After Newtown, OK mental health services under scrutiny

While state has increased funding for mental health over last ten year, Tulsa still lacks enough beds to meet the needs of the mentally ill.

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kindagreywolf - 12/20/2012 3:04 AM
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Can't blame Oklahoma. Almost all states had long term facilities to deal with difficult mental issues but the people didn't want to pay for them and the states had to close them down and toss them to the streets. Now in the mental health community psychiatrists and therapist have to report to the police every time a patients farts smell funny. Who wants to get help in fear of them calling the cops and tossing you into Jail?

WMCOL - 12/19/2012 9:53 AM
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Good luck with that Oklahoma. Obamacare is uniquely suited to deal with our nations mental illness problems but Oklahoma rejects every facet of his healthcare plan. Besides, if Oklahoma did something about its mental illness problems the state would then not go all red in Presidential elections where the candidate has at least one drop of black blood, nor would Oklahoma continue to be the dregs of the nation in so many areas. To Oklahoma good mental health means being as backwards as possible.

Gladys Crump - 12/19/2012 12:17 AM
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I'm not a doctor or anything,and I understand mental illness is a hugh problem, and a heartbreaking life for parents who live with a son or daughter prone to violent outbursts and fits of anger, but it seems to me if you have a child who is mentally disabled,hard or impossible to control, anger and violence issues, a great first step toward not having 22 kids killed by him or her would be to not collect assault weapons and other guns for a hobby and have them lying around, and especially might be a good idea not to teach that troubled child how to use the weapons....if Mrs Lanza was alive now, I think she might possibly agree that she didn't use the best judgement teaching her son to shoot and keeping fortyleven guns around for him to use.
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