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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Advocates want more in Stokes

Mental health needs support, they say

DANBURY (Winston-Salem Journal) -
Stokes County advocates for the mentally ill want the county to do more to reach residents with mental illness, developmental disabilities and substance-abuse issues.

They say that CenterPoint, the public agency based in Winston-Salem that manages mental-health services in Forsyth, Stokes and Davie counties, isn’t enough for residents in rural Stokes County - yet another sign of trouble in what critics call a failing statewide mental-health system.

5 Comments:

Blogger Steve Brenneis said...

CenterPoint is just another cooperative like YVEDDI. I was on their board of directors for six years. Yep, that's right, those idiots have it so together that they still had me on their board of directors for two years after I left office.

All this just begs the question of whether the state should be involved in providing mental health services at all. It's a typical government solution. They spend all sorts of time and effort dealing with people who know how to game the system, but the very few cases in which there is a genuine need usually go wanting. Every time I went near the place, I felt like I lost a few dozen IQ points. I guess government mental health is where the real idiots who fail at everything else end up.

Doesn't that just give you a warm fuzzy?

Thursday, July 12, 2007 9:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Nature Boy said...

“I hear people all the time say that the most frustrating thing is to access mental health, with that being said, a coordinator makes good sense,” (Leon Inman) said.

I find that statement hard to believe. Does anybody hear people saying that the most frustrating thing is to access mental health? It sounds like they are just trying to find a good reason to add another employee to the government payroll.

Thursday, July 12, 2007 10:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not that Steve Brennies or "Nature Boy" give two damns about their fellow neighbors....but Stokes County has had the highest per capita suicide rate in NC over the last 25 years.

Thursday, July 12, 2007 2:48:00 PM  
Blogger John said...

Anonymous said "Stokes County has had the highest per capita suicide rate in NC over the last 25 years"
This the biggest fallacy of the Liberal Agenda in Stokes County. The suicide rate is based on the population of 100,000 citizens. Being that Stokes has around 45k citizens the suicides have to be doubled to have a common denominator of 100k. Also, research and you will find that non-Stokes county resident choose to use our parks and byways to end their life which adds to our suicide rate.

JMT

Thursday, July 12, 2007 5:07:00 PM  
Blogger Steve Brenneis said...

Since Tucker...ah...anonymous is a liberal and, therefore, can't do math, that fine point is wasted on him. That "highest per capita suicide rate" in 1996 amounted to three suicides. As Truman once said, there are lies, damned lies, and statistics. The trouble is, brain-dead liberals just hitch their wagins right to the lemming-march of their masters and repeat all this fallacious nonsense as if it was handed down from on high.

Then again, since T..anonymous always resorts to the personal, whatever he says doesn't mean two shakes and a fart, does it?

Thursday, July 12, 2007 8:32:00 PM  

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