Institutions of Learning Are Becoming Mental Illness Institutions
NOTE: American parents don't seem to realize that they are being blamed for their kids mental health issues. Schools have gone from institutions of elementary and secondary learning to... institutions. And soon, as this trend continues unabated by a realistic crisis response, we will have a return to institutionalization of Americans. We are brain injuring kids at a breakneck speed. Not just autism - mental illness, crippling anxiety, depression. Parents haven't forgotten how to raise kids. Teachers haven't forgotten how to teach. The RAW MATERIAL - the kids - are different. Institutions are coming. Mark my words. Pharma and pediatricians are to blame first, I think. Then the food industry. Then technology and the trend away from a belly crawling infancy to seated 24/7 and standing too soon. Anne is following the tragedy closely. See her list of headlines at the end of this post. The facts are out there - Anne is connecting the dots. K
By Anne Dachel
Stress, mental illness, childhood trauma, anxiety, depression—they’re plaguing our children at ever-increasing levels. Schools are making a major effort to address the situation. I have seen literally HUNDREDS of stories from everywhere in the English speaking world in the last couple of months. Educators from pre-school to universities are talking about the emotional difficulties our children have to deal with. Schools are partnering with mental health clinics and hiring additional counselors, adding “calming rooms,” and holding workshops so teachers can understand that the student of the 21st century is a very vulnerable individual.
Teachers are struggling to deal with many students with serious behavior problems. There is strong criticism over the actions of schools where they physically restrain out-of-control students or lock them in seclusion rooms. In Britain, there have been huge increases in the number of students being permanently excluded because of assaults on other children and on teachers, even among preschool students.
Take a look at recent headlines and it’s clear we have resigned ourselves to accept that our children are in need of help. The Scandinavian publication Science Nordic flat-out said so in September in the story, Teachers can help nip mental illness in the bud.
Many young people have mental issues.
The researchers found that having various anxiety problems were linked to a reduced health-related quality of life.
It’s important to redouble efforts to improve mental health and prevent mental illness by detecting adolescents with anxiety problems, conclude the researchers.
Up to 15–20 percent of children and adolescents aged three to 18 are inhibited by mental problems such as anxiety, depression and behavioural disorders, according to the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.
The use of antidepressants by young people aged 15 to 19 rose 44 percent among boys between the years 2004 to 2013 and by 48 percent among girls in the same period.
Researchers also found that “anxiety symptoms among adolescents often materialize at school,” and these symptoms include “obsessions/compulsions, social anxiety, panic disorder, agoraphobia, separation anxiety, physical injury fears, generalised anxiety, and posttraumatic stress.”
All these can also be “the start of mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety disorders, according to the researchers.”
The article advised teachers to be on the lookout for signs of anxiety disorders and to take steps to help kids deal with them.
Clearly schools are taking a decisive role in mental health areas today like never before.
Several news sites have openly claimed that the emotional, behavioral, and learning problems affecting so many children and causing such difficulties at school are the result of bad parenting, also known as childhood trauma.
Oct 16, 2017, Business Insider: Parents of unsuccessful kids could have these 6 things in common
Raising children requires good parenting techniques as well as avoiding bad habits. A positive body image help children develop socially. Quality time with kids also helps them in school. But just as important are avoiding mistakes that can curtail a child's social, physical, emotional and intellectual development. The following is a transcript of this video.
Parents of unsuccessful kids could have these 6 things in common.
They're authoritarian. Authoritarian parents discourage open communication. They make demands without explaining why. One study showed, when these parents checked children's homework it inhibited the child's overall school performance.
Parents who let kids watch TV when they're really young. Researchers said children who watched more TV were less likely to participate in class and had lower math scores.
Parents who yell at their kids a lot. Shouting, cursing and insults can have the same negative effects as physical discipline.
They're helicopter parents. Over-controlling parents have been linked to higher levels of anxiety and depression in children. Researchers found these children were less open to new ideas and more self-conscious.
Parents who are emotionally distant. This can contribute to: behavioral problems, insecurity, and emotional difficulties.
Parents who spank their kids. First graders who already had behavioral problems were even more disruptive if their parents spanked them. Spanking has also been linked to mental health problems and cognitive difficulties.
And on Oct 4, 2017, in Little kids and 'toxic stress': we can solve this
CNN called out parents for the ‘toxic stress’ they’re causing in children.
We now know that there is another significant consideration: Prolonged stress at home can disrupt development and set children back before school even begins….
