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Ride With Us to Mental Health Advocacy Day!

August 3rd, 2015 Posted by Advocacy, Media 0 thoughts on “Ride With Us to Mental Health Advocacy Day!”

March 03, 2015

Would you like to ride with others from NAMI Greenville to the SC State House? NAMI Greenville going there for Mental Health Advocacy day on Thursday, soldes newbalance March 19, chaussures new balance 2015, Columbia, SC on the State House North Steps! We are encouraging as many people as possible to be part of Mental Health Advocacy Day 2015! That is why NAMI Greenville is considering renting vans to transport us together to and from Columbia, New Balance Homme SC on Thursday, soldes newbalance chaussures March 19th. In order to reserve enough transportation, we need to tally the number of people who are interested by March 12th! Want To Participate? Please contact NAMI Greenville by 12pm (noon), new balance pas cher Thursday, March 12th by calling 864-331-3300 or email info@namigreenvillesc.org. vente de newbalance Joining forces on this day will be:

  • NAMI Greenville (those who choose to participate)
  • NAMI South Carolina (state office)
  • Mental Health America – South Carolina
  • South Carolina SHARE
  • South Carolina Chapter of American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
  • South Carolina Department of Mental Health
  • Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities,

Hiking to Pass S.426

August 3rd, 2015 Posted by Advocacy, Media 1 thought on “Hiking to Pass S.426”

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Starting April 6th, 2015, Paton Blough is committing to hike to summit of Table Rock state park every day until the S.426, The Mental Health Court Program Act successfully passes through the SC House and is signed into law by Governor Haley. acheter newbalance That’s correct—Paton will be hiking around 2,000 vertical feet every day until South Carolina passes the Mental Health Court Program Act. new balance Homme pas cher Paton’s commitment embodies the steep climb that mental health legislation in the state has taken, as well as presenting the challenges to come. Chaussures Homme New Balance How many trips to the top of Table Rock will it take for the SC legislature to pass this crucial bill for mental health reform in South Carolina? The Mental Health Court Program Act will help save lives and money in SC, and is worth the cost of this kind of commitment. new balance 2018 If you would be interested in hiking with Paton, please call him (864.444.4409) or email him. newbalance 2018 You’re welcome to join Paton on one of his morning hikes to the summit of Table Rock! We hope that this is just the beginning of mental health reform in SC—we expect much more in the future! You can also follow Paton on this journey on Twitter at #hikepatonhike! You can also help out by contacting your local House Representative to inform them and ask them to support bill S.426, The Mental Health Court Program Act. new balance pas cher You can find your local House Representative by clicking here.

Mental Health Court Program Act Passes!

August 2nd, 2015 Posted by Advocacy, Media 0 thoughts on “Mental Health Court Program Act Passes!”

June 2nd, 2015

Exciting news! The Mental Health Court Program Act, bill S.426, was signed into law by Governor Nikki Haley! This a great victory for South Carolina and mental health reform. The Mental Health Court Program Act will help establish a mental health court program in every county in the state, which will help divert indicted mentally ill people to appropriated mental health programs instead of jails and prisons. new balance Homme pas cher We still have a long way to go for mental health reform, but for now we can celebrate this great victory! A HUGE thank you to everyone that helped us get this bill passed! Your calls, emails and support helped make this law a reality; you deserve the greatest thanks for your efforts. Here’s a word of thanks from Paton: I just received a call from the Governors office that S.426 The Mental Health Court Program Act was officially signed into law by Governor Haley…. acheter newbalance en ligne A special huge thanks and congratulations to everyone who wrote emails, made phone calls, shared posts etc to make this happen. acheter newbalance I am especially thankful for Vincent Sheheen who authored the bill and for Senator Shane Massey who kept it going with strength. newbalance 2018 We also could not have done this with out all the help from the media! Thank you Greenville News, Wyff 4, WSPA, WORD Radio, WLTX Columbia , The State News, The Greenville Journal, The Washington Times, The AP, Eric G. Wood, Liz Lohuis Stanislawski , April Morris, Tim Smith, Liv Osby, Gordon Dill, and Joyce Koh. chaussures newbalance pas cher Finally thank you is well deserved for the support of Marie Limnios Dunn-Blough and her team from Redhype with the point person being the fabulous designer, copywriter and web guru Mika Hearn.

