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  •  Really? Not so in my experience. (4+ / 0-)

    But it is good to hear that is true in some places.

    Thanks for your comment.

    "extreme concentration of income is incompatible with real democracy.... the truth is that the whole nature of our society is at stake." Paul Krugman

    by Gorette on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 04:44:19 PM PST

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    •  True in NY, Los Angeles, and San Diego County (1+ / 0-)
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      Let all Bush tax cuts expire and , bring on the Sequestration cuts to defense.

      by kck on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 05:21:27 PM PST

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    •  True here as well. (0+ / 0-)

      I believe the clinics get federal grants. However, unless someone seeks help him/herself, or unless it can be proven that they are a risk to themselves or others, no treatment occurs. In this society there is a stigma attached to mental illness. Nobody wants that stigma. When we grow up, as a society, we will learn to accept mental illness in the same way we accept physical illness. Until then, people won't avail themselves of treatment, regardless of the cost. All that being said, I reject your simplistic solution to gun violence. Normal, generally happy people, snap. Life is hard these days. Lots of people are struggling to keep roofs over their heads and food in their stomachs. While some of the recent crimes have been attributed to mentally ill people, there are plenty of mentally ill people who would never hurt anyone. And there are drunk people who kill young black males because they don't like their choice of music.

      •  Just heard that in AZ there was a drastic cut (2+ / 0-)
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        in mental health $$$, said Amy Goodman on UP. She'd been there interviewing people re the shooter in the Gabby Giffords shooting.

        "A massive mental health cultural campaign" is something Chris Hayes just proposed on his show. That's right on, Chris!!

        "extreme concentration of income is incompatible with real democracy.... the truth is that the whole nature of our society is at stake." Paul Krugman

        by Gorette on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 06:47:08 AM PST

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        •  Arizona is high on anybody's list of an out of con (0+ / 0-)

          control gun purchase scheme, it is to gun purchases what Delaware and North Dakota is to credit card abusers: a pariah state.

          A nasty coincidence that they are cutting mental health.

          They WILL get another and another lesson on this, sadly.

          This machine kills Fascists.

          by KenBee on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 06:27:41 PM PST

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