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An article reveals that the American Psychiatric Association is launching a curriculum in USA schools to promote their perspective on the mental health system, which tends to promote psychiatric drugging. Funders of the APA's campaign are mainly drug companies giving more than $400,000 in total.

Mental Health Education Program To Be Implemented In School Communities Nationwide

article published in Medical News Today   October 31, 2006

The American Psychiatric Foundation today announced that it will collaborate with school communities around the country to implement its Typical or Troubled?(TM) School Mental Health Education Program. The program is designed to encourage and equip teachers, coaches and other adults who work closely with teens to notice the warning signs of mental health problems and refer students for help in addressing these issues.

The Typical or Troubled?(TM) School Mental Health Education program will be implemented by 17 nonprofit organizations, schools and school districts in a total of 73 high schools during the 2006-2007 school year. More than 4,000 teachers and other school personnel are expected to participate in the program, which includes in-service training conducted by school mental health staff in collaboration with mental health professionals from their local communities. All 17 sites will utilize the Typical or Troubled?(TM) training module that was developed in 2004 by the foundation during a pilot phase in Colorado. Small grants were awarded to 16 of the sites to defer the cost of implementing the program.

"We are very pleased to offer this outstanding educational program to these school communities," said Altha J. Stewart, M.D., president of the American Psychiatric Foundation. "By training school personnel about the signs and symptoms of mental illnesses, we can encourage early recognition and help teenagers in need obtain appropriate treatment."

The organizations, schools and schools districts that received funding from the foundation to implement the Typical or Troubled?(TM) School Mental Health Education program include:

  • Chesterfield Mental Health Support Services, for implementation in ten high schools in the Chesterfield County School District, Chesterfield, Va.
  • Cleveland Heights High School, Cleveland Heights, Ohio
  • Freedom From Fear, for implementation in five high schools in Brooklyn, N.Y., and Staten Island, N.Y.
  • Houston Independent School District, Houston, Texas, to provide training in five high schools
  • Newark High School, Newark, Del.
  • New Canaan High School, New Canaan, Conn.
  • Mental Health Association of Columbia-Greene Counties, Inc., for implementation in twelve high schools in Columbia County and Greene County, N.Y.
  • Mental Health Association of Marion County, to provide training in two high schools in the Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township, Indianapolis, Ind.
  • Mental Health Association of Sumter County, for implementation in three high schools in Sumter County, S.C.
  • Providence Alaska Medical Center, for implementation in seven high schools in the Anchorage School District in Anchorage, Ala.
  • Robbinsdale Armstrong Senior High School, Plymouth, Minn.
  • Sacramento City Unified School District, Sacramento, Calif., to provide training in five high schools.
  • The School District of Osceola County, for implementation in three high schools in Osceola County, Fla.
  • South Dakota Voices for Children, to provide training in two high schools in Wagner, S.D., and Sioux Falls, S.D.
  • South Shore Hospital, for implementation in three schools in Southeastern Massachusetts
  • York Community High School in Elmhurst, Ill.

In addition, the program will be implemented through self-funding in:
-- Albuquerque Public Schools in Albuquerque, N.M.

Source:  Medical News Today

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[LISTED FUNDERS of American Psychiatric Foundation (an arm of the APA) to the tune of more than $400,000 are almost all DRUG COMPANIES]

American Psychiatric Foundation
2006 Corporate Advisory Council

The foundation thanks the following companies for their support this year.

Grand Patron ($25,000 and above)
Abbott Laboratories
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals
Bristol Myers Squibb Company
Eli Lilly and Company
Forest Laboratories, Inc.
McNeil Consumer & Specialty Pharmaceuticals
Pfizer Inc.
Pharmedica Holdings, LLC
Shire, Inc.
Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc.
Wyeth Pharmaceuticals

Patron ($20,000)
Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.

Sustaining Member ($15,000)
Cyberonics, Inc.
Merck & Co., Inc.

Sponsor ($10,000)
GlaxoSmithKline, Inc.
Myriad Pharmaceuticals

Donor (Up to $5,000)
IVAX Pharmaceuticals
Professional Risk Management Services, Inc.

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