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  • Mental Health Issues are at the Forefront of Politics, But No One is Looking into the Causes

    06/22/2017 11:07:09 AM PDT · by davikkm · 7 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    Both in the US and the UK, the issues of mental health care, treatment and support are areas that almost all of the main political parties are in agreement on: more must be done. But why is it that this apparently growing problem is not being investigated as other health concerns invariably are? Is there a mental health epidemic on the horizon? Are the figures rising year on year? The only time government does not look for an answer is when it already has one; so what is really happening? Firstly, it is worth looking at the actual numbers (it...
  • Bernstein: ‘Appropriate’ for Media to Question Trump’s Mental Stability for Office

    05/15/2017 2:34:33 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/14/17 | Trent Baker
    During Sunday’s CNN “Reliable Sources” broadcast, CNN contributor Carl Bernstein said not only was it “appropriate” for the media to question President Donald Trump’s mental stability and fitness, but he believed it was “part of the story.” “Donald Trump is a president with whom there is a grave question about his fitness and ability to conduct the office of the presidency, and that’s going hand in hand with the possible coverup into collusion with a foreign power,” Bernstein explained. Later, host Brian Stelter asked Bernstein if it was “appropriate” for journalists to address Trump’s mental stability and fitness as president...
  • Gabby Giffords’ Gun Control Group Urges Opposition to Repeal of Gun Ban for Military Vets

    04/21/2017 7:25:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | AWR Hawkins
    Gabby Giffords’ gun control group Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS) is urging opposition to a repeal of the gun ban for military veterans. On March 16 Breitbart News reported that the House voted to repeal the gun ban for military veterans and ARS is asking gun controllers to convince their Senators not to follow suit. ARS posted a link that helps gun controllers write a letter to their Senators. The text of the link says, “Write a letter to your Senators saying that you OPPOSE legislation that would prevent the Department of Veterans Affairs from submitting mental health records to...
  • Senate Nixes Obama-Era Gun Rule

    02/15/2017 9:32:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/15/17 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    The Senate nixed an Obama-era rule that could block some people receiving Social Security disability benefits from being able to buy a gun. Senators voted 57-43 to strike down a regulation that requires the Social Security Administration to report people who receive disability benefits and have a mental health condition to the FBI's background check system. The database is used to determine eligibility for buying a firearm. The Senate's move will send the resolution of disapproval, which also passed the House last week, to President Trump's desk, where he is expected to sign it. The rule was implemented by the...
  • What Is My Duty to Warn? (Psychiatrists)

    01/04/2017 5:26:24 AM PST · by tired&retired · 12 replies
    Psychiatric News ^ | January 2016 | Kristen Lambert, J.D., M.S.W., L.I.C.S.W., Moira Wertheimer, J.D., R.N., C.P.H.R.M.
    Although psychiatrists are legally required to protect the confidentiality of mental health information disclosed by their patients, most states have laws either mandating or permitting psychiatrists to reveal confidential information when patients pose harm to a third party. Most of these laws, commonly referred to as “duty to warn” laws, were passed following the seminal court case of Tarasoff v. The Regents of the University of California. This case established a duty among mental health professionals to warn potential victims of a risk of violence. The laws afford mental health professionals immunity from civil and criminal liability for the disclosure...
  • State Supreme Court Ruling Expands 'Tarasoff' Duty for Washington State Clinicians (Psychiatrists)

    01/04/2017 5:26:14 AM PST · by tired&retired
    American Psychiatric Association ^ | TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2017
    What Is My Duty to Warn? A Washington state Supreme Court decision appears to significantly broaden the duty that psychiatrists and other mental health professionals in that state have to protect and warn potential victims of violence by a patient under their care. In Volk v. De Meerleer, the Washington state Supreme Court expanded the so-called Tarasoff standard regarding a mental health professional’s duty to protect and warn a third party of possible violence, asserting that the duty extends to any possible victim—even one that has not been specifically identified by the patient. The ruling applies only to clinicians in...
  • John Kerry’s rich fantasy life

    11/04/2016 5:31:35 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11-4-16 | Opinion
    The secretary of state spends too much time in a world of his own making. There’s an old theory that extensive air travel inflicts physical injury and distorts cognitive thinking. Airline stewardesses of a previous time said the introduction of the jetliner for the old propellers-and-internal engines disrupted their menstrual cycles. Life is dangerous in the clouds. Perhaps all his flying about is what disrupted Secretary of State John Kerry’s ability to think coherently. He told a group of University of Chicago political science students the other day that President Obama’s foreign policies have been a smashing success. The president’s...
  • Is Hillary Clinton Mentally Ill?

