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Paton & Governor Nikki Haley on Bob McLain Show

August 6th, 2014 Posted by Audio, Media, Published Media 0 thoughts on “Paton & Governor Nikki Haley on Bob McLain Show”

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Full Broadcast: Bob McLain, W.O.R.D., News Radio

Paton calls into the show with Governor Nikki Haley on as well, newbalance pas cher and asks her about mental health reform. solde newbalance map Paton talks about the reduction in mental health funding in South Carolina. New Balance Homme Paton asks if it would not be fiscally beneficial to increase mental health spending to help prevent issues that lack of funding would later cause. newbalance 2018 Governor Haley responds that she would like more mental health support groups and organizations in more rural areas in the state, chaussures new balance along with substance abuse prevention.

Police Being Sued for Shooting Three Emotionally Disturbed People

August 29th, 2013 Posted by Media, News Commentary 0 thoughts on “Police Being Sued for Shooting Three Emotionally Disturbed People”

After reading this article I was shocked that one of the most progressive cities in America would not have fully implemented Crisis Intervention Teams by now. I want to be careful not to appear like a police basher on my blog, but I want the reader to know why I am so passionate about CIT. soldes new balance chaussures I sincerely admire officers that swear to protect perfect strangers with their lives, but with out proper training instituted by upper levels of law enforcement they can unwittingly become perpetrators of crime. Chaussures Homme New Balance CIT training purely and simply saves lives! When organizations like NAMI give CIT training to those officers who are on the front lines about how to de-escalate a mental health crisis, that training saves lives and a lot of money at the same time. Occasionally, I do like to point a finger at the root of a problem. Keep in mind our current government has failed our country’s mentally ill over the last 50 years. new balance femme pas cher We have reduced the number of psychiatric hospital beds available from 550,000 to 45,000, while growing a mentally ill inmate population of over 1.2 million individuals. Police have to arrest and charge these people and then deal with it all over again when they are released. Only a handful of correction facilities offer meaningful counseling or therapy for prisoners while they are locked up. acheter newbalance We treat people with a medical condition worse than our pets and expect them to get better? This could truly be the definition of insanity. Our illustrious elected officials thought that de-institutionalizing the mentally ill would save money while improving lives. acheter newbalance en ligne Ha! Sorry, Mr. Esteemed Elected Official, if you don’t fund mental health treatments, you end up with an epidemic like we see today that has costs in the billions. Lives have been lost, money has been lost, and we have a police force on the front lines without proper training dealing with this travesty on a daily basis. New Balance Baskets Femme CIT training is definitely needed across our nation like never before, but as we push for more training lets not forget the root of the problem and push for meaningful mental health reform!

Excerpt From Article:

The last words Elsa Cruz heard her husband say, in response to the police officers banging on his locked front door, were: “Don’t knock on my door, it’s against my will.”

She’ll never forget what came next.

“I heard, bluh, bluh, bluh – the sound of the tool as they broke the door down. new balance 2018 pas cher There was silence, then a loud bang.”

The shot hit her husband, Samuel, a Puerto Rican artist living in New Rochelle, New York, in the chest, and left him dying a pool of blood in their homes.

The encounter that led to the shooting, which happened in May of this year, began when Cruz, 55, called 911 to try to get medical help for her husband, who had become agitated. When police arrived, she told them that he had schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, but did not have a weapon. She begged them to allow her to talk to him, but they refused and told her to stay away.

Paton & Wife, Marie on Focus on the Upstate with Lisa Rollins

August 27th, 2013 Posted by Audio, Media, Published Media 0 thoughts on “Paton & Wife, Marie on Focus on the Upstate with Lisa Rollins”

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Paton Blough and Marie Dunn-Blough join Upstate radio personality Lisa Rollins to talk about NAMI, soldes newbalance chaussures the Launch of Rehinge and mental health in general. solde newbalance map This 30 minute interview should encourage you to never give up on hope for those suffering from a mental Illness. acheter newbalance en ligne There are more resources for education and recovery available than you may be aware of.

Kennedy’s vision for mental health never realized

August 25th, 2013 Posted by Media, News Commentary 0 thoughts on “Kennedy’s vision for mental health never realized”

November 25, 2013

I think it is clear that we would not have as big of a mental health mess today if President Kennedy had not been killed 50 years ago. new balance femme pas cher Now my question is could someone get elected today on a bipartisan platform to reform mental health as their main plank?

Read the entire article on the USA Today Website.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The last piece of legislation President John F. new balance pas cher Kennedy signed turns 50 this month: the Community Mental Health Act, which helped transform the way people with mental illness are treated and cared for in the United States. Chaussures New Balance Signed on Oct. new balance 2018 pas cher 31, 1963, weeks before Kennedy was assassinated, the legislation aimed to build mental health centers accessible to all Americans so that those with mental illnesses could be treated while working and living at home, rather than being kept in neglectful and often abusive state institutions, sometimes for years on end. soldes newbalance chaussures Kennedy said when he signed the bill that the legislation to build 1,500 centers would mean the population of those living in state mental hospitals — at that time more than 500,000 people — could be cut in half.

