whose symptoms are general
enough to encompass almost anyone at any time. You then offer
dangerous drugs as the solution to these "mental disorders". You
downplay the host of terrible side effects attendant to these
drugs, up to and including death, according to the latest FDA
warnings. You hide the fact that the drugs will destroy the
children's spontaneity, decisiveness, and their right to
experience life unfettered by chemical constraints.
With the creation of unfounded, unproven disorders you would
have eliminated the trail of accountability and opened the doors
to all manner of subjective evaluation, speculation and outright
hypocrisy. It is then easy to create panic - "look what might
happen to your child if you don't take action. He or she could
be learning disabled, never have a normal life, commit suicide,
harm others etc. If you don't put him on mind-altering, deadly
drugs, he'll certainly turn to street drugs."
You would then assume an air of authority and respectability
unearned, but most times unquestioned to carry out your
seemingly humanitarian tasks, claiming fraudulently that you
alone understand the intricate workings of the mind.
Sound like a plot out of a science fiction or political
conspiracy novel? Look around. This is real. It is happening in
our society at this time in broad view, publicized, promoted,
heavily funded and backed by one of the largest lobbying forces
on Capital Hill. It is the psychiatric/pharmaceutical cartel
intent on drugging our entire nation for profit, starting with
our children. The latest foray into our society is the insidious
TeenScreen, a suicide screening program, put forth as a solution
to save our younger generation from what psychiatry is promoting
as an epidemic of teen suicides.
However, TeenScreen lies. There is no epidemic. In actuality, in
my state, Florida, there have been a total of 250 child and teen
suicides in the last 5 years. That's an average of 50 a year out
of millions of young people. Each one is a tragedy but this is
hardly an epidemic.
What the psychiatric community has also failed to mention was
that a majority of those 250 who committed suicide had received
psychiatric treatment, with most of them on one or more
psychiatric drugs. Some of these drugs carry black warning
labels from the FDA stating that they can cause violence and
suicide in young people. If psychiatry failed those young people
and maybe even contributed to their death, why would we deliver
more children into their clutches?
TeenScreen, no matter their claims, is just part of a machine
intent on feeding our children, through the schools, into the
giant psychiatric/pharmaceutical system, from which many will
After your child answers the personal and decidedly invasive
questionnaire about themselves and your family, that is
TeenScreen, the next step on their journey is the interpretation
of that questionnaire by a "mental health expert" who, more
often that not, is able to identify a "real risk", which has
somehow escaped that child's well-meaning parents.
Oh my God, my Bobby or Jenny at risk of possible suicide? What
kind of a parent would I be not to act on this news? I should
take them to an expert!
Of course, this is just psychiatric subjectivity. There is no
trail of evidence, no science, no medical testing and no proof
as to what might be wrong with your child. But they are the
experts! And they are concerned about your children to the tune
of tens of billions of dollars a year! Perhaps that is why the
only deference the psychiatric community has ever made to real
medicine or actual medical tests comes in their official
disclaimer that "it might be a chemical imbalance in the brain."
Of course, there are no tests to determine a biochemical
imbalance in the brain of a living individual. And contrary to
what the psychiatric community would have us believe, real,
lasting happiness does not come in a pill at the cost of real
and workable solutions.
So now, like the emperor with no clothes, TeenScreen and its
minions are roiling the cauldrons of fear, flaunting their
authority and parading their duplicitous cures before an
And we, like the little boy who questioned why the emperor wore
no clothes, need to question TeenScreen, loudly and
emphatically, and make our views known to the lawmakers and
anyone who will listen. Parents must not sit idly by while
schools are turned into pharmaceutical clearing houses. We must
not tolerate the disabling of an entire generation of our
children by turning them into human guinea pigs, to satisfy the
egos of psychiatric charlatans and line the pockets of drug
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Jeanyne Wanner is a freelance writer and activist living in