Obama to highlight mental health issues after school shooting

Jun 3, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Reuters

President Barack Obama will highlight the issues faced by Americans with mental health problems at a White House conference on Monday, following his promise to start a "national conversation" on the subject after the shooting deaths of 20 children and six adults at a school last year.

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The problem is not the mentally ill who kill people, the problem is what they use to do it. Everyone knows that.

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Barack Hussein is insane!
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Impeach now.

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Obama had Shulman visit the White House personally 157 times so there would be no e-mails or phone calls to track while they were secretly targeting republican contributors.
Obama really is insane. He thought no-one would notice. He IS really nuts.
The last IRS chief visited the WH 1 time.
CRAZY as a loon. Obama is a pathetic pathological LIAR.
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Liberalism is a progressive mental disorder. Ban all liberals from public service and save our children(especially the unborn)and our country.

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Obama IS a mental health issue.

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I'm sure this little photo op is already forgoten by the Teleprompter in Chief. Pivot boy, pivot. Where are those jobs pookie.
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This president has tried every way he can to destroy the Constitution. 1st amendment on freedom of speech and 2nd amendment on guns. He is also the only president that has NOT stopped campaigning even now.

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Yes, and he keeps digging himself in deeper. He should heav quit while he was ahead.
My president was elected by dead people!
Regards,. Terri
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This president has tried every way he can to destroy the Constitution. 1st amendment on freedom of speech and 2nd amendment on guns. He is also the only president that has NOT stopped campaigning even now.
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December 21, 2012

In his Friday morning news conference, National Rifle Association chief executive Wayne LaPierre floated the idea of a national registry of the mentally ill as one way to stem gun violence.

“How can we possibly even guess how many, given our nation’s refusal to create an active national database of the mentally ill?” he asked.

Turns out, many states are ahead of him: 38 states require or authorize the use of certain mental health records for use in a firearm background check, according to the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that tracks state level gun legislation.

A nutjob teabagger brings up mental health = GOOD.

Obama does the same = BAD.

Teabaggers are not only mentally challenged but are quite brain dead.
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TerryE wrote:
My president was elected by dead people!
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You poor guys, you continue to demean those millions of folks who voted for a second term and rejected the loser republicant candidate.

You loser folks might want to see why the "alive" folks were alive enough to reject the repubhlicant loser.
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Le Jimbo wrote:
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You guys can't get it right, can you?

First you gun gnutters say it is not about the gun, it is about mental health because "guns don't kill, people do" and you harrumph when the conversation comes back to mental health.

You poor folks!

“Yeah, but...”

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I'm reminded of the world behind the Iron Curtain where the Gulag was full of people with mental health issues.

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Wall Street Government wrote:
December 21, 2012
In his Friday morning news conference, National Rifle Association chief executive Wayne LaPierre floated the idea of a national registry of the mentally ill as one way to stem gun violence.
“How can we possibly even guess how many, given our nation’s refusal to create an active national database of the mentally ill?” he asked.
Turns out, many states are ahead of him: 38 states require or authorize the use of certain mental health records for use in a firearm background check, according to the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that tracks state level gun legislation.
A nutjob teabagger brings up mental health = GOOD.
Obama does the same = BAD.
Teabaggers are not only mentally challenged but are quite brain dead.
Since we have has Big Sis telling us for four years who are considered domestic terrorist and who could be..........without any proof, are we going to get the same impartial finger pointing to determine who is mentally ill and cannot own firearms........or maybe vote. Sure sounds like any person from military that is said to have delayed syndrom would make a good person to point their finger at or those clinging to their guns and bibles.

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Responsibility wrote:
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You poor guys, you continue to demean those millions of folks who voted for a second term and rejected the loser republicant candidate.
You loser folks might want to see why the "alive" folks were alive enough to reject the repubhlicant loser.
You mean even as you low information voters continue to demean Bush, Palin and Bachman long after the battle is won. Shame on you.

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Responsibility wrote:
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You guys can't get it right, can you?
First you gun gnutters say it is not about the gun, it is about mental health because "guns don't kill, people do" and you harrumph when the conversation comes back to mental health.
You poor folks!
By Stephen P. Hinshaw | Fall 2008
Social reforms that occur too quickly or promise radical change often fail. Retrenchment and blaming of the reforms’ beneficiaries typically follow. Indeed, prolific author and psychiatrist E. Fuller Torrey outlines in his new book, The Insanity Offense, two quixotic reforms of the 1960s and 1970s that followed just this pattern: the adoption of cost-cutting deinstitutionalization policies that whittled down American public mental hospital patients from more than 550,000 in 1955 to fewer than 40,000 at present (despite the nation’s population having doubled); and the extension of civil rights to those with mental illness that make it nearly impossible to commit someone to a mental facility involuntarily.(A half century ago, all it took to commit a patient was a psychiatric recommendation and a judicial order.)

These reforms, which emanated from a curious combination of conservative, libertarian, and liberal forces, have allowed people who are sometimes dangerous and who often lack insight into their deteriorated mental states to languish in decrepit community facilities or even on city streets, without any means of getting the treatment they so urgently need. The results sometimes make headlines: People with paranoia and psychotic thought processes have committed brutal acts. But more often, the reforms have led to tragic, wasted lives of homelessness, despair, and victimization. Far too many people may be “dying with their rights on,” as psychiatrist Darold Treffert has put it.

“Happiness comes through giving”

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Barack Hussein is insane!
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Enough out of you, you flaccid fool!

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I'm reminded of the world behind the Iron Curtain where the Gulag was full of people with mental health issues.
...House republicans?

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Yes, and he keeps digging himself in deeper. He should heav quit while he was ahead.
My president was elected by dead people!
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I didn't know you voted for Obama.

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never go full r etard

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Anyone who thinks our federal government is about to attack him should not be able to pass a background check.
Anyone who thinks he could win such a battle needs round-the-clock suicide watch.

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