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1 year after Newtown, Biden to boost mental health
AP ^ | Dec. 10, 2013 | AP

Posted on 12/10/2013 5:47:03 AM PST by PROCON

Vice President Joe Biden is pledging more funding for mental health as the first anniversary of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting approaches.

The White House says $100 million will become available to increase access and quality of mental health services. Biden will announce the funds Tuesday when he meets with relatives of Newtown victims at the White House.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; biden; getashotgun; mentalhealth
There isn't a better spokesman for mental health issues than Biden.


1 posted on 12/10/2013 5:47:03 AM PST by PROCON
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To: PROCON

Dems like round numbers.

It is always either $100 million or 100,000 of something or other.

The 25th Amendment should be applied to both Zero and Biden.


2 posted on 12/10/2013 5:48:21 AM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: PROCON

so when is Biden checking in to the psych ward?


3 posted on 12/10/2013 5:48:30 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: PROCON

Start with Obama voters.


4 posted on 12/10/2013 5:49:58 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: yldstrk

Biden is in complete control of Newtown’s mental health. If he wants to raise it, he just stays the hell out. On the other hand, if he would like to lower their level of mental health, all he has to do is to enter the town.


5 posted on 12/10/2013 5:50:59 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: PROCON

Translation....

Anyone who owns firearms and exercises their Second Amendment rights needs mental help.

Anyone who is a member of the TEA Party needs mental help.

Anyone who is a conservative needs mental help.

Anyone who is a Christian needs mental help.

That’s the mindset of this corrupt Marxist administration and their fellow communist travellers.


6 posted on 12/10/2013 5:51:20 AM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (The Second Amendment makes all the other amendments possible)
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To: yldstrk

You can’t fix stupid.


7 posted on 12/10/2013 5:53:46 AM PST by ne1410s (Proverbs 17:7 Eloquent lips are unsuited to a godless fool - how much worse lying lips to a ruler!)
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To: PROCON
His mental health could certainly use a boost.
8 posted on 12/10/2013 5:53:54 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: PROCON

The inmates have taken over the asylum.


9 posted on 12/10/2013 5:56:26 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: PROCON
1 year after Newtown, Biden to boost mental health

His? He does have a mental health problem, doesn't he?

10 posted on 12/10/2013 5:59:22 AM PST by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: PROCON
Biden to boost mental health

Great, it's about time.

Has Biden signed up for 0bamacare yet?

5.56mm

11 posted on 12/10/2013 6:06:28 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: ilovesarah2012
I wish I could find the humor, but this is one of the few things I agree with from this admin. I have a son with Schizoaffective Disorder and as a result, since 2006, I am my state's coordinator (and a teacher) for the NAMI Family-to-Family education course. (The level of public ignorance about mental illness is staggering. I teach this class 3 times a year to families with loved ones diagnosed with serious brain disorders. One thing I have learned from interfacing with families with an ill relative is that the mental health care system in this country is seriously broken.

The thing that is common among the Tucson Shooting, the Aurora shootings and Sandyhook is not that they used guns, it is that they all involved seriously mentally ill young men who were simply not getting the proper level of care. For centuries, mental illness was viewed a a character flaw, or the result of bad parenting, etc. It's only in the last 30 years of so that we are understanding that these illnesses are real, biological illness, like diabetes. The difference being, these biological illnesses affect the organ we call the brain, which in tun affects complex behaviors.

It is time to treat mental illness with the same level of care and compassion that we treat other serious illnesses.

12 posted on 12/10/2013 6:20:53 AM PST by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men)
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To: PROCON

Sometimes these headlines are better than the Onion’s.


13 posted on 12/10/2013 6:23:29 AM PST by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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To: PROCON

“...Biden to boost mental health...”

Can’t be done. He is doomed to remain an idiot forever.


14 posted on 12/10/2013 6:23:40 AM PST by joethedrummer
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To: PROCON

If there’s one thing that should be high on Joe Biden’s “to do” list, it’s boosting his mental health.


15 posted on 12/10/2013 6:58:23 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: PROCON

If they can boost Joe’s mental health, more power to them.


16 posted on 12/10/2013 7:14:52 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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