We’ll just keep repeating what we’ve been saying all along: The few states that have gone to an unduly restrictive and inflexible policy have experienced a vast increase in the use of law enforcement to manage situations that previously were handled by teachers.  Groups that were instrumental in effecting this change are now complaining that [...]

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TTAPR on December 19th, 2009

Another story out of Philadelphia where school staff are getting injured.  PA is one of those states that have gone to an unduly restrictive and inflexible policy and have experienced a vast increase in the use of law enforcement to manage situations that were previoulsy handled by teachers.  Groups that have been instrumental in effecting [...]

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TTAPR on December 15th, 2009

Prescriptions for psychiatric drugs increased 50 percent with children in the US, and 73 percent among adults, from 1996 to 2006, according to a study in the May/June 2009 issue of the journal Health Affairs. Another study in the same issue of Health Affairs found spending for mental health care grew more than 30 percent [...]

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Recently the NYT ran an article entitled  “New York Finds Extreme Crisis in Youth Prisons”  Here a Juvenile Justice watch group funded by the entity it is watching came out with a report that only got it 1/2 right.  The report addressed MH issues, keeping youths closer to their families and providing community services to [...]

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TTAPR on December 13th, 2009

BRUNSWICK – Concerned by recent fights at high school athletic events, the Glynn County school board is looking into issuing stun guns to the school system’s police officers. John Madala, chairman of the board’s Safety and Discipline Committee, advocates the measure and said giving the officers Tasers would deter student violence and bolster school security.  [...]

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TTAPR on December 12th, 2009

Big Pharma: if you can’t treat ‘em then drug ‘em Powerful mood-altering drugs were prescribed to hundreds of Illinois foster children without the required consent of state child welfare officials, a Chicago Tribune analysis of government data has found. And increasing numbers of young wards were diagnosed with bipolar disorder and given a class of [...]

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TTAPR on December 12th, 2009

According to the Citizens’ Commission on Human Rights Internation (CCHRI) – A Mental Health Watchdog group.  According to CCHRI, Mental Health Advocacy Groups the following MH organizations are paid front men for the pharmaceutical companies.  All the companies in favor of banning a person’s right to defend themselves or others.  Their solution — dope them up.   [...]

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