TeenScreen Operations Have Shut Down

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   The following announcement was posted on TeenScreen’s website (November 15, 2012):  "Important Announcement for Schools & Communities:  We are sorry to inform you that the TeenScreen National Center will be winding down its program at the end of this year. Accordingly, . . . Continue reading →

Media Release: Congressional Staff Briefing Re: Mental Health Screening for Children

Media Release: Congressional Staff Briefing Re: Mental Health Screening for Children Mon, 7 Feb 2005 ALLIANCE FOR HUMAN RESEARCH PROTECTION (AHRP) Promoting Openness, Full Disclosure, and Accountability www.ahrp.org MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release Monday, February 7, 2005 Congressional Staff Briefing : Mental . . . Continue reading →

A Lobbying Campaign for Screening Children for Mental Problems

A Lobbying Campaign for Screening Children for Mental Problems–a Gimmick Aimed at Increasing PhRMA Profits Wed, 11 May 2005 The big guns of America’s mental health establishment — including the American Psychiatric and Psychological Associations and the National Alliance for the Mentally . . . Continue reading →

US Preventive Services Task Force: No evidence that screening for suicide reduces suicide

US Preventive Services Task Force: No evidence that screening for suicide reduces suicide Fri, 21 May 2004 The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued its findings and recommendation against screening for suicide. The USPSTF findings corroborate those of the Canadian PSTF. . . . Continue reading →

AHRP Position Statement on Mental Health Screening – FDA Hearing Re: Drug Advertising

AHRP Position Statement on Mental Health Screening – FDA Hearing Re: Drug Advertising Wed, 02 Nov 2005 FDA is holding public hearings (Nov 1, 2) Re:  Direct-to-Consumer Promotion of Medical Products at: National Transportation Safety Board Boardroom and Conference Center 429 L’Enfant . . . Continue reading →

TeenScreen: Who Pays for Treatment and Drugs??

TeenScreen: Who Pays for Treatment and Drugs?? Sun, 29 May 2005 In her latest examination of the President’s Commission on Mental Health recommendation for universal mental health screening, Evelyn Pringle focuses on the $$$ it costs and on how screening, followed by . . . Continue reading →

Two-thirds foster care children in Mass on psych drugs_Globe /Psychiatry: Soviet Experience–American Fallacy

Two-thirds foster care children in Mass on psych drugs_Globe Psychiatry: Soviet Experience–American Fallacy Wed, 11 Aug 2004 The Boston Globe reports that 2/3 of children in state care in Massachusetts are being “treated” for mental illness with psychotropic drugs. Marie Parente, a . . . Continue reading →

Rutherford Files Mental Health Screening Lawsuit_Indiana / Fierce Opposition to TeenScreen Mounts

Rutherford Files Mental Health Screening Lawsuit_Indiana / Fierce Opposition to TeenScreen Mounts – Pittsburgh Mon, 19 Sep 2005 The Rutherford Institute has just filed a lawsuit in Indiana challenging a school for subjecting a teenager to a mental health screening test – . . . Continue reading →

Bush’s plan to screen for mental health meets opposition in Illinois – British Med J

Bush’s plan to screen for mental health meets opposition in Illinois – British Med J Fri, 5 Nov 2004 The New Freedom Commission recommendation calling for government screening the entire nation for mental illness, beginning with America’s 52 million children, is backfiring. . . . Continue reading →

Janssen Admits Hiding Risperdal Risks / TMAP & Illinois Mental Health Screening

Janssen Pharma Admits Hiding Risperdal Drug Risks / TMAP & Illinois Mental Health Screening Plan Sat, 24 Jul 2004 The Miami Herald reports (below) that in a letter to doctors, Janssen Pharmacia, manufacturer of the highly promoted drug, Risperdal (risperidone), admitted “misleading . . . Continue reading →