Monthly Archives: December 2009

GA.Autistic child handcuffed. Restraint free advocates none too happy

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 … Continue reading

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PA. HS Fight leaves principal bitten and nurse bruised

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 … Continue reading

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US.Kids are a goldmine for psychiatric drug companies

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 … Continue reading

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NY. Pays 210,000 per youth per year in an OCFS juvenile facility

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 … Continue reading

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FL. School Officers want tasers

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 … Continue reading

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Government & Big Pharma

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 … Continue reading

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MH Advocates or Pharma Front Groups?

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 … Continue reading

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