Gov. Brian Sandoval puts in request to expand beds, staff at Rawson-Neal

Jul 31, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Las Vegas Sun

Gov. Brian Sandoval's administration has unveiled plans to greatly expand the beds and staff at the Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital, asking to spend $4 million over two years to upgrade the hospital.

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HumanSpirit

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Apr 29, 2014
 
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Human Spirit- I have a mental disorder, and medication has saved my life and that of my significant other. I can calmly say without any emotion attach. you're the one who needs a mental evaluation. Please shut the #$#@ up.
Exactly what is a mental disorder?

I am sorry that you have an mental inflection in being able to reason. You are a limited group of persons and so it is important to understand. The cause and age are important in any assessment of mental thought issues including the knowledge if mind drugs may have played a roll in the primal years or was the reasons from an unfortunate accident with physical damages?

Children were often the victims of the Mental Health Industry from programs like "Teen Screen" or "no child left behind" where the mental health industry went fishing for victims using their "made to order" mental illnesses as a criteria for mind drugging while parents hands were tied with the threat of jail. The reason is below (Money).

You seem to have mastered your skills but their are those that have the drug caused mental problems of the shakes and shuddering that didn't have to be, but are damaged by the Pharmaceutical and Mental health Industry..
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Apr 29, 2014
 
Why your kid is drugged in school

How it works:

The State Department of Education gets monies from the Federal Government (Disability) under a program called "IDEA" for each child diagnosed with a disability. A disability could be ADD/ADHD, Bi-polar disorder, Depression or any of the other mental diagnoses.

Who profits: The State Department of Education, the mental health and counseling Industry, the Pharmaceutical company and the money that is kicked back by lobbyists for politicians special interest and of course the legal profession.

All this at the cost of your child's Health and welfare.

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IDEA" Final Regulation (part 1 of 2)

300.7 Child with a disability.

(a) General.

(1) As used in this part, the term child with a disability means a child evaluated in accordance with §§300.530-300.536 as having mental retardation, a hearing impairment including deafness, a speech or language impairment, a visual impairment including blindness, serious emotional disturbance (hereafter referred to as emotional disturbance), an orthopedic impairment, autism, traumatic brain injury, an other health impairment, a specific learning disability, deaf-blindness, or multiple disabilities, and who, by reason thereof, needs special education and related services.
(i) The term means a condition exhibiting one or more of the following characteristics over a long period of time and to a marked degree that adversely affects a child's educational performance:
(A) An inability to learn that cannot be explained by intellectual, sensory, or health factors.
(B) An inability to build or maintain satisfactory interpersonal relationships with peers and teachers.
(C) Inappropriate types of behavior or feelings under normal circumstances.
(D) A general pervasive mood of unhappiness or depression.
(E) A tendency to develop physical symptoms or fears associated with personal or school problems.
(ii) The term includes schizophrenia. The term does not apply to children who are socially maladjusted, unless it is determined that they have an emotional disturbance.
9) Other health impairment means having limited strength, vitality or alertness, including a heightened alertness to environmental stimuli, that results in limited alertness with respect to the educational environment, that-
(i) Is due to chronic or acute health problems such as asthma, attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, diabetes, epilepsy, a heart condition, hemophilia, lead poisoning, leukemia, nephritis, rheumatic fever, and sickle cell anemia; and
(ii) Adversely affects a child's educational performance
§300.24 Related services.
(a) General. As used in this part, the term related services means transportation and such developmental, corrective, and other supportive services as are required to assist a child with a disability.
(9) Psychological services includes-
(i) Administering psychological and educational tests, and other assessment procedures;
(ii) Interpreting assessment results;
(iii) Obtaining, integrating, and interpreting information about child behavior and conditions relating to learning;
(iv) Consulting with other staff members in planning school programs to meet the special needs of children as indicated by psychological tests, interviews, and behavioral evaluations;
(v) Planning and managing a program of psychological services, including psychological counseling for children and parents; and
(vi) Assisting in developing positive behavioral intervention strategies.
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Apr 29, 2014
 
Mental health screening

The Dangers of Mental Health Screening
Nathaniel S. Lehrman, M.D.
Presented by invitation at the Annual Meeting of
The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons
Arlington, VA, September 23, 2005

