Errrhggg... I'm sorry. This kinda crap is simply the nadir of Political Correctness and I DO take it too personally sometimes.
TEST THEM! TELL THEM!! LOVE THEM!!!
And utterly humiliate the folks who misuse the information to denigrate folks for whom it's not appropriate.
Public Health has to be a generalized concept. It will NEVER be completely comprehensive because we simply are not identically duplicated automatonic folk. We're human. Deal with it, and the tests will become more accurate and lives will saved.
Suicide-Risk Tests for Teens Debated
By Shankar Vedantam
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, June 16, 2006; Page A03
A growing number of U.S. schools are screening teenagers for suicidal tendencies or signs of mental illness, triggering a debate between those who seek to reduce the toll of youthful suicides and others who say the tests are unreliable and intrude on family privacy.
The trend is being aggressively promoted by those who say screening can reduce the tragedy of the more than 1,700 suicides committed by children and adolescents each year in the United States. Many of the most passionate supporters have lost children to suicide -- among them Sen. Gordon Smith (R-Ore.), whose son Garrett died in 2003.