A growing body of research shows that trauma at home can seriously affect a child's health and education. Physical or emotional abuse, neglect, parental mental illness, exposure to violence or the accumulated burdens of poverty can trigger what is known as a "toxic stress" response.
In the short term, this can inhibit children's ability to learn, to manage emotions and build relationships with peers, putting them at a disadvantage before they ever even set foot in a classroom. Children who have experienced four or more traumatic experiences are more than 30 times more likely to have a learning or behavior problem than their more fortunate peers.
In the long run, toxic stress can actually disrupt the development of the brain and other organs and body systems and increase the risk for chronic disease, heart attack, stroke, mental illness and cognitive impairment well into adulthood….
Despite the prevalence of toxic stress and the severity of its impact on children's lives, existing education, health, and social support systems are not set up to help the children most likely to experience trauma, which often goes untreated.
As a member of the autism community and as someone in touch with a lot of other parents, all this talk about anxiety is nothing new. Anxiety is so often a part of the disorder—and in many cases, it’s severe. We mean extreme fear over new situations, sudden changes in routine and constant preoccupation with things being a certain way.
Experts have been studying anxiety as a factor in autism for a long time, as this report from the University of Indiana shows.
Many children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) will receive another diagnosis at some point in their development. In a 2008 study, seventy percent of a sample of children with ASD ages 10 to 14, had also been diagnosed with another disorder. Forty-one percent had been diagnosed with two or more additional disorders (Simonoff, et al). These additional disorders, or comorbid diagnoses, can at times be extremely debilitating for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. The most common types of diagnoses are those related to anxiety.
Recently researchers at The University of Amsterdam reviewed 31 studies that focused on the presence of anxiety disorders in children under 18 years old with ASD. Upon review of these studies, researchers concluded that about 40% of children with ASD had at least one comorbid diagnosed anxiety disorder (van Steensel et al., 2011).
So is the common presence of anxiety disorders in children with ASD just an unfortunate coincidence?
Does one thing have anything to do with the other?
Could the behavioral/mental conditions rampant among our children be subtler forms of the damage we call autism? I have to ask because I remember a similar conversation I had with Dr. Andrew Wakefield back in July.
In part of that Skype interview entitled, What Happens To A Nation if You Shave a Few IQ Points off Its Children?
Dr. Wakefield addressed the explosion in special education in this country, in some places totaling one in five students, even one in four, like in Woodland Hill, PA.
Here was my question: Do you feel that we’ve focused too narrowly on a link between vaccines and autism while ignoring other damaging effects of vaccination?
“…The answer lies in the way in which medicine naturally takes place, the way in which diseases present to doctors. Medicine gives you the sharp end first.”
Andy went on to describe regressive autism with a dramatic change in the health of a child.
“The parents are clearly aware that there is something wrong with this child. So the way in which we at the Royal Free saw this and many doctors around the world have seen this, is to see these severe acute cases first. Those are the original ones described, and then as you go on and understand it, the spectrum necessarily and inevitably broadens as you realize that this is affecting many children, but perhaps to a lesser degree or to subtly different degrees.
“So medicine gives you the sharp end first. That is just the natural way it happens.
“At the other end of the spectrum, what would happen if you simply shaved nine points off the IQ of every child in the country? How long would it take to be picked up?
“Let’s say vaccines do pervasive damage to the brain, and it varies from child to child. At one end of the spectrum, it is a severe disintegrative disorder, and at the other end of the spectrum, it’s just taking nine points off a child’s IQ. How long would it take the system to pick that up, and who would pick it up?
“Well, it wouldn’t necessarily be picked up by doctors, because you don’t go and say, well my child is less intelligent than his other siblings or his cousins, and I want him investigated. That doesn’t happen.
“What happens is it’s reflected at a population level in schools exactly as we’re seeing now. So if you dumb down a nation, if you dumb down the children of a country, that will be reflected in failing grades, fewer people being smart enough to go to college, more failure, more expulsion from school—all of these kinds of things that then take a long time to recognize and are picked up in a different system, the educational system. And indeed in the prison system, so a lot of these children who have behavioral disturbances are being expelled from school, and they will and they are ending up in the prison system. The prisons are full of people with the kind of disorders we’re concerned with.
“Have we over-focused? By necessity, no, because that’s where we were led by the patients, and that it absolutely crucial, but it is quite obvious, and people have been saying this for a long time, that vaccines are associated with a range of neurological and immunological disorders which affect children now in academic fashion. This is not something new.”
