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Introducing PatonBlough.com

August 3rd, 2016 Posted by Advocacy 0 thoughts on “Introducing PatonBlough.com”

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We would like to introduce the new PatonBlough.com website! This a website presenting Paton Blough’s speaking services and message of hope for those with mental illness. soldes newbalance Paton is working to spread information about Crisis Intervention Team training and his personal story of recovery across the country,

S.426 Passes House Judiciary Subcommittee

August 30th, 2015 Posted by Advocacy, Media, News Commentary 0 thoughts on “S.426 Passes House Judiciary Subcommittee”

April 30th, acheter newbalance en ligne 2015

Today gives us exciting news as the Mental Health Court Program Act pass the SC House Judiciary Subcommittee! This is another important step for this crucial bill as it moves through the SC House! From Senator Vincent Sheheen:

Many thanks to the Judiciary Subcommittee in the SC House of Representatives for unanimously passing out our mental health court bill this morning! Good things happen when we work together.

Paton Blough and Rehinge are excited as we continue to push forward with this bill. solde newbalance map

I’m so proud to work with true leaders like Vincent Sheheen — who met with me (remember I’m one heck of a passionate, New Balance Homme bipolar man who kept pushing the envelope) AND continued to work with me and others on pushing this mental health court bill. Chaussures NEW BALANCE Vincent, newbalance chaussures you follow through with what you say – I thank you and so do the people that this will help save!!!

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Police, Prisons, and Public Safety

August 30th, 2015 Posted by Advocacy, Speaking Events 0 thoughts on “Police, Prisons, and Public Safety”

July 30th, 2015

Paton spoke the other night at the Riley Institute on his past experiences with law enforcement and prisons in South Carolina. soldes newbalance He covered his current advocacy work with CIT training and how it has improved the outcomes for police enounters with mentally ill individuals. new balance pas cher He was also able to speak on the importance of mental health courts, and how the recent mental health court program act that passed in the SC legislature will help improve the lives mentally ill inmates. soldes newbalance

I was incredibly honored to be invited to speak at this event tonight that included the Chief of police from Charleston, the Director of the SCDOC, The Director of The SCPPP, The Sheriff of Richland County and several more distinct advocates in our community including Stuart Andrews of Nelson Mullins. newbalance pas cher – Paton

The Riley Institute at Furman is also still having presentations for the next couple of weeks on prisons and the justice system in South Carolina! You can learn more about the Riley Institute’s Summer Series on their website, and how to purchase tickets.

Senate Continues to Approve Bill to Expand Mental Health Courts

August 27th, 2015 Posted by Advocacy, Articles, Media, News Commentary, Published Media, Stories of Hope 0 thoughts on “Senate Continues to Approve Bill to Expand Mental Health Courts”

March 27, 2015

mhc-bill-paton-quoteYesterday the SC Senate granted a second reading of the bill S.426, the Mental Health Court Program Act, allowing it to move further into the legislation process. The vote was 40-0 in favor of passing the bill. This is a major step in getting this bill passed in the SC Senate! The bill will be going to a third reading in the Senate probably sometime next week, and after that, it will move on to the House of Representatives. This is an exciting time, and it’s thanks to everyone who contacted their senators to tell them to push forward with this bill. Now we will need to begin to push forward this bill in the SC House of Representatives so that they will be aware of how the Mental Health Court Program Act will benefit the state, and for them to support it! You can find your local house members by clicking here–we will have more information on this soon. New Balance Baskets Femme Thank you to everyone again for your support on this bill! SC is moving forward to mental health reform!

Read the full article in the Greenville News

Currently, three mental health courts operate in Greenville, Columbia and Charleston. Grants for their operation ran out years ago but they have continued to operate, officials say. soldes newbalance Two other courts have closed in recent years due to lack of funding. “I’m overwhelmed,” said Paton Blough, a Greenville mental health advocate who proposed the bill last year. “It’s a bill that I believe will save lives, make the community safer and save taxpayers money.” Sen. Vincent Sheheen, a Camden Democrat and the bill’s sponsor, asked the Senate afterward to thank Blough for his work on the bill. Sheheen’s bill doesn’t include funding but he has said he hopes to eventually find money in the budget to assist the courts. solde newbalance map The bill was amended to prohibit participation by violent offenders and to require that victims be notified when offenders enter the program. The legislation does not mandate mental health courts but instead creates a statewide program with the provision that solicitors who accept state dollars for such courts must create them within six months. “It is purely optional for the solicitors,” Sen. acheter newbalance Shane Massey, an Edgefield Republican, told the Senate. newbalance pas cher The programs under the bill are operated by each judicial circuit’s solicitor but allows those already in existence that might be operated by a probate judge under a prior court order to continue.

