Dealing with mental instability: Help is available

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  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    Sept. 25, 2012 7:29 a.m.

    Although these professionals put on a brave face, the mental health programs in this nation are in shambles. And it is fair to point the finger at Washington. Since the mid-60s they have been tinkering with the problem and emptied the state mental hospitals as a result. The medications have been less effective than promised.
    Not to be outdone, judges have decided to make it difficult to have people committed until they have committed violent acts to prove the need for institutionalization.
    The mentally ill end up in nursing homes, risking the well-being of the aged (not to mention being wildly expensive).
    I must respectfully disagree that it is a matter of money. It is a matter of policy and structure.

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Sept. 25, 2012 3:32 a.m.

    When people need a friend or relative to lean on you don't call the governemnt to hear your confession and thoughts, that is as good as giving them sign confession of potential or possible crimes.

    No, don't call government, call a friend, call a priest, call a lawyer, non IHC doctor, or anyone that is not working for the government and has immunity to forced disclosure of your privacy. I say call a non IHC doctor because the state and board of health has your full consent to give any government official (police, prosecutor, jailer) full access to your medical records and medical history.

    By law in any police investigation for any confession to a psychiatrist appointed and paid for by the government becomes the property of the state police to prosecute and arrest as accomplices. This so called help is a lie when so many other avenues for help is available. A forewarning about allowing children to talk to police paid crisis counselors investigating any time there are student involved crimes. Trust no one connected to government, not even state paid health care as there are no rights and protections for personal and private conversations.

  • tabuno Clearfield, UT
    Sept. 25, 2012 1:36 a.m.

    I would be curious to know if it is the general opinion of the mental health profession whether or not those involved in domestic violence, substance abuse/dependency violence or DUI deaths, murder, and other lethal or serious criminal acts are primarily non-mental health related or not?