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Dan Wasserman

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  1. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Clearly our country/states lack even a rudimentary mental health system. It is far down the list of things they want to spend money on.

  2. CasualBrowser

    CasualBrowser GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Ted Lind

    Well, we USED to have a fairly good MHS. Wonder whatever happened to it?….

  3. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 2 years ago

    No one understands mental illness, in my opinion. Certainly we all think we can tell if someone’s “nuts”, but how do you scientifically categorize? For example, I think Ted Nugent is certifiable, but a lot of people think he’s saner than most.

    And let’s look at psychiatry: no one understands why some meds will work or not. Basically, we’re throwing darts in the dark. Prozac doesn’t work? Try Lexapro. No? Xanax. Not happening? There’s more to try.

    Think of this: If I hold you against your will, strap you to a table, attach electrodes and shock the bejesus out of your brain, and I get caught, I’m going to jail for a long time. Unless I’m a psychiatrist, and then it’s just another day at the office.

    “Mental illness” is a great way to neutralize your political enemies, as well. Have them declared insane, throw them into an “institution” and never deal with them again. All of you posters who believe that we have a dictatorship should give this point serious consideration.

  4. JmcaRice

    JmcaRice GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    . . . or is it better to let the mentally ill run loose so that they can push innocent bystanders onto the subway tracks in front of an oncoming train ?

  5. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, about 2 years ago

    @CasualBrowser

    True, we did. But many state Governors, like in Massachusetts and Maine, shut down most of these facilities to “balance” their budgets.

  6. martens is REALLY fed up

    martens is REALLY fed up said, about 2 years ago

    Excellent post, mskemple!
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    I would also point out that the practice of isolation and restraint has been shown to promote mental illness (or cause it in so-called normal people).

  7. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Ah, but when we privatize jails and prisons, there is a monetary incentive to lock people up – including kickbacks to the judges who do the sentencing. If we can’t afford mental treatment facilities, then many end up rotting in the streets or are imprisoned (and subsequently preyed upon) for various infractions (from vagrancy to theft or violent behavior).
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    There’s gotta be a better way. Volunteers and churches, despite what uber-conservatives assert, can’t do it all.

  8. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Bent out of shape from society’s pliers.
    B Dylan

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    No, that is what we do when they go to prison.

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @CasualBrowser

    Reagan and the Republicans took the funding away with any stupid Conservative Democrats. It has been down hill since then.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @I Play One On TV

    The experts do have a handle on it. However Ted Nugent has a different point of view. Not healthy in my opinion, but still sane.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Zuhlamon

    A modern version of “1984” as in 2084 would show the police state modern, private and all encompassing. govt and business along with church rolled into one ugly mass.

  13. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Wow. That’s quite a claim. The ACLU shut down mental hospitals. Care to back that up?

  14. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, about 2 years ago

    The ACLU? HUH?? Where do you get your information?

  15. echoraven

    echoraven said, about 2 years ago

    @Zuhlamon

    http://mentalillnesspolicy.org/myths/aclu-mental-health-liberties.html
    https://www.aclu.org/organization-news-and-highlights/aclu-history-mental-institutions

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