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Friday, November 5, 2010

Teen suicide

This week, the Pacific Sun did a cover story on teen suicide. Sad stuff, but the usual party-line medical drivel doesn't help. In fact, it often hurts.

This is what I sent in as a letter to the editor:

Pacific Sun

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

11/5/10

Your teen suicide article struck me, in large part, as irresponsible and dogmatic.

Why advise people to get “professional help” when that help is more of a risk than help? In several places in the article, the praises of anti-depressants were sung. I know that some people don’t read the warnings that come with these allegedly safe prescribed drugs. And it seems that the so-called experts just don’t care. Their dogma is that prescribed drugs are safe and effective. This is unscientific nonsense.

Look it up! Virtually all of the anti-depressants bear warnings about suicide ideation in teenagers and young adults. Then, there is the widespread practice of loading up kids on prescribed psychotropic drugs as young as two years old… the ADHD drugs (Ritalin, Adderall, etc.) and SSRI’s (anti-depressants). By the time these poor kids are five or six, they are often diagnosed as bi-polar, and put on anti-psychotics. Does anyone have any idea what this sort of merciless chemical warfare has upon the developing brain of a child?

BEFORE the tragedy of teen suicide, parents should think twice before allowing their children’s minds to be chemically warped. Last time I looked, the brain was a part of the nervous system. I can say with 100% authority that it is infinitely safer to entrust your child’s health to a straight chiropractor, to keep that nervous system without interference, functioning at a higher, healthier level. That certainly won’t add to this teen suicide problem, and it may very well help.


NOT SENT TO THE PACIFIC SUN:
Frankly, I think that the pediatricians and psychiatrists that wrote prescriptions that resulted in teen suicides out to be charged with manslaughter. At the very least, their medical licenses should go into the shredder.

That's my stand. What do you think?

Don Harte, D.C.
Marin straight chiropractor
Liberator of Innate
Slayer of Subluixation

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