So what happens if you inject multiple neurotoxins into vulnerable babies and small children? Will there be it just different degrees of toxic impact?
Will some, like Hannah Poling, develop autism? (Yes, medical experts at HHS conceded her vaccine injury case that resulted in autism. And yes, she did have a pre-existing condition that made her susceptible to a vaccine reaction, but no one makes any effort to determine which children carry the same risk.)
Will other children just lose a few IQ points, and will still others develop one of the behavioral conditions routinely diagnosed in our children, like the all-too-common anxiety disorders?
Maybe it’s time we stepped away from the solitary claim that “vaccines cause autism.” The vaccine promoters have successfully changed autism into an acceptable condition that only requires awareness and services, Andrew Wakefield has been made into the all-time fall guy for falsely linking vaccines to autism, and health officials will never admit that any increase in autism ever means more children actually have autism.
AUTISM is a NORMAL and ACCEPTABLE part of childhood. Period.
But what about what’s happening in our schools? Why are so many children in special education? Why do 20 percent of students today suffer from anxiety? Why are schools spending big amounts to address behavioral issues? How long can we sustain this change in children? Will every child in the future have some kind of diagnosis?
Anne Dachel is Media Editor for Age of Autism.
Oct 16, 2017, Walla Walla Union-Bulletin: Walla Walla school staffers to get child trauma training
Oct 16, 2017, Nova Scotia Chronicle: Early start times put students at risk of developing anxiety, depression: study
Oct 16, 2017, (Troy, MO) Lincoln County Resource Board to fund $1.2 million in 2015 for children’s [mental health] services
Oct 15, 2017, UCLA Daily Bruin: Mental health screenings, treatment services now free for all students
Oct 12, 2017, (Ann Arbor) Michigan Daily: Students, faculty talk mental health resources on campus at panel talk
Oct 12, 2017, Lexington (MA) Wicked: Experts say many causes for Lexington’s youth mental health crisis
Oct 12, 2017, Hutchinson (WA) News: Childhood trauma and the effects on student performance
Oct 12, 2017, Pell City, AL, St. Clair News: Sensory room gets funding
Oct 11, 2017, Good Housekeeping: "Sesame Street" Just Launched a Series of Videos to Help Kids Cope With Trauma
Oct 11, 2017, New York Times: Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety?
Oct 11, 2017, Our Windsor (Ontario, Canada): Student mental health needs growing, Ontario colleges say
Oct 10, 2017, (Provo UT) Daily Universe: Anxiety rises among college students
Oct 8, 2017, Irish Times: Teachers to be trained to help reduce pupils’ anxiety
Oct 8, 2017, Cape Cod (MA) Times: Falmouth partnership aims to manage students’ mental health struggles
Oct 7, 2017, BBC: Special needs pupils' exclusion rate 10 times higher
Oct 7, 2017, NY Newsday: Complex trauma disorder among youth needs recognition, experts say
Oct 6, 2017, UK TES: Pupils 'failed' by lack of mental health training for teachers
Oct 6, 2017, UK Oxford Mail: Violence rocks our schools: primary school expulsions soar by 57 per cent in Oxfordshire
Oct 5, 2017, (UK) York Region: Violent special needs classroom incident still haunts York Region teacher 2 years later—School board weighs best course of action for teachers, students
Oct 4, 2017, Fayetteville AR News: Ozark Guidance Teaches About Classroom Trauma
Oct 4, 2017, UK Yorkshire Post: ‘Schools need greater focus on mental health’
Oct 4, 2017, CNN: Little kids and 'toxic stress': we can solve this
Oct 4, 2017, Santa Fe (NM) Reporter: Restraining Order Santa Fe Public Schools moves toward compliance with a new law on student restraint and seclusion
Oct 4, 2017, Sault Ste. Marie Star (Ontario): OP-ED: The sad ABCs of classroom violence
Oct 4, 2017: Alliston, ON, Simco.com: Student attacks against teachers a concern in Simcoe County
Oct 3, 2017, New Zealand Herald: Teachers kicked and bitten by students
Oct 2, 2017, (UK) Hertfordshire Mercury: Surge in Hertfordshire school expulsions following rise in pupil attacks on adults
Oct 2, 2017, Herald Scotland: GROWING numbers of young children face being “parked” on readily available drugs
Sept 29, 2017, (Cheshire, UK) Warrington Guardian: Rise in pupils excluded for abusive behavior
Sept 29, 2017, The News, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia: Teachers learn skills to help students suffering with mental health issues
Sept 29, 2017, WTOK-TV, Meridian, Ms: Self-harming students receive help from school
Sept 29, 2017, (UK) Northwich Guardian: West Cheshire state schools hand out 1,783 exclusions in just one year
