Posted on February 2, 2016 by Webtypo
This February 2, 2016 article on the World Socialist Web Site (wsws.org) talks about an impending cut to food stamps that will affect millions of low-income people in the United States unless Congress does something to stop it.
Filed under: Department of Human Services, Disability, DPW, Elderly, employment, food insecurity, Men's Issues, Pediatric Issues, Politics, Poverty, Senior Citizens, SNAP (Food Stamps), Welfare, Whole health, Women's Issues | Tagged: cuts to foodstamps, cuts to SNAP, food insecurity, food stamps, foodstamps, hungry, low-income, Pennsylvania, poor, poverty, SNAP, SNAP Program, United States | Comments Off on “More than 1 million in US face food stamps cutoff”
Posted on October 31, 2015 by Webtypo
Eastern Standard Time begins at 2:00 am on November 1, 2015 this year, so that means that it would be wise to turn your clocks back 1 hour before you go to bed to make sure you are on time for anything you may need to do Sunday morning.
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Posted on June 19, 2015 by Webtypo
This June 18, 2015 article on the SALON website, talks about the many ways that those with mental health issues are losing more and more rights because non-mentally ill people assume myths are facts. Those who have followed my blog for some time probably have realized I generally don’t do many posts about anything having to do with crimes that the media has decided were the result of mental illness, but this article really hit home as it described how those with mental illnesses are scapegoats and are in many ways being thrown under the bus as opposed to being treated with the same dignity or respect that non-mentally ill people enjoy. I have felt for some time that when it comes to a court of law, involving any kind of violent act, that the court should focus on whether the evidence says the accused could have committed the crime or not, and that mental health issues need to be an after thought with evaluations used to help decide what services the person needs whether they are incarcerated or not. I have never seen media make diabetes the focus of a court case I also have never seen the media make cancer a focus of the court case when a violent act was committed. So since I have been told for many years that “just like a diabetic has to take insulin for the rest of their life, I will have to take medication for my mental illness for the rest of my life” doesn’t it seem fair to say that ‘just like a person with a mental illness stands trial based on their illness, then so should the person with diabetes stand trial based on their diabetes’. As for those of you thinking that it makes no sense to try someone who committed a violent crime based on their diagnosis of diabetes, why would you assume it’s OK to do just that when it is a person diagnosed with a mental illness? both are illnesses and both need treatment, but only those with diabetes are allowed to be treated as a person and not an illness by society.
Filed under: Advocacy and Awareness, Anti-stigma, Awareness, Issues, Jail and Prison Issues, Men's Issues, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Mentally ill inmates, Pediatric Issues, Senior Citizens, Whole health, Women's Issues | Tagged: mental disorder, United States, violent crime | Comments Off on “It’s not about mental illness: The big lie that always follows mass shootings by white males”
Posted on June 14, 2015 by Webtypo
(with hat removed)
I pledge Allegiance to the flag, of the United States of America,
and to the Republic for which it stands,
one nation, indivisible, with liberty, justice and freedom for all.
American National Anthem with lyrics on YouTube
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Posted on May 15, 2015 by Webtypo
English: Human Rights Watch logo Русский: Логотип Хьюман Райтс Вотч (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
This May 12, 2015 article on the Human Rights Watch website talks about the abuse of power often used in handling mentally ill inmate that leads to injuries and even death because of what amounts to minor infractions of the rules or orders given to them. One example in the article is about a woman who was not given her medication while she was incarcerated and at one point refused to change her jumpsuit and ended up being tasered multiple times within a matter of a few short minutes.
Filed under: Advocacy and Awareness, Awareness, Issues, Jail and Prison Issues, Men's Issues, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Mentally ill inmates, Other States, Pediatric Issues, Pennsylvania, physical abuse, Physical Health, Police Encounters, Poverty, Psychological Abuse, Senior Citizens, Whole health, Women's Issues | Tagged: abuse, abuse of power, chemical restraints, correctional officer, corrections officers, Developmental disability, excessive force, force, Human Rights Watch, incarcerated mentally ill, incarceration, injured while incarcerated, inmate, inmate abuse, inmate deaths, inmate injuries, inmate injury, inmate torture, inmates, jail, justice system, killed while incarcerated, mechanical restraints, mental disorder, Mental Health, Mental Illness, mentally ill, mentally ill inmate, mistreatment, Physical restraint, police, Prison, restraint, restraints, safety, United States, unneccesary use of force, use of force on mentally ill inmates | Comments Off on “United States: Force Against Prisoners With Mental Illness”
Posted on May 15, 2015 by Webtypo
United Nations Human Rights
This review was made public on May 11, 2015 by the United Nations Human Rights Commission. At first glance, it looks very dull, but pay close attention to the questions being asked by other countries (“Questions submitted in advance” and the addendum) as it pertains to Human Rights violations in the United States.
My question is this ….
When do we the people stand up and say enough is enough with regards to things like the brutal mistreatment of the mentally ill in jails and prisons, or racial issues or whatever other example of a human rights issue you may have in mind? How many lives need to be lost?
United Nations Human Rights Council logo. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Filed under: Awareness, Disability, first responders, Issues, Jail and Prison Issues, Men's Issues, Mentally ill inmates, Other, physical abuse, Police Encounters, Psychological Abuse, public safety, Senior Citizens, United Nations, Women's Issues | Tagged: Accountability, Human rights, Member states of the United Nations, United Nations, United Nations Commission on Human Rights, United States | Comments Off on United Nations Human Rights
Posted on February 24, 2015 by Webtypo
This February 23, 2015 article found on the Philly.com website talks about concerns over the proposed idea of returning to asylums.
Filed under: Inpatient, Mental Health, Mental Illness, State Hospital, Treatment and Support, Whole health | Tagged: asylum care, asylums, hospitalization, Mental Health, mental health asylum, mental health care, mental health treatment, State Hospitals, treating the mentally ill, United States | Comments Off on “Beware return of ‘asylums'”