National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day????????
May 9, 2013, is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day and there is a push by pharmaceutical companies and the DSM-53 (or DSM-5 but it seems like 53 because it is always reinventing itself) to get more kids on psychotropic medications due to mental illness diagnoses. Think about it: what “market” is untapped for psychotropic meds? Children. Thus, Brandon the […]
Brandon and the Bipolar Bear?
This is the title of a REAL children’s book (please don’t buy it!) and it is about a boy whose feelings are subjectively and supposedly from a chemical imbalance (though their is no scientific evidence for such) in his brain. But the good news is that his feelings can be controlled by “good” medicines (though research suggests there are far […]
"Kids" or Children?
My recently deceased grandmother once told me, “I don’t call children ‘kids’ because a ‘kid’ is a goat and children are not wild animals.” Wow, how our words change over the years! At first, I didn’t get it. But what she was saying to me was, “Mark, I value children as human beings made in the image of God and […]