Sept 28, 2017, Red Deer News Now (Alberta, Canada): Wolf Creek Public Schools hires additional staff to work with severely disabled students
Sept 28, 2017, CBC News (Nova Scotia): Worker hit with chair raises alarm about violence at Sydney youth centre
Sept 28, 2017, Toronto (Canada) Globe and Mail: How schools aim to head off mental-health woes
Sept 27, 2017, The Mint Hill (NC) Times: It’s not fussiness Sensory processing disorder is a real problem
Sept 27, 2017, Bangor Daily News: York school system nearly $1M over budget in special education spending
Sept 27, 2017, The Vermont Commons: Breaking the vicious cycle of childhood trauma
Sept 27, 2017, UK, East Anglian Daily Times: Physical assaults against teachers on the rise in Suffolk and Essex
Sept 27, 2017, Midland (MI) Daily News: Grant will boost mental health services for students
Sept 27, 2017, UK Tes: Teachers must learn to tackle pupil distress, psychologists say
Sept 26, 2017, EdSource: Addressing early childhood trauma requires shift in policy, more training for teachers
Sept 26, 2017, Duluth News Tribune: Duluth adds social-emotional learning specialists to two schools
Sept 26, 2017, The Irish News: First of its kind nursery provides specialist day care for kids with complex needs
Sept 26, 2017, Patch Lexington, MA: Meeting Will Address High Stress Among Lexington High School Students
Sept 26, 2017, Petoskey (MI) News: Schools put state's seclusion/restraint policy into effect
Sept 25, 2017, Insauga.com: Ontario Teachers Calling for Action on Student Violence
Sept 25, 2017, BBC: NHS staff to help anxious school pupils
Sept 25, 2017, ITV (UK): Pilot scheme to launch specialist mental health services in Wales' schools
Sept 25, 2017, Oswego County (NY) Today: Sensory Rooms Provide Calming Environment For Local Students
Sept 23, 2017, Oneida (NY) Daily Dispatch: Mental health program aims to help youths
Sept 23, 2017, UK Mirror: Mental health crisis in universities amid record number of student suicides
Sept 23, 2017, The UK Guardian: Schools fear impact of budget cuts amid girls' mental health crisis
Sept 22, 2017, Wicked Local, Hudson: Schools bring new focus to social-emotional learning
Sept 21, 2017, Orange (TX) Leader: LU awarded $1.8 million to enhance school counselor mental health training program
Sept 21, 2017, The Tennessean: Nashville teacher restrained 4-year-old boy in locker multiple times, new lawsuit states
Sept 21, 2017, Australia, Daily Telegraph: Disabled Kids Neglected Despite Record Funding
Sept 21, 2017 Danvers (MA) Wicked: Training Danvers teachers to work with students with anxiety
Sept 21, 2017, Petosky (MI) News: New strategies offer help for area students with mental health issues
Sept 21, 2017, London TES: Primary teachers 'ill-equipped' to spot pupils' mental health problems
Sept 20, 2017, The UK Guardian: Primary school teachers 'not trained to deal with mental health issues'
Sept 20, 2017, WKBT TV, LaCrosse, WI: Northside Elementary aims to become a 'trauma-informed' school
Sept 20, 2017, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Dal News: Helping Teachers Address Mental Health in Their Classrooms
Sept 20, 2017, The Hutchinson (KS) News: Speaker to focus on effects of childhood trauma
Sept 20, 2017, Dundee, Scotland, Sunday Post: Study finds one in four girls aged 14 has depression
Sept 19, 2017, Logan, UT, Cache Valley Daily: Local group studying childhood trauma
Sept 19, 2017, Lima, OH online: Ada schools trains in mental health first aid
Sept 19, 2017, Worcester (MA) Telegram: Expert’s presentation in Worcester explores effects of childhood trauma
Sept 19, 2017, Eden Prairie (MN) Current: Back to school: Practical tips for kids with mental health disabilities
Sept 18, 2017, KVOA-TV, Tucson: 4 Your Health: Schools not equipped for serious health issues
Sept 18, 2017, Battle Creek Enquirer: Harper Creek schools seek to help traumatized students
Sept 18, 2017, Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer: Mental health on campuses requires more attention
Sept 17, 2017, Worcester (MA) Telegraph: As I See It: Addressing childhood traumas and their lifelong implications
Sept 17, 2017, New Zealand Stuff: Mental health intervention for preschoolers could be the answer to our high suicide rates
Sept 16, 2017, Khaleej Times UAE: Kids as young as three at risk of depression
Sept 15, 2017, Phoenix Daily Tribune Phoenix Center, Marble Falls ISD expand partnership through mental health care services
Sept 15, 2017, Huff Post (UK): Number Of Children With Autism Being Excluded Has Risen And Its 'Incredibly Troubling'
Sept 14, 2017, Newsweek: WHY ARE SCHOOLS LOCKING UP SO MANY OF OUR KIDS?