Mental Illness is No Crime

August 2nd, 2015 Posted by Articles, Media, News Commentary 0 thoughts on “Mental Illness is No Crime”

June 2nd, 2015

Newt Gingrich and Van Jones wrote an excellent article for CNN about how mental ill people need to be treated by appropriate mental health providers, and not be locked up in prisons for their actions. Paton and his person story of dealing with bipolar are highlighted in the article. Please take the time to read this piece. New Balance Homme

Read the full article on CNN

Before Paton Blough got his bipolar disorder under control, it nearly cost him everything. NEW BALANCE en France The Greenville, South Carolina, resident was arrested six times in three years, each for an episode related to his illness. Instead of receiving treatment, he was thrown in jail. In the rough prison environment and without proper treatment, he ended up with two felony convictions for crimes committed while incarcerated. Blough managed to find a path to treatment. new balance 2018 pas cher That makes him one of the lucky ones. Today, mentally ill Americans are disproportionately more likely to be arrested, incarcerated, suffer solitary confinement or rape in prison and commit another crime once released. Quick: Name the largest provider of mental health care in America. soldes newbalance If you guessed “our prisons and jails,” you would be right. A 2006 U.S. acheter newbalance Department of Justice study found that three out of four female inmates in state prisons, 64% of all people in jail, 56% of all state prison inmates and 45% of people in federal prison have symptoms or a history of mental disorder.

Paton at the SVN Annual Conference

August 1st, 2015 Posted by Advocacy, Speaking Events 0 thoughts on “Paton at the SVN Annual Conference”

June 1st, 2015

Last week, Paton spoke at the Supervised Visitation Network Conference. acheter newbalance Paton was featured as a plenary speaker as well as leading a workshop that addressed how trauma, mental health, and substance abuse impact our work in supervised visitation. soldes newbalance His workshop focused on how to best serve the unique needs of these families and offer innovative approaches to enhancing our services for all participants. Chaussures NEW BALANCE Paton also discussed his work with Rehinge, while also sharing his own story and experience with bipolar type I. new balance femme pas cher Paton’s speech will focused on the stigma and issues that surround mental health, and his own custody battle and experiences with supervised visitation, while also discussing treatments and options that aid in living a healthy and happy life with mental illness. new balance Homme pas cher Many thanks to the Supervised Visitation Network for inviting Paton to speak during their conference! If you’d be interested in having Paton speaking for your conference or event, please visit this page. paton-at-svn-con Below is his presentation that he will be using during his speech at the conference.

Welcome to Rehinge Video

October 13th, 2014 Posted by Advocacy, Media, Published Media, Video 0 thoughts on “Welcome to Rehinge Video”

Check out the new Rehinge welcome video!

Support S. 209, the Mental Health Court Program Act in SC!

August 31st, 2014 Posted by Advocacy, Media 1 thought on “Support S. 209, the Mental Health Court Program Act in SC!”

December 31, 2014

S. 209 needs your support!

SC Senator Vincent Sheheen has just pre-filed the SC legislative bill, S. 209, which is designed to advance the three existing mental health courts in SC to all 46 counties. However, we need your help to get more legislative support for this bill! Now we need you to call and write your SC senator to ask them to be a co-sponsor of S. 209! Mental health court is a diversionary program that rehabilitates the mentally ill and helps them become productive citizens as opposed to punishment in jail for behavior problems that stemmed from a medical basis. This program is also proven to save tax payers millions of dollars.

Exert from the S. 209 Bill, the Mental Health Court Program Act:

The purpose of this chapter is to divert qualifying mentally ill offenders away from the criminal justice system and into appropriate treatment programs, thereby reserving prison space for violent criminals and others for whom incarceration is the only reasonable alternative. Offenders with a diagnosed, or diagnosable, mental illness generally recognized in the psychiatric community qualify for participation in a mental health court program. –Read the whole pre-filed bill here.

We need your help to contact your local senator to co-sponsor this bill! You can find your senator by clicking here. The following is a list of all current SC senators and their contact information that you can use. Call them, email them, write them, your efforts are helping our beautiful state! While you’re at it, you can also pledge to Fight Stigma by becoming more active in fighting for mental health reform. If you’re not sure what to say when you write or call your senator, we have prepared a sample letter/speech for you! Please click here to find it.

