Mental Health Assessments For Schoolchildren?

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Abdul Alhazred
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Mental Health Assessments For Schoolchildren?

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Bill Would Require Mental Health Assessments For Schoolchildren
Hartford Courant
MIDDLETOWN — Lawmakers are considering a measure that would make Connecticut the first state in the nation to mandate universal mental health assessments for school-age children.

Senate Bill 374 — one of several relating to mental health policy in the aftermath of the Newtown attack — would require all public schoolchildren in grades 6, 8, 10 and 12 to undergo a behavioral health screening. The law would also apply to home-schooled children ages 12, 14 and 17. It makes no mention of private or parochial school students.

The assessments would be confidential, the bill says; the results would be shared only with the child's parents.

Several mental health experts said the legislation, while flawed, could lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment of behavioral health problems in children.

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Emphasis added.

Do you believe them? Or trust in their good faith even a little bit?

I don't.
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I don't.

of course it is for the greater good.
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I'm not sure I believe them, nor do I think it would do any good.

People of all ages, apparently sane, can suddenly snap for the most unlikely reasons.
Shit happens. The older you get, the more often shit happens. So you have to try not to give a shit even when you do. Because, if you give too many shits, you've created your own shit creek and there's no way out other than swimming through the shit. Oh, and fuck.