Sept 13, 2017, CBC News (Canada): Durham teachers want more special needs support, say violence rising in elementary schools
Sept 13, 2017, CaféMom.com: IOWA SCHOOLS ARE PUTTING KIDS IN LOCKED BOXES FOR TIME-OUT
Sept 13, 2017, Beloit (WI) Daily News: Board Updated on Use of Physical Restraint and Seclusion in Schools
Sept 12, 2017, Wannaroo Community News, Australia: Koondoola: Burbridge School’s new multi-sensory room awakening students’ senses
Sept 12, 2017, Wichita Falls, TX, NBC 3: Documentary highlights childhood trauma
Sept 10, 2017, Maui News: ‘You are not alone’—Dealing with ‘challenging behavior’ was topic for 52 early childhood professionals
Sept 9, 2017, NJ.com: Hunterdon County Partnership for Health and school districts work to reduce stress in students
Sept 9, 2017, (UK) The Sheffield Star, Yorkshire: Hundreds march to protest Sheffield Council's 'failings' towards children with special needs
Sept 9, 2017, Auckland (New Zealand) Newshub: Call for doubling of counsellor numbers in schools S
Sept 9, 2017, Radio Prague (Czech Republic): RISE IN LEARNING DISABILITIES AMONG STUDENTS
Sept 8, 2017, Fort Atkinson (WI) Daily Union: District starts ‘Trauma Informed Schools’ initiative
Sept 8, 2017, Vermont Lawmakers Examining How The State Addresses Childhood Trauma
Sept 8, 2017, ClickonDetroit: High school-based clinic improves students' health Staff offers variety of physical, mental health services
Sept 8, 2017, Fox News Seattle: Anxiety rates among students rise as school year starts
Sept 8, 2017, Education Drive, Washington DC: Sensory rooms can improve special education comfort, engagement
Sept 5, 2017, Huff Post: Schools, Please Stop Locking Kids in Closets
Sept 5, 2017, (UK) The Guardian: ‘People give up’: the crisis in school support for children with special needs
Sept 5, 2017, Radio New Zealand: Special education wait times 'appalling'
Sept 4, 2017, Southern MN (Owatonna, MN): CDC finds distressing jump in suicide rate for middle school students
Sept 4, 2017, Jerusalem Post: One to Three Students in Every Classroom Suffer from Depression
Sept 3, 2017, New Zealand, Stuff.co.nz: Police handcuff children as number of 111 calls from schools rise
Sept 3, 2017, Reading (PA) Eagle: Reading School District addresses violence at Reading Intermediate High School
Sept 3, 2017, Corry, PA, GoErie.com: New mental health services available for Corry students
Sept 2, 2017, Sudbury (Ontario) Star: Sudbury Accent: Back-to-school anxiety
Sept 1, 2017, Portsmouth, NH, Seacoast Online: Rochester Rep wants to reform school restraint policies
Aug 31, 2017, Camden (NY) Courier Post: Calming classroom shows kids empathy, coping skills
Aug 30, 2017, St. Joseph (MI) Herald Palladium: BH schools takes on mental health crisis
Aug 29, 2017, UK Guardian: The rise in student mental health problems – ‘I thought my tutor would say: deal with it’
Aug 28, 2017, The Scotsman: 250,000 children in Scotland lack mental health support
Aug 28, 2017, Education Dive, Washington, DC: As states seek to reduce suspensions, schools look for ways to handle discipline
Aug 27, 2017, London Daily Star: School pupils as young as FOUR face suspension at school
They maimed me (born early 2000’s) and our youth with “safe” jabs, so they can make larger, handsome profits by maiming our youth with mental wards, injections, coercion, restraints, drugs and psychiatry.