2015 Republican Senators

Thomas C. Alexander SLCIComm@scsenate.gov (803) 212-6220 Room 313 Gressette Bldg. Dist. 1 – Oconee & Pickens Lee Bright LeeBright@scsenate.gov (803) 212-6008 Room 602 Gressette Bldg. Dist. No. newbalance pas cher 12 – Greenville & Spartanburg Kevin L. Bryant KevinBryant@scsenate.gov (803) 212-6320 Room 402 Gressette Bldg. Dist. 3 – Anderson George E. “Chip” Campsen, III ChipCampsen@scsenate.gov (803) 212-6340 Room 305 Gressette Bldg. Dist. 43 – Berkeley, Charleston & Collecton Raymond E. Cleary, III RayCleary@scsenate.gov (803) 212-6040 Room 610 Gressette Bldg. Dist. 34 – Charleston, Georgetown & Horry Creighton B. Coleman CreightonColeman@scsenate.gov (803) 212-6132 Room 508 Gressette Bldg. Dist.17-Chester, Fairfield & York Ronnie A. newbalance 2018 Sabb RonnieSabb@scsenate.gov (803) 212-6032 Room 504 Gressette Bldg. Dist.32-Berkeley, Florence, Georgetown, Horry & Williamsburg Thomas D. “Tom” Corbin TomCorbin@scsenate.gov (803) 212-6100 Room 501 Gressette Bldg. Dist. 5 – Greenville & Spartanburg John E. Courson SEduComm@scsenate.gov (803) 212-6250 Room 412 Gressette Bldg. Dist. 20 – Lexington & Richland Ronnie W. Cromer RonnieCromer@scsenate.gov (803) 212-6330 Room 311 Gressette Bldg. Dist. soldes newbalance chaussures 18 – Lexington, Newberry & Union Tom Davis TomDavis@scsenate.gov (803) 212-6008 Room 602 Gressette Bldg. Dist. 46 – Beaufort & Jasper Michael L. Fair MikeFair@scsenate.gov (803) 212-6420 Room 211 Gressette Bldg. Dist. 6 – Greenville Chauncey K. Gregory GregGregory@scsenate.gov 803-212-6024 Room 606 Gressette Bldg. Dist. 16 – Lancaster & York Cos. Lawrence K. “Larry” Grooms STransComm@scsenate.gov (803) 212-6400 Room 203 Gressette Bldg. Dist. 37 – Berkeley & Charleston Robert W. Hayes, Jr. SBIComm@scsenate.gov (803) 212-6240 Room 410 Gressette Bldg. Dist. 15 – York Greg Hembree GregHembree@scsenate.gov (803) 212-6016 Room 604 Gressette Bldg. Dist. 28 – Dillon & Horry Hugh K. Leatherman, Sr. SFinComm@scsenate.gov (803) 212-6640 Room 111 Gressette Bldg. Dist. 31 – Darlington & Florence Larry A. Martin SRulesComm@scsenate.gov (803) 212-6610 Room 101 Gressette Bldg. acheter newbalance Dist. 2 – Pickens Shane R. Martin ShaneMartin@scsenate.gov (803) 212-6100 Room 501 Gressette Bldg. Dist.13 – Greenville, Spartanburg & Union A. Shane Massey ShaneMassey@scsenate.gov (803) 212-6024 Room 606 Gressette Bldg. Dist. 25 – Aiken, Edgefield, Lexington, McCormick & Saluda Cos. William H. O’Dell SGenComm@scsenate.gov (803) 212-6350 Room 303 Gressette Bldg. Dist. 4 – Abbeville, Anderson, Greenwood Harvey S. Peeler, Jr. SMediComm@scsenate.gov (803) 212-6430 Room 213 Gressette Bldg. Dist. 14 – Cherokee, Spartanburg, Union & York Luke A. Rankin SethicsComm@scsenate.gov (803) 212-6410 Room 205 Gressette Bldg. Dist. 33 – Horry Katrina Frye Shealy KatrinaShealy@scsenate.gov (803) 212-6108 Room 502 Gressette Bldg. Dist. 23- Lexington Paul Thurmond PaulThurmond@scsenate.gov (803) 212-6172 Room 513 Gressette Bldg. Dist. 41 – Charleston & Dorchester Ross Turner RossTurner@scsenate.gov (803) 212-6148 Room 512 Gressette Bldg. Dist. 8 – Greenville Daniel B. “Danny” Verdin, III SAgriComm@scsenate.gov (803) 212-6230 Room 404 Gressette Bldg. Dist. 9 – Greenville & Laurens Tom Young, Jr. TomYoung@scsenate.gov (803) 212-6124 Room 506 Gressette Bldg. Dist. 24 – Aiken Sean Bennett SeanBennett@scsenate.gov (803) 212-6116 Room 601 Gressette Bldg. Dist. 7 – Berkeley, Charleston & Dorchester Paul G. Campbell, Jr. PaulCampbell@scsenate.gov (803) 212-6016 Room 604 Gressette Bldg. Dist. 44 – Berkeley, Charleston & Dorchester

