Skip to comments.Therapists worry NY gun law may hinder therapy
Posted on 01/15/2013 9:26:50 PM PST by Tailgunner JoeEdited on 01/16/2013 2:42:25 AM PST by Jim Robinson. [history]
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- The goal of a new statewide database in New York is to keep guns out of the hands of unstable people.
Mental health professionals are supposed to report patients who are considered a threat to themselves or others. Family therapist Theressa McMorris worries good intentions may be too broad since several of her clients could be considered temporarily suicidal.
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Smells like the Soviet Union more and more every day, doesn’t it?
Of course they will fail.
People who need a gun can easily obtain one, law or no law.
People won’t register because they know the next inevitable step is confiscation.
And forcing mental care professionals to violate the privacy of their patients to deter a possible future crime stifles the very kind of treatment liberals say they want for troubled people.
This is using the legislative equivalent of artillery to address a non-existent problem.
On the other hand, Obamacare makes sure that the only place you can see a doctor is on the screen in a movie theater. So no harm done.
Therapist, The Rapist... Semantics.
No $hit $herlock.
Jeez Louise. Does any one think about consequences anymore ?
Liberals in a rush to fix problems stemming from a crisis inevitably end up creating new problems.
They ignore the first rule of the Hippocratic Oath: “When in doubt, do no harm.”
This new gun control law won’t stop future Adam Lanzas, that is for sure.
Clever... and yet completely ignorant.
Not to worry. One of NY’s famously liberal jurists will throw out all the mental health provisions in due course. Thus leaving only the gun provisions that they wanted in the first place.
Well, I’m sure not going to go to a shrink now if that is what they are asking.
But then I never would have anyhow.
To #7: You ask whether “any one think(s) about consequences anymore?”
Not if you are a liberal, Democrat, Leftist, marxist or environmental wacko.
They lack the mental capacity to think not only rationally and logically, but also dimensionally (i.e. consequences).
That is what separated the more rational, logical, and far-thinking conservatives from the leftist mental deficients.
Unfortunately the insane are not only running the asylum, they are continually being reelected to do so.
I suspect that there are a lot more insane people out there in not only urban America, but now in suburbia and even conservative areas, than we ever knew.
Like a plague, they spread their mental diseases through miseducation, media disinformation and misinformation, Hollywood, some talk shows, and the body politique.
We’re gonna need a bigger can of “mental disease control” than we have now. Where it is going to come from, I just don’t know.
Such a nice little play on words may indeed be clever, but it is an insult to the thousands of mental health professionals, perpetuates an absurd and inaccurate stereotype and may cause some people to avoid seeking legitimate professional help.
I also find interesting the number of people I've encountered in the mental health field who have musical backgrounds.
I am hearing voices again. Those voices tell me that I must kill. I must kill many, and they need to be babies. Within my mind lies horrors beyond the understanding of man. Within its depths one can find a world of spies, C.I.A. dinosaurs, agents and alien thought control devices. If there is a hell then surely it lies within the inner depths of the psychotic, and the satellites who control them. Murder murder murder. This is the only way out.
I was actually thinking about getting treatment, but the second I saw 'real saxophonist' and what he said, I knew I could not get help.
How do you make explosives?
Not you, the comment. Even an intelligent person (which you obviously are) can occasionally make an “ignorant” comment. I suspect I say more ignorant things in a course of a day than I do intelligent things. And yeah, it is usually when I am being a smart ass.
Given the number of musicians in psychology, are you thinking of changing careers?
And quite proud of it.
We know, Laz. At least you are finally admitting it. That's a good sign that maybe you can be helped. ;-)
since FEWER people will seek medical attention, the state will save money. since the state will save money this is a win/win for NYS.
(can we just isolate Manhattan?)