If our childhoods are based on mental wards, scream rooms, self contained SPED classrooms, etc, we have NO GOOD FUTURE.
Pharma for Prison
MMR RIP, DTAP RIP
Posted by: sad with autism | February 09, 2021 at 05:44 PM
Thanks Anne ,what a serious article and what a line up of "Smash and Grab Headlines" Chilling to the bare bone itself.
Ziggy Freud and nephew Ed Bernays reminds me of valuable lessons at "The Castle" Lennox Castle Hospital . we had to recieve some of our nursing lectures in the mortuary if another class was using the classroom.
"The Century of the Self" youtube
Part "Happiness Machines"
Part "The engineering of consent"
Part "There is a Policeman inside all our heads"
Part 8 pePeople sipping wine in Kettering"
Runrig . Tear down these Walls. youtube
Slante Mhor Cheers to your great health!
Posted by: Morag | October 19, 2017 at 03:45 AM
It's been obvious for some time that there's something 'wrong' with a great many college kids...look at their riots and demonstrations and the themes of those. Perhaps this started with Their parents but vaccinations weren't as prevalent then as they became in...the late 60's..? But there were enough to get that mind damage and DNA damage started. That would be the ages of my children and their children.
Not only did vaccines proliferate, but so did fast foods, chemically treated foods, more processed foods, more working parents. So did the knowledge required to maneuver everyday living and school kids being educated. Remember,to, as costs went up, so did demands for higher wages, which prompted more sales costs raises, which prompted more wage demands. I don't know how people today can pay for hospital birthing helps let alone houses, cars, etc. And we thought it was hard times to get a tv... !!
Then more kids going to colleges that some saw as an easy way to incorporate Marxist ideas and ideals into children and call it fostering independence.
What they do now is to emphasis that government's own our children and blaming parents is yet another brick in the pavement of the 'state' taking complete control of our children for their own indoctrination. Reflect on history how many societies with dictators use, and used, those tactics,,successfully.
Posted by: Margaret J. Jaeger | October 18, 2017 at 10:34 PM
I know many moms (and dads for that matter) who would love to have one parent stay home with the children. But since wages have been stagnant since the 70's, only upper middle class families can afford to have one parent stay home. Flexible options for work (that would make it easier to care for children) are available only in some white collar professions, and almost non-existent in blue collar professions.
And grandparents frequently have to work as well, because wages are low, the cost of living is high, and many can't afford to retire and spend time/care for their grandchildren.
This is where corporate greed has gotten us.
And I think we need to respect parenting, and child-raising, whether it is the father or the mother who is primary caregiver. Society likes to give a lot of lip service to this work - but parenting is unpaid, unappreciated, and often a detriment to career advancement.
Posted by: Aimee Doyle | October 18, 2017 at 04:17 PM
This is a side issue, but I was struck by the USA-centric introduction (by Kim?) to an article that is not USA-centric in the least.
"AMERICAN parents don't seem to realize that they are being blamed for their kids mental health issues. Schools have gone from institutions of elementary and secondary learning to... institutions. And soon, as this trend continues unabated by a realistic crisis response, we will have a return to institutionalization of AMERICANS."
Given that Anne references articles and stories from around the world, a more inclusive introduction would be appropriate, and appreciated!
"Parents don't seem to realize that they are being blamed for their kids mental health issues. Schools have gone from institutions of elementary and secondary learning to... institutions. And soon, as this trend continues unabated by a realistic crisis response, we will have a return to institutionalization."
Posted by: Cait from Canada | October 18, 2017 at 03:34 PM
Thanks to this website for my constantly growing awareness about vaccine injury!
Here's a "hidden cost" of vaccine injury, and the public is paying through the nose for it.
I live in a quasi-rural area. In today's mail, I received a postcard from the school district asking me to vote YES on the "Reserve Levy for our Future" on Nov 7. Property-owners are the main source of tax revenue for the school district, and I wondered what portion of the school budget exists to manage vaccine-injured children?
I phoned the district clerk for our local school district, and learned that out of a total annual budget of $8.5 million, $765,000 is used for special education. That's 9% of the budget! Then add the cost of a full-time nurse's salary (paid for by a grant that will not be available next year), and the cost of a full-time sheriff's officer (at a discount from the sheriff's dept). And federal funding has been shrinking for 15 years.
