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Mental health levies on ballot in Morgan, Noble

October 26, 2013

While Washington County ballots will be void of any county-wide issues this November, neighboring residents in both Morgan and Noble counties will be deciding whether or not to renew a longstanding......

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janeeyre1

Oct-30-13 11:20 AM

The perfect place to start would be by redefining what mental illness is and who should really go back to work, support yourself and who needs to be locked away. If you only problem is you get depressed now and then-which is a normal part of life-or boo hoo you have self esteme issues you need to support yourself. If you can't tell the difference between reality and fantasy and you're a danger to yourself and others you need to be locked away. In every school shooting the killers have been seriously mentally ill people who were kept out of the streets by mental health professionals?

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ohioankev

Oct-30-13 12:38 AM

Euthanization of the mentally ill would be a better solution. Less cost to the taxpayer than housing them.

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janeeyre1

Oct-29-13 9:59 AM

I have a solution. Bring back state run mental institutions. Once the millions of freeloaders discover that, if they have a mental illness then they need to be supervised 24/7 and they will no onger be handed food stamps, medical cards and SSI-I have a feeling the majority of these people will get "better" really quick. Problem solved.

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Tessie

Oct-28-13 6:29 PM

I'm seeing complaints but no solutions being offered. How can mental health agencies better serve you?

Mr. Rees hasn't been involved in local mental health issues for years so dissing him is foolish. Stay in the moment and say what you need

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janeeyre1

Oct-28-13 3:27 PM

Marietta has a "Mental Wealth" system alright! We used to call that agency "Lost Horizions." They'll give you all kind of pills to give yu all kind of thrills!

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ohioankev

Oct-28-13 1:24 PM

I don't disagree with that Jane even though I couldn't say it's worse than death. I was used as one of those guinea pigs since kindergarden. The mental health system in Marietta is a joke and has been a joke since "Horizons"

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janeeyre1

Oct-28-13 9:25 AM

OHIOANKEV-Today mental health professionals do something just as bad as burning people at the stake. They turn them into zomibes by pumping them full of experimental drugs most of which they have no idea what the side effects will be. And they keep them coming back for MORE to keep business booming. If Ron Rees had his way everyone in Ohio from infants to seniors would be taking meds!

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thegreek

Oct-27-13 12:28 PM

BOSTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that the country is on the cusp of what he called "remarkable changes" in the treatment of mental illness. Speaking at a forum on mental health to mark the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's signing of the Community Mental Health Act, Biden said the human brain is the new frontier for exploration in 2013. He said science is on the verge of "astounding discoveries" that could change how society cares for those with mental illness.

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ohioankev

Oct-27-13 4:18 AM

Simple, back in the infacy people with mental health were burned alive, demons were exercised by reverends, some chained in the basement of their parents cabins, and others ostracized and left to starve on the streets. Then we started to lock them in Asylums where their were neglected, some living in their own filth, some starving while we lobotomized them and basically turned them into zombies. Afterwards they went from physical lobotomy, to chemical and treating mental illness with pharmaceuticals.

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Thrifty

Oct-26-13 11:45 PM

Yes, Ron Reese does well enough on the taxpayer's dime....plus wouldn't you like to have a job where there's absolutely no yardstick for performance? How was society doing so well for oh, 200 years or so, before all this "mental health" dogma came into vogue?....oh, that's right, crazy folks were sent to the funny farm....now we leave 'em on the loose to maim & kill other folks....and then get off from prosecution because of mental illness....surrender to stupid here...

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Tessie

Oct-26-13 2:21 PM

Without paid staff, how can the community be helped Janeey?

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janeeyre1

Oct-26-13 10:11 AM

My problem with mental healt levys is that, no matter how much money they get, very little of that actually goes to help the community. The majority of the money goes to staff saleries, which includes their perks, like vacations, sick days and medical insurance. Therefore, once the taxpayrs get done "feathering the nest" of the professionals that get hired very little money really goes to help the needy.

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