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Read this full article on the WLTX 19 Website

The State Senate voted 40-0 in favor of a bill Thursday that could expand mental health courts across the state. Mental health courts divert those with mental health issues away from the criminal justice system. Mental health advocate Paton Blough went through the program and has been pushing for this bill. “We’ve worked so hard to get to this point, and I’m just so thankful to see all the senators working together to get meaningful legislation passed that will help save lives,” Blough said. “To be a part of it just feels overwhelming.” Senators have also been passionate about getting this bill passed. Chaussures Homme New Balance Sen. Vincent Sheheen said after seeing the current system for patients with mental illness, he wanted a change. “Folks who were just mentally ill were just locked up for months at a time,” Sen. Sheehen said. “When I saw that kind of human tragedy, I looked for a solution, and I saw that in some few counties, mental health courts have been making a difference. This bill will allow mental health courts to be established in every community in South Carolina.” The bill will now be read in the Senate for final approval, which is expected to take place next Tuesday.

Leaders Sound Alarm on Abundance of Jail Inmates with Mental Illness

August 24th, 2015 Posted by Media, News Commentary 0 thoughts on “Leaders Sound Alarm on Abundance of Jail Inmates with Mental Illness”

September 24th, soldes new balance chaussures 2015

Gary Enos has written an excellent article in Mental Health Weekly about Paton and his experiences with bipolar in jail, solde newbalance map and his activism for reform in the criminal justice system. The article also talks about Paton speaking at the Stepping Up Initiative in earlier this year in May. NEW BALANCE en France

You can read the full article on Mental Health Weekly’s website.

Referring to himself as a “medical criminal” because he was arrested numerous times as a result of manifestations of his bipolar disorder, Paton Blough took the microphone at a national launch event last week to put a human face on the problem of jail populations swelling with inmates who have a serious mental illness.

As one of many speakers who favor more effective crisis intervention and other strategies to avert incarceration for these individuals, soldes newbalance Blough said of the typical jail experience of persons with mental illness, newbalance 2018 “They’re a lot more screwed up when they come out than when they go in.”

The May 5 event in Washington, D.C., soldes newbalance was held to announce a joint initiative sponsored by the National Association of Counties (NACo), the Council of State Governments and the American Psychiatric Foundation to reduce the ranks of the more than 2 million adults with serious mental illness who are jailed in the United States each year. newbalance chaussures The Stepping Up initiative will seek to lessen the human toll on a population that, once jailed,

Mental Health Providers Survey

August 24th, 2015 Posted by Advocacy 0 thoughts on “Mental Health Providers Survey”

Thank you for taking the time to reply to our survey! Below you will find a number of yes/no questions to fill out about local Upstate SC and mental health providers and services. newbalance chaussures Every answer we get will help out future endeavors in improving mental health services in South Carolina. acheter newbalance When you’ve finished taking this survey, soldes newbalance please share it with local friends and family as well.

Trey Gowdy Cosponsors HR731

August 24th, 2015 Posted by Advocacy 1 thought on “Trey Gowdy Cosponsors HR731”

November 24th, 2015

Paton and Rehinge would like to thank everyone for their support by writing letters to Congressman Trey Gowdy of the SC 4th district. Thanks to your efforts, Trey Gowdy has agreed to cosponsor bill HR731, the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Act of 2015. HR731 renews a grant that will help fund mental health courts, CIT (crisis intervention team) training, and other programs throughout the country, including South Carolina, along with other services like veteran mental health care. This bill would help fund the recently passed Mental Health Court Program Act that was passed in SC earlier this year. We also give a huge thank you to Congressman Trey Gowdy for deciding to support and cosponsor HR731 yesterday. Thanks to his support, this bill is a step closer to being passed. soldes newbalance Greenville County Council Chairman Dr. Bob Taylor, who is in full support of HR731, was also present to talk to Congressman Gowdy with Paton yesterday. acheter newbalance We need to get the other congressmen in South Carolina to support this bill as well! Congressmen Joe Wilson, Jeff Duncan, Mark Sanford, Mick Mulvaney, Jim Clyburn and Tom Rice also need to be informed about HR731 and encourage to support it. You can find where to contact them at this website. New Balance Baskets Femme You can send them a letter or an email like the following example:

