Make it illegal for parents to refuse mental help for their kids, no matter the age.

Make it illegal for parents to refuse mental help for their kids, no matter the age.

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Lindsey Decker started this petition to U.S. Senate

All across the globe, parents are refusing medical treatment for their children. Mostly minors, ages 9-17 are suffering from mental illnesses. These kids need help whether it be pills, therapists, ect. Yet their parents refuse the treatment, therefore these kids can't get the help they desperately need. 

It's not the parents choice. If the child wants or needs help, they should be allowed to receive it, no matter what their parents think. Children are killing themselves or self-harming all over the globe, these poor kids feel like they didnt have any choice because they couldn't get help due to their parents. Death should be the last resort, but for these kids, it's the first. 

They're tired of suffering and while yes, they can see therapists at school, it won't get them medication. If the school therapists deem them a hazard to themselves, they'll contact the parents. Then it'll be back to square one. 

I've suffered from clinically severe depression since 4th grade, thankfully my parents decided to get me help. But if they hadn't, I doubt I'd be writing this to get other people help. My friends, people I've been with since my freshman year, suffer from mental illnesses. But their parents refuse to get them help.  It makes me scared, one day I could wake up and they'll be gone. 

With this petition, I hope to make it to where parents can no longer refuse treatment to their kids. The kids can refuse if they feel it necessary, but most dont want to refuse. They're forced to. 

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