Is Our Congress Willing To Provide Proper Mental Health Funding?

At the Penn Yan Town Hall Meeting the day after the Newtown Killings, our Congressman, Rep. Tom Reed said, “It’s not about the gun, but about the person behind the gun.” If he really believes that, and that our government has the responsibility to improve the mental health issues in the country; he needs to be ready to push for the proper funding.

The 21 Blog” found and posted the following quote from a The Wall Street Journal article:

According to a study released in July by the Treatment Advocacy Center, the number of state hospital beds in America per capita has plummeted to 1850 levels, or 14.1 beds per 100,000 people.

… People who are serious about preventing the next Newtown should embrace much greater funding for mental health, strong laws for civil commitment of the violently mentally ill—and stop kidding themselves that pretend gun-free zones will stop killers.

— “Guns, mental illness and Newtown”

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About pystew

Retired Teacher, political science geek, village trustee. I lean a little left, but like a good political discussion. My blog, the New NY 23rd (http://newny23rd) is about discussing the issues facing the people of our new congressional district. Let's hear all sides of the issues, not just what the candidates want us to hear.
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