I just became more knowledgeable about the processes some schools are using to test kids' mental health. You should check out the link below and see what you think. I first became aware of the seriousness of this problem by an article in the current (Oct.) issue of "Acres USA" magazine. Here is the link it refers to. http://www.psychsearch.net/teenscreen.htmlginnyrose
[i]We thought, [b]why not go to students themselves[/b] and offer a $5 video store coupon to anyone who brings back a parental consent form... [/i]
why not go to students themselves
Because it's unethical...?
From the onlinejournal website:
The Service also reports a study of over 4,400 children . . . revealed a greater risk of suicidal behavior or thinking . . . during the first few months of treatment. The average risk was 4 percent among children receiving antidepressant drugs . . . whereas those receiving placebo had a 2 percent risk. In other words, those on antidepressants were at twice the risk.