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Rehinge at NAMI Walks Greenville

August 20th, 2014 Posted by Advocacy, Articles, Media, Published Media 0 thoughts on “Rehinge at NAMI Walks Greenville”

Stomp Out Stigma with Rehinge at NAMI Walks Greenville!

In just a little over 2 weeks (June 7th at 9am) we are having our annual Greenville 5K NAMI Walk at Furman University and we need you to come and support our Rehinge team! If you would like to walk with us, new balance sitemap please sign up with team Rehinge on the NAMIWalks site. newbalance 2018 pas cher However, new balance sitemap if you are not able to attend the walk, acheter newbalance please consider giving $1 or even $100 dollars to NAMI Greenville by donating to our team. new balance femme pas cher The goal for our team is to raise $1,000 and I know with your help we can do that! Donate to the Rehinge Team! Remember, 100% of your donation goes to the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Greenville, soldes newbalance SC that supports Mental Health Advocacy in our community and around the country. NAMI programs like Crisis Intervention Team training and support groups help save lives and we want you to feel like you are a part of our team. soldes newbalance We are all collectively building a wall that is being seen and one day will be so high that it will no longer be able to be ignored! Please come out and join us and be part of the fun and fellowship and help raise money for this most amazing cause.

The Cost of Not Caring: Nowhere to Go

August 13th, 2014 Posted by Media, News Commentary 0 thoughts on “The Cost of Not Caring: Nowhere to Go”

May 13, 2014

An amazingly detailed and tragically beautiful article from USA today about the state of mental health in the United States. chaussures newbalance pas cher It’s a bit of a read, but well worth it to take the time to learn more about the sad state of US mental health care and its cost.

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More than half a million Americans with serious mental illness are falling through the cracks of a system in tatters, a USA TODAY special report shows. The mentally ill who have nowhere to go and find little sympathy from those around them often land hard in emergency rooms, county jails and city streets. acheter newbalance The lucky ones find homes with family. The unlucky ones show up in the morgue. newbalance 2018 “We have replaced the hospital bed with the jail cell, the homeless shelter and the coffin,” says Rep. newbalance pas cher Tim Murphy, R-Pa., a child psychologist leading an effort to remodel the mental health system. “How is that compassionate?” States looking to save money have pared away both the community mental health services designed to keep people healthy, as well as the hospital care needed to help them heal after a crisis. newbalance pas cher tates have been reducing hospital beds for decades, because of insurance pressures as well as a desire to provide more care outside institutions. Tight budgets during the recession forced some of the most devastating cuts in recent memory, says Robert Glover, executive director of the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors. States cut $5 billion in mental health services from 2009 to 2012. soldes newbalance In the same period, the country eliminated at least 4,500 public psychiatric hospital beds — nearly 10% of the total supply, he says. new balance 2018 The result is that, all too often, people with mental illness get no care at all. Nearly 40% of adults with “severe” mental illness — such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder — received no treatment in the previous year, according to the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health.

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.

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?

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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.

One Year After Newtown

August 11th, 2013 Posted by Media, News Commentary 0 thoughts on “One Year After Newtown”

