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Debate Score:10
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Would psych tests by schools help stop a potential school shooter?

What if schools had mandatory physc tests every year so that they can help students that might be depressed or suicidal. It might even help stop potential school shooters.

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Side Score: 6
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It would be a great start. Mental health is the single biggest issue with young people nowadays. Giving them proper assessment and support is critical in educating mentally healthy young human beings. If more was done to help kids with depression or other mental health issues, America would be a much safer, happier place.

The fact that a young man or woman can be so mentally anguished that they take their own lives or the lives of others is a damning judgement on America's lack of real interest in the welfare of its citizens.

Side: Yes
Amarel(4984) Disputed
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The fact that a young man or woman can be so mentally anguished that they take their own lives or the lives of others is a damning judgement on America's lack of real interest in the welfare of its citizens.

Compare the suicide rate of the US to Japan. Now compare social programs. Why does Japan lack interest in the welfare of its citizens?

Rather than spending money on dubious programs, why not just take away cell phones in public school? The rise in social media is likely a major variable in the rise of youth depression and anxiety.

Side: No
seanB(936) Disputed
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Suicide in Japan is to do with shame culture. We're not talking about Japan. We're talking about America. The country doesn't give a fuck about its citizen's healthcare, or its children's safety. Hence why surgery bankrupts and psychos can freely and legally buy assault rifles.

How about actually have counsellors for young people and adopt social and working standards that allow for parents to be present at home instead of working all the hours they can fit in? That seems like a good place to start. And while you're at it, stop selling guns to mentally deranged people.

Side: Yes

Not if it's libs doing tests. The last school shooter was nailed multiple times, but they "didn't want to ruin his chance of going to college".

Side: No
1 point

No. Even if you are depressed or suicidal it by no means guarantee's that you are going to shoot up your school. Treating students who are already having a problem as if they are the next murdering criminal will make the situation worse for them. The intentions may be good but the execution of the plan will probably never work.

Side: No
seanB(936) Disputed
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It's not about labelling kids as potential school shooters. It's about taking care of student mental health for its own benefit. You can't look after a kid's mental health if you aren't willing to examine the state of it.

Side: Yes