CoIronically, the “Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act,” legislation first introduced in 2013, was supposedly in response to the deadly school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut.

Possibly legislators Tim Murphy and Eddie Bernice Johnson, who reintroduced the bill in June of this year, are unaware that 90% of school shootings are directly caused by children taking psychiatric meds.

But Tim Murphy seems oblivious to this reality, asserting this bill will mark a new dawn for mental health care in America.

Heaven help us if the new dawn is anything like the preceding decades of darkness, where children prescribed selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (or SSRIs) have wreaked havoc in the form of multiple suicides and murder.

Citizens Beware Mental Health Assistance Funded by Government

When legislatures push the false science of psychiatry and psychology with bills giving these twin pseudo-sciences more power, we the citizens need to beware.

And this bill gives psychiatry additional power. American Psychiatric Association president Renye Binder says “The nation’s mental health system needs reform and investment—especially on behalf of patients and families living with serious mental illness. We applaud Reps. Murphy and Johnson.”

She continues by asserting that other important parts of the bill include “enhancing the psychiatric workforce, ensuring better coordination of federal resources, and improving research and treatment for persons with mental illness, including substance use disorders.”

This bill will fund the psychiatric industry by providing additional psychiatric hospital beds as well as recommending a national plan to increase the number of psychiatrists, including child psychiatrists and other mental health care professionals.

For a profession that freely admits they cannot cure mental illness, it seems almost surreal that they are being heavily funded. What gives?

The Unholy Alliance

Psychiatry and Big Pharma are in bed together. This fact is well known.

According to psychiatrist Dale Archer, the “gross over-diagnosis and prescription is a direct result of intense, multi-million dollar marketing campaigns by the drug makers, both through celebrity endorsements as well print and television ads that prompt patients and their families to ask doctors about those specific drugs.”

This has created a tidal wave of psychiatric drug abuse, putting the health of millions of children at risk. Even long time ADHD advocate Dr. Keith Conners has called the rising figures of ADHD diagnosis a “concoction to justify the giving out of medication at unprecedented and unjustifiable levels,”

Apparently the greed factor amongst these “mental health professionals” far outweighs their humanity.

Our Representatives Need a Backbone

Yet those in government are willing to buy into propaganda supplied by both drug companies and the APA. It is long past time for our representatives to research the true facts regarding psychiatry’s many failures for themselves. This data is not difficult to find.

What is the real cost of the “Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act”? Vomiting up more tax payer dollars to support a profession that has nothing positive to show for its very existence is not only criminal, it is madness.

Assumptions are always dangerous. And believing government officials deluged by lobbyists for the psychiatric profession have our best interests at heart is at best naïve.

SOURCES:

http://psychnews.psychiatryonline.org/doi/full/10.1176/appi.pn.2015.7a23

http://www.wnd.com/2012/12/psych-meds-linked-to-90-of-school-shootings/

http://www.forbes.com/sites/dalearcher/2013/12/26/the-dark-side-of-big-pharma-2/