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One in five Californians say they need mental health care (actual headline)
Lost Angeles Times ^ | July 28, 2010 | 10:40 a.m

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.

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Given state's fiscal situation, I'd say the problem's bound to be larger than just 1/5th of Californian voters.
1 posted on 07/29/2010 3:24:13 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: dr_who

Gosh, who knew? [rolls eyes]


2 posted on 07/29/2010 3:24:51 PM PDT by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: dr_who

Libtards need all the mental help they can get......I am ll for them getting all the mental heath care they can get. =.=


3 posted on 07/29/2010 3:25:38 PM PDT by cranked
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To: dr_who

The number is way low.

Trust me.


4 posted on 07/29/2010 3:26:47 PM PDT by Elpasser
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To: dr_who

5 posted on 07/29/2010 3:26:47 PM PDT by Mojave (Ignorant and stoned - Obama's natural constituency.)
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To: dr_who

And the other four are lying?

These days, anyone who lives in California is a de facto nutcase.


6 posted on 07/29/2010 3:26:51 PM PDT by Ronin
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To: Elpasser

It is indeed.

Most out here are nuts.


7 posted on 07/29/2010 3:27:44 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: dr_who

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.


8 posted on 07/29/2010 3:27:44 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Jim Robinson; SmithL; NormsRevenge; pissant; Paleo Conservative; Impy; ExTexasRedhead; ...

I think they’re right and that the actual number is higher.

This was just too easy.


9 posted on 07/29/2010 3:28:36 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama's more worried about Israelis building houses than he is about Islamists building atomic bombs)
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To: dr_who

Funny, I thought about 3 out of 4 already had lobotomies.


10 posted on 07/29/2010 3:28:55 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: dr_who

100% of those surveyed said they voted for Obama in the 2008 election.


11 posted on 07/29/2010 3:29:06 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: dr_who

I may need it for still living here.


12 posted on 07/29/2010 3:29:19 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: dr_who

Closer to 1/2.


13 posted on 07/29/2010 3:29:36 PM PDT by mulligan
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To: BelegStrongbow

Leftism (not Liberalism) is a mental disorder.


14 posted on 07/29/2010 3:30:00 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: dr_who

I’d bet it’s more than that.


15 posted on 07/29/2010 3:30:18 PM PDT by Grunthor (My coffee creamer is fat free because I am not.)
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To: dr_who
"There is science, logic, reason; there is thought verified by experience. And then there is California." - Edward Abbey
16 posted on 07/29/2010 3:30:18 PM PDT by jessduntno (Each day, I await a fresh insult to America by this usurper...he never fails to deliver.)
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To: Mojave

Duuuuuuuude!!!


17 posted on 07/29/2010 3:30:38 PM PDT by whence911 (Here illegally? Go home. Get in line!)
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To: dr_who

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!!


18 posted on 07/29/2010 3:31:53 PM PDT by TaMoDee
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To: dr_who

For over 30 years, I have heard it called “The land of nuts and fruits”.


19 posted on 07/29/2010 3:32:47 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: dr_who

20 posted on 07/29/2010 3:34:14 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Mojave

How did you get my picture? If you can’t fight’em — join’em!


21 posted on 07/29/2010 3:34:51 PM PDT by TaMoDee
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To: dr_who

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.


22 posted on 07/29/2010 3:34:53 PM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: Mojave
I suspect those two self medicate.


23 posted on 07/29/2010 3:35:02 PM PDT by NathanR (,)
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To: dr_who
"Almost 5 million California adults say they could use help with a mental or emotional problem,"

And Obama wants to pay for it.

24 posted on 07/29/2010 3:35:39 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: dr_who

25 posted on 07/29/2010 3:35:56 PM PDT by RedMDer (Throw them all out in 2010... Forward with Confidence! Forward!)
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To: RedMDer

What a fruit basket.


26 posted on 07/29/2010 3:37:25 PM PDT by NathanR (,)
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To: dr_who

Four of five in denial. Just kiddin Mr.Robinson


27 posted on 07/29/2010 3:37:44 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know .F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: dr_who

I would believe this if they said 3 out of 5.


28 posted on 07/29/2010 3:38:53 PM PDT by CommieCutter (A Centrist Democrat is now defined as: between Socialism and Communism.)
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To: kbennkc

Yes, Here’s to you, Mr. Robinson.


29 posted on 07/29/2010 3:40:39 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: dr_who

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).


30 posted on 07/29/2010 3:40:39 PM PDT by smokingfrog (freerepublic.com - Now 100% flag free.)
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To: Ronin

Please exclude the men and women who live and work at MCRD San Diego and Camp Pendleton and their families.


31 posted on 07/29/2010 3:41:22 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: dr_who

Then there’s the significant bath house and lesbian crowd, each one of them is a whackjob.


32 posted on 07/29/2010 3:44:37 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate: Republicans freed the slaves Month.)
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To: NathanR

That’s what I’ve seen while there :)


33 posted on 07/29/2010 3:45:05 PM PDT by RedMDer (Throw them all out in 2010... Forward with Confidence! Forward!)
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To: dr_who

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.


34 posted on 07/29/2010 3:45:34 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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One in five Californians say they need mental health care (actual headline)

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...

35 posted on 07/29/2010 3:48:01 PM PDT by Publius6961 ("In 1964 the War on Poverty Began --- Poverty won.")
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To: Ronin
These days, anyone who lives in California is a de facto nutcase.

HEY!!

Would that include our FRless leader?

36 posted on 07/29/2010 3:50:36 PM PDT by Publius6961 ("In 1964 the War on Poverty Began --- Poverty won.")
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To: Publius6961

He said he’s moving to Texas.


37 posted on 07/29/2010 3:56:27 PM PDT by Mojave (Ignorant and stoned - Obama's natural constituency.)
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To: dr_who

Acknowledging you are mentally ill is the first step to healing.


38 posted on 07/29/2010 3:57:26 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: Mojave

And those are the SANE ones.

I mean, RELATIVELY sane...


39 posted on 07/29/2010 3:58:13 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: dr_who

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.


40 posted on 07/29/2010 4:00:10 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: dr_who

And half of them are possibly lesbians. No joke.


41 posted on 07/29/2010 4:03:19 PM PDT by jetson
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To: RobRoy

42 posted on 07/29/2010 4:05:42 PM PDT by Mojave (Ignorant and stoned - Obama's natural constituency.)
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To: righttackle44
MCRD San Diego
Hollywood Marines!
43 posted on 07/29/2010 4:08:24 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: dr_who
Pampered people (”uncle sam, or someone else somewhere will take care of us) DO have the most difficult time making normal life adjustments to adverse situations.

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.

44 posted on 07/29/2010 4:09:07 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: dr_who

You have to make half a million a year just to afford an 1800 sq ft house!


45 posted on 07/29/2010 4:15:00 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: dr_who

If one will admit it, they are on the road to recovery. That leaves another 40% (or more...) untreated...


46 posted on 07/29/2010 4:18:38 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: dr_who
Okay, I read down the thread. Just once, for old times' sake...

BUSH'S FAULT!

Bwahahahahahaha!

47 posted on 07/29/2010 4:23:19 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Dallas59

With no yard...


48 posted on 07/29/2010 4:28:37 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Mojave

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.


49 posted on 07/29/2010 4:43:17 PM PDT by bigredkitty1 (March 5,2010. Rest in peace, sweet boy. I will miss you, Big Red.)
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To: bigredkitty1

Just out of curiosity, what do you think of San Antonio?


50 posted on 07/29/2010 4:44:38 PM PDT by Mojave (Ignorant and stoned - Obama's natural constituency.)
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