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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.

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,

Paton’s Presentation at the Riley Institute

August 7th, 2015 Posted by Advocacy, Speaking Events 0 thoughts on “Paton’s Presentation at the Riley Institute”

Here is Paton’s presentation at the Riley Institute last week. new balance pas cher He had the honor of speaking along side of others involved with criminal justice system in SC. newbalance 2018 Together they discussed experiences and possibilities for improving SC’s justice and prison system,

Paton in DC – Stepping Up for Mental Health

August 6th, 2015 Posted by Advocacy, Articles, Media, Published Media, Speaking Events, Video 0 thoughts on “Paton in DC – Stepping Up for Mental Health”

Paton Blough delivered a wonderful speech about his life with mental illness, his recovery and his advocacy efforts at the Stepping Up initiative in Washington DC. Paton had the honor of speaking along with Representative Patrick Kennedy and Senator Al Franken. newbalance 2018 Rep Kennedy, the head of the Kennedy Forum–an organization working toward lasting change in the way mental health and addictions are treated in our healthcare system. acheter newbalance en ligne Following are some highlights from Paton’s speech   paton-kennedy-dc What is Stepping Up? Stepping Up is a national initiative designed to push counties nationwide to work on access to mental health treatment and alternatives to jail for people with mental illnesses. new balance pas cher 2018 NAMI is working with a powerful coalition of national organizations, including the Council of State Governments Justice Center, the National Association of Counties, the American Psychiatric Foundation and numerous law enforcement, mental health and substance abuse organizations. Chaussures NEW BALANCE The initiative will challenge county, state and local leaders to work together to find solutions that work for the local community. Counties will be asked to follow a step-by-step process to build partnerships, assess current practices and develop a plan to implement research-based programs and services. newbalance 2018 It will also support local leaders by providing resources and examples of effective reforms and connecting them with other communities that are successfully reducing the number of people with mental illness in jails.

Paton Speaking Live in DC for Stepping Up

August 5th, 2015 Posted by Advocacy, Speaking Events 0 thoughts on “Paton Speaking Live in DC for Stepping Up”

May 5th, soldes newbalance 2015

Paton is Speaking Up today alongside of US Senator Al Franken and US Representative Patrick Kennedy and other mental health speakers! Mental health is an issue where all political sides can come together and find mental health treatments and alternatives to jail for people with mental illnesses. chaussures new balance

You can view this event live on Stepping Up’s stream!


Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream Stepping Up is a national initiative designed to push counties nationwide to work on access to mental health treatment and alternatives to jail for people with mental illnesses. NAMI is working with a powerful coalition of national organizations, New Balance Homme including the Council of State Governments Justice Center, chaussures newbalance pas cher the National Association of Counties, the American Psychiatric Foundation and numerous law enforcement, new balance femme pas cher mental health and substance abuse organizations. New Balance Baskets The initiative will challenge county, NEW BALANCE en France state and local leaders to work together to find solutions that work for the local community. Counties will be asked to follow a step-by-step process to build partnerships, assess current practices and develop a plan to implement research-based programs and services.

Crime & Punishment – Paton Speaking at the Riley Institute Summer Series

August 3rd, 2015 Posted by Advocacy, Speaking Events 0 thoughts on “Crime & Punishment – Paton Speaking at the Riley Institute Summer Series”

July 3rd, 2015

On July 28th, Paton will be speaking at Straight Talk SC, Crime and Punishment: Thinking Outside the Cell, a summer series of presentations put on by the Riley Institute at Furman University, SC. Chaussures New Balance On the 28th, session moderator Mark Quinn will host a conversation with community members and law enforcement officers looking at the challenges facing police and the communities which they serve. soldes newbalance chaussures Paton will be among the presenters on this day where he will talk about being arrested and sent to prison due to actions related to Bipolar I Disorder. Chaussures NEW BALANCE He will also talk about his recovery work through advocacy for mental health reform, such as pushing for the passing of the Mental Health Court Program Act, and teaching CIT training to local law enforcement. chaussures newbalance pas cher

From the Riley Institute’s Website

It is clear that something is broken in today’s criminal justice system. new balance sitemap The massive growth in American prisons over the last four decades has burdened tax payers, overcrowded the prisons, and devastated vulnerable communities. new balance pas cher Strong economic arguments as well as compelling compassionate reasons exist for why we can no longer maintain the status quo.

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.

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,

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.

SC Could Expand Mental Health Court Program

August 15th, 2014 Posted by Advocacy, Media, News Commentary, Speaking Events, Video 0 thoughts on “SC Could Expand Mental Health Court Program”

April 15, 2014

Paton Blough of Rehinge spoke in front of the Greenville County Delegation last night on the topic of mental health courts. Paton is pushing for South Carolina to adopt more mental health courts in each county of the state. new balance pas cher This expansion of mental health courts would reduce recidivism rates of mentally ill inmates and also save the state millions of dollars. new balance sitemap

Watch and Read the Full Article at WSPA News Channel 7

A Greenville mental health advocate spoke with lawmakers Monday night to raise support for more mental health courts in South Carolina. Chaussures NEW BALANCE Right now, there are three in Greenville, Richland and Charleston counties. vente de newbalance The courts allow non-violent mentally ill offenders to meet with a judge and sign up for treatment.

Paton Blough graduated from Greenville’s mental health court several years ago. new balance Homme pas cher “I believe the program was a big part of my recovery without a doubt,” Blough said. solde newbalance map Blough faced some misdemeanors as he struggled with bipolar disorder.

Federal money fund many existing courts. newbalance pas cher Blough has worked with a state senator and hopes that a bill can be introduced this year.

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