December 11, 2013

Supporting Articles: The Newtown Bee – Sandy Hook Families Joining Vice President Announcing $100 Million In Mental Health Funding Rasmussen Reports – 54% Think More Focus on Mental Health Issues Will Prevent Future Newtown Incidents One year ago in Newtown, Conn., our nation experience what I consider to be perhaps the saddest tragedy in our 237-year history. soldes newbalance All of us parents remember hugging our children extra tightly that day, and having a tough time understanding how anyone could take the life of a defenseless child. soldes newbalance In the aftermath of this horrific event, I continue to pray for all those affected by the tragedy. But while I wish it had never happened, I still am thankful for the good that has come from this. When I speak of good following the shooting, I speak of the subsequent nation-wide focus on mental health. Keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous individuals is certainly part of the solution to prevent mass shootings. NEW BALANCE en France But the root of the problem lies in our ability to adequately treat mental health issues in this country. new balance femme pas cher One of the reasons people suffering from mental health issues do not get the treatment they deserve is because of the staggering amount of stigma that still exists around the issue. soldes newbalance My belief is that the more open we are about our issues and the more we talk about – and collectively face – our problems, the more that stigma will fade. newbalance pas cher It may be uncomfortable to imagine that Adam Lanza, the Newtown shooter, was experiencing an episode of psychosis when he committed these crimes, but from my perspective, that could likely be the case. At first, I might have said that Newtown added to the existing mental health stigma in a way, because, let’s face it – who would want to identify with a mass killer? I’m happy to say, though, that I saw a change in the media climate over the past six months, and it seems like most of the articles I read stressed that openness about mental health issues and early prevention are keys to reducing or eliminating the number of mass shootings in this country. There is no shame in dealing with a mental illness. And while serious, it is common for persons to have thoughts that are either homicidal or suicidal. The shame comes when a person is dealing with these sorts of issues, and the only response they receive in return is one based in fear. We need to respond in love and understanding every time and explain to the person in crisis that their struggle is a medical one, no different than a broken leg or even cancer. We should all be willing and open to receiving psychiatric help with our heads held high. I am proud of the way many of the family members of those injured, killed or affected by the Newtown tragedy have kept the focus on mental health, and I want them to know that their effort is helping to make a difference in saving lives. chaussures newbalance pas cher A new Rasmussen poll has shown that 54 percent of Americans now believe that a focus on mental health issues will help prevent another Newtown tragedy, which is up from 48 percent of respondents in a poll conducted just one year ago. While a six percent increase may not seem like a lot, consider where we’ll be if we can move the needle 6 points per year in the next seven years. Today, let’s all take the time to pray and grieve with the families on the one-year anniversary of Newtown.

Dozens push for more mental health funding

August 7th, 2013 Posted by Advocacy, Media, Published Media, Video 0 thoughts on “Dozens push for more mental health funding”

Mental health budget in South Carolina slashed 40% in last three years


Link to Original Video: WYFF4.com

GREENVILLE, S.C. newbalance pas cher —Dozens gathered at the Mental Health Center in Greenville Thursday night with one goal in mind: finding resources for the mentally ill. The mental health budget in South Carolina has been cut 40% in the last three years, something advocates say is unacceptable. newbalance 2018 Every year the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) gives states grades based on how well they’re dealing with mental illness. soldes new balance chaussures In 2011, South Carolina received an “F.” Department of Mental Health State Director John Magill has been traveling from county to county, outlining the state’s biggest challenges when it comes to serving those with mental illness. And it all comes down to funding. New Balance Homme “We’ve got to figure out a way to put more resources, build more partnerships with organizations in the community and have a bigger presence in the schools,” said Magill. Those at Thursday’s forum said lawmakers have been receptive to their push. Shortly after the Newtown Connecticut shooting, Governor Nikki Haley made this statement. “You know what, we’ve put mental health off long enough, when I saw it when we came in it was bare bone and it is because there is always next year. newbalance 2018 pas cher And that’s what everybody does, there is always next year until a Connecticut happens,” said Haley. New Balance Baskets Advocates just hope those words will turn into action.

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Letter to the Editor: Restore Funding

August 28th, 2011 Posted by Advocacy, Letters, Media, Published Media 0 thoughts on “Letter to the Editor: Restore Funding”

Published: Herald Independent, Oct. 28, 2011

As we consider the financial crises taking place in our state, there is a sector of our population that has perhaps taken the worst hit of all—the mentally ill and their families. newbalance 2018 It is a statistical fact that during economic downturns, those with mental illness suffer worse financial stress. The State of S.C. Chaussures NEW BALANCE has severely slashed the budget for the mentally ill – over 40 percent in the last three years, from $220 million to $130 million. Yet, the net result is that there are no actual savings for the tax payer! Consider that outpatient treatment comes to an annual expense of only $2,400 per individual. Unfortunately, when this treatment is not available to the mentally ill, it results in these individuals going to hospitals or prisons, which are a far worse and much more expensive environments to receive care. New Balance Baskets The Department of Corrections spends over $17,000 each year per inmate, and this is not taking into account police costs, court costs, public defenders, etc. soldes newbalance An estimated 55 percent of the prisoner population suffers from the medical issue of mental illness. solde newbalance map This leads to severe behavioral problems and, in some cases, suicide.

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