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State urged to drop appeal of inmate mental health ruling

August 16th, 2014 Posted by Advocacy, Media, News Commentary 0 thoughts on “State urged to drop appeal of inmate mental health ruling”

January 16, 2014

Paton Blough and Dr. newbalance 2018 James Hayes, the president of the state board for NAMI, were interviewed by the Greenville News about their petition to stop South Carolina’s appeal against Judge Baxley’s ruling on mental illness in the state’s prisons. newbalance 2018 You can sign the petition yourself as well: sign the petition.

You can read the full article on Greenville News Online

COLUMBIA — A Greenville mental health advocate has collected more than 100 signatures from lawmakers, County Council members, mental health officials and others asking that the state drop its appeal of a judge’s order last week that the prison system develop a plan to improve its treatment of inmates who have serious mental illness. soldes newbalance Paton Blough of Greenville, a mental health advocate who founded the website rehinge. chaussures new balance com, said he believes the state can only effectively focus on improving its care of the mentally ill in prison when it stops fighting Judge Michael Baxley’s ruling. Dr. newbalance pas cher James Hayes of Greenville, president of the state board for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, signed the petition and also said the state should drop the appeal. soldes new balance chaussures “If we appeal this, it will be one more reason not to do some meaningful reform,” he told The Greenville News. acheter newbalance “It’s critically important that our prisoners with mental illness get the proper care.

Haley Needs to Address Treatment of Inmates

August 10th, 2014 Posted by Advocacy, Articles, Media, Published Media 0 thoughts on “Haley Needs to Address Treatment of Inmates”

Posted in the Letter to the Editor section of the Greenville News on February 09, 2014

I am somewhat appalled at the lack of response from Gov. Chaussures Homme New Balance Nikki Haley after Judge Michael Baxley highlighted the way our Department of Corrections has been abusing the severely mentally ill in our prisons. Gov. chaussures newbalance pas cher Haley had the opportunity during her State of the State Address to mention these issues along with a plan to remedy this situation but instead decided to remain silent. newbalance 2018 She has also yet to respond to a letter signed by over 300 of her constituents and over a dozen elected officials asking her to drop the appeal that was immediately mentioned after the ruling came down. Judge Baxley highlighted in his 45-page ruling how some inmates with severe psychotic disorders have been in solitary confinement for years, and in tat least one case where a man died with rotting food trays surrounding him. chaussures newbalance pas cher Judge Baxley has given the state six months to come up with a plan to make the necessary changes. soldes newbalance chaussures It’s time we all wake up to the fact that we need to invest in our mental health system in this state to avoid the higher fiscal and human cost down the road. new balance femme pas cher The real solution is to come up with a plan that would stop the vicious, expensive cycle of why the mentally ill end up in prisons in the first place. acheter newbalance If we could stop 3,000 severely mentally ill from being incarcerated we would save over $52 million annually in the Corrections costs alone.

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.

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 www.redhype.com 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 www.diningfornami.com 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.

Letter to the Editor: Reform Prisons

August 14th, 2013 Posted by Advocacy, Letters, Media, Published Media 2 thoughts on “Letter to the Editor: Reform Prisons”

South Carolina Gov. acheter newbalance Nikki Haley has selected her chief of staff to be the next director of the state’s prison system. Source: WLTX


Published: The Post and Courier, Sept. 14, 2013

I was glad to see that reducing recidivism rates was a reason for Gov. new balance 2018 pas cher Nikki Haley’s recent appointment of Bryan Stirling as the new S.C. soldes newbalance prisons chief. The disappointment came when I read no mention of the mentally ill who are living behind bars. Any spending targeted at helping inmates read just to civilian life without addressing this issue is, in my estimation, mostly a waste. The Bureau of Justice Statistics found in a 2006 study that over half the prison population in our country has a mental illness — 1.25 million is a staggering number. new balance 2018 Further research suggests that the mentally ill population is two to four times overrepresented in our correction system in the United States. All residents of South Carolina need to wake up to the fact that ignoring these problems will only bring more pain and expense. Mr. Stirling and Gov. vente de newbalance Haley should provide the bold leadership to do what is necessary to reform our corrections system and make South Carolina an exemplar for the rest of the nation.

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