10 Tips to Deal with Stress and Depression During the Holidays

August 25th, 2013 Posted by Media, News Commentary 0 thoughts on “10 Tips to Deal with Stress and Depression During the Holidays”

Here are 10 tips to help you through the holidays. You can read the full article here on the Mayo Clinic Website.

When stress is at its peak, it’s hard to stop and regroup. Try to prevent stress and depression in the first place, especially if the holidays have taken an emotional toll on you in the past.

  1. Acknowledge your feelings. If someone close to you has recently died or you can’t be with loved ones, realize that it’s normal to feel sadness and grief. It’s OK to take time to cry or express your feelings. You can’t force yourself to be happy just because it’s the holiday season.

  2. Reach out. If you feel lonely or isolated, seek out community, religious or other social events. They can offer support and companionship. Volunteering your time to help others also is a good way to lift your spirits and broaden your friendships.

  3. Be realistic. The holidays don’t have to be perfect or just like last year. As families change and grow, traditions and rituals often change as well. new balance pas cher 2018 Choose a few to hold on to, and be open to creating new ones. For example, if your adult children can’t come to your house, find new ways to celebrate together, such as sharing pictures, emails or videos.

  4. Set aside differences. Try to accept family members and friends as they are, even if they don’t live up to all of your expectations. Set aside grievances until a more appropriate time for discussion. newbalance 2018 pas cher And be understanding if others get upset or distressed when something goes awry. New Balance Baskets Femme Chances are they’re feeling the effects of holiday stress and depression, too.

  5. Stick to a budget. Before you go gift and food shopping, decide how much money you can afford to spend. Then stick to your budget. Don’t try to buy happiness with an avalanche of gifts. Try these alternatives: Donate to a charity in someone’s name, give homemade gifts or start a family gift exchange.

  6. Plan ahead. Set aside specific days for shopping, baking, visiting friends and other activities. new balance 2018 pas cher Plan your menus and then make your shopping list. acheter newbalance That’ll help prevent last-minute scrambling to buy forgotten ingredients. And make sure to line up help for party prep and cleanup.

  7. Learn to say no. Saying yes when you should say no can leave you feeling resentful and overwhelmed. Friends and colleagues will understand if you can’t participate in every project or activity. If it’s not possible to say no when your boss asks you to work overtime, try to remove something else from your agenda to make up for the lost time.

  8. Don’t abandon healthy habits. Don’t let the holidays become a free-for-all. Overindulgence only adds to your stress and guilt. Have a healthy snack before holiday parties so that you don’t go overboard on sweets, cheese or drinks. Continue to get plenty of sleep and physical activity.

  9. Take a breather. Make some time for yourself. Spending just 15 minutes alone, without distractions, may refresh you enough to handle everything you need to do. Take a walk at night and stargaze. Listen to soothing music. Find something that reduces stress by clearing your mind, slowing your breathing and restoring inner calm.

  10. Seek professional help if you need it. Despite your best efforts, you may find yourself feeling persistently sad or anxious, plagued by physical complaints, unable to sleep, irritable and hopeless, and unable to face routine chores.

Paton & Trey Gowdy on Bob McLain Show

August 25th, 2013 Posted by Audio, Media, Published Media 1 thought on “Paton & Trey Gowdy on Bob McLain Show”

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Paton talks to Congressman Trey Gowdy of South Carolina. Chaussures Homme New Balance Paton asks Trey Congressman Gowdy if he supports a bill by Senator Lindsey Graham to help plug loopholes in firearm background checks. newbalance pas cher Congressman Trey responds that he does supports the bill to prevent the criminally mentally ill from accessing guns. solde newbalance map Congressman Gowdy stresses the point to not link those with mental illness to criminals who also deal with mental illness–being mentally ill does not automatically mean that you should not have access to firearms.

Jail Doesn’t Belong at Entrance to the City

August 25th, 2013 Posted by Advocacy, Articles, Media, Published Media 0 thoughts on “Jail Doesn’t Belong at Entrance to the City”

Published: Detroit Free Press, Jun. 25, 2013

I agree and am excited with the progress recent articles have highlighted about the work done on all the entrances into the heart of Greenville. acheter newbalance I think this type of spending and vision is necessary for Greenville to continue to keep ahead of the curve when it comes to dynamic downtown revitalization. newbalance pas cher The only huge problem I have is with the location and the continued nature of our county jail. chaussures new balance Simply planting a couple trees to hide this physical and emotional eyesore does not cut it in my book. New Balance Baskets Femme We continue to have a disproportionate amount of the African American population in the jail, along with mentally Ill inmates, acheter newbalance most of who have little to no means to pay even a small bond. acheter newbalance en ligne Then there is the “debtors prison” aspect of the jail with hundreds of inmates who have fallen behind on their child support. soldes newbalance chaussures I’m sorry but I am not happy with a lot of what goes on in our county correction system and I do not think when you arrive to Greenville off Interstate 385 we should be saying “welcome to our beautiful city,

Creigh Deeds Tragedy

August 20th, 2013 Posted by Advocacy, Media, News Commentary 1 thought on “Creigh Deeds Tragedy”

