One federally funded violence prevention program already lists "Intolerance" as a mental problem. Some efforts are underway to add "extreme intolerance" to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual used to determine mental health diagnosis criteria. Mental health screenings are advertised as a way to prevent teen suicide, but there is no evidence that screenings are effective in reducing suicide attempts or deaths. A study by the Food and Drug Administration found that 2/3rds of the studies show that prescription anti-depressant drugs are no more effective than placebos.
Congressman Ron Paul warns that, "Because 'intolerance' is often a code word for believing in traditional values, children who share their parents' values could be labeled as having mental problems and a risk of causing violence." Congressman Ron Paul's Parental Consent Act is an attempt to combat this dangerous trend.
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