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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-10-09 08:20 AM
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23. With all due respect, you're a law enforcement officer, if I understand correctly,
and not trained to diagnose mental illnesses.

I do appreciate everything you do in your capacity as a law enforcement officer, but if it's all the same to you, I'd prefer to let trained, qualified health care professionals decide who's genuinely mentally ill and who's not. They're also better qualified than jailers and LEO to decide who's genuinely suicidal and who's not. If that were not so, there would not be a single suicide in a jail anywhere on earth. :hi:
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  -NYT: Mentally Ill Offenders Strain Juvenile System Heidi  Aug-10-09 01:57 AM   #0 
  - Very personal for me  proud patriot   Aug-10-09 02:14 AM   #1 
  - Makes me very sad, too, friend.  Heidi   Aug-10-09 02:20 AM   #2 
  - Thanks  proud patriot   Aug-10-09 02:22 AM   #3 
  - it is indeed dismal  Skittles   Aug-10-09 02:54 AM   #4 
  - I sure hope you are correct  proud patriot   Aug-10-09 04:13 AM   #6 
  - I have bipolar disorder  spiritual_gunfighter   Aug-10-09 06:18 AM   #11 
     - How's the advocacy going in your neck of the woods?  Posteritatis   Aug-10-09 08:41 AM   #26 
        - There are both positive and negatives  spiritual_gunfighter   Aug-10-09 09:14 AM   #27 
  - I think they over medicate people.  ClayZ   Aug-10-09 03:42 AM   #5 
  - Totally agree: health care, not jail. Mental illness is NOT a crime.  Heidi   Aug-10-09 05:56 AM   #7 
     - no its not, but breaking and entering are, and so is assault  vadawg   Aug-10-09 06:27 AM   #13 
        - What would you think of pre-sentence diversion programs for  Heidi   Aug-10-09 06:38 AM   #17 
           - i already see that in the system i work in, but the problem is that people claim stuff all the time  vadawg   Aug-10-09 06:51 AM   #18 
              - Why not go into more detail? If you have statistics to support your claims that people,  Heidi   Aug-10-09 06:58 AM   #19 
                 - lol what i am telling you is from the front line, from dealing with the issue day in and day out  vadawg   Aug-10-09 07:50 AM   #21 
                    - With all due respect, you're a law enforcement officer, if I understand correctly,  Heidi   Aug-10-09 08:20 AM   #23 
                       - okay, do you really want for a full mental health evaluation before deciding if someones suicidal  vadawg   Aug-10-09 08:32 AM   #25 
                       - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-10-09 09:41 AM   #28 
                          - that is a point a lot of people dont get, they make excuses for the criminal behaviour  vadawg   Aug-10-09 09:46 AM   #29 
                          - I cannot (and should not attempt to) diagnose your ex-friend, as I am not a health care professional  Heidi   Aug-10-09 11:54 AM   #30 
  - The claims in this piece seem accurate to me. Mental health providers  saltpoint   Aug-10-09 06:00 AM   #8 
  - My 17 year old goddaughter was diagnosed with schizophrenia and this is where she is headed.  elocs   Aug-10-09 06:09 AM   #9 
  - Oh, elocs, I'm so sorry to hear this.  Heidi   Aug-10-09 06:17 AM   #10 
     - She is my goddaughter, but is actually like a daughter to me.  elocs   Aug-10-09 06:28 AM   #14 
        - Exactly. I wish more people had as much compassion for the mentally ill  Heidi   Aug-10-09 06:34 AM   #16 
           - That's ok. I am actually old enough to be her grandfather.  elocs   Aug-10-09 07:25 AM   #20 
  - it's the money  Aragorn   Aug-10-09 06:23 AM   #12 
  - That's heartbreaking.  Heidi   Aug-10-09 06:32 AM   #15 
  - I worry about abused children...  CoffeeCat   Aug-10-09 08:16 AM   #22 
     - CoffeeCat,  Heidi   Aug-10-09 08:23 AM   #24 

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