Interesting Link

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Sat, 10-19-2013 - 4:49pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYs8toIE9fY

As an advocate and student studying health + human services this scenario is sad and I'm glad child welfare is involved.  WDYT?  Is there a break down of the system, according to her, here or is this just somebody placing the blame on others? 

 


 


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Registered: 06-27-1998
Sun, 10-20-2013 - 12:28pm

This is an old story, it started in 2010 and the latest I could find out about it was here. 

http://www.wfla.com/story/20565853/who-is-really-responsible

I wish you good luck in being an advocate.

PumpkinAngel

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Sun, 10-20-2013 - 12:31pm

bordwithyou wrote:
Jamblessed, it is attitudes such as your that help keep stigmas attached to mental illnesses. Some mental illness can be cured, others can be treated to keep the symptoms at bay and allow the person who had the disease to function normally more of the time. She was represented by a lawyer, who admitted to the judge that he was unable to get her to follow any advice or suggestions. This was right before she was jailed for contempt of court for refusing to answer questions the judge was asking her. A woman who would rather go to jail and keep her kids in foster care is either fighting for some higher cause, or not thinking straight.

Well said.

PumpkinAngel

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Sun, 10-20-2013 - 12:37pm

that mental illness is a chronic, treatable illness

This is vague, but if this is all that supports your comparison of it to other illness then ok, you are right about that. 

 


 


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Sun, 10-20-2013 - 12:39pm

rollmops2009 wrote:
<p>Empty, Jams probably won't like this T, but my doc thought it was hilarious. I wore it to a breast cancer event he had organized.</p>

Love it,  available on line?

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Sun, 10-20-2013 - 12:40pm
"that mental illness is a chronic, treatable illness This is vague, but if this is all that supports your comparison of it to other illness then ok, you are right about that." --------- OK, cool! In which ways do think mental illness is different from other chronic diseases?
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Sun, 10-20-2013 - 12:41pm

Who knows what Greece's position is, Maybe they have better interventions than the US.   I do think mental health/illness is univesally controversial and debatable however, Sadly there isn't common ground and her insults only feed the problem. 

 

 


 


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Sun, 10-20-2013 - 12:43pm
"Love it, available on line?" ------- Hey, thanks :) I just went to one of those shops that will print a T for you.
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Sun, 10-20-2013 - 12:47pm
"Who knows what Greece's position is, Maybe they have better interventions than the US. I do think mental health/illness is univesally controversial and debatable however, Sadly there isn't common ground and her insults only feed the problem. " -------- Greece is irrelevant, not sure what is "controversial" about mental illness, and nobody has insulted you or anyone else.
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Sun, 10-20-2013 - 12:48pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>Who knows what Greece's position is, Maybe they have better interventions than the US.   I do think mental health/illness is univesally controversial and debatable however, Sadly there isn't common ground and her insults only feed the problem. </p><p> </p>

I'm a little confused Jams...how can you be studying in the area that you are and have such a obvious disdane for mental illnesses and not understand that it is a chronic disease?   

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Sun, 10-20-2013 - 12:48pm

Seriously, a lot about the constituion is represented here as you can't force anybody to do anything, Very good point thardy. 

 

 


 


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