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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:38 PM

Franken To Introduce Bill To Bring Mental Health Care To Schools

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) announced at a Senate hearing on gun violence Wednesday that he would introduce legislation to introduce mental health care in schools on Thursday to address the country's ailing mental health care system.

"Tomorrow I will introduce the Mental Health In Schools Act which will improve access to mental health care for kids," Franken said. "Catching these issues at an early age is really important."

Franken also cautioned against stigmatizing mental illness. "I want to be careful here -- that we don't stigmatize mental illness," he said. "The vast majority of people with mental illness are no more violent than the rest of the population. In fact, they are more likely to be the victims of violence."


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Redfairen Jan 2013 OP
Lionessa Jan 2013 #1
mucifer Jan 2013 #5
Manifestor_of_Light Jan 2013 #2
NewJeffCT Jan 2013 #6
Fight2Win Jan 2013 #3
davidpdx Jan 2013 #4
Recursion Jan 2013 #7

Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:44 PM

1. Excellent. I was just wondering the other day what he was up to.

 

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Response to Lionessa (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 09:11 AM

5. He's very intelligent and very hard working. He doesn't spend his time

in front of cameras or on the radio these days.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 03:27 PM

2. We need comprehensive mental health care for ALL AGES.

Another case of preventive medicine saving lives and saving money.

The Repubs don't want to hear about it of course.

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Response to Manifestor_of_Light (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 09:17 AM

6. You're right

Republicans have blocked attempts for more comprehensive mental health care in the past, though.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 04:43 PM

3. so they can force children whose minds are still developing to take antidepressants/antipsychotics?

 


It might be that the culprit in many of the massacres we see are the drugs that the perps were taking (but the corporate media will not discuss)...now they want to force more of these drugs on kids?

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Response to Fight2Win (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 07:23 AM

4. I don't see anywhere where that was said

But you already know that.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:25 AM

7. Outstanding

In fact, they are more likely to be the victims of violence.

Way too true.

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