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She Wanted To Be The Perfect Mom, Then Landed In A Psychiatric Unit
infanticide
"futile quest for a will-o'-the wisp"

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sun Nov 3rd, 2019 at 09:19:53 PM EST
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Natural explanation will-o'-the-wisp

In modern times of robotic living, massive data collection, anxiety and stress, social media ... empathy for and understanding of mental disturbance has fallen far behind by light years. Living in medieval times and beliefs.

Perinatal Depression: A Review of U.S. Legislation and Law

Ronald Reagan and the Commitment of the Mentally Ill:
Capital, Interest Groups, and the Eclipse of Social Policy

    This paper provides an illustration of this co-optation by examining the policies regarding involuntary commitment of the mentally ill. The shifts in such policies were not the result of overt attempts at change, but rather part of an overall effort to realign the political economy to be more profitable for business. The overall result was that political discourse shifted from a focus on social policy to a focus on fiscal policy. As such, social programs that necessitated financial outlays on the part of the federal government were overlooked in favour of policies that seemed less costly.

    Still, the administration did not, and perhaps could not, act in isolation and without public support. But they didn't have to. By the middle of the 1970s, there was a consensus among interested groups that reform of the Mental Health Care System was necessary. Lobbying on the part of special interest groups and a commitment on the part of President Jimmy Carter led to passage of the Mental Health Systems Act.

    With the planned transfer of responsibility for the mentally ill to the states, reformers needed to build coalitions of fiscal conservatives concerned with the cost of social programs; "law and order" Republicans concerned with crime; and those who dealt with the mentally ill who, in the absence of more comprehensive reform, sought more limited alternatives (Becker, 1993). Within this context, statutes and procedures dealing with involuntary commitment of the mentally ill were attractive. Easing standards cost relatively little, allowed the Administration to claim action simultaneously on mental health care policy, crime, and homelessness, and appeased health care providers and families of the mentally ill.



Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Mon Nov 4th, 2019 at 04:37:30 AM EST
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This argument neatly avoids stigmatizing dumping the mentally ill onto the streets.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Mon Nov 4th, 2019 at 04:30:55 PM EST
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