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Archives for January, 2013

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Caring for the mentally ill: It’s going to cost money. Get over it.

I find it really ironic that we're being forced to look at the consequences of the horrendous lack of care and compassion we have shown the mentally ill while  many lawmakers and the "53 percent" are simultaneously doing their damnedest to cut what they call "entitlement" programs.

Have we really sunk so low as a society that it takes the death of twenty little kids and the six...
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Me, Depression and Lance

On Monday, June 30, 2003 I got an email from Lance Armstrong. He thanked me for an article I had written about how his battle with cancer had helped me get through my parents' illnesses and deaths.

I copied the email, framed it and hung it above the desk on my front porch where I write. I was proud of that email and the journalism awards it hung beside.

Last night I watched Lance admit he was a fraud, a bully and an all-around prick....
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Guns and Parity: The president “intends” to do something about mental health

You may have missed #22 of  the 23 executive orders President Obama signed as part of his gun control package. It's the second to last paragraph on the last page of his plan.

• Finalize requirements for private health insurance plans to cover mental health services: The Administration will issue final regulations governing how existing group health plans that offer mental health services must cover them at parity under the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008. In addition, the Affordable Care...
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