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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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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.

Senate Gets Bill Expanding Mental Health Courts

August 18th, 2015 Posted by Advocacy, Articles, Media, News Commentary, Published Media, Stories of Hope 0 thoughts on “Senate Gets Bill Expanding Mental Health Courts”

March 18th, 2015

Senate Judiciary Panel Passes Mental Health Courts Bill! Yesterday was a major step for mental health reform in South Carolina! The SC Senate Judiciary Committee voted 23-0 for the Bill S.426, the Mental Health Court Program Act, to move forward to the SC House. new balance pas cher This is a crucial piece of legislation that will help reduce the number of mentally ill individuals incarcerated in state prisons, while diverting them to appropriate mental health services. This bill passing the SC Senate yesterday was thanks to not only the efforts of Paton Blough and other mental health advocates and local politicians, but also everyone who contacted their senators to encourage them to support the Mental Health Court Program Act. Thank you for your support now and in the future as this bill moves through the legislative process!

Read the full article about the vote in the Greenville News.

The Senate Judiciary Committee today voted unanimously to approve a bill to expand mental health courts in the state, sending the proposal to the full Senate. Sen. vente de newbalance Shane Massey, an Edgefield Republican, said the bill establishes a framework for a statewide system that is already being used in several judicial circuits. “These things have been very popular and successful in communities where they are now,” he said. solde newbalance map Mental health courts divert mentally ill offenders away from the criminal justice system and into treatment programs, much as drug courts do for drug offenders. new balance femme pas cher 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. new balance pas cher 2018 Two other courts have closed in recent years due to lack of funding. new balance 2018 “I think this is a huge first step for the Senate to acknowledge mental health reform in our state,” said Paton Blough, a Greenville mental health advocate who has spent a year pushing for the legislation.

Should Christians Take Medication for Mental Illness?

August 25th, 2014 Posted by Stories of Hope 3 thoughts on “Should Christians Take Medication for Mental Illness?”

Monday, February 24, 2014 Written by Perry Noble, the pastor of NewSpring Church of South Carolina.

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NO!!! That’s what I used to think! I remember the very first time I ever had to deal with someone who told me they were struggling with anxiety and depression. soldes new balance chaussures I did not understand and could not relate—so, I told them what I thought was the typical “Christian” answer to all problems…they should pray more, read their Bible more and memorize more Scripture. acheter newbalance Instead of lessening the load I was unintentionally adding to it. vente de newbalance The person mentioned their doctor had told them about going on a certain type of anti-depressant to help out with their struggle, and so they asked my opinion. new balance 2018 In a completely illiterate and uneducated manner I told them that people with “weak faith” are the ones that needed such meds, that godly people did not struggle with feelings of anxiety and depression and that taking such medication would essentially be screaming to God, “I don’t trust you.” I honestly felt that way then… I don’t feel that way anymore! In 2008 I entered into the darkest time of my entire life that lasted for around three years. It was brutal. Chaussures Homme New Balance I even gave suicide serious consideration.

Thank You Team Rehinge!

August 24th, 2014 Posted by Media, Stories of Hope 0 thoughts on “Thank You Team Rehinge!”

A big thank you to Team Rehinge during NAMI Walks this year! Together, newbalance 2018 we raised $600 for NAMI Greenville! The whole day was a big success for NAMI Greenville. acheter newbalance Here’s to an even bigger,

Happy Birthday to Paton Blough!

August 20th, 2014 Posted by Media, Stories of Hope 0 thoughts on “Happy Birthday to Paton Blough!”

The friends, newbalance 2018 pas cher family and supporters of Paton and Rehinge would like to wish him a happy birthday today! Paton’s hard work in the past year has resulted in many steps forward to mental health reform in SC. NEW BALANCE en France

Here’s hoping for a good year for you,

Mental Health Cops Help Reweave Social Safety Net In San Antonio

August 13th, 2014 Posted by Advocacy, Media, News Commentary, Stories of Hope 0 thoughts on “Mental Health Cops Help Reweave Social Safety Net In San Antonio”

November 13, 2014

Here’s an amazing article from NPR.org that highlights the efforts made by the police of San Antonio, Texas. Police officers known as mental health cops have been part of an overall effort by San Antonio to reform their mental health and prison systems in the city, with great success. New Balance Baskets Femme We need this kind of reform throughout the whole country.