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It is very unfortunate that I have no shortage of daily news items to blog about. Today’s story about Senator Creigh Deeds and what happened to his son is tragic beyond belief. My hope and prayer is that Mr. Deeds has a speedy recovery and uses his political status to highlight the need for mental health reform in the future. new balance 2018 For those of you who have not read the story, it appears that Senator Deeds attempted to get his 24 year old son a psychiatric hospital bed and was turned away because there was none available. Hours later he was stabbed by his son who then took his own life. Not only is there not enough beds available the process to actually get someone admitted into a hospital is very complex and confusing. Psych hospitals do not just let you walk up to them and easily take someone in for evaluation. new balance pas cher 2018 It is a lengthy process to get someone admitted that usually involves an ER where things usually escalate in the mentally ill person’s mind. I know and remember these feelings first hand. newbalance 2018 The process needs to be reformed period! Bringing it back home we have gone from over 1,000 beds available to fewer than 500 in just the last 10 years. Historically 40 years ago we had 3,500 beds available before “de-institutionalization” took place. I put de-institutionalization in quotes on purpose because it is a really not correct. We have actually increased our institutionalization of the mentally ill only now we do not put them in hospitals we put them in prison. acheter newbalance en ligne In the last 40 years we have grown a mentally ill inmate population to over 10,000 individuals who receive little to no counseling while locked up. This my friends is the very definition of insanity! The human cost and the literal cost of not acting as a society is staggering. Lets work together to fix this. solde newbalance map Please consider signing my pledge

Navy Yard Shooting

Letter to the Editor: Mentally ill not more likely to kill

August 20th, 2013 Posted by Advocacy, Letters, Media, Published Media 0 thoughts on “Letter to the Editor: Mentally ill not more likely to kill”

Published: The Washington Times, Sept. 20, 2013

The national news media should report more facts whenever they cover stories having to do with mass shooters being mentally ill (“Aaron Alexis‘ history renews debate between mental issues, gun crimes,” Web, Sept. soldes newbalance 18). Chaussures NEW BALANCE This includes, of course, this week’s Navy Yard shooting. Chaussures Homme New Balance If I were to rely solely on the coverage I have seen over the past few years, I would assume every mentally ill person is a ticking time bomb ready to go off at any moment. newbalance chaussures Actually, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, 57.7 million Americans have suffered from a mental illness in the past 12 months. newbalance 2018 pas cher That is 26.2 percent of Americans ages 18 and older. acheter newbalance en ligne Furthermore, a person with a severe mental illness is four times more likely to be a victim of a crime than to commit a crime.

Letter to Governor Nikki Haley

August 17th, 2013 Posted by Advocacy, Letters, Media, Published Media 0 thoughts on “Letter to Governor Nikki Haley”

Dear Governor Haley, Thank you for being who I consider the best Governor I have ever had in my 37 years of life. newbalance 2018 pas cher I am writing you as a concerned constituent who would love to see your progress in the area of mental health reform taken to an even higher level. If you remember I briefly talked with you at the Charlotte airport in June and voiced some of my concerns to you in person. I am a man who has battled bipolar type 1 disorder since 2002 and at one point spent a third of my life in jail or in a mental hospital. new balance sitemap During that three year period I lost my entire business, (which had grossed over 1 million dollars) my marriage completely crumbled, my house foreclosed on and at one point was living in my car. NEW BALANCE en France Since 2008 I was able to receive help from a variety of area’s including Greenville Mental Health, NAMI, my now second wife, and perhaps most importantly my church and God. newbalance 2018 Family Photo 2012I have been psychosis episode free for 4 years and have turned my story into help and inspiration for others. God has blessed me with a strong wife who owns ad agency in downtown Greenville and a new child to go along with my 5 other children. I have worked with Fred Riddle from NAMI training over 200 officers and dispatchers in the upstate through the Crisis Intervention Class we offer. I have also worked directly with the Greenville Police Dept. in their hostage negotiation/swat training. I also talk to NAMI family education classes and meet with people on an individual basis. In 2011 I received the “Recovery Member of the Year” award from the State of SC NAMI board.Paton 2011 Best Recovery Award I tell you all this to offer my help to you or your staff when it comes to any measures you may consider when it comes to state wide mental health reform. I think I have invaluable information to offer when it comes to being honest with what psychosis really is. I also have no fear of speaking publicly to anybody including the SC legislature. The problems are huge and they effect every person living in our state in one way or another. I am in the process of trying to launch a career in this area and am willing to seize any opportunity I get to make a difference. New Balance Baskets It is my belief that anyone who arms themselves with facts will realize that being very proactive in this area will reduce stigma, improve the quality of lives in our communities while saving money! I would also like to extend to you a personal invitation to our annual event at the Embassy Suites in Greenville. newbalance 2018 Frank Page from Taylor’s First Baptist Church will be our guest speaker. new balance pas cher Thank you so much for reading this and I wish you the best on your re-election campaign.


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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!”

    Patrick Bates
    • Patrick Bates
    • CEO, SouthCentral