2015 Democratic Senators

C. Bradley Hutto BradHutto@scsenate.gov (803) 212-6140 Room 510 Gressette Bldg. Dist. 40 – Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell,Colleton, Hampton & Orangeburg Darrell Jackson DarrellJackson@scsenate.gov (803) 212-6048 Room 612 Gressette Bldg. Dist. 21 – Richland Kevin L. Johnson KevinJohnson@scsenate.gov (803) 212-6048 Room 612 Gressette Bldg. Dist. 36 – Clarendon, Darlington, Florence & Sumter Marlon E. Kimpson marlonkimpson@scsenate.gov (803) 212-6056 Room 613 Gressette Bldg. Dist. 42 – Charleston & Dorchester Joel Lourie JoelLourie@scsenate.gov (803) 212-6116 Room 601 Gressette Bldg. Dist. 22 – Kershaw & Richland Gerald Malloy GeraldMalloy@scsenate.gov (803) 212-6172 Room 513 Gressette Bldg. Dist. 29 – Chesterfield, Darlington, Lee & Marlboro John W. Matthews, Jr. JohnMatthews@scsenate.gov (803) 212-6056 Room 613 Gressette Bldg. Dist. 39 -Berkeley,Calhoun,Colleton, Dorchester & Orangeburg J. Thomas McElveen, III ThomasMcElveen@scsenate.gov (803) 212-6132 Room 508 Gressette Bldg. Dist. 35 – Kershaw, Lee, Richland & Sumter Floyd Nicholson FloydNicholson@scsenate.gov (803) 212-6000 Room 608 Gressette Bldg. Dist. No. 10 – Abbeville, Greenwood, McCormick & Saluda Clementa C. Pinckney ClementaPinckney@scsenate.gov (803) 212-6148 Room 512 Gressette Blvd. Dist. 45 – Allendale, Beaufort, Charleston, Colleton, Hampton & Jasper Glenn G. new balance pas cher Reese GlennReese@scsenate.gov (803) 212-6108 Room 502 Gressette Bldg. Dist. 11 – Spartanburg John L. Scott, Jr. JohnScott@scsenate.gov (803) 212-6124 Room 506 Gressette Bldg. Dist. acheter newbalance en ligne 19 – Richland Nikki G. Setzler NikkiSetzler@scsenate.gov (803) 212-6140 Room 510 Gressette Bldg. Dist. 26 – Aiken, Calhoun, Lexington & Saluda Vincent A. Sheheen VincentSheheen@scsenate.gov (803) 212-6032 Room 504 Gressette Bldg. Dist. 27 – Chesterfield, Kershaw, Lancaster Kent M. Williams KentWilliams@scsenate.gov (803)212-6000 Room 608 Gressette Bldg. Dist. 30 – Dillon, Florence, Horry, Marion & Marlboro Karl B. Allen KarlAllen@scsenate.gov (803) 212-6040 Room 610 Gressette Bldg. Dist. 7 – Greenville Creighton B. Coleman CreightonColeman@scsenate.gov (803) 212-6132 Room 508 Gressette Bldg. Dist.17-Chester, Fairfield & York Ronnie A. Sabb RonnieSabb@scsenate.gov (803) 212-6032 Room 504 Gressette Bldg.

Paton Blough Speaking at CIT International Conference

August 29th, 2014 Posted by Advocacy, Articles, Media, Published Media, Speaking Events 0 thoughts on “Paton Blough Speaking at CIT International Conference”

June 29, newbalance pas cher 2014

We’re excited to announce that Paton Blough just have received notice that his workshop proposal was accepted for the CIT International conference this fall in Monterey, acheter newbalance en ligne California! Lieutenant Owens from the GPD and Fred Riddle from NAMI will be presenting with Paton on “How to Turn Tragedy Into Success”. new balance sitemap CIT International and Monterey County Behavioral Health will be hosting the 2014 CIT International Conference. acheter newbalance en ligne This year’s conference will prove to be another exciting meeting that brings informative national speakers, acheter newbalance a variety of workshops,

Mentally Ill People Often Face Violence From Police—But These Cities Are Trying to Fix That

August 28th, 2014 Posted by Articles, Media, Published Media 0 thoughts on “Mentally Ill People Often Face Violence From Police—But These Cities Are Trying to Fix That”

Yes! Magazine wrote an excellent article on mentally ill individuals and the police, which as features Paton.