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It’s almost 4 p.m., and police officers Ernest Stevens and Ned Bandoske have been driving around town in their unmarked black SUV since early this morning. The officers are part of San Antonio’s mental health squad — a six-person unit that answers the frequent emergency calls where mental illness may be an issue. newbalance 2018 The officers spot a call for help on their laptop from a group home across town. “A male individual put a blanket on fire this morning,” Stevens reads from the blotter. NEW BALANCE en France “He’s arguing … and is a danger to himself and others. He’s off his medications.” A few minutes later, the SUV pulls up in front of the group home. A thin 24-year-old sits on a wooden bench out back, wearing a black hoodie. “You’re Mason?” asks Bandoske. “What happened to your blanket?” Eight years ago, the next stop for someone like Mason would have been a hospital emergency room or jail. Chaussures NEW BALANCE (Because of his condition, NPR is not using Mason’s last name.) But the Bexar County jail, in San Antonio, was so overcrowded — largely with people with serious mental illnesses — that the state was getting ready to levy fines. This sort of situation is not unusual: Across the country, jails hold 10 times as many people with serious mental illness as state hospitals do, according to a recent report from the Treatment Advocacy Center, a national nonprofit that lobbies for better treatment options for people with mental illness. To deal with the problem, San Antonio and Bexar County have transformed their mental health system into a program considered a model for the rest of the nation. acheter newbalance en ligne Today, the jails aren’t full, and the city and county have saved $50 million over the past five years. The effort has focused on an idea called “smart justice” — basically, diverting people with serious mental illness out of jail and into treatment instead. Chaussures New Balance San Antonio’s new approach starts with the kind of interaction Bandoske and Stevens are having with Mason. acheter newbalance The troubled young man is hunched over, and his eyes dart back and forth between the two officers. He mumbles answers to the officers’ questions, sometimes stopping to stare at a spot in the distance. For outsiders, it’s hard to know what’s going on, but the officers say they can tell Mason is hallucinating.

TEDxYouth, Kevin Breel: Confessions of a Depressed Comic

August 28th, 2013 Posted by Stories of Hope 0 thoughts on “TEDxYouth, Kevin Breel: Confessions of a Depressed Comic”

August 28th, acheter newbalance 2013 Kevin Breel is a 19 year old writer, soldes newbalance comedian, New Balance Homme and mental health activist. NEW BALANCE en France As a rising young stand up comedian in Canada, soldes newbalance Kevin is also extremely involved in mental health work; actively speaking at schools and organizations. vente de newbalance His activist work has garnered international media attention and has impacted the lives of thousands of young people in North America.

TED Talks, Eleanor Longden: The Voices in my Head

August 8th, 2013 Posted by Stories of Hope 0 thoughts on “TED Talks, Eleanor Longden: The Voices in my Head”

August 8th, acheter newbalance 2013 To all appearances, Eleanor Longden was just like every other student, heading to college full of promise and without a care in the world. newbalance 2018 pas cher That was until the voices in her head started talking. soldes new balance chaussures Initially innocuous, these internal narrators became increasingly antagonistic and dictatorial, turning her life into a living nightmare. Diagnosed with schizophrenia, new balance sitemap hospitalized, Chaussures New Balance drugged, Longden was discarded by a system that didn’t know how to help her. Longden tells the moving tale of her years-long journey back to mental health,

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No longer silent: Man with bipolar disorder speaks up about his illness, inspiring others

August 7th, 2013 Posted by Stories of Hope 0 thoughts on “No longer silent: Man with bipolar disorder speaks up about his illness, inspiring others”

Link To Original Article: Fox News by Lren Grush, March 07, 2013

A few months ago, Logan Noone made a decision that everyone told him would be a terrible idea. newbalance 2018 pas cher He started talking. newbalance 2018 In May 2011, Noone was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, a psychiatric condition marked by alternating periods of intense depression and good or irritable moods. acheter newbalance en ligne While seeking treatment for his mental health at a hospital, his doctors and fellow patients all told him the same thing – don’t tell anyone about your illness. newbalance 2018 Logan Noone sky diving“They all said, ‘You have to be careful about who you tell, because people may discriminate against you, and it could ruin your career,’” Noone, a 23-year-old Connecticut native who now lives in California, told FoxNews.com. chaussures newbalance pas cher “And it was really frustrating for me because I thought, ‘Yeah, but they might not.’” Though he adamantly disagreed with the idea of keeping quiet, Noone ended up taking his physicians’ advice and ultimately kept his condition to himself.

Greenville Meeting Focuses On Suicide Prevention

August 6th, 2013 Posted by Stories of Hope 0 thoughts on “Greenville Meeting Focuses On Suicide Prevention”

WSPA News article from: WSPA Channel 7 News

The Upstate affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness hosted its annual dinner with a focus on suicide prevention. vente de newbalance Dr. new balance femme pas cher Frank Page was the guest speaker and he called suicide a major problem that often gets swept under the rug. “It is a difficult subject but it’s an epidemic in our culture,” Page said. soldes newbalance It has taken time but now he talks about it a lot because his daughter killed herself four years ago. acheter newbalance “It’s only been the past year I can even talk about it without crying profusely.” Page served as a pastor in Taylors for years before working on a book about his daughter. At the end of each chapter he writes a letter to people considering hurting themselves in hopes to talk them out of it. soldes newbalance chaussures “We need to start talking and being honest and letting people be honest about their feelings.” Greenville resident Paton Blough is open about his struggles with bipolar disorder. He talked about how he was able to get control of the illness and the amount of support necessary to reach that level.

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