Speaking of Mental Health
There's been a lot in the local news lately about mental health. I stumbled into another angle on mental health issues on the Sierra Times web site this morning. Henrietta warns us about Teenscreen, some psychiatric test that supposedly tells you if your kid is screwed up.
According to Henrietta and the folks at Teenscreen Facts, Teenscreen will more than likely tell you your kid is screwed up, and he or she needs to put on medication. They almost make it sound like some conspiracy.
I'll take Henrietta's word for it. When I worked at Juvenile Hall, years ago, it seemed the psyche folks were more than happy to put kids on medication for what seemed to be frivolous reasons. Then again, they were the supposed experts, not me.
Probably best to take heed of the warning, though. You hear more and more nowadays of kids being forced to take ritalin and other drugs for what most would consider normal childhood behavior and that's not a good thing.