A. Introduction

The “mental health screening program” created by the President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health is a colossal fraud built upon, and aggravating, earlier frauds. It is presented as a way of ferreting out hidden “mental illness,” first in school children, so they can then get “appropriate treatment”- medications. It is actually a brazen attempt to hide the injuries caused by 50 years of peddling increasingly harmful and increasingly costly psychiatric drugs. Not only will the program increase America’s huge, ever-rising, rate of mental disability by dispensing ever more medications which produce and aggravate these disabilities, but it represents the misuse of medicine to destroy this country’s basic freedoms. It is also the latest Bush administration hand-out to the drug companies, so many of which have changed from legitimate businesses into patent-protected rackets.

More:

http://psychrights.org/Issues/Screening/Lehrm...

During the 2005-2006 school year, all American parents will receive notice of the new screening program from their youngsters’ schools. It will “test” for “mental illness” 52 million students and six million adults working in schools, and expects to find at least 6 million in need of “treatment.” All the force of government will then urge or compel them to receive it. The heart of that treatment will be medication. But children aren’t the only targets. The Commission’s final report states that “both children and adults will be screened for mental illnesses during their routine physical examinations.”

In 2003, a pharmaceutical analyst happily predicted (1) that “the coming years will bear greater witness to the corporate-sponsored creation of illness”- by greatly widening our definitions of illness. In 2005, the mental health screening program bears even greater witness to the governmentally-sponsored creation of illness - by greatly increasing the use of brain-injuring, disability-producing medications. And by allowing “experts” to define peaceful, law-abiding citizens as “ill,” and in need of (increasingly forced)“treatment,” the program resurrects the witch-hunts of 16th century Europe.

What screening really does The mental health screening of children is supposed to prevent suicide, and to detect mental illness so it can be treated promptly and effectively. It can do the opposite. In doing so, it violates fundamental American freedoms.

In 2003, thirteen-year-old, African-American Aliah Gleason (2) was in the 7th grade in an Austin, Texas, suburb.
She was a B and C student who often “got in trouble for running my mouth.” The school authorities saw her as suffering from an “oppositional disorder” and put her in a special education track. Her parents considered her bright and spirited, but with a tendency to clown and argue.
Early that fall, University of Texas psychologists came to her school to screen 6th and 7th grade girls for mental illness. A few weeks later, a university psychologist phoned that Aliah had scored high on a suicide rating, and needed further evaluation. Reluctantly, the Gleasons agreed to have her see a university consulting psychiatrist.

The doctor referred Aliah to an emergency clinic for further evaluation. Six weeks later, a child protection worker came to the school to interview her, summoned her father to the school and ordered him to take the girl at once to Austin State Hospital, a mental facility. When he refused, the protection worker took Aliah into emergency custody (!) and had a police officer drive her to the hospital. Mental health trumps both parental rights and the Bill of Rights.

http://psychrights.org/Issues/Screening/Lehrm...
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Parents court add/adhd / IDEA
ADD/ADHD
In the past and today , parents often were taken to court for refusing treatment for ADHD or other "made to order" mental infliction by the mental health and counseling industry. If a school personnel required mental health testing for a child and the parent refused then the parents were charged with child neglect and evaluation was forced. The same applied to a child medication. If a parent took their child off Ritalin because adverse effects then they were also charged with child neglect.(A costly procedure to regain their child who was put in a foster home and psychotropic drugged anyway). Many parents went through expensive court procedures to get their child back. Some parents moved out of state or went to home schooling to avoid prosecution.
The treatment and indirect forced drugging of a child is still present today. ADHD it is considered a medical condition that would endanger a childs health. ADHD is considered a disability and there are a host of Federal Laws for a disabled child. What I am getting to is that child neglect is still present in the school system and the court relies on the mental health and counseling for evaluation of a child which is always is against the parent..Kind of like the Fox guarding the Chicken coop.(money and power is what it is all about)
When you consider Bush's reason for"Teen Screen" and consider he used to be employed by Eli Lilly along with his father, then you can see what is happening. Don't count on a Republican politician to help you if you get in a jam because most of them have pharmacutical stock and they are not going to be adverse to a program that fills their pockets with gold and only sacrafices a childs mind to get rich.. 11 million children ADD/ADHD.... Made to order! Don't overlook the political and propaganda aspects of the MHC and how easy it is to fine tune (brainwash) a childs mind under a hypnotic drug.
Here's some information to show the how dirty the mental health and pharmaceutical industries are.(A slick piece of legislation that is the root cause of kids being diagnosed with ADD/ADHD and drugged)
Under "IDEA" , ADHD become a disability. The State gets allotted monies from the Federal Government for each child with a disability. Therefore, just about every child is diagnosed with ADHD. If you refuse to medicate the child which makes the pharmaceutical industry and mental health and counseling industry monies then you are neglectful of the child health and the child will be put in a Foster home and psychotropic drugged anyway. Your stuck with the court and attorney fees and hurtful indignity of losing your child.
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Child psychiatry is sick with hidden conflicts of interest
By Dr. Leonard Sax

