Thursday, March 3, 2011

Children And Psychiatric Medications

It is a shame when animals start to eat their own and while the field of psychiatry is often revered as a healthy entity, the truth of the matter is that it a for profit industry capitalizing on the vulnerable and now the young.  Here is a video done by the Citizen Commission on Human Rights International.  It a non profit mental health watchdog group and activists who are informed and accurate with concerns of the mental health institutions.  If in doubt of psychiatric care, please look over their site.  Despite the fact that the organization was founded by Church of Scientology, who are most popularly known from Tom Cruise's attack on Brooke Shield's use of psych meds, the message is debatable.  However, the quick fix is not to shove medications into child to pacify their behaviors, mental abilities or comprehension.  Each child should be looked at independent of doctors opinions, each should have a choice and voice on what they want and while adults in their lives need to explore other methods of coping, understanding and readjusting to their young.   

This video concerns labels children acquire and how mental health is eager to consider them/program them for a life filled with medication.

  • "If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves." ~ C.G. Jung Integration of the Personality 1939
  • "We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today."  ~ Stacia Tauscher
  • "A child is a curly dimpled lunatic."  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • "It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."  ~ Frederick Douglass
  • "Raising kids is part joy and part guerrilla warfare." ~ Ed Asner