U.S. Must Provide Mental Health Services to Families Separated at Border

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From The New York Times: “A federal judge has ruled that the government must provide mental health services to thousands of migrant parents and children who experienced psychological harm as a result of the Trump administration’s practice of separating families.

The decision, issued late Tuesday, marks a rare instance of the government being held legally accountable for mental trauma brought about by its policies — in this case, border security measures that locked thousands of migrant parents in detention while their children were placed in government shelters or foster homes.

‘This is truly groundbreaking,’ Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the University of California Berkeley School of Law, said of the decision. ‘The court is recognizing that when a government creates a danger that inflicts trauma, the government is responsible for providing a solution. It is not something I have seen a court do before.'”

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Is this supposed to be a GOOD thing?

    Now the kids will be drugged up and detained indefinitely once they get labeled “bipolar” or “schizophrenic” to justify it. It will also excuse inhumane conditions that would not be acceptable for the “normal” in America.

    I call BS on this fake compassion. 😛

    • I agree, Rachel. Although, this may slow down the number of people who want to illegally come into this country.

      “It is not something I have seen a court do before.” The courts are seemingly always on the side of the psychiatrists, and their mass neurotoxic poisoning of children, and everyone.

  2. This would be hilarious if not so absolutely pathetic. I hope the shrinks are cringing? No I guess not. It is the new replacement of religions that prayed with you after they took your children and food. Okay, it is starting to become embarrassing to be a therapist or shrink. We know there is something fundamentally wrong inside a shrinks head, I just cannot put my finger on it. It is far too complicated for me to figure out.

    • I guess some kids must not be “tough enough” to deal with the abuse and need to be diagnosed because their brains just aren’t up to the task of being forcibly separated from their families and kept in overcrowded little rooms or cages without knowing if or when they’ll ever be released. I guess the “mentally healthy” ones either lapse into total apathy or “look on the bright side” because “they control their own narrative.”

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