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Connecticut Shooting— Wake Up Call for Federal Investigation of ...

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Connecticut Shooting— Wake Up Call for Federal Investigation of America's Failed Mental Health System. by Kelly Patricia O'Meara – December 18, 2012. Sign the Petition for Federal Investigation into relationship between ...
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According to news reports, the Sandy Hook shooter, Adam Lanza, was a product of the mental health system and had been taking “medication” since the age of ten and reportedly seeing a psychiatrist from at least the age of 15. Lanza’s mother reportedly told friends that Lanza “was getting worse” and “she was having trouble reaching him.” The questions that need to be answered is when did Adam Lanza first receive mental health treatment, what diagnoses did he receive and what drugs had he been prescribed over his short life.

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Sandy Hook shooting's glare illumines cracks in mental health care (+video)

Sandy Hook shooting's glare illumines cracks in mental health care (+video) | Mental health in america | Scoop.it
Though the mental health of Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza is unclear, the massacre has spawned extensive discussion on the mental health care system. That could be helpful or harmful.
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Unverified news reports have suggested he may have been diagnosed with a personality disorder and/or with Asperger syndrome, a mild form of autism (considered a developmental disorder rather than mental illness).

But at this point, any discussion of whether mental illness played a role in Mr. Lanza’s apparent decision to shoot and kill his mother before shooting and killing 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School is pure speculation

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Mental Health America of California Response to Connecticut ...

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One of the simplest, most effective and cost saving ways we can address this problem is to ensure that at every point of entry to our health care system people are regularly evaluated for possible mental health problems with ...
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Besides the use of assault style weapons the other commonality of all of the recent mass shooters is that they all appeared to have mental illness and most were suicidal. That means that they were suffering from depression or a related serious mental illness and in most cases those mental illnesses were not being treated in a timely or effective manner as few people know they have mental illnesses and many who do know still don’t seek treatment. One of the simplest, most effective and cost saving ways we can address this problem is to ensure that at every point of entry to our health care system people are regularly evaluated for possible mental health problems with initial diagnosis and treatment available at the same time and place as the initial visit to a primary care office.

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How mental health is killing America - Debbie Wilson's Family Brain ...

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How mental health is killing America By Dr. Sreedhar Potarazu Published December 18, 2012 FoxNews.com More than 46 million adults over the age of 18 have experienced some element of mental illness. In fact, the rate is ...
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How mental health is killing America By Dr. Sreedhar Potarazu Published December 18, 2012 FoxNews.com More than 46 million adults over the age of 18 have experienced some element of mental illness. In fact, the rate is 50 percent higher for those between the ages of 18 to 25, compared to those above the age of 50. The impact of mental illness on the American society is crippling our national identity. What is most concerning is whether these staggering statistics on incidents are a reflection of poor access to mental health coverage and care, or a symptom of underlying social-economic pressures that push susceptible individuals over the brink. What happened at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., is a narrative that has unfortunately become a recurring theme for our nation and its communities. While we may be quick to jump to the obvious contributing factors, which could have precipitated such a horrific event, the underlying impact of mental health issues cannot be over emphasized. Three years ago, health plans were required to treat mental health care and treatment of substance abuse on par with physical illness.

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