    08/05/2016 2:02:03 PM PDT · by Boomer · 63 replies
    Boomer ^ | Aug. 5, 2016 | Self
    While watching her in a pre-arranged and set up press conference (basically political theater) this morning she was unable to accept what the FBI Director had said about her being guilty of wrongdoing with the email scandal. I found it fascinating to watch her deny doing anything wrong although the rest of the planet by now knows she was 100% guilty. She also took credit for sending 30,000 emails during her four years as Sec. of State instead of crediting her office and assistants who actually sent the bulk of them. Of course she would then be saying she let...
  • Dem rep launches petition to evaluate Trump's mental health

    08/03/2016 2:40:10 PM PDT · by suijuris · 114 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/3/16 | Nikita Vladimirov
    A California Democrat on Wednesday launched a change.org petition calling for Donald Trump to a undergo mental health evaluation. Rep. Karen Bass, who was a physician assistant and a clinical instructor prior to her political career, said the Republican presidential nominee may have narcissistic personality disorder, which could severely influence his actions as commander in chief. "Donald Trump is dangerous for our country. His impulsiveness and lack of control over his own emotions are of concern. It is our patriotic duty to raise the question of his mental stability to be the commander in chief and leader of the free...
  • Hawai‘i becomes first state in nation to enroll firearms owners in centralized information system

    06/24/2016 2:13:59 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 67 replies
    Governors Office Newsroom ^ | June 23 , 2016 | David Ige
    HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed SB 2954 (ACT 108) which authorizes county police departments in Hawai‘i to enroll firearms applicants and individuals registering their firearms, in a criminal record monitoring service. The system, also known as the “Rap Back” system, is a service of the Federal Bureau of Investigation that provides continuous criminal record monitoring for authorized government agencies such as law enforcement agencies. The service notifies the agencies when a firearm owner is arrested for a criminal offense anywhere in the country. This will allow county police departments in Hawai‘i to evaluate whether the firearm owner may continue...
  • Don’t Let the 43 Republicans Who Voted for Obama’s Transgender Agenda Spin Their Vote

    05/30/2016 11:09:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 5/27/16 | Ryan Anderson
    On Wednesday, 43 Republican members of Congress joined the Democrats to vote for President Barack Obama’s transgender agenda. Now they’re trying to spin their vote. These 43 Republicans voted for the Maloney amendment, which ratified Obama’s 2014 executive order barring private businesses who do contract work for the government from engaging in what the government considers to be “discrimination” on the basis of “sexual orientation and gender identity” in their private employment policies. As I pointed out in an earlier Daily Signal article, “discrimination” on the basis of “gender identity” can be something as simple as having a bathroom policy...
  • Bishop Paprocki: We Ask You to Use the Correct Bathroom (transgenderism is a mental illness)

    05/29/2016 3:36:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    Courageous Priest ^ | May 27, 2016 | Bishop Thomas John Paprocki
    My dear brothers and sisters in Christ,Once again common sense has been turned on its head in our culture, this time by transgender activists agitating for people to be able to use the bathroom that they feel corresponds emotionally to their self-identified gender rather than the anatomical gender of their biological sex. The issue has emerged prominently in recent national and local news.Obama and the Civil Rights of Transgender People In North Carolina, in response to an ordinance adopted in Charlotte that would have allowed transgender people to use whatever bathroom they wanted, the state legislature passed a law in...
  • A Brother’s Mental Illness Influenced John Kasich’s Views

