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Re: Well thats good youve become political

Posted by LostBoyinNC43 on March 1, 2013, at 23:28:31

In reply to I've become... Political, posted by sleepygirl2 on February 26, 2013, at 17:10:48

I sure wish more mentally ill folks, once on medications and stable and able to do some things again, would at least register to vote if not already. And at least vote consistently, even in mid term elections. And fire off a few emails at their legislators a few times a year about the many many problems with mental health care.

One key thing is this. Many people when they do bother to write their legislators, they just focus on their federal legislators in Washington DC. Few bother to write their state legislators. And thats a big mistake. Medicine is regulated heavily by the individual states. Doctors and nurses are licensed by fifty STATE medical boards. Not by the feds. Also, the majority of mental institutions and mental hospitals are state or county run...again a state issue not a federal issue. Access to quality mental health care is actually heavily a state issue, not a federal issue.

So if youve become "political" and thats good, be sure to contact BOTH federal AND state legislators and your state governor on this mental health stuff.

If just fifty percent of stabilized mentally ill persons would "get political," and consistently vote, a lot of the problems with the mental health system would go away pretty fast. Fifty percent of the chronically mentally ill would be a lot of votes that politicians would be looking to get.



> But it's a problem
> I am saddened by it, and angry, and disgusted.
> And I don't want to be self righteous, but I think I am.
> :-(




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