Skip to comments.One in five Californians say they need mental health care (actual headline)
Posted on 07/29/2010 3:24:11 PM PDT by dr_who
Almost 5 million California adults say they could use help with a mental or emotional problem, according to a survey released Wednesday by researchers at UCLA. About 1 million of them meet the criteria for "serious psychological distress."
However, only one in three people who perceive a need for mental health services or are in serious distress have seen a professional for treatment, the survey found.
The survey was conducted among more than 44,000 adults as part of the 2005 California Health Interview Survey, administered through the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. Since the survey was conducted, the recession probably has contributed to worsening mental health for even more people, said the lead author of the study, David Grant.
(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...
Gosh, who knew? [rolls eyes]
Libtards need all the mental help they can get......I am ll for them getting all the mental heath care they can get. =.=
The number is way low.
And the other four are lying?
These days, anyone who lives in California is a de facto nutcase.
It is indeed.
Most out here are nuts.
Echo your comment. Given the percentages voting for lib-O-crats, I’d think the number of those needing mental help is certainly around the 50% mark.
I think they’re right and that the actual number is higher.
This was just too easy.
Funny, I thought about 3 out of 4 already had lobotomies.
100% of those surveyed said they voted for Obama in the 2008 election.
I may need it for still living here.
Closer to 1/2.
Leftism (not Liberalism) is a mental disorder.
I’d bet it’s more than that.
I always knew that here in LaLa Land aka The Land of Fruits and Nuts that the current fiscal situtatiion would drive them over the edge. Just wait a few more months -— the 2010-11 fiscal year began on July 1st. No money whatsoever is in the future. It’s going to be really interesting!
Valium for all the Nuts!!
For over 30 years, I have heard it called “The land of nuts and fruits”.
How did you get my picture? If you can’t fight’em — join’em!
Wow, they live in the most beautiful State...in the most wonderful country in the world.
Only a liberal would not be able to count their blessings.
And Obama wants to pay for it.
What a fruit basket.
Four of five in denial. Just kiddin Mr.Robinson
I would believe this if they said 3 out of 5.
Yes, Here’s to you, Mr. Robinson.
And there’s at least another 20% that are too crazy to know that they’re crazy (most of whom are democrats, I’m sure).
Please exclude the men and women who live and work at MCRD San Diego and Camp Pendleton and their families.
Then there’s the significant bath house and lesbian crowd, each one of them is a whackjob.
That’s what I’ve seen while there :)
Most of the productive money making people have or are leaving, people with their hands out are all that is coming in IMO. Makes sense that more mental people are among these people left or coming in. It’s now a big welfare state.
There should be no argument about this.
Looking at the total idiots that the voters keep electing to the California Legislature for decades, now, and the resulting fiscal meltdown of the state, the only possible comment is that 20% is WAY too low...
Would that include our FRless leader?
He said he’s moving to Texas.
Acknowledging you are mentally ill is the first step to healing.
And those are the SANE ones.
I mean, RELATIVELY sane...
I’d say most people have had situational episodes of depression and anxiety. The drug companies want us to believe they are our only cure.
And half of them are possibly lesbians. No joke.
The great strength that people of faith are suppose to acquire is not a belief that calamity will never strike them, but that, with God and their faith they will get through it.
Of course if you are taught that the gubernut can manage society so perfectly that calamity cannot strike anyone, or that if it does there is someone else, someone in particular to blame, and someone else who can and must rescue you from the situation (which proves inaccurate for the most part), then of course, when that rescue does not come you do not have the strength to get through the calamity, and you see your dilemma as a “mental health” problem.
I have some friends, a married couple, who, though having no children, acquired a very large and expensive home, with a big mortgage, in the middle part of the housing bubble. The husband used to work in construction, and has been laid off for about three years now, leaving the wife as the sole "breadwinner" in their formerly DINK (double income no kids) family.
Home prices and sales have recovered enough in their area that they could get out from under their very big mortgage, while they still can. Instead, as Obama supporters, they are blaming Republicans for not allowing the Democrats to "add enough stimulus to the economy" - to rescue them, as the husbands "mental health" continues to deteriorate.
You have to make half a million a year just to afford an 1800 sq ft house!
If one will admit it, they are on the road to recovery. That leaves another 40% (or more...) untreated...
With no yard...
Really? I suggest the North Texas area and stick to the east side of the DFW metropolitan area. More conservative and the big heat island effect of the metro area weakens any storm fronts moving in from West Texas...turning them from hail and tornado producers into massive rain producers.
Just a suggestion.
Just out of curiosity, what do you think of San Antonio?
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