Sunday, November 23, 2008

UK's NHS Promotes Child Drugging

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust's leaflets that promote the prescription of psychotropic drugs to children.

This marks the advent of what will eventually become a nationwide campaign; a campaign that is being vociferously promoted in the United States under a controversial program called TeenScreen.

TeenScreen was established by The New Freedom Commission on Mental Health that was set up by President Bush. However, widespread opposition continues. Screening for mental illness is the most controversial topic concerning mental health today. Various government entities, private foundations, organizations, think tanks and universities, all flanked by cunning public relations firms, are hard at work trying to make mental health screening as common as a dental checkup.

Despite public outrage over screening, these entities are working feverishly to establish this system. With so much clamor of disagreement for such a program, why, then, do these entities push forward with such ferocity?

This article reveals exactly how this all got started, who’s really behind “the big push,” and how President Bush was tricked into establishing it.

To see the complete report:
http://www.teenscreentruth.com/New_Freedom_Commission.html



What to do:

Parents and children should have precise product information when making important decisions about their children's health rather than rely on "marketing."

In order to help parents make that informed decision CCHR (London) is making available a common sense booklet which explains a step by step approach that all parents should take before committing their children to psychotropic drugs. There is also information on what the real causes might be and the options available.


Recommendations:

Distribute these booklets in you local area to schools, libraries and parents.

Costs:

£4.70p each, or 10 for £30
Contact us by email for larger quantities.

CCHR has implemented a Local Authority Awareness Program. Please get in touch with us if you would like more information about how you can get involved and help distribute these booklets even more cost effectively in your area.





Mr Paul Fletcher LLB (Hons)
Executive Director
CCHR (London)

Tel: +44 0(208) 123 3609
Email: p.fletcher@cchr.org.uk
http://groups.msn.com/CCHRLondon
http://www.youtube.com/cchrlondon
http://www.myspace.com/cchrlondon

Prozac - the insanity continues

Prozac: The insanity continues unabated despite a Medicine Healthcare Regulatory Authority Review to the contrary.

http://www.mhra.gov.uk/NewsCentre/Pressreleases/CON002045



The information is self evident that we cannot endanger children's lives by giving them these drugs, no matter what the "marketing" is telling us.

Listen to one mother's story of what happened to her son. Can something be done about this?


A Mother Tells of Her Son's Suicide
Bernadette took her teenage son Stephen to see his GP due to his depression. Two weeks later she found him dead.


What is Fluoxetine (Prozac)? See for yourself
http://www.drugs.com/cons/prozac.html

Sign the Petition at:
http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/Drug-Warnings/

For more information:

Mr Paul Fletcher LLB (Hons)
Executive Director
CCHR (London)
Tel: +44 0 (208) 123 3609
Email: p.fletcher@cchr.org.uk
http://groups.msn.com/CCHRLondon
www.youtube.com/cchrlondon
www.myspace.com/cchrlondon

Use of Antipsychotics in Children Is Criticized



New York Times


Use of Antipsychotics in Children Is Criticized

By GARDINER HARRIS

November 18, 2008

WASHINGTON — Powerful antipsychotic medicines are being used far too cavalierly in children, and federal drug regulators must do more to warn doctors of their substantial risks, a panel of federal drug experts said Tuesday.

More than 389,000 children and teenagers were treated last year with Risperdal, one of five popular medicines known as atypical antipsychotics. Of those patients, 240,000 were 12 or younger, according to data presented to the committee. In many cases, the drug was prescribed to treat attention deficit disorders.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Way To Happiness spotted by New York Times Journalist in Congo

In The New York Times article, 18 Nov 08, "Confusion Reigns on Congo’s Front Line", its author Jeffrey Gettleman notices a captain from the Congolese Army reading a copy of The Way To Happiness.

A group of rebel soldiers lounged nearby, most with assault rifles, one incongruously carrying a spear. Just up the road, a captain from the Congolese Army, with whom the rebels have declared a tenuous cease-fire, sat atop a mound of biscuit wrappers and cigarette butts, studiously reading a paperback titled “The Way to Happiness.

Let's hope enough of these books are distributed throughout the troubled area in Congo and as fast as possible.



What is the Way To Happiness book?

The Way to Happiness book is a simple, non-religious, straightforward and direct GUIDE TO GOOD CHOICES, written by philiosopher and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard. The Way to Happiness book helps individuals make positive decisions or choices, and those decisions and choices have an effect on everyone.

