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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-30-07 08:03 PM
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9. Spotlight, or backlash?
After Virginia Tech, it seemed to me like there was a backlash against people with mental illness. For instance, Bill Richardson came out in favor of mandatory, forced treatment, including psychoactive meds, for mental illness. :scared:
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  -Due to Leeland Eisenberg's hostage crisis, mental health will get the spotlight Gman  Nov-30-07 05:40 PM   #0 
  - will get the spotlight... for about 2 seconds  Truth2Tell   Nov-30-07 05:41 PM   #1 
  - Exactly, just like the Virginia Tech shootings.  tridim   Nov-30-07 05:43 PM   #2 
  - Yep, then gone till the next time  spoony   Nov-30-07 05:48 PM   #3 
  - Yup  goodgd_yall   Nov-30-07 07:54 PM   #8 
  - If his point was to show the lack of care for poor mentally ill people, rest  acmavm   Nov-30-07 05:50 PM   #4 
  - Job Loss and Alcoholism..  stillcool47   Nov-30-07 07:08 PM   #5 
  - AND Sexual Abuse  seemslikeadream   Nov-30-07 07:10 PM   #6 
     - there you go...  stillcool47   Nov-30-07 07:29 PM   #7 
  - Spotlight, or backlash?  KamaAina   Nov-30-07 08:03 PM   #9 
  - Are you referring to the Mental Health Treatment Decisions Act he signed in 3/06?  pinto   Nov-30-07 08:56 PM   #10 
     - No. Apparently he went on Tweety right after VT and said it.  KamaAina   Dec-01-07 03:34 PM   #12 
  - Neh. It will ALL be "terrorism terrorism terrorism". All over-reaction & misdirection. n/t  UTUSN   Nov-30-07 10:24 PM   #11 
  - Let's hope he is not  H2O Man   Dec-01-07 03:39 PM   #13 

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