Richard Friedman Mental Health Screenings In Schools Help Children Summary

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Along with overmedication as a result of screening, government involvement is a highly debated aspect in mental health screenings. Richard Friedman gives his opinion on government involvement in the article “Mental Health Screenings in Schools Help Children.” Friedman believes that the government should be involved with the mental health of teens across America. He supports the government funding of school offered mental health screenings and noted the “President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health specifically recommended increased screening for suicidality and mental illness” (Friedman). Friedman uses the president’s encouragement for mental health screenings in part to justify his own belief. Friedman goes on to explain how many children