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

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.

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.

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.

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Mental health advocates call for more help fighting stigma

August 17th, 2012 Posted by Advocacy, Articles, Media, Published Media 0 thoughts on “Mental health advocates call for more help fighting stigma”

Published: WYFF News 4, Dec. 17, 2012

Advocates say Connecticut school shooting raises fears about mental illness GREENVILLE, S.C. — Mental health advocates in the Upstate said fighting stigma and pushing for more funding are top priorities, especially after the school shooting in Connecticut. Investigators said Adam Lanza, the 20-year-old identified as the shooter, had mental problems. chaussures newbalance pas cher “It seems to be always pointed out that that’s a piece of it and that adds to that stigma of the mental illness,” Kathy Eckart, of Mental Health America of Greenville County (MHAGC), told WYFF. “The truth is the majority of people who do have a mental illness are high-functioning, can lead normal lives and are not mass killers.” Bill Lindsey, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness of South Carolina, said people with mental illness are more likely to be victims of crime. Chaussures Homme New Balance “Treatment works if you can get it,” Lindsey told WYFF. “But it’s just so hard to get.” Lindsey said starting from July 2008 through June 30, 2012, the state dealt with a $90 million cut in funding for mental health. “The budget that started on July 1 was the first time for us to have new state money (amounting to) $17 million,” Lindsey said. “We’re still waiting to see what the next budget will be. Hopefully, it won’t be below that.” Lindsey said many mental health patients are not able to see their counselors or doctors as often as before. Consequently, many patients are not getting the medicine or therapy treatments adjusted appropriately, Lindsey said. “We transfer the cost of doing mental health out of the mental health department and into jail and corrections institutes,” Lindsey said. newbalance 2018 Paton Blough was diagnosed with a bipolar disorder and devotes much of his time to mental health advocacy. He said more education programs are needed to fight the stigma that surrounds mental illness. “Unfortunately, (mental illness) is not as popular as cancer to fund,” Blough said. “We feel like mental health funding is kind of the red-headed stepchild that doesn’t receive enough funding.” Blough said a strong support system of family members and counselors have helped him deal with his illness.

The best thing is to try to make a game plan,” Blough said. New Balance Baskets Femme “Through medication, counseling, therapy and your support circle, (you can) make decisions that will avoid problems.”

Springbrook Behavioral Health Systems is a hospital for adults and long-term treatment facility for adolescents in Travelers Rest. New Balance Homme CEO Mike Rowley said he’ll be watching the upcoming state budget talks closely. “It’s frequent that we don’t have the beds that are needed to treat the clients,” Rowley told WYFF. “Earlier this year, we had to turn some people away.” Rowley said he expects to see an increase in patients in early 2013. “You tend to see less people who want to get treatment during the holidays,” Rowley said. Eckart recommended that people continue to use MHAGC’s crisis hotline for people dealing with mental illness — both patients and their families. New Balance Baskets “It’s totally anonymous. Chaussures New Balance Anybody can call at any time and just talk to somebody 24 hours a day,” Eckart said. “If you’re concerned, get help.

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