Mental Health

Sean Penn: There's A Mental Health Problem In Congress
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Gun Control: Time To Stand Our Ground
The Supreme Court decides in US v Heller how far the Second Amendment goes in protecting our right to bear arms, meanwhile on the street, debate gets pushed into the quagmire of public policy on mental health and patient privacy rights. Read more...
Gohmert Calls For More Guns Because Obesity Isn't Caused By 'Too Many Spoons'
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) responded to Monday's shooting at the Washington Navy Yard by calling for more people to be armed, and insisted that blaming guns was like saying that obesity was caused by "too many spoons." Read more...
President Obama delivers remarks to open the National Conference on Mental Health at the White House, part of the Administration’s effort to launch a national conversation to increase understanding and awareness about mental health. Read more...
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s aides were reportedly building up an attack campaign against Judd that would go after her mental health and religion, according to tape leaked to Mother Jones on Tuesday. Read more...

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Authorities say that country music star Mindy McCready shot her dead boyfriend's dog on Sunday before using the gun to take her own life in Arkansas. Read more...
I'm not sure what part of the Goldwater rule faux shrink and Fox News commentator Keith Ablow doesn't understand, but if he can't even get this right, why should anyone trust his analysis? The Goldwater rule is part of the ethical standards Read more...
From this Monday evening's The Young Turks, this interview with Alex Jones wasn't quite as contentious as the one he had <a href="http://crooksandliars.com/john-amato/alex-jones-foams-mouth-piers-morgan-ove" title="Alex Jones Foams at the Mouth to Piers Morgan over Gun Control">with Piers Morgan last week</a>, but it wasn't a whole lot better. I did enjoy watching Cenk get a chance to ask him if he'd ever sought any mental health treatment after listening to quite a bit of his ranting and raving. I can also say it didn't break my heart to see two of these wingnuts tearing each other apart and Jones ripping on Glenn Beck after he criticized his interview on CNN. Read more...
Despite recent progress in some states, millions