The revelation of a mental health screening plan for all
children in Illinois through age 18 and all pregnant women continues
to spark an unprecedented number of letters to IllinoisLeader.com.
As a sampling of the outrage Leader readers are expressing, eight
letters have been selected from those pouring in. More will be
featured in the upcoming days.
Similar mandate issued in Nazi
Could someone help me understand something about this mandate?
How is this different from the one issued circa 1939-1940 in
Germany? I'm sure people remember this mandate; the one where
individuals and families of Jewish descent were compelled to wear a
yellow Star of David. My understanding of the US Constitution,
places the Illinois mandate at odds with the Bill of Rights -- the
right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. I would
appreciate any insight others may have regarding my concern.
Would compulsory ethics screening pass by
The fact that the Illinois General Assembly and Senate passed a
compulsory mental health screening program for children and pregnant
women is appalling.
The fact that it passed in the House with only five dissenting
votes, and unanimously in the Senate is frightening. I wonder how
the elected officials would feel about passing a law for compulsory
ethics screening for political candidates.
Los Angeles, CA
Mandate aimed at women and children is no
Abraham Lincoln would be appalled. The nation he united is under
the severe threat of annihilation by a bio-terrorist predator so
pervasive that our very future is at risk.
The Psychiatric/Pharmaceutical cartel has brainwashed the
Illinois Legislature into funding their fraudulent practice of
labeling children and adults with manufactured mental illnesses and
then using mind damaging drugs to drive them crazy.
That this destructive action is aimed at children and pregnant
woman is no accident. Once a child is labeled and drugged, that
child becomes chemically dependent for life. Making woman of child
bearing age take these damaging drugs will make her next child
chemically dependant before the child is even born!
This is insane! The truly mentally ill are the profit motivated
leaders of this destructive psychiatric/pharmaceutical cartel.
Anyone who would destroy minds for profit is insane.
Note that these psychiatric criminals are not in Biafra, Uganda,
or Somalia working to help people whose lives are really depressed.
They are in Illinois and other wealthy areas for one reason only -
that is the market where the money is located.
You are in a position to help stop this insanity by supporting
any investigation by the Citizens Commission on Human Rights. Please
do so and help ensure we have a future in Illinois and the rest of
Pinellas County Florida
Aussie sees America becoming
I'm an Australian who read your recent article about mental
health assessments on the Internet; that is really scary. How do you
Americans feel about this?
I've visited the States twice in the last 12 months, after having
been absent for nearly 20 years. The reduction in rights (compared
to 20 years ago) of privacy, mental health, parent's rights, etc.,
is alarming. You guys need to do something to rectify this. Maybe
you don't notice it, because it has appeared to happen gradually,
but I can tell you that when I visited recently I noticed it! There
is a Stepford flavour to it all.
Commission is a front for
In your article a few days ago about "compulsory" mental health
screening, you cite the Citizens Commission on Human Rights.
Many of your readers may not be aware that this group is a front for
Scientology, a mind-control cult based in Los Angeles, California
and Clearwater, Florida. They oppose everything in any way related
to psychology, psychiatry, or drugs used for mental health, often
exaggerating or misrepresenting statistics or the wording of
They're also a very dangerous bunch, which prevents me from
giving you my name and city. A couple of my relatives were involved
with them and managed to escape.
Name and town withheld
Job security for the
I am strongly opposed to mandatory mental health screening for
children and pregnant women. This is insanity! We are approaching a
Third Reich system.
Correct the educational system and these trumped up "mental ills"
will go away. This is another invention of the psychiatrists in the
education system to insure their jobs.
Please continue the freedom this country was founded upon by
allowing citizens to choose for themselves.
Psychiatry and their fictitious "math
Do we really want to drug all our potential future leaders? Do we
really need more psychiatric fraud inflicted on the citizens of this
country? I don't think so.
Psychiatry harms more people - men, women, children, and the
elderly -- than any other medical practice. Psychiatry commits more
financial fraud and has been investigated by the FBI. Psychiatric
hospitals have an unrivaled history of patient abuse and neglect.
Remember, psychiatry was started as a way to make soldiers more
controllable in battle; it was never intended to help people.
Psychiatrists have given us a legacy of electroshock, lobotomies,
and mind-altering drugs as a panacea to the many fictitious
syndromes they vote into existence, i.e., math disorder.
We must not allow free access to our children on the pretense of
help. Take away their funding and demand to know what real results
psychiatry achieves. The only things you will find are pain,
suffering, and violence caused by the drugs they want more Americans
-- especially children, to use. It is time to protect our families.
Neal D. Oxman
Columbine shooter was diagnosed and
As a grandparent I am outraged that the government has the right
to screen children for mental illnesses. Who is to determine whether
a child is depressed? What are the long term consequences of
labeling these kids and drugging their developing brains? What
subjective testing will be done? What if the child has a bad day and
is feeling sad because something happened to make him/her feel
unhappy? Will the child be diagnosed or misdiagnosed as a result?
If parents have no rights regarding the raising of their
children, and the government determines who needs treatment and who
doesn't, we are indeed living a police state.
Haven't we all felt a little depressed from time to time? What
would have happened to us if we as children would have been given
psychiatric diagnoses? In light of the question of suicide for kids
put on psychotropics, this law is even more catastrophic.
State Rep. Patti Bellock states that the Columbine shooting
occurred because kids are depressed and suffer from low self esteem.
Maybe she doesn't know that one of the shooters was in fact
diagnosed and treated with psychotropics!
Shame on those of you who made this a law. Your children and
grandchildren may be the ones to suffer.
Port Jefferson, NY