Read the full article in Yes! Magazine

Two weeks after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, Paton Blough was hit by what he describes as the mother of all psychotic episodes. soldes newbalance “I ended up being arrested for the first time in my life, at age 29,” said Blough of the incident in Birmingham, Alabama, where he fled police in a high-speed chase along an interstate highway, his shotgun wedged between the console and the passenger’s seat. “It was my full belief that the police were trying to kill me,” Blough said. “But it was my mental illness making me believe that I was invincible, that I was in charge of the situation, when I wasn’t.” Because the police officers didn’t show up at his subsequent trial, Blough was charged with reckless driving only. He was fined $75 and released. But the incident marked the beginning of more than three years of continued run-ins with the law, a result of his rapid-cycling bipolar disorder, which brought about delusions and hallucinations. Blough returned to Greenville, South Carolina, where not six months later he was arrested again. “I’m walking down the street thinking that the whole world was against me,” he said. “That night, the police were trying to get me into their car, trying to shut the door, and I was thinking the car was going to blow up, so I was fighting with all I had. new balance 2018 I was cuffed with leg irons and handcuffs when I was [electrically stunned] in the back of the police car. It was very violent. soldes newbalance chaussures It took seven officers to arrest me.” Blough received eight different charges, including police assault, resisting arrest, destruction of county property, and not identifying himself. new balance 2018 pas cher His troubles didn’t end there. new balance pas cher He continued to suffer four more manic episodes—two involved violent arrests, but two others calm arrests. new balance sitemap “Each time there were calm arrests was because the police officer stayed calm also,” he said. In 2008, the tides shifted. He went through Greenville’s Mental Health Court program, was ordered into therapy, and found a foothold in their mental health system. acheter newbalance After he completed the court-ordered program (not a CIT), all charges related to previous psychotic episodes were expunged from his record. “My criminal record wasn’t a reflection of me but my mental illness,” Blough said. His life was back on track, and he remarried in the spring of 2010. But in August of that year, he read in the newspaper how Andrew Torres, a mentally ill man in Greenville, was electrically stunned by police during an arrest and later died. Torres’ death prompted Blough to contact the Greenville Police Department to offer his help with their newly instituted CIT program.

CIT Training at the SC NAMI State Conference

August 27th, 2014 Posted by Advocacy, Articles, Media, Published Media, Speaking Events 0 thoughts on “CIT Training at the SC NAMI State Conference”

The annual SC NAMI Conference was held this past weekend where NAMI members, consumers and their friend and allies came together from all over the state for education, networking and support. The conference featured a number of speakers including Dr. Kenneth Rogers from the GHS Marshal I. acheter newbalance Pickens Hospital and Dr. newbalance pas cher Fred Frese from Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine. Paton Blough of Rehinge and Lt. newbalance 2018 Stacey Owens of the Greenville Police Department gave a presentation on CIT (crisis intervention team) training. During the presentation, Paton and Stacey discussed the statistics and benefits of the local CIT program, and how it has helped to prevent injury for both parties, avoid arrests, and help mentally ill individuals receive the medical attention that they need. Along with the presentation, Paton helped in presenting a CIT training role play session, so that the audience can see a first-hand example of how a police officer with CIT training deals with a mentally ill individual during an episode. This CIT session comes at an interesting time in the Greenville area, as on the same day a man at a local Walmart was experiencing an episode of mental illness or drug abuse and began to accost individuals at the Walmart. You can read more about the incident on the WYFF 4 website. NEW BALANCE en France When police arrived the man was tased and repeatedly punched by the police officers, resulting in controversial video footage of the incident. Proper CIT training for these officers could maybe have resulted in a much more desirable outcome, and force and violence could maybe have been avoided. CIT training is crucial in helping police officers serve the community in the best way possible. new balance pas cher Following is a video featuring Paton as he goes through a typical role play session for CIT, and how a police officer can help deescalate a confrontation without the need to resort to force or an arrest.

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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.”

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