12-year-old foster child, Ke’onte Cook, testifies in U.S.
Senate hearing about his experience with psych drugs
The Financial and Societal Costs of Medicating America’s Foster Children
Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Watch the video on PsychNews.
Ke’onte says, “About a year after I was adopted I found out I was on twenty different drugs total, and sometimes I took up to five drugs at one time. … Some of the things I was diagnosed with were Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Insomnia, ADHD, Depression. … I had side effects no one told me about … I think putting me on all these stupid meds was the most
idiotic thing I’ve ever experienced in foster care and was the worst thing someone could do to foster kids.”
For more information:
* CCHR Watchdog RadioÂ podcastÂ “Protecting Foster Children from Psychiatric Drugs“.
*Â “The Psychiatric Drugging of Americaâ€™s Foster Children” by Peter Breggin.