The principles found in The Way to Happiness book are grounded in common sense and written for application. This book is a truly practical and modern guide that anyone can use to confidently steer their way to a happier, more successful life.

The TWTH book sets a standard of conduct for the citizens of the world. This agreement then creates a civilization. A civilization is a place where individuals and groups and countries are able to get along with each other without violence and wars.

The Way to Happiness book successfully bridges cultural, language and religious barriers, and thus our campaign is comprised of volunteers and supporters from all over the world who are helping people everywhere to live happier, more successful lives and to create a safer, less violent world for all, based on these common sense principles and values.

http://www.thewaytohappiness.org

Monday, November 10, 2008

New Online Dianetics and Scientology Bookshop for London


In June 2007, Mr. David Miscavige announced the completion of a one-million man-hour project to restore all the basic books and lectures of Scientology and make them broadly available to the public.



They are now available via London's own online bookstore.

New Dianetics Website for London


There's been a discovery about the human mind that is so simple, so incredible and so powerful that it makes psychiatry, psychology and self-hypnosis obsolete.



Click here to order a free DVD that gives real life examples of how it works, why it works and many successes people have had using it: http://www.dianeticslondon.co.uk

New Jive Aces Album released 8th December 2008



"It's been a long time coming" but the Jive Aces brand new album, recorded at Mad Hatter Studios in Los Angeles, "Recipe For Rhythm" is here! It will be released on 8th December and will be available from all good music outlets such as HMV, iTunes and Amazon amongst many others. You can also pre-order the CD directly from the Jive Aces in time for Christmas and get free postage. Contact sales@jiveaces.com for info.

Special Guests
The new album was produced by three-time Grammy Award winning producer Emanule Ruffinengo and features a whole host of guests including legendary jazz pianist Chick Corea; Oscar nominated composer and jazz trumpeter Mark Isham; British trad-jazz legend Acker Bilk; daughter of two of the Jive Aces' heroes, Louis Prima and Keely Smith, Toni Elizabeth Prima; Steve Lucky and Carmen Getit from the Rhumba Bums; Long time guitarist with John Barry and the man who created the James Bond theme guitar sound, Vic Flick; Steel guitar wizard from California's Lucky Stars Jeremy Wakefield and more!

The songs featured are a combination of classic favourites and brand new original tunes, several of which have become live favourites.


Check out their 8-minute "Making Of" video (includes Len Goodman of "Strictly Come Dancing"), photos from the studio, the music video for the song "Fever" featuring dancers Darren and Lana from Strictly Dance Fever with choreography by Ryan Francois, audio samples from several tracks and even a free MP3 download of the first track on the album, "Aces Shuffle" at www.jiveaces.com/recipe.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

NHS leaflets encourage kids to take psychiatric drugs, the safety of which has not been studied on children

Does anyone else find the use of sweet Disney-like cartoon characters to encourage kids to take mind-altering drugs that have horrific side effects (like suicide) disturbing or is it just me? We certainly have come a long way from "just a spoonful of sugar"! Even more disturbing is the fact that the safety of 2 of these drugs on children has not even been studied!

What is Atomoxetine?
(from
http://www.drugs.com/cdi/atomoxetine.html):

Atomoxetine (brand name: Strattera) may increase the risk of suicidal thoughts or actions in children and teenagers.... Be sure that the benefits of using Atomoxetine outweigh the risks. Family and caregivers must closely observe patients who take Atomoxetine. It is important to keep in close contact with the patient's doctor. Tell the doctor right away if the patient has symptoms such as worsened depression, suicidal thoughts, or changes in behavior. Talk with the patient's doctor if you have any questions.


What is Olanzapine?
(from
http://www.drugs.com/pdr/olanzapine.html):

Olanzapine (brand name: Zyprexa) ... At the start of Zyprexa therapy, the drug can cause extreme low blood pressure, increased heart rate, dizziness, and, in rare cases, a tendency to faint when first standing up.

More common side effects may include:
Agitation, change in personality, constipation, dizziness, dry mouth, increased appetite, indigestion, low blood pressure upon standing, sleepiness, tremor, weakness, weight gain

The safety and effectiveness of Zyprexa have not been studied in children.