When I first began writing prescriptions for children 22 years ago, it was unusual for a child to be taking powerful psychiatric drugs. Today it's common. How did we get here?
Dr. Joseph Biederman is part of the answer. He's an important guy. His title is "chief of pediatric psychopharmacology" at Massachusetts General Hospital, the main teaching hospital for Harvard Medical School. Pediatricians and family doctors look to him, and doctors like him, for guidance about what they should do with problem kids. For the past two decades, Biederman has pushed the use of medications for treating ADHD and bipolar disorder. Over the past two decades, the use of medications for treating those disorders has soared.
Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), recognizing how much influence Biederman has in promoting these medications for children, wondered whether the doctor might be taking money from drug companies. When first asked, Biederman admitted to taking perhaps "a couple hundred thousand dollars" from pharmaceutical companies. When he was asked to take another look, it turned out that Biederman and a colleague had accepted more than $1.6 million from the drug companies. And they hadn't told anybody.

Or consider the case of Dr. Fred Goodwin. After stepping down as director of the National Institute for Mental Health, Goodwin moved on to serve as the host of the NPR program "The Infinite Mind." Goodwin didn't think he needed to tell anybody that the drug companies were paying him $1.3 million, even as he reassured listeners on his program about the safety of powerful psychiatric medications for children. Last month, after his connections to the drug industry came to light, NPR canceled his program.

http://www.nydailynews.com/opinions/2008/12/1...
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US Kids Represent Psychiatric Drug Goldmine
Column: Evelyn Pringle

Prescriptions for psychiatric drugs increased 50 percent with children in the US, and 73 percent among adults, from 1996 to 2006, according to a study in the May/June 2009 issue of the journal Health Affairs. Another study in the same issue of Health Affairs found spending for mental health care grew more than 30 percent over the same ten-year period, with almost all of the increase due to psychiatric drug costs.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0912/S00122.... ;
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'There Is No Definition of a Mental Disorder'

Gary Greenberg's recent Wired article about the anxiously anticipated and repeatedly delayed fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DMS-5)begins with a revealing admission. "There is no definition of a mental disorder," Allen Frances tells him. "It's bullshit. I mean, you just can't define it....These concepts are virtually impossible to define precisely with bright lines at the boundaries." Frances should know. As the lead editor of the current DSM, Greenberg writes, he is literally "the guy who wrote the book on mental illness."

But the fact that there is no precise, workable, meaningful definition of mental disorders will not stop the APA from trying once again to catalog them. As Greenberg observes, too much is at stake to stop now, including psychiatry's legitimacy, drug companies' profits, and the ability of mental health professionals to get paid for their work by picking a code out of the APA's bible. Frances himself is not suggesting that the APA stop the"bullshit"—only that it proceed a little more carefully. He regrets that DSM-IV, the revision he oversaw, precipitated a40-fold explosion in diagnoses of bipolar disorder in children, who ended up taking powerful psychotropic drugs with uncertain long-term effects "even if they had never had a manic episode and were too young to have shown the pattern of mood change associated with the disease." He worries that something similar might happen if DSM-5 includes a "pre-psychotic" disorder that psychiatrists will be keen to treat preventively with drugs. In a2009 Psychiatric Times essay, Frances warned that an emphasis on early intervention would encourage the "wholesale imperial medicalization of normality," producing "a bonanza for the pharmaceutical industry" while imposing on patients the "high price[of] adverse effects, dollars, and stigma." Robert Spitzer, the lead editor of DSM-III, seems to have similar concerns about reckless definitions, complaining that the revision process has been excessively secretive.

