Topic: Mental Health

Article: Invictus, by William Ernest Henley was poem that inspired Nelson Mandela

X Comments    Last updated: 2013-12-06 07:41:01

Mandela's life story, is told in the movie, Invictus, with Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon.

Article: Rape: Trauma In The Crossfire

X Comments    Last updated: 2015-10-26 19:53:29

Insensitivity to the devastation caused by rape may be a bi-product of the anti-abortion legislation debate. Read More...
Barack Obama
How many of Obama's campaign promises has he kept?
PolitiFact has compiled more than 500 promises that Barack Obama made during the 2008 and 2012 campaigns and is tracking their progress on our Obameter45 percent were kept and 25 percent were compromised.  Check it out.

Michael McCaul US House R TX
"When people enter the service, there’s not a mental health evaluation."
While the armed services review past medical records for a history of mental health issues and allow for the applicant to offer any additional information, it has not prevented a sizable number of individuals with mental health problems from acceptance.
Progressive Christians
Progressive Christianity seeing stunning resurgence with groups like Nuns on a Bus, Sojourners, Red Letter Christians, The Cana Initiative, Moral Mondays, Faithful America, etc.
With each generation, the popularity of religious conservatism has declined. 47 percent of the Silent Generation (ages 66 to 88) are religious conservatives, compared with 34 percent of Baby Boomers, 23 percent of Gen Xers and 17 percent of Millennials.
Doonesbury said 3,000 Americans "died of gunfire" between the time of the Ebola scare in Dallas and the midterm elections.
The number of deaths by firearm averages over 3,000 per year.  We don't have the stats in yet for 2014, but the trend should hold.  Two thirds of these are suicides, an often ignored stat in the gun rights debate.
Michelle Obama
First Lady says that it was her faith in God's plan for her that saved her from the pain of all the racial slurs and life struggles.
Michelle Obama's inspiring 2015 Commencement address to Tuskegee Graduates, reveals the personal struggles that she has faced, and how she learned to not let them define her, change who she is, or hold her back. Full Speech
"Obama Makes Huge Move to BAN Social Security Recipients From Owning Guns"
This is a vast exaggeration of the actual policy under consideration. It would not affect all Social Security recipients, but rather those who have already been declared mentally incompetent, and thus ineligible under current law from purchasing a gun.
John Kasich R-oh
Presidential hopeful, Kasich says that real conservatism is watching out for the poor and disadvantaged, and that is good for the economy.
Kasich defended Ohio's Medicaid expansion by saying, when skeptics arrive in heaven, "Saint Peter isn’t going to ask them how small they’ve kept government, but what they have done for the poor." He quotes Matthew 25.  Healthy people are employable, and Medicaid money helps, rehabilitate prisoners and drug users, which saves money.  Ohio's budget has a surplus and he has cut taxes.
Illinois is fourth state to ban Gay Conversion Therapy for minors.
Efforts to change sexual orientation have been deemed harmful by every scientific organization and have been blamed for many suicides.  Now Illinois, California, New Jersey, Oregon and the District of Columbia have made it illegal.
Hillary Clinton Presidential Candidate
Hillary Clinton proposes $10 billion plan to fight addiction.
"Twenty-three million Americans suffer from addiction, but only 1 in 10 get treatment," Clinton proposes medication-assisted treatments such as buprenorphine and methadone, along with counseling, because these have proven to be effective according to the World Health Organization and other agencies.


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