“Mental Health Advocates Blast Rep. Tim Murphy’s Bill as a Costly Step Backward, to the Days When a Mental Illness Diagnosis Was a Life Sentence”

U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Penn., Joined AFGE Loc...

U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Penn., Joined AFGE Local 332 Members At a Recent Union Event (Photo credit: AFGE)


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This December 12, 2013 article on the PR Newswire website discusses a bill being proposed by Representative Tim Murphy and is disguised as “mental health reform”  the reality of the bill seems to be that it is a step backwards.



“Harsh parenting, more common among poor, impairs kids’ brain growth”

From the low 300s!

From the low 300s! (Photo credit: lsc21)


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This December 11, 2013 article on the Philly.com website talks about the effect of harsh parenting on the developing brains of children.  The article indicates that harsh parenting isn’t considered to be abuse, but that it does cause problems for the child that can last a lifetime.