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“Cost of not caring: Stigma set in stone”

 

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English: Image for mental health stubs, uses two psych images – psychiatry (medicine) and psychology (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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I’m not sure about the publication date, but in the URL there is what could be a date of June 24, 12014 in it, but I’m not sure if that was the publication date or the date the file was saved into their system.  I am sure though that this USA Today segment is lengthy, but has a LOT Of information packed into that anyone who has even an ounce of compassion or a hint of a willingness to learn about the realities of mental health care in America should really consider reading.   It is well worth the time it takes to read it.

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“Mentally ill inmates need better, earlier treatment”

 

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English: Images of the mentally deficient classified as feebly gifted (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This June 18, 2014 Article from The Inquirer on the Philly.com website talks about the criminalization of mental illness and points out that people with diabetes or hypertension aren’t locked up because of their medical condition and asks why people with mental illnesses are locked up in prisons because of their medical condition when they need medical care.

“A proposed law would make it easier for the mentally ill to be treated, but would it come at the expense of their rights?”

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This June 18, 2014 Pittsburgh City Paper article talks about the ongoing controversy surrounding Rep. Tim Murphy’s proposed mental health reform bill.

“For New College Grads, Finding Mental Health Care Can Be Tough”

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This June 4, 2014 NPR: Shots article talks about the difficulty that college grads with mental illnesses have with accessing and keeping up with their mental health treatment after they graduate.

 

Mental Health Clinic, Las Vegas

Mental Health Clinic, Las Vegas (Photo credit: misterbisson)

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“Another mental health bill envisions dignity and respect for patients”

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This May 23, 2014 article on the Behavioral Healthcare website talks about another bill for reforming the mental health system while not losing sight of the need to treat the people with mental illnesses with dignity and respect.

Mental Health Clinic, Las Vegas

Mental Health Clinic, Las Vegas (Photo credit: misterbisson)

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“The Stigma of Mental Illness Is Making Us Sicker”

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This May 13, 2014 Psychology Today article talks about the very real impacts of stigma on people with mental illnesses and their families, and offers some thoughts on what changes are needed and what those changes could mean to those with mental illnesses.

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“National mental health resources”

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This May 15, 2014 article lists a handful of national mental health resources and includes a brief summary for ea

Mental Health Awareness Ribbon

Mental Health Awareness Ribbon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

ch one.

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