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Dad Furious After Finding Out His Son's School Was Giving Him Antidepressants Without Telling Him: "It's Not Their Kid"
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Dad Furious After Finding Out His Son's School Was Giving Him Antidepressants Without Telling Him: "It's Not Their Kid"

Eli Holt said his son's life could have been endangered while some argued that many kids come from homes where they can't seek help.

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Eli Holt was confused when a school counselor said his 15-year-old son did not pick up his antidepressants at the end of the school year. He didn't know his son was on antidepressants and he had only just found out. Holt posted a video on TikTok, furious that he hadn't been informed but confirmed it was legal in Washington for his son to seek help without his parents' consent. It sparked a debate on the matter. Holt maintains that he should have been informed while some argued that many children hail from abusive homes or have parents who refuse to take mental health issues seriously, which can affect kids aversely. The video went viral, garnering more than 277k views.

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Holt narrated the incident to his followers on TikTok. "I get a call today from the counselor at the high school of Snohomish, Washington. They proceeded to say: 'Your child, 15 years old, did not pick up his antidepressants at the end of the school year'. I said, 'He's not on antidepressants, like, what are you talking about? My kid is not depressed.' They proceeded to tell me that they had a psychiatrist come to the school and give my kid antidepressants, and he's been on them for several months," said Holt.