mental health screenings

Freedom Center, Arise for Social Justice, Out Now Oppose PostPartum Depression Screening Program

Submitted by lee on Sat, 01/23/2010 - 22:19

Dear MotherWoman,
We are writing to address our concern about your legislation on postpartum depression screenings. We propose that Motherwoman drop this legislation because we believe in the long-run it will do more harm than good.

Under the George Bush Jr administration there was an initiative called
“The New Freedom Initiative” which proposed mandatory mental health

Congressional Bill to End Funding for Mental Health Screenings

Submitted by admin on Tue, 05/22/2007 - 07:11

Below is important info about HR 2387 - which would end federal funding for mental health screenings.


Freedom Center Protests Mental Health Screenings At UMASS

Submitted by lee on Sat, 05/12/2007 - 22:52

On Friday May 11 three Freedom Center volunteers and a volunteer from the Infocollective ( went to UMASS protest the mental health screenings.

These screenings were part of "national depression awareness week" and appeared to also be part of the New Freedom Commission (the Bush Administration plan to screen all Americans for mental illness)

The screenings questionare was a list of yes and no questions divided into six sections. On the back of the questionnaire was six correlating diagnoses for each of the questions (Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder).