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Sat Dec 24, 2011, 02:47 PM

Mentally ill flood ER as states cut services

Reuters via Yahoo





Snip< Across the country, doctors like Sullivan are facing a spike in psychiatric emergencies - attempted suicide, severe depression, psychosis - as states slash mental health services and the country's worst economic crisis since the Great Depression takes its toll.



Snip< "These are people without a previous psychiatric history who are coming in and telling us they've lost their jobs, they've lost sometimes their homes, they can't provide for their families, and they are becoming severely depressed," said Dr. Felicia Smith, director of the acute psychiatric service at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.


http://news.yahoo.com/mentally-ill-flood-er-states-cut-services-131133880.html

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Reply Mentally ill flood ER as states cut services (Original post)
sarcasmo Dec 2011 OP
Jackpine Radical Dec 2011 #1
BeHereNow Dec 2011 #2
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BeHereNow Dec 2011 #4
sarcasmo Dec 2011 #5
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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Sat Dec 24, 2011, 02:53 PM

1. No problem. They can just add Prozac to whatever mix of chemicals

they're spraying us with in those chemtrails.

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Sat Dec 24, 2011, 03:04 PM

2. Some of the comments on that article are DISGUSTING.

The ignorance, stigma and cruelty some people harbor for the mentally ill is mind numbing.
BHN

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Response to BeHereNow (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 24, 2011, 03:11 PM

3. The right has many vile members.

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Response to sarcasmo (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 24, 2011, 03:14 PM

4. And they walk among us...

There is one person posting there advocating "Kill Liberals."
I cant believe Yahoo allows that type of thing.
Isn't that illegal?
BHN

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Response to BeHereNow (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 24, 2011, 03:19 PM

5. Yahoo doesn't really have an alert set up

just the thumbs up and thumbs down vote. If the post gets to many thumbs down it gets hidden.

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Response to BeHereNow (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 24, 2011, 05:42 PM

17. Do they believe it can't happen to them?

They'd better watch it.

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Response to tblue (Reply #17)

Sat Dec 24, 2011, 06:06 PM

19. I guess they don't think "it"can happen to them or their loved ones.

The current numbers on the rise of mental illness says the odds are
against them. It can and does happen, and lately with an accelerated pace of incidents
and diagnoses.

BHN

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Response to BeHereNow (Reply #19)

Sat Dec 24, 2011, 06:56 PM

26. I have a BIL

who told me he wasn't worried about Repubs cutting Medicare because he is over 55 (and exempt from the cuts). I'm younger than him and I couldn't believe he could be so unconcerned about everyone else.

He's a dittohead, surprise surprise.

He also told me he's glad he'll get his mom house when she dies. Nice guy. I could throw up (on him).

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Response to tblue (Reply #26)

Sat Dec 24, 2011, 07:02 PM

29. What if his mom gets behind in

Her property taxes and forgets to do repairs? Or what if she sells it to go live in a fancy assisted living community? He shouldn't count his chickens before they're hatched. And if he, the apple, didn't fall far from the tree, the mother, then he better prepare for her being as unconcerned about him as he is for anyone else.

I feel for you. But, You must have married the pick of the litter!

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #29)

Sat Dec 24, 2011, 11:34 PM

52. you never know how much debt your parents might amass

over a lifetime, not to mention that wonderful house the BIL will inherit could be reverse-mortgaged to the hilt, esp. if the mom lives long enough, has a long-term illness, Alzheimer's, etc.

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Response to tblue (Reply #26)

Sat Dec 24, 2011, 07:39 PM

35. Sounds like a real asshole.

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Denis Leary's tribute the asshole Americans.
Send it to your BIL.

LOL
BHN

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Response to BeHereNow (Reply #35)

Sat Dec 24, 2011, 11:41 PM

54. love the video, thanks

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