What follows is a shocking story of a mother whom the government tried to strip away the rights of- trying to force her to give her child psychiatric drugs- and when she refused, tried to steal her child and throw her in jail. This is the story of that woman, her fight, and how she bravely won. This did not occur in a communist nation or a dictatorship; This is America.
Today, more than 17 million children worldwide have been prescribed psychiatric drugs so dangerous that medicine regulatory agencies in Europe, Australia and the United States have issued warnings that antidepressants, for example, can cause suicide and hostility in children and adolescents. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has also issued a warning that stimulant drugs, such as Ritalin and Concerta can cause suicidal as well as violent, aggressive and psychotic behavior, and that these same drugs can cause heart attacks, stroke and sudden death.
Of these 17 million, more than 10 million children are in the United States, being prescribed addictive stimulants, antidepressants and other psychotropic (mind-altering) drugs for educational and behavioral problems.
Today, children 5 years old and younger are the fastest-growing segment of the non-adult population prescribed antidepressants in the U.S. Children as young as 4 have attempted suicide while influenced by such drugs and 5 year olds have committed suicide. Between 1995 and 1999, antidepressant use increased 580% in the under 6 population and 151% in the 7-12 age group. In 2004, the FDA ordered that a “black box” label be placed on antidepressants warning that they can cause suicide in children and adolescents.
The problem is international in scope. In Australia, the stimulant prescription rate for children increased 34-fold in the past two decades. In Mexico, sales of Ritalin increased 800% between 1993 and 2001. In Britain, the stimulant prescription rate for children increased 9,200% between 1992 and 2000. Spain reported a steady 8% annual increase in Ritalin consumption between 1992 and 2001.
These stimulants are mostly prescribed for “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder” (ADHD) and other childhood “disorders” and are “Schedule II” drugs, meaning they have the same potential for abuse as morphine, opium and cocaine. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) reports that studies show that Ritalin is more potent than cocaine and effects the brain in the same way as cocaine does. Its side effects include nervousness, anorexia [eating disorder], heart irregularities, weight loss and psychosis. Between 1990 and 2000, 186 deaths were linked to Ritalin in the U.S. alone.
A recent U.S. report found that 10% of teens abuse Ritalin and another stimulant drug, Adderall. Eight out of 13 school shooters in the U.S. were taking antidepressants or stimulants at the time of the crime. Often children, affected by these drugs, have been institutionalized where they have been forcefully restrained-tragically, dozens have died during this violent procedure.
While we can all think of the famous celebrities that have died due to the pharmaceutical industry- which was reportedly rooted in the creation of germ warfare- the non famous children are our even bigger casualty. As the pharmaceutical industry pushes their deadly drugs onto a public that is not given correct or complete information, one mother was actually invaded at her home by the government as they tried to force her to give her daughter psychiatric drugs. Fortunately, this brave woman stood up and fought, and won. Check out her story in the video here below, and then check out the other sites below after that.