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  •  I'm glad you went ahead and posted this (8+ / 0-)

    discrimination against those who are mentally ill is pervasive across our society and that fact discourages people seeking help. The fact is that the vast majority of the mentally ill are in no way violent, and when someone really is a danger to themselves or society our overworked police and social services (such as they exist) drop the ball. Just like they did when the psychiatrist reported that guy in Aurora.

    After this entire dust up is over, and any laws are passed, we will still be left with a system that does very little to curb firearm homicide.

    How big is your personal carbon footprint?

    by ban nock on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 11:22:24 AM PDT

    •  Except none of that happened in this case (5+ / 0-)
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      lgmcp, lina, Laurence Lewis, S F Hippie, vcmvo2

      it was mistaken identity, nothin' to do with mental health, anti-anxiety meds or anything mental health related.

      "Empty vessels make the loudest sound, they have the least wit and are the greatest blabbers" Plato

      by Empty Vessel on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 11:28:20 AM PDT

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    •  Hmmmm (2+ / 0-)
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      when someone really is a danger to themselves or society our overworked police and social services (such as they exist) drop the ball. Just like they did when the psychiatrist reported that guy in Aurora.
      The fact that it isn't done efficiently enough is a reason we shouldn't try to do it at ALL?

      I hear what you are saying about stigmatization, but isn't there some kind of middle ground?  

      "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

      by lgmcp on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 11:46:18 AM PDT

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