by Dave Hodges
There is an ongoing battle for the psychological health and welfare of America’s children and eventually all Americans. Since 2002, the government has been intent on testing millions for mental illness. This obsession even extends to our veterans as they return from combat and leave the service. The veterans are increasingly being diagnosed as having PTSD and they are subsequently being adjudicated to not being eligible to own a firearm.
Marti Oakley has been at the forefront on covering elderly abuse in which the courts are stealing the property and incarcerating the elderly into mandatory detention in a care facility because they are mentally infirm. And why is this happening? If an elderly person fails to balance their checkbook, for example, they are robbed and confined by the courts.
These practices are reminiscent of how the Soviets used to imprison political enemies. The Soviets simply said if anyone disagree with the government, they must have “political schizophrenia” and required to have treatment in a mental healthcare facility.
All “Conspiracy Theorists” Are Mentally Ill According to DSM V
When I went through my clinical training, the Bible of mental illness, The Statistical and Diagnostic Manual (DSM-4r) defined Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) as a highly controversial mental illness used to describe children and teens as mentally ill if they exhibited disobedience and defiance. When I was first nationally credentialed, most practitioners did not take this diagnosis seriously and we mistakenly believed that it would fade away. We uniformly believed this to be true because defiance and oppositional behaviors are hallmark traits of healthy rebellion exhibited by children and teens as they seek independence. Rather than ODD fading away, the diagnosis has become the tool of the ruling elite.
The new DSM (5) has expanded the definition of ODD to include adults who exemplify “paranoid ideation” about the government and frequently express these delusional ideations on the Internet.
In most states, the government could arrest a member of the Independent Media based upon a charge of “threat to self and others due to paranoid ideation under the new ODD. The hold of the media types would be f0r 72 hours. The “patient” would not be able to speak with family and more importantly, with an attorney. The result could be a sentence which remands one to a mental health facility where they are forcibly drugged since they are now a ward of the state. Personal assets can be seized in order to pay for “treatment”.
President Bush and the New Freedoms Commission
In April of 2002, by Executive Order, President George W. Bush convened a 22 member panel which sought to identify policies that could be implemented by all levels of government which would promote successful mental health treatment for all children and adults. Essentially this was payback to the Bush campaign contributors, such as Eli Lilly, to create more psychiatric patients which would have to medicated.
Bush’s new organization, The New Freedoms Commission (NFC) was the enforcemnt arm for mental health care treatment. All 50 states were mandated to implement compulsory mental health screening. The screening exams were to be administered in kindergarten, fourth and ninth grade. The screening program required no parental notification and carries the force of law and this program continues unabated to 2012, when public outcry and law suits effectively shut the program down.
In July of 2003, the NFC formally recommended that schools were in the best position to commence the screening of all Americans beginning with America’s students and school employees. The NFC implemented their recommendations, in November of 2004, with a $20 million dollar appropriation.
I Scream, You Scream, We All Should Have Sreamed at Teen Screen
TeenScreen, created by Laurie Flynn, arose out of the expressed desire of the NFC to test all American school children. Teen Screen lauded itself as the first line of defense to screen for suicidal behavior in teens. Under this program, teens were pulled out of class and offered movie tickets and pizza coupons if they took a computer generated, forced-response Teen Screen screening device, and they were not just looking for suicidal behavior.
The screening device had a high rate of false positives (84%). The rigor (e.g., measure of reliability and validity, utilization of genuinely representative population samples used in the norming process) of the screening mechanics have also been called into question. Additionally, TeenScreen allowed for the use of unsupervised nonprofessionals to both administer and interpret the screening instrument. Further, school-initiated treatment protocols could and would be be triggered as a result of the findings. This included forced medication without parental approval.
In 2002, TeenScreen contracted with the public relations firm of Rabin Strategic Partners to provide each teen in the United States with easy access to this free mental health screening program. Rabin’s marketing efforts have proven to be a huge success. Rabin provided TeenScreen with a 10 year marketing strategy. The marketing plan called for an intense public relations plan including lobbying and advertising in order to expand and implement the plan. TeenScreen’s use of Rabin’s marketing strategy was paying great returns. For example, a 2004 progress report stated, mental health screening programs were eventually established in 48 states. Further the report added that a total of 19 national groups approved the screening of our youth’s mental health. Disturbingly, Rabin claims a waiting list of 250 additional Kool-Aid drinking communities which have expressed interest in the screening program.
The lobbying efforts have also paid tremendous dividends as TeenScreen eventually claims a market penetration in 45 states.
