2020 ELECTION/HEALTHCARE/JOE BIDEN/MENTAL HEALTH: “The fact is this pandemic has exposed the cracks in our already broken mental health care system. We can and must do better. As president, I’ll fight to achieve mental health parity, expand access to care, and wipe out the stigma. #WorldMentalHealthDay“ ––Joe Biden, Twitter.com, October 10, 2020 11:50 am […]

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MENTAL HEALTH/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @GOP: President @realDonaldTrump’s Administration is COMMITTED to helping Americans struggling with mental illness. The President’s new budget proposes closing a crucial loophole which would IMPROVE care for the seriously mentally ill.” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, February 24, 2020 9:12 am […]

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GUNS/MENTAL HEALTH/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Thursday [8-15-19] advocated the return of more mental health institutions to combat gun violence, while also throwing his support behind background checks for gun purchases. Speaking with reporters in New Jersey before heading to a campaign rally in New Hampshire, Trump said that mental health was an […]

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JOE BIDEN/MENTAL HEALTH/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Friday [8-9-19] said he would be ‘thrilled’ to run against Joe Biden in next year’s election, claiming that the former vice president is ‘not playing with a full deck’ after a series of public flubs at campaign events the day before. Speaking to the Asian & […]

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CALIFORNIA/ICE/IMMIGRATION/MENTAL HEALTH/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Federal inspectors visiting a California migrant detention center made a shocking discovery last year: Detainees had made nooses from bedsheets in 15 of 20 cells in the facility they visited. The inspection revealed the extent of a largely unseen mental health crisis within the growing population of migrants who are being […]

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MENTAL HEALTH/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Today, we celebrate the tremendous accomplishments of Americans with ASD and reaffirm our commitment to work together to ensure that every member of our society is afforded equal opportunities to reach their full potential. #WorldAutismAwarenessDay https://t.co/JQbJ2TGA3P” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, April 2, 2019 2:42 pm […]

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MENTAL HEALTH/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/VETS: “Just a few moments ago, I signed an EO addressing one of our nation’s most heartbreaking tragedies: VETERANS SUICIDE. To every Veteran—I want you to know that you have an entire nation of more than 300 million people behind you. You will NEVER be forgotten.https://t.co/DKxiV5Ku3B” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 5, 2019 […]

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CHILDREN/IMMIGRATION/LAWSUIT/MENTAL HEALTH/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The US government should cover mental health treatment costs for immigrant children who officials separated from their parents, a new lawsuit argues. The class-action lawsuit, filed by a group of lawyers in federal court this week, also seeks unspecified damages for children affected by the Trump administration’s now-reversed zero tolerance policy […]

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2A/GUNS/MENTAL HEALTH/POLITICS: “Republican leaders in Congress have proposed a range of measures to boost funding for mental health and school security in the wake of the Parkland school shooting, following high-profile calls from gun-control advocates and vocal students. The approach has been welcomed by states and school districts, which have for years unsuccessfully lobbied for […]

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2A/GUNS/MENTAL HEALTH/POLITICS: “The Florida state Senate passed a package of gun control measures designed to prevent another school shooting like last month’s attack on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. The proposals, which passed by a 20-18 vote, include raising age restrictions on the purchase of all firearms in the state, banning the […]

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2A/GUNS/MENTAL HEALTH/POLITICAL FIGURES: “In the wake of this month’s Florida school shooting, Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) renewed his calls for a better background-check system to keep firearms away from the mentally ill, but said nothing of his two votes opposing restrictions on gun purchases by some people deemed unfit by the federal government. The Miami […]

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DONALDISM/GUNS/MENTAL HEALTH/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump said on Monday [2-26-18] that the country needs to take a look at whether more mental health institutions need to be opened to treat people with mental illness and avert mass shootings. The president also said he would have run into the South Florida high school where 17 students […]

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GUNS/MENTAL HEALTH/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump called again on Thursday [2-22-18] for the opening of more mental hospitals to help prevent mass murders like the one at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. Yet ramping up institutional care, experts say, likely would not have prevented most of the spree killings regularly making headlines […]

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2A/GUNS/MENTAL HEALTH: “I will be strongly pushing Comprehensive Background Checks with an emphasis on Mental Health. Raise age to 21 and end sale of Bump Stocks! Congress is in a mood to finally do something on this issue – I hope!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Feb. 22, 2018 08:13am […]

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CRISIS/GUNS/MENTAL HEALTH/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “So many signs that the Florida shooter was mentally disturbed, even expelled from school for bad and erratic behavior. Neighbors and classmates knew he was a big problem. Must always report such instances to authorities, again and again!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Feb. 15, 2018 07:12am […]

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MENTAL HEALTH/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump’s White House physician said Tuesday [1-16-18] that the president received a perfect score on a cognitive test designed to screen for neurological impairment, which the military doctor said was evidence that Mr. Trump does not suffer from mental issues that prevent him from functioning in office… Mr. Trump’s first […]

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MENTAL HEALTH/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Democratic Pennsylvania Rep. Brendan Boyle is unveiling a bill called the ‘Stable Genius Act’ that would require all presidential candidates to undergo a medical exam and publicly disclose the results before the election. The Stabile Genius Act is an acronym for the Standardizing Testing and Accountability Before Large Elections Giving Electors […]

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MENTAL HEALTH/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “If President Donald Trump were any other 71-year-old — covered by Medicare and having his annual wellness visit — he’d be checked on his cognitive functions and possible safety risks. But when the president goes for his physical exam Friday [1-12-18], the White House said his mental fitness won’t be tested. […]

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CIA/MENTAL HEALTH/MIKE POMPEO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “CIA Director Mike Pompeo defended President Donald Trump’s mental abilities in the wake of a book claiming Trump does not read or properly process information presented to him. ‘Those statements are just absurd,’ Pompeo said on ‘Fox News Sunday.’ When he delivers information to Trump almost daily, the President engages […]

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DONALD ON DONALD/MENTAL HEALTH/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump, whose sometimes erratic behavior in office has generated an unprecedented debate about his mental health, declared on Saturday [1-6-18] that he was perfectly sane and accused his critics of raising questions to score political points. In a series of Twitter posts that were extraordinary even by the […]

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