She attributed the students' behavior problems to an uneven economy and parents having to work multiple jobs, while at the same time telling me about the local federal NIH laboratory and GSK facility which bringing in more and more lucrative jobs.
School districts may be ordered by law to work with these students in a (let's hope) humane fashion. However, it is a monetary burden passed along to tax payers instead of being placed upon the vaccine industry which causes the injuries.
Has anyone else attempted in their school districts to ask these questions? How does one bring about public awareness without raising the reactionary chorus frothing at the mouth about "anti-vaxxers"?
Posted by: MontanaNAR | October 18, 2017 at 03:12 PM
Once Upon A Time women marched for the Right to have a Career, The Right to have Equal Pay, the Choice to work full time while gaining the respect of male colleagues. Back then the working father could pay for the House, Cars, and vacations. Women have LOST that choice. Today it is something that nearly every woman Must do in order to have a house, car, or food . Now BOTH parents Must work full time just to keep their heads above water. Who is raising the children? Day care centers with gloves on are lining infants up for poop and pee removal while wearing institutional gloves. Infants are being trained in groups and are fed in packs. The loving warmth of a grandmother or mother is a mere afterthought. Families are at an all time high in divorce and battles. Not only are exhausted mothers suffering but fathers as well. Not only do women earn less but they have LOST many rights. Women are being thrown in JAIL for refusing to shoot their children with Neurotoxic Aluminum, Mercury/ Thimerosal, Cancer promoting Formaldehyde..Glyphosate, Aborted Human Fetal Cell DNA and more. Around 35 years ago if a mother took their children to a pediatrician and the child was vaccinated and developed Paralysis, seizures or died, the other mothers would band together and refuse to go but todays moms don't even have time to communicate as they are working in isolation. There is no way society could keep shooting up these precious resources to the extent that they do, if moms were with their children at home raising them (Or Dads instead). Now you have All the Results a Society Needs; Exhausted parents, Autistic ADHD, Learning Disabled, Aggressive, food allergic, violent, having seizures, having cancers, ill, low IQ children. Children can NOT simply Raise Themselves no matter how many people demand that moms "Lean In." Women have lost economically, socially, in the courts and at the Homefront. Schools have lost in education, IQ levels, adaptability, economically, socially and in every way. Instead of Special Needs Children riding the Little Bus, it is fast becoming Regular kids riding the little bus while special needs kids ride the big bus. I do want to acknowledge that there are still some kids that grow into responsible adults it is just that they are becoming harder to find. The question is what needs to happen before we start Respecting Women and Children in society again?
Posted by: Shelley Tzorfas | October 18, 2017 at 02:52 PM
Big pharma are creating a generation of people who can not function in society without psychiatric drugs and mental health support. Helpless, dysfunctional individuals that would be completely lost on their own.
It is really becoming a dystopia. Your window to the world is an Iphone, your social life is provided by Facebook, your mind is managed by Lilly, your immune system is trained by Merck and your food designed by Monsanto.
Posted by: Hans | October 18, 2017 at 01:44 PM
Kids today are absorbing a quintillion times more radiation than a decade ago. They are all carrying phones, wi-fi, cell towers on school grounds and near many homes, "smart" utility meters that emit 100-160x the radiation of a cell phone, radiation on the school bus from all the devices bouncing off the walls back at them, from before birth -it is cumulative, and it comes from the people who are blaming the parents. Our country is already institutionalized.
