Imposing penalties on insurance companies if they fail to cover mental illness. Decriminalizing mental illness through re-entry programs. Establishing $10 billion in annual grants for communities to combat mental illness. Creating a Community Health Corps. Requiring schools to teach "Mental Health First Aid courses." Combating loneliness and isolation through a national campaign. Preventing 1 million deaths due to drugs, alcohol, and suicide by 2028. Decreasing the number of people incarcerated due to mental illness. Mayor Buttigieg's plan could be considered the most comprehensive of all the remaining Democratic candidates, with the possible exception of Amy Klobuchar, whose plan we discuss here. Its focus on funding for community-based programs is particularly important for those with serious mental illness who suffer from a dire shortage of supportive housing. Without this, individuals cycle in and out of psychiatric hospitals, returning again and again to family homes where they … [Read more...] about Buttigieg Mental Health Plan Would Fund Needed Community Programs
Born in a multi-cultural and multi-religious household, Gabbard chose Hinduism as her religion during her early teens. She was home-schooled through high school and attained a Bachelor of Science Degree in business administration from Hawaii Pacific University. At the age of 21, she was elected to the Hawaii State Legislature in 2002 and was the youngest woman to be elected to a US State Legislature. … [Read more...] about First Hindu US Senator Tulsi Gabbard Is All Set To Run For President In 2020
Are these fears overblown? What is social media doing to us as individuals and as a society? Since over 70% of American teens and adults are on Facebook and over 1.2 billion users visit the site daily—with the average person spending over 90 minutes a day on all social media platforms combined—it’s vital that we gain wisdom about the social media genie, because it’s true – it’s not going back into the bottle without our mindful effort. Our wish to connect with others and express ourselves come with unwanted side effects. Social media may in fact be leading us away from the belonging we sought in the first place. … [Read more...] about Is Facebook Destroying Society and Your Mental Health?