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(Everett Herald)   "Bouncing the mentally ill, homeless and/or addicted from one service to another is an expensive way to treat the symptoms, but not an effective treatment of the root cause of their problems"   ( divider line
    More: Obvious, root cause, Narcotics Anonymous, mental illness, registered nurses, symptoms, treating, addictions  
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2014-04-13 03:29:05 AM  
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HisBoyLeroy: Cuckoo birds have always been a burden to society. They contribute little to nothing to our world. It is ashame if you or someone you care about is born with some kind of mental deficiency that prevents social contribution and depends on public resource obligation, but why should I be bothered on that matter?

Yea, no one with mental illness has ever done anything worth note. People like these: Virginia Woolf, Ludwig van Beethoven, Leo Tolstoy, Isaac Newton, just to name a few. Maybe a few more here [Link]. Could be a couple with bi-polar but none you would know [Link]. And those with schizophrenia not a one [Link].
2014-04-12 11:55:06 PM  
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Ex-Texan: The mentally need more in the way of services, but where will the money come from? I voluntarily admitted myself for depression, and found out that was a mistake. You get lumped in with all types. A person or persons actually trying to work with you is all but nonexistent. After they had me doped up the first couple of days, I realized i didn't need to be admitted. On the other hand, there are people in there who are really messed up. My wife laughed when she came to visit me one day, and I was so doped up, i was drooling, and when I went to get my dinner tray, I was humched over, and stumbled into the wall. She laughed. Atleast by the third day, I took a couple headers walking, they took an MRI on e, found out I had a stroke, and took me to a regular hospital.
The mental care system is so messed up, and so many corporate interests involved, I know there will be no real change, at least of what little time I have left. I've already had another stroke since then, and have trouble talking, and almost cannot write. I hope it gets better for others.

Hm, where COULD the money come from, I wonder?

We could cut spending in the military, like those tanks and planes that don't work and nobody wants; we could cut spending in jails and prisons and divert that money into mental health facilities; we could reallocate money on the front end to catch mental health problems in school-age children BEFORE they cause problems instead of waiting till they're grown up and expecting  them to solve their own problems; we could take a more proactive approach in known populations with mental-health issues such as returning or exiting veterans, post-release convicts, etc., and again, instead of spending more just reallocate existing funds to catch problems before they become major events at minimal cost on the front end; we COULD do all this, although it would take some creativity and imagination...

But that might mean actually acknowledging that mental illness isn't a moral failing or a personal responsibility fault, but an actual illness that requires aggressive treatment like any illness.
2014-04-12 10:17:45 PM  
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You mean putting me in a state hospital with attempted murderers and convicted rapists wasn't the most beneficial thing for my mental health?  Interesting...
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