We see a demand for mental health services throughout our public schools. There is in fact an issue of student underperformance, negative behavior, a lack of discipline, school safety, and liberal indoctrination going on. If the result all boils down to mental health, then exactly what is mental health and who gets to define it?
The American Heritage Dictionary defines Mental Health as:
A state of emotional and psychological well-being in which an individual is able to use his or her cognitive and emotional capabilities, function in society, and meet the ordinary demands of everyday life.
How the public school defines Mental Health in its implementation:
A state of emotional and psychological well-being in which an individual is able to cognitively function and emotionally accept humanism, liberalism, socialism, sexual perversion, perceived identities, lawlessness, laziness, entitlement, victimhood, inequality, tolerance under the guise of intolerance, dependency upon government, disobedience to parents, the denial of God, and view America as a Democracy and not a Constitutional Republic.
To understand mental health, one must understand the school's agenda under the mask of mental health. No matter the definition of mental health, it comes down to how one conducts themself in society. Society is defined by what's socially acceptable. Depending on one's political or religious views, those in power are determined to either preserve tradition or redefine it, and the norm of what's socially acceptable and what's not. Absolutes cannot be changed, but some believe in a delusion that we will all someday live in a man-made utopia where everyone can fulfill their lustful desires, all will be provided for, and all will hold hands and sing Kumbaya.
Their definition of "ideal" mental health requires societal reprogramming.
You might think that your child is doing just fine at school, and that mental health services do not apply to them. It most certainly does, and children are being mentally conditioned with or without your knowledge or consent. Social Emotional Learning (SEL), Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), School Climate & Culture, Community Schools, BLM at Schools, Culturally-Responsive, and Restorative Justice Practices are all woke systems designed to reprogram children through a Socialist-Marxist point of view.
Funding from the Department of Education and Maryland’s Blueprint supports these systems, and available to any school that loves money. Not only is wokeness trendy to liberals, it is a multi-billion dollar industry for psychologists, pharma, grant writers, social workers, social justice activists, politicians, unions, woke authors, consultants, curriculum, and textbook companies like Scholastic and Penguin Random House.
Then, we have organizations like the National Society of School Psychologists (NASP) and the National Center for School Mental Health (NCSMH). The fundamental principles of these organizations finds its place of infused activism within a mental health institution. In the last ten years, a perspective and movement rooted in Critical Race Theory (CRT), Diversity Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), and "Social Justice Warrior" ideals have undeniably influenced the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and similar organizations and agencies alike. NASP not only verbally endorses, but has also published multiple Position Papers and other documents on its website (nasponline.org) promoting CRT, DEI, SEL, and expansive definitions of so-called Sex Education, along with ideological teachings starting as early as Kindergarten. None of this is health, but psychobabble.
We live in a time where terms are now deceptively masked, redefining what these terms have meant traditionally or what one would comprehend for face value. This past article explains this very well.
There are so many programs and agendas in the public school system to make what they are doing sound sensible on the surface, but extremely toxic within.
What’s in it for Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Agencies, and Organizations?
Grant money, long-term contracts, medicating our children, kickbacks from big pharma, political influence and control.
Why do the teachers' unions push for mental health services in schools?
The union wants to hire more social workers and psychologists to expand its union membership and collect more dues. They also know that the psychological manipulation toward a societal dependence on government means more union control.
Should the school system be the solution to this so-called "Mental Health Crisis”?
Never forget that the public school systems have aided in abetted in ushering in a real mental health crisis. In exchange for the dollar, they have kept children home for an extended period of time, implemented forced masking policies, and hosted Covid injection clinics. They even went to the extreme of coercing children for the jab, surveying our children’s beliefs, and psychologically evaluating children to question their identity without parental consent. They even continue to soften the curriculum so nobody excels.
After all of this trauma that our public schools have put our children through, they then want to make themselves the savior to the problems they created. Much like the Covid test kits that you pick up at the pharmacy. When you open the box, the instructions read: “Made in China.”
Would it be appropriate to allow someone with financial problems teach a financial literacy class to students? Would it be appropriate to employ pedophile-librarians that stock the school media centers with pornography and hand it out to children? Would it be appropriate to employ guidance counselors with assault charges? This is all happening in our schools.
Society is breaking down. Schools no longer hold the line, have any sense of morality, enforce policies, and do not discipline students as they should. Every child needs boundaries.
Schools should not get involved with mental health as it is beyond their scope. Guidance counselors should make referrals outside of the school. Schools need to focus on teaching core subjects and life skills, but they don't. They now operate as community action agencies that focus on providing social services to develop the "whole student" to replace parents with government.
Are they the mental health crisis?
It all comes down to the influence of money. People will go to the extremes to get it, and we see the product of our public schools. The public school system is no longer a school, and can no longer provide a safe and practical learning environment. Parents need to seriously consider removing their child from the public school system and seeking an alternative.
Fellows & Editors
December 8, 2023
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