What is Risperidone?
(
http://www.drugs.com/cons/risperidone.html):

Risperidone ... Side effects include: Anxiety or nervousness; changes in vision, including blurred vision; decreased sexual desire or performance; loss of balance control; mask-like face; menstrual changes; mood or mental changes, including aggressive behavior, agitation, difficulty in concentration, and memory problems; problems in urination or increase in amount of urine; restlessness or need to keep moving (severe); shuffling walk; skin rash or itching; stiffness or weakness of arms or legs; tic-like or twitching movements; trembling and shaking of fingers and hands; trouble in sleeping

Some side effects, such as uncontrolled movements of the mouth, tongue, and jaw, or uncontrolled movements of arms and legs, may occur after you have stopped taking this medicine. If you notice any of these effects, check with your doctor as soon as possible.

Studies on this medicine have been done only in adult patients, and there is no specific information comparing use of risperidone in children with use in other age groups.
  1. Sign the petition here to require drug manufactures to add Black Box Warnings for adverse reactions of psychotropic drugs -http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/Drug-Warnings/
  2. Watch the video called "Side Effects" here: http://www.cchr.org
  3. When next in London, visit the free exhibition that includes a display on the amazing work of CCHR (Citizens Commission on Human Rights), open all day, 7 days a week from morning 'till night, at the Church of Scientology London, 146 Queen Victoria Street, London, EC4V 4BY. http://www.scientology-london.org

Saint Hill Gala Charity Concert 2008 - local newspaper coverage



The Saint Hill Gala Charity Concert 2008 was reported in both the local newspapers that cover the East Grinstead area:

East Grinstead Courier & Observer:

Celebrity hands over charity cheque
October 30, 2008 edition

HELPING HAND: Hollywood star Kelly Preston
with Sussex Air Ambulance doctors and paramedics.


A massive £50,000 boost to the Sussex Air Ambulance funds came from a charity concert.

Air Ambulance chief executive Dave Philpott, ambulance staff and crew received the cheque from Hollywood actress Kelly Preston, who is the wife of Saturday Night Fever star John Travolta.

With her on stage at Saint Hill, where the concert was held on Sunday (October 26), was Bob Keenan, director of the L. Ron Hubbard Foundation.

The annual Saint Hill Charity Gala Concert was hosted by Ms Preston and attended by 1,500 people, including former town mayor Cllr Christine Mainstone and her husband Cllr Bob Mainstone.

They were entertained by a wide range of music from rock legend Edgar Winter to the East Grinstead based Jive Aces.

Sussex Air Ambulance is a charity which provides emergency transport and medical services across three counties.

It attends an average of four incidents a day and is funded entirely by voluntary donations. After receiving the cheque, Delaine Sharman, the county fundraiser, said: "That will enable us to save 50 lives, so you should all be proud of yourselves."

The Brighton Argus:

Scientologists hand Sussex air medics £50k
October 31, 2008 by Lawrence Marzouk

The controversial Church of Scientology has donated £50,000 to the Sussex Air Ambulance Service at a glitzy gala hosted by a Hollywood star.

Actress Kelly Preston, wife of John Travolta, compered the event at the church’s headquarters in Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, in front of 1,500 people.

Ms Preston is a keen supporter of the religion, which was founded by L Ron Hubbard in 1953.

Sussex Air Ambulance Service provides helicopter cover for the county, as well as for Kent and Surrey, attending an average of four incidents every day.

The charity is funded entirely by donations and provides a team of doctors, paramedics and nurses. Its chief executive, Dave Philpott, was invited on to the stage alongside staff and crew to accept the cheque from Ms Preston and Bob Keenan, director of the L Ron Hubbard Foundation.

Delaine Shearman, the Sussex fundraiser for the charity, said: “The £50,000 raised will enable 50 possible life-saving missions.

“The Sussex Air Ambulance is grateful for these vital funds that will help keep our helicopter operational.

“Everyone should be very proud of themselves.”

Mr Keenan added: “The L Ron Hubbard Foundation and the Church of Scientology are delighted to give their support to the Sussex Air Ambulance as our chosen charity for this concert, which each year is the highlight of our charity fundraising events and activities.

“As any help the Sussex Air Ambulance receives enables their teams to save more lives, many people pulled out all the stops so we could give this donation.

“Our warm thanks are due to all those contributors.”

The gala concert concluded a weekend of activities, attracting more than 7,000 people from across the world.

Representatives from embassies including Cameroon, Bulgaria, Vietnam, Fiji, South Africa and Liberia were among the crowd.