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[Fred A. Baughman Jr., MD:
This is called head-hunting, it is called
predatory, it is called making patients, clients, victims out of previously
normal American Indian/Alaska Native Children, Youth and their Families--$2.4
Million worth of patients, clients, victims who will become psychiatric
patients-in-perpetuity; drugged-in-perpetuity because that is the meaning of
'Mental Health' wherever the term is uttered, written and made into law. The
psychiatric/pharmaceutical cartel has made it thus. Judges and legislators should
have no illusions about what they do when they make and enforce 'Mental Health'
Law. Pursued to the ends the psycho/pharm cartel prescribes, and buys in the US
Congress, we will have sewn the seeds of our own destruction as a nation.]

    In a message dated 3/22/01 1:18:51 PM Pacific Standard Time,
       Subj:  [Information Broadcast]
       Date:    3/22/01 1:18:51 PM Pacific Standard Time
       From: (webmaster)
       Circles of Care Grant Announcement

       March 19, 2001
       $2.4 Million Available to Improve Mental Health Services for
       American Indian/Alaska Native Children, Youth and Families
       The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA)
       Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) announced today the availability of
       funds to plan, design, and assess the feasibility of implementing culturally
       appropriate mental health systems of care for American Indian/Alaska Native
       children, youth, and their families in need.
       This is the second issuance of the "Circles of Care" grant program..
       Approximately $2.4 million will be available for 7 to 9 grant awards. The
       average annual award will range from $250,000 to $350,000 per year for a
       period of up to three years. American Indian/Alaska Native Tribal
       governments and urban Indian organizations as defined by the Indian Self
       Determination Act, PL 93-638, and the Indian Health Care Improvement Act,

       PL 94-437 are eligible for funding. Collaboration with tribal colleges and
       universities is encouraged. Previous grantees in the "Circles of Care"
       program are not eligible.
       Grantees will be required to document strategies for building a cohesive and
       effective mental health service system for children and adolescents under
       the age of 22 and their families that draws on tribal, federal, state, local
       and private resources, including traditional healers.
       "This grant program is designed to provide tribal communities with tools and
       resources to design systems of care for children and families with mental
       health service needs," said Department of Health and Human Services
       Secretary Tommy G. Thompson. "An important focus will be to integrate
       traditional health methods within conventional service systems."
       "This program will help put tribal and urban organizations in a good
       position to secure funding to implement the service systems they design for
       their communities," said SAMHSA Acting Administrator Joseph M. Autry III, M.D.
       Bernard S. Arons, M.D., Director, CMHS, added, "What we seek in these
       funding opportunities is the building of partnerships in Native American
       communities to provide mental health services to children and youth. The
       involvement of culturally appropriate healing within those partnerships is
       very important."
       -- 2--
       Applications must be received by May 10, 2001. Details regarding all SAMHSA
       funding opportunities will also be published in the Federal Register and may
       be found on the SAMHSA website at as they become available.
       The CMHS Clearinghouse (800-789-2647) will have complete application kits.
       Interested parties should request a copy of SM-01-011. Questions on program
       issues should be directed to Jill Erickson, Project Officer, at
       301/443-1333, Grants Management questions should be directed to Gwen Simpson,301/443-4456,
       The "Circles of Care" grant program is included in the Interagency "Mental
       Health and Community Safety Initiative for American Indian/Alaska Native
       Children, Youth, and Families," which began in FY 2000. This program

       promotes Indian youth mental health, education, substance abuse-related
       services, and concentrates on juvenile delinquency prevention and
       intervention. These culturally-sensitive programs are being coordinated
       within the Department of Health and Human Services by the Indian  Health
       Service and SAMHSA's CMHS, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment and Center
       for Substance Abuse Prevention. Other Federal agencies providing assistance
       and guidance include the Department of Justice, the Department of Education,
       and the Department of the Interior.
       The Center for Mental Health Services is a component of the Substance Abuse
       and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). SAMHSA, a public health
       agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the lead
       federal agency for improving the quality and availability of substance abuse
       prevention, addiction treatment and mental health services in the United
       States. Information on SAMHSA's programs is available on the Internet at
    News media requests should be directed to Media Services at
       (800) 487-4890.

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