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·       Senate meets in lame duck session next week to pass appropriations bill.

·       Bill includes funding for universal mental health screening & recommendations for treating children with psychotropic drugs.

·       Contact your Senators this week and tell them to withdraw this funding.

·       Click-through to send letter to your Senators in less than a minute.

  ·       Physicians:  Print out flyer for your patients!

·       Please forward this message to everyone.


The Senate will re-convene next week in a lame duck session with the sole purpose of passing an omnibus appropriations bill – work left incomplete before the elections.


Included in the current version of the appropriations bill is funding for grants to implement universal mental health screening for almost 60 million children, pregnant women, and adults through schools and pre-schools.


The bill would fund initiatives of the “New Freedom Commission on Mental Health,” including a program designed to subject every school age child in this country to psychological testing and recommendations for treatment.


The House has already voted to appropriate $20 million for the scheme, and the Senate wants to bump it up to $44 million.


This is a dangerous scheme that will heap even more coercive pressure on parents to medicate children with potentially dangerous side effects.  Further, even the government’s own task force has concluded that mental health screening does little to prevent suicide.


Tell the Senate leadership to remove the funding for grants to implement the recommendations of the New Freedom Commission in Mental Health from the omnibus appropriations bill. 


Take action now and tell the Senate not to fund any programs that call for universal mental health screening of our children.


Here's how to help:



We now have an easy, one-step way for everyone to send a letter to  their Senators, courtesy of the Health Action Center run by “Citizens for Health.”


All you need to do is click here.


Enter your name and address, and a letter will automatically be sent to your

Senators, with your signature.  It takes about one minute.




If you are a doctor, CLICK HERE to download a one-page flyer to copy and distribute at your office and hospital starting today!


Materials are posted for downloading at www.AAPSonline.org



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