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A local view of 'mental health parity'

Original post made on Nov 15, 2013

State Sen. Jim Beall, a Democrat from San Jose, has a stepson and a sister with mental illness.

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Comments (3)

Posted by BettyG123, a resident of another community
on Nov 18, 2013 at 11:00 am

No one is above the law yet the Governors keeps fighting the proper way to end this problem. The three judges need to put their foot down and end all this nonsense
the case should have been settled a long time ago. Twenty three years of
legal fees that could have been spent on fixing the problem instead of
fighting the problem.
A sick person is a sick person in or out of
prison and they need treatment beating them, torturing and abusing them
is not going to make them well and able to go home. Yet we condone
solitary confinement which is a big contributor to the problem. Drug
abuse is another thing that can be resolved with treatment and
education, then you have all the sick, disabled and elderly that should
be released all this human warehousing needs to stop. And as the
governor once said "Let's stop pouring money down the rat hole".


Posted by Mentalunderstanding, a resident of another community
on Nov 19, 2013 at 2:12 am

New asylums: Prisons don't heal,it not equipped to handle the suffering person suffering from schizophrenia, bi polar, it only worsens the condition because of Deplorable treatment. Solitary Confinement is Dangerously over used, as a prison management tool. Solitary confinement jeopardizes our public safety, is fundamentally in humane and waste of taxpayers dollars.


Posted by Susan Briggs, a resident of South of Midtown
on May 7, 2014 at 10:12 pm

A neighbor's wife is being cared for by Kaiser Permanente. Our neighbor was told that Kaiser has a cap of $3000 for psychiatric care for his wife. Is this legal? I thought mental health parity was supposed to offer as much help as would be offered for cancer, heart disease, AIDs, etc...


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