Microwave frequency electromagnetic fields (EMFs) produce widespread neuropsychiatric effects including depression
Author Martin L.Pall
Non-thermal microwave/lower frequency electromagnetic fields (EMFs) act via voltage-gated calcium channel (VGCC) activation. Calcium channel blockers block EMF effects and several types of additional evidence confirm this mechanism. Low intensity microwave EMFs have been proposed to produce neuropsychiatric effects, sometimes called microwave syndrome, and the focus of this review is whether these are indeed well documented and consistent with the known mechanism(s) of action of such EMFs. VGCCs occur in very high densities throughout the nervous system and have near universal roles in release of neurotransmitters and neuroendocrine hormones. Soviet and Western literature shows that much of the impact of non-thermal microwave exposures in experimental animals occurs in the brain and peripheral nervous system, such that nervous system histology and function show diverse and substantial changes. These may be generated through roles of VGCC activation, producing excessive neurotransmitter/neuroendocrine release as well as oxidative/nitrosative stress and other responses. Excessive VGCC activity has been shown from genetic polymorphism studies to have roles in producing neuropsychiatric changes in humans. Two U.S. government reports from the 1970s to 1980s provide evidence for many neuropsychiatric effects of non-thermal microwave EMFs, based on occupational exposure studies. 18 more recent epidemiological studies, provide substantial evidence that microwave EMFs from cell/mobile phone base stations, excessive cell/mobile phone usage and from wireless smart meters can each produce similar patterns of neuropsychiatric effects, with several of these studies showing clear dose–response relationships. Lesser evidence from 6 additional studies suggests that short wave, radio station, occupational and digital TV antenna exposures may produce similar neuropsychiatric effects. Among the more commonly reported changes are sleep disturbance/insomnia, headache, depression/depressive symptoms, fatigue/tiredness, dysesthesia, concentration/attention dysfunction, memory changes, dizziness, irritability, loss of appetite/body weight, restlessness/anxiety, nausea, skin burning/tingling/dermographism and EEG changes. In summary, then, the mechanism of action of microwave EMFs, the role of the VGCCs in the brain, the impact of non-thermal EMFs on the brain, extensive epidemiological studies performed over the past 50 years, and five criteria testing for causality, all collectively show that various non-thermal microwave EMF exposures produce diverse neuropsychiatric effects.
"If I asked you how much more radiation does penetrate your body today, compared to, like 10 years ago - Is it twice as much? 3x as much?
No, it's a quintillion times more. That's a 1 with 18 zeros."
Olle Johansson, PhD
Associate Professor in Neuroscience
Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Posted by: Linda1 | October 18, 2017 at 01:33 PM
Thank you Anne - for your tireless work.
I really don't understand why there isn't more alarm in the medical community about this - I realize that most docs wouldn't be willing to recognize this as vaccine damage, but why wouldn't they at least be concerned about the growing number of children (and adults) with serious, chronic illnesses, mental and physical?
Posted by: Aimee Doyle | October 18, 2017 at 11:41 AM
It is the parents' fault and, as always, the solution is more resources (more drugs and counseling, in this case).
Dr. David Brownstein believes that iodine deficiency is contributing substantially to these cognitive and behavioral problems too. He is also someone who is aware of the problems with vaccines and has spoken out on the topic.
Posted by: David Weiner | October 18, 2017 at 11:29 AM
Indeed and on top of that all these "hate speech" dictates and censorship is pandering to this problem and demoralizing many.
Posted by: @John Stone | October 18, 2017 at 10:13 AM
It is obviously the business plan to medicalise everybody and everything, and create an ever more captive population. Thanks to Anne as ever for following all these stories.
Posted by: John Stone | October 18, 2017 at 06:46 AM
"Why are so many children in special education? Why do 20 percent of students today suffer from anxiety? Why are schools spending big amounts to address behavioral issues? How long can we sustain this change in children? Will every child in the future have some kind of diagnosis?"
If we use the explosive evolution of autism as our guide ... the questions Anne asks are the exact same questions asked when autism began its inexplicable increase in the generations of children who received dramatic increase in the numbers of vaccines during the most critical stage of a child's early development. Suddenly .. scientifically bizarre .. an entire generation of children were suffering chronic autoimmune disorders/diseases .. such as .. allergies, asthma, autism, juvenile type 1 diabetes, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis .. on and on .. disorders/diseases that were far less common in ALL PREVIOUS .. LESS VACCINATED GENERATIONS.
And so .. we can expect the exact same response we are seeing today .. it is the parents fault .. as evidenced by the following explanation of today's anxiety, depressed, behavioral disorders, etc:
"Prolonged stress at home can disrupt development and set children back before school even begins…. a growing body of research shows that trauma at home can seriously affect a child's health and education. Physical or emotional abuse, neglect, parental mental illness, exposure to violence or the accumulated burdens of poverty can trigger what is known as a "toxic stress" response."
Ah yes, it is "toxic stress" caused by parents .. just as it once was "cold indifferent mothers" who caused autism.
In my humble opinion .. again using autism as my guide .. the answer to Anne's question.. "Will every child in the future have some kind of diagnosis" is an unqualified YES. After all .. we have accepted as NORMAL one in every 45 boys being diagnosed autistic .. why should we not accept as NORMAL all children having some kind of diagnosis?
The cynic in me cannot help but believe .. the ONLY people who will certainly benefit from having EVERY child diagnosed with a mental health diagnosis .. is the pharmaceutical industry.
Posted by: bob moffit | October 18, 2017 at 06:37 AM