One of the questions which appeared on TeenScreen was:
1) Have you often felt nervous or uncomfortable when you have been with a group of children or young people — say, like in the lunchroom at school or a party?
Who has not felt any of these feelings? As a former nationally certified mental health practitioner and an instructor of research and statistical methods, I am left wondering if I was absent from graduate school the day that these types of feelings were declared to be representative of a mental illness or emotional disturbance? If enough yes answers are given, the child may be referred to an “expert” for treatment (i.e., medication) purposes.
With the high level of reported false positive diagnostic rates and serious questions surrounding the safety of the use of the newer psychotropic medications on developing, young brains, many children’s brains were chemically destroyed before reaching adulthood.
Eventually the outcry again Teen Screen became so intense that they closed their doors almost four years ago. However, and as we know all too well, nothing born from the globalists ever goes away, it just comes back in a different form.
The Affordable Health Care Act Replaces Teen Screen and Expands to the Mental Health Screening of All Adults
Next time you visit your doctor, be aware that your doctor is being required to assess your mental health on an informal basis. Be careful how you respond to your doctor, because you may be branded as mentally ill which could mean mandatory incarceration for “treatment” and forfeiture of assets to pay for said treatment. This is a thinly veiled version of the old Soviet Union’s “political schizophrenia”.
A panel advising the Obama administration, in partnership with Big Pharma, is in the process of requiring all doctors to screen American adults and children over age 12 to screening for alleged “mental health” disorders, especially for depression. Ultimately, anyone found to possess any type of mental disorder will undergo state mandated “therapy” Part and parcel to this therapy comes some very well-documented and highly dangerous side effects from the required medications which can be administered without the consent of the patient.
As it was with Teen Screen, teachers, social workers, and more are already being required to search for supposed “mental and behavioral health” issues
Therapists are drawing upon a very new frontier in order to force people into treatment as psychiatrists invent new “illnesses such as ODD.” The ultimate goal is the mass medicating of the American people. And with a judgment of mental illness, this is Obama’s latest strategy of gun confiscation.
The controversial “recommendations” include screening all Americans between the ages of 12 and 18 for depression. A separate but related recommendation seeks to have all U.S. adults checked for “mental illness,” too. And consider that the list of “illnesses” is subjective (homosexuality was a mental disorder a few decades ago) and is constantly expanding as psychiatrists vote to create new ones, literally, as part of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual — the “Bible” of psychiatry that has been widely criticized, even by leading psychiatrists.
This new application of mental health treatment is being done under the auspices of the United States Preventive Services Task Force, or USPSTF. Make no mistake about it, this organization, appointed by the Obama administration’s increasingly radical and United Nations controlled Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), recommends various unconstitutional federal health policies which will result in the evisceration of civil liberties for millions of unsuspecting Americans.
The new guidelines published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The USPSTF recommends screening for major depressive disorder (MDD) in adolescents aged 12 to 18 years,” the HHS task force said in the summary of its position. “Screening should be implemented with adequate systems in place to ensure accurate diagnosis, effective treatment, and appropriate follow-up.” The testing is be mandated and will required with no exceptions. You don’t have to be on
Obamacare. All doctors will be required to participate.
Further, the Obama HHS panel wrote. The recommendations also call for using previously proven dangerous medications such as Prozac to be administered to children between 12 and 17, while advocating powerful psychotropic substances such as Lexapro for children as young as the third grade.
“The USPSTF said it also recommends screening for depression in the general adult population, including pregnant and postpartum women. “Screening should be implemented with adequate systems in place to ensure accurate diagnosis, effective treatment, and appropriate follow-up.”
Dr. Ron Paul has weighed in on this insanity and called the proposed mandatory screenings a “depressing thought” in his column stated. Paul stated “Basic economics, as well as the Obamacare disaster, should have shown this task force that government health insurance mandates harm Americans”. He warned that this plot would raise insurance costs, will likely result in new federal databases containing the results of the screenings,and will be used to deny even more Americans their right to keep and bear arms.
Mental Institutions Are the New FEMA Camps
If this were the end of the story, we would still be left with a scandal of epic proportions. However, it is far worse than you can imagine. I recently interviewed Joshua Coy, the popular talk show host of WYDE-FM, the largest radio station in Alabama. Coy has learned that the government is creating mental health facilities out of existing structures and building new facilities in remote areas such as in Northern Alabama.
After seven years of dealing with the abomination in the White House, there is nothing that surprises me anymore. the plot to seize guns and incarcerate those people with political schizophrenia, is at least 14 years old. Despite overwhelming documentation, the nation is not paying attention. in the meantime, be very careful what you tell your doctor.