Dear Congressman ________________________, I am writing you today to ask for your support of house bill, HR731, the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Act of 2015. This act would provide grant funding to mental health courts and services along with veteran services throughout country, including South Carolina. This bill would help fund the Mental Health Court Program Act in South Carolina that was passed earlier this year. soldes newbalance Federal grant funding for mental health courts in South Carolina would help relieve the cost of repeat incarcerations of mentally ill individuals, and save the state money. acheter newbalance en ligne Mental health courts are a diversionary program that helps give mentally ill individuals the help they need while keeping them out of jails and prisons which will save South Carolina millions in expenses. Congressman Trey Gowdy has already decided to cosponsor HR731, and now I am asking you to support your colleague as well.

It’s Outrageous: Jails and Prisons Are No Place to Treat Mental Illness; Just Ask Paton Blough

August 22nd, 2015 Posted by Advocacy, Articles, Media, Published Media 1 thought on “It’s Outrageous: Jails and Prisons Are No Place to Treat Mental Illness; Just Ask Paton Blough”

May 22nd, 2015

The Huffington Post has published a piece on the cruelty and injustice in US prisons towards inmates with mental illnesses. soldes newbalance chaussures Paton is featured in the article where he talks about his experiences with the justice system and prisons as a person with bipolar. acheter newbalance The article and Paton also takes the time to talk about CIT training and how it can help aid law enforcement when dealing with mentally ill individuals.

You can read the full article on the Huffington Post website.

Human Rights Watch has released a report, Callous and Cruel, on the “unnecessary, excessive, and even malicious force” used in jails and prison to control inmates with mental illness. newbalance 2018 pas cher It’s an issue that NAMI has long been concerned with, except that it’s more than an issue or a concern. It’s an outrage that should shock the conscience of America and we need your help to change it. People unfortunately often end up in jail or prison when they don’t get effective treatment for mental illness. vente de newbalance In another report this year, Incarceration’s Front Door, the Vera Institute of Justice found that more than two million people with mental illness are booked into county jails alone, but as many as 80 percent don’t get treatment after they arrive.

Better outcomes include recovery and wellness.. NAMI South Carolina leader Paton Blough’s story serves as inspiration. acheter newbalance At the age of 26, he was jailed after onset of a manic episode. New Balance Baskets Femme Over three years he was arrested six times and every time, he was convinced police intended to murder him. He received two felony convictions for actions while incarcerated — spitting on a guard and threatening a public official. new balance femme pas cher Financially he was ruined. He lost his home in foreclosure, his marriage and contact with his children. As part of recovery, Paton had to overcome the stigma he himself internalized. His actions weren’t a reflection of bad character, but instead medical illness. Today, he helps train police officers for CIT programs.

Montana Presentation

August 22nd, 2015 Posted by Advocacy, Speaking Events 0 thoughts on “Montana Presentation”

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This is the Paton’s PowerPoint presentation detailing his history with mental illness,

NPR Radio Interview with Paton

August 21st, 2015 Posted by Audio, Media, Published Media 0 thoughts on “NPR Radio Interview with Paton”

May 21st, newbalance pas cher 2015

Paton had a great opportunity to have an interview with Steve Walsh the NPR radio station, new balance femme pas cher Lakeshore Public Radio in Indiana. newbalance chaussures Paton was able to discuss the issue of mentally ill individuals in prisons and solutions for it; along with the value of CIT training and other issues.

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  • “It has been one of my greatest rewards as NAMI Greenville, SC Program Director to see your recovery from when we first met to your award as NAMI South Carolina’s Recovery Person of the Year to your appearance on the same stage with author Pete Early. I hope your book is every bit as successful as his has been.”

    Brian Lewis
    • Fletcher Mann
    • Program Director NAMI Greenville, SC
  • “It’s incredible. If you aren’t sure, always go for Cast. I don’t always clop, but when I do, it’s because of Cast. I made back the purchase price in just 48 hours!”

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