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Action Alert on Mental Health Screening

Posted October 24, 2004

You can influence the funding of mental health screening and treatment programs! While Congress and the presidential candidates are campaigning, decisions are being made about how to finish the massive appropriations bills required for the federal budget in a lame duck session after the election.

Included in that budget are up to $44 million to fund the recommendations of the New Freedom Commission such as universal mental health screening for children as young as preschool age. The Commission recommends treatment with powerful and potentially dangerous medications like Ritalin and Prozac.

If you want to do something about this huge potential loss of freedom, and prevent the drugging of you and your children with admittedly ineffective and dangerous medications, click here.

Everything you need is there for you. If you understand the issue from alerts sent out by EdWatch, simply read the letter and provide the requested information. Your letter will automatically be forwarded on to your US Senators and Representative. If you need more information, just click on the "Learn More About This Issue" button below the introduction on that website.

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If you care about this issue, please forward this email alert on to your family, friends, and your circle of influence. Please post it on your websites. Congress needs to hear from the public on this crucial issue. They will certainly be more amenable to your concerns prior to the election.

EdAction is grateful to Michael Ostrolenk of Citizens for Health for his assistance with this action alert, as well to The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, Gun Owners of America, Eagle Forum, Concerned Women for America, The Liberty Committee, Freedom 21, The Alliance for Human Research Protection, The International Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology, and many other groups and individuals for their work in opposing these mental health initiatives.

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Disclaimer: EdAction thanks Citizens for Health for their support in the fight against universal mental health screening and for the use of this action alert to contact Congress on this important issue. The views and programs endorsed by Citizens for Health on their website are not necessarily those of EdAction.

Current information on Universal Mental Health Screening in Congress. Listen to Dr. Karen Effrem on Changing Worldviews - Talk Radio With Sharon Hughes California Bay Area the program will be archived online for three months

Order Information on Mental Health Screening Briefing Book

Your case for discussing these issues can be made stronger if you purchase the Briefing Book now available from EdWatch that contains hard copies of nine articles by Dr. Karen Effrem, Dr. Dennis Cuddy, Penny Pullen of Illinois, and Karen Hayes of Illinois. A CD-rom contains all of those articles, plus a Power Point presentation with evidence to bolster your case, and excerpts of a radio debate between Dr. Effrem and a member of the New Freedom Commission.

Ongoin action items:

To order the "Universal Health Screening" packet

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