Saturday, September 09, 2017 by D. Samuelson
Educators in Britain are becoming increasingly alarmed about the prevalence of school programs entitled “lessons in well-being,” which have been rolled out under the guise of helping children feel “less stressed amid exam pressure,” reports The Daily Mail. At first glance, the idea of attempting to eliminate any jitters about test taking seems a bit foolish, especially if a child spent no time studying. The fear associated with exams — and its accompanying preoccupations — is a very normal, motivating force to make sure preparation is adequate, whether in a fifth grade classroom or defending a dissertation. But in today’s culture, there’s no money to be made if students are normal. It serves the greater purpose for societal planners if young people are molded as ineffectual, vulnerable “snowflakes.” And there’s a goldmine to be had if students who appear frightened, weak and or anxious can be labeled as mentally ill.
Kathryn Ecclestone, a professor of education at the University of Sheffield has discovered that these wellbeing programs and their fast rising cottage industry churning out “wellbeing consultants” are to be compared to “snake oil [peddlers].” Ecclestone warns that the methods used lack evidentiary support, but there are much more disconcerting program results. In the worse case scenarios, “students are increasingly being medicalised and referred for counseling without questioning.”
There are currently 31 schools with wellbeing programs in place in Wolverhampton, England. In the United States, the number is far greater. This is due to the millions of grant dollars earmarked for public schools to specifically engage in mental health testing, courtesy of Obama’s 2013 “executive action titled Time to Do Something about Gun Violence,” as reported by World Net Daily.
This executive order, which was enacted after the events surrounding Sandy Hook, blew the doors open to “help teachers and others recognize mental health issues in youth.” Instead of parents taking the lead in assisting their child through life’s twists and turns, the uneducated educator could declare that a child needs mental health assistance if and when the child is acting out of sorts. It matters not if the child is just hungry, or nervous about an upcoming exam, or reliving memories about the bully in the hallway.
Peter R. Breggin, M.D., is a Harvard-trained psychiatrist who has seen the underbelly of the psychiatric industry. He understands pharmaceutical fraud and has testified many times about the adverse reactions of pharmaceutical drugs. In this video, Dr. Breggin clearly and compassionately explains the harmful effects of the stimulant drugs given to students diagnosed with a very common diagnosis, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD.)
Twisting what was once considered normal behavior for children and turning it into a money-making proposition is just one more tragic indication of how the American family has been systematically and savagely ripped apart at the behest of “big daddy government.”
Is it any wonder that more and more families are withdrawing their children from what has become a public fool system and exercising their parental rights to say no to Common Core agendas, the increasing scourge of government mandated vaccinations, and now, arbitrary and unscientific mental health testing? If these ADHD diagnoses continue to be forced on unsuspecting parents and children, warns Dr. Breggin, it could mean a lifetime of underachievement and possibly an early death.