Foundation for Individual Rights in Education
F.I.R.E.– The mission of FIRE is to defend and sustain individual rights at America’s increasingly repressive and partisan colleges and universities. These rights include freedom of speech, legal equality, due process, religious liberty, and sanctity of conscience—the essential qualities of individual liberty and dignity. FIRE’s core mission is to protect the unprotected and to educate the public and communities of concerned Americans about the threats to these rights on our campuses and about the means to preserve them.
Mandatory Mental Health Screening -- President Bush created the New Freedom Commission on Mental Health in 2002, which released findings in April 2003. “The New Freedom Commission report asserts that “early detection, assessment, and links with treatment and supports can prevent mental health problems from worsening” and goes on to say that “strong school mental health programs can attend to the health and behavioral concerns of students, reduce unnecessary pain and suffering, and help ensure academic achievement.” In short, the Commission is urging that some form of mandatory mental health screening system be implemented in schools in order to identify mental health problems early and then adequately prescribe mental health medical treatments for those who need it.”
Mental Health Screening for some Pennsylvania students is already here — Click here.
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