For his part, Greenberg, a psychotherapist and the author of Manufacturing Depression: The Secret History of a Modern Disease, walks to the precipice of calling psychiatry a pseudoscience before turning back:

The authority of any doctor depends on their ability to name a patient's suffering. For patients to accept a diagnosis, they must believe that doctors know—in the same way that physicists know about gravity or biologists about mitosis—that their disease exists and that they have it. But this kind of certainty has eluded psychiatry, and every fight over nomenclature threatens to undermine the legitimacy of the profession by revealing its dirty secret: that for all their confident pronouncements, psychiatrists can't rigorously differentiate illness from everyday suffering. This is why, as one psychiatrist wrote after the APA voted homosexuality out of the DSM, "there is a terrible sense of shame among psychiatrists, always wanting to show that our diagnoses are as good as the scientific ones used in real medicine."

http://reason.com/blog/2011/01/06/there-is-no...
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Felipe wrote:
Human Spirit- I have a mental disorder, and medication has saved my life and that of my significant other. I can calmly say without any emotion attach. you're the one who needs a mental evaluation. Please shut the #$#@ up.
Felipe

There is no such thing as a mental disorder and any statement of a mental problem is based on hearsay from a industry that has no science. The DSM is not excepted by the American society. Most problems are self inflicted by mind drugs IMO.
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Felipe wrote:
Human Spirit- I have a mental disorder, and medication has saved my life and that of my significant other. I can calmly say without any emotion attach. you're the one who needs a mental evaluation. Please shut the #$#@ up.
'There Is No Definition of a Mental Disorder'

Gary Greenberg's recent Wired article about the anxiously anticipated and repeatedly delayed fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DMS-5)begins with a revealing admission. "There is no definition of a mental disorder," Allen Frances tells him. "It's bullshit. I mean, you just can't define it....These concepts are virtually impossible to define precisely with bright lines at the boundaries." Frances should know. As the lead editor of the current DSM, Greenberg writes, he is literally "the guy who wrote the book on mental illness."

But the fact that there is no precise, workable, meaningful definition of mental disorders will not stop the APA from trying once again to catalog them. As Greenberg observes, too much is at stake to stop now, including psychiatry's legitimacy, drug companies' profits, and the ability of mental health professionals to get paid for their work by picking a code out of the APA's bible. Frances himself is not suggesting that the APA stop the"bullshit"—only that it proceed a little more carefully. He regrets that DSM-IV, the revision he oversaw, precipitated a40-fold explosion in diagnoses of bipolar disorder in children, who ended up taking powerful psychotropic drugs with uncertain long-term effects "even if they had never had a manic episode and were too young to have shown the pattern of mood change associated with the disease." He worries that something similar might happen if DSM-5 includes a "pre-psychotic" disorder that psychiatrists will be keen to treat preventively with drugs. In a2009 Psychiatric Times essay, Frances warned that an emphasis on early intervention would encourage the "wholesale imperial medicalization of normality," producing "a bonanza for the pharmaceutical industry" while imposing on patients the "high price[of] adverse effects, dollars, and stigma." Robert Spitzer, the lead editor of DSM-III, seems to have similar concerns about reckless definitions, complaining that the revision process has been excessively secretive.

For his part, Greenberg, a psychotherapist and the author of Manufacturing Depression: The Secret History of a Modern Disease, walks to the precipice of calling psychiatry a pseudoscience before turning back:

The authority of any doctor depends on their ability to name a patient's suffering. For patients to accept a diagnosis, they must believe that doctors know—in the same way that physicists know about gravity or biologists about mitosis—that their disease exists and that they have it. But this kind of certainty has eluded psychiatry, and every fight over nomenclature threatens to undermine the legitimacy of the profession by revealing its dirty secret: that for all their confident pronouncements, psychiatrists can't rigorously differentiate illness from everyday suffering. This is why, as one psychiatrist wrote after the APA voted homosexuality out of the DSM, "there is a terrible sense of shame among psychiatrists, always wanting to show that our diagnoses are as good as the scientific ones used in real medicine."

http://reason.com/blog/2011/01/06/there-is-no...

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