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  • Tucson Blogger’s Threatening Facebook Post Raises Concerns

    02/27/2018 2:01:43 PM PST · by \/\/ayne · 6 replies
    Arizona Daily Independent ^ | February 25, 2018 | Staff Reporter
    On Sunday, David Morales, a Tucson blogger posted on Facebook a threat to shoot “the corrupt govt official.” The post was sent to the Arizona Daily Independent by one of Morales’ Facebook “friends.” The threat was shared with Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller by ADI contributor Loretta Hunnicutt due to Morales’ well-documented obsession with Miller. Representative Mark Finchem alerted authorities to the threatening post. Morales, whose has earned a reputation as an “anti-white Brown Nationalist,” was briefly institutionalized late last year. According to Morales, he was suffering from suicidal ideation. Morales reported that he was prescribed medication for his condition...
  • Mental Health and Gun Control(Paging Dr. Kimmill)

    02/19/2018 8:53:59 AM PST · by rktman · 25 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/19/2018 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Never mind that the FBI failed to heed and follow up on repeated and explicit warnings about Nikolas Cruz before his shooting rampage in Parkland, Florida. Never mind the FBI was too busy chasing phantom Russian collusion to locate a future killer that any nerd living in his parents' basement could have located with ease. According to mental health professional Jimmy Kimmel, Trump made Parkland happen by rescinding Obama administration regulations barring the mentally ill from getting guns:
  • Nets Push Fake News Trump Made It Easier for Mentally Ill to Buy Guns

    02/16/2018 7:06:40 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 2/15/2018 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    Fresh off their disinformation campaign in the immediate aftermath of the Parkland, Florida school shooting in which they falsely claimed there had been 18 school shootings this year, the three major network news outlets (ABC, CBS, and NBC) moved on to another fake news topic they wanted to push on the American people: President Trump and the GOP made it easier for mentally ill people to buy guns. The accusation that a bill designed to remove restrictions and allow the mentally ill to purchase guns was passed by the GOP and signed by President Trump had long been debunked. As...
  • Walgreens will now let customers use bathrooms based on gender identity

    02/07/2018 1:51:10 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 49 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/6/18 | C Perez
    Walgreens has decided to change its bathroom policies following an incident at one of their Los Angeles locations — in which a woman was denied access to the ladies room because she “looked like a man.” The drugstore chain will now allow customers to “use restroom facilities that correspond to the individual’s gender identity, regardless of the individual’s sex assigned at birth,” according to officials. The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California
  • Comedians Mock CNN Analyst's Deranged (and Racial) Trump Rants

    02/05/2018 8:00:31 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 5 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | February 5, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    Sometimes when someone seems to be ready for commitment to the Funny Farm he can be unintentionally...funny.  Such is apparently the case with CNN's counterterrorism analyst Philip Mudd whose attitude since the election of President Donald Trump resides somewhere between deranged and unhinged. An example was last August when Mudd ranted out loud in reference to Trump that "government is going to kill this guy." Last month on the heels of the "s***hole countries" controversy, Mudd embarked on a series of deranged racial rantings including screeching the n-word in front of host Don Lemon not once but twice. Little did Mudd...
  • Cannabis stocks tank on report DoJ to rescind state protections

    01/04/2018 8:28:10 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 56 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 01/04/18 | Ciara Linnane
    A strong rally in cannabis-related stocks this week to mark the start of sales of recreational marijuana in California came to a screeching halt Thursday, on a report that the Justice Department is about to throw a spanner in the works for the nascent weed industry. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a longtime marijuana opponent, is expected to rescind an Obama-era policy that gave protections to states that have legalized marijuana as long as they abide by a series of guidelines, the Associated Press reported, citing unnamed sources. An announcement that will scrap what is known as the Cole Memo...
  • What you should know about oppositional defiant disorder

    01/03/2018 6:21:18 PM PST · by aimhigh · 24 replies
    Medical News Today ^ | 01/02/2018 | Aaron Kandola
    Conduct disorders describe a group of mental and behavioral disorders characterized by persistent patterns of behavior considered to be irritable, argumentative, aggressive, or disobedient. To be classified as having a conduct disorder, a pers on must display these behaviors to a much greater extent than their peers. Examples of behaviors that can result from a conduct disorder include: frequent lying aggressive and violent behavior vandalism persistent theft alcohol or drug use
  • Obsessive selfie-taking is now a mental disorder called ‘selfitis’

    12/23/2017 6:54:03 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 55 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | December 23, 2017 | Hillary Grigonis
    According to the researchers, individuals suffering from selfitis use selfies to try to boost their confidence or their mood, along with other motivations like conforming and social competition. The researchers say that taking selfies can be an addictive behavior that also points to more underlying mental health issues, like low self-confidence.
  • Report: TX Gunman Escaped From Mental Health Facility In 2012

    11/07/2017 11:56:23 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 112 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/07/2017 | Amber Athey
    Devin P. Kelley, the gunman who killed 26 people in a Texas church, reportedly escaped from a mental health facility in 2012. According to Channel 2 Houston, Kelley was institutionalized while he was in the U.S. Air Force after being charged with assaulting his wife and baby stepson. A 2012 police report shows that he escaped from the psychiatric hospital after making death threats against his superiors in the Air Force and trying to smuggle weapons onto the base where he was stationed. Kelley escaped from Peak Behavioral Health Services, a facility in New Mexico, and was caught by police...
  • Yes, it's OK to question Trump's mental health

    08/25/2017 3:57:21 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | August 25th 2017 | Micheal Weiss
    t was in the course of falsely arguing that in his denigration of women as creatures best suited to the barnyard and kennel he was only referring to Rosie O'Donnell that then-candidate Donald Trump explained the central cultural plank of his campaign. "I've been challenged by so many people, and I don't frankly have time for total political correctness. And to be honest with you, this country doesn't have time either." t was in the course of falsely arguing that in his denigration of women as creatures best suited to the barnyard and kennel he was only referring to Rosie...
  • 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...