    PITTSBURGH — Gov. John Kasich often speaks about mental health in his campaign for president. He has defended his decision to expand Medicaid in Ohio by highlighting its benefits for mentally ill residents. He is probably the only Republican candidate this year to ask a crowd, “Do you know what it’s like for somebody to live with depression?” The question, posed at a rally in upstate New York recently, threw a hush over a room of 1,000 people. Mr. Kasich went on: “There are people here who know exactly what I’m talking about.” Mr. Kasich is one who knows. His...
  • Wilton Manors looks to change its health plan for transgender employees

    04/26/2016 11:44:38 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    WSVN-TV ^ | 4/26/16
    ....Wilton Manors city leaders are in talks of expanding their insurance...Currently, gender confirmation surgery is excluded from the city's health plan, causing a financial strain that can often hinder the completion of the process.
  • Trump: Fields Would Have Pressed Charges Even if Lewandowski Apologized ‘Because She Likes It’

    03/30/2016 11:22:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 03/30/2016 | BY: David Rutz
    Donald Trump said Wednesday that reporter Michelle Fields would likely have pressed battery charges even if Corey Lewandowski had apologized for grabbing her “because I think she likes it,” implying she wanted the attention. On NBC’s Today, hosts Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie asked Trump to explain his stalwart defense of his campaign manager. Lauer at one point resignedly asked if this whole thing would be moot if Lewandowski had apologized in the first place. “I actually don’t think so,” Trump said. “I think she would have pressed charges anyway because I think she likes it. That’s my opinion. Maybe...
  • FBI Raids Home of San Bernardino Shooter's Friend Over Gun Purchases

    12/05/2015 3:59:08 PM PST · by kristinn · 87 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | Saturday, December 5, 2015 (2:58 p.m. PST) | Aoun Sahi, Richard Winton and Paloma Esquivel
    I agents on Saturday raided a Riverside home belonging to a friend of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook as they try to determine whether the man purchased two of the semiautomatic rifles used in the massacre, according to a law enforcement source. The source, who asked to remain anonymous because the case is ongoing, said officials have been trying to talk to man to see what he knows about the attack. It's far from clear whether the man had anything to do with the violence or even knew what Farook did with the guns, the source added. A second...
  • Michael Sam tweets his departure from football, citing mental health

    08/14/2015 8:44:02 PM PDT · by Callahan · 46 replies
    ESPN ^ | 8/14/2015 | ESPN News Services
    Michael Sam will step away from professional football, he announced via Twitter on Friday night. Sam, the 25-year-old who began the season with the CFL's Montreal Alouettes, cited a tumultuous past year for leaving football at this time. The Alouettes confirmed in a release that Sam has left the club for "personal reasons" and that he has been added to the team's suspended list. Sam made the announcement in a series of three tweets.
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    07/17/2015 6:22:57 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 82 replies
    I have been in many places, but I've never been in Kahoots. Apparently, you can't go alone. You have to be in Kahoots with someone. I've also never been in Cognito. I hear no one recognizes you there. I have, however, been in Sane. They don't have an airport; you have to be driven there. I have made several trips there, thanks to my children, friends, family and work. I've been in Consistent, but not on a regular basis.      I would like to go to Conclusions, but you have to jump, and I'm not too much on...
  • Hungry FBI Creating Fake Terrorists

    06/09/2015 7:42:36 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 8 replies
    http://www.thedailybell.com/ ^ | June 09, 2015 | Philippe Gastonne
    In the 14 years since 9/11, you can count about six real terrorist attacks in the United States. These include the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013, as well as failed attacks, such as the time when a man named Faisal Shahzad tried to deliver a car bomb to Times Square. In those same 14 years, the Bureau, however, has bragged about how it's foiled dozens of terrorism plots. In all, the FBI has arrested more than 175 people in aggressive, undercover counterterrorism stings. These operations, which are usually led by an informant, provide the means and opportunity, and sometimes even...
  • ESPN: There was no runner-up to [Bruce] Jenner for courage award [Media Arrogance]

    06/05/2015 6:09:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 39 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/3/15
    ....The network's statement on Wednesday went into further detail on how the network chooses its recipients.... ....we are proud to honor Caitlyn Jenner embracing her identity and doing so in a public way to help move forward a constructive dialogue about progress and acceptance," ESPN said.