"...I am in Reading in the UK. I am told by a colleague who has professional contact with Child and Adolescent Mental Health services that if a parent refuses to give ritalin to their children they are refused any other service. The services have become the delivery system of the multi-national drug companies..."
So no help then for youngsters struggling to cope with various unhappy circumstances in their lives than....DRUGS - which come with a plethora of physical and mental adverse effects. What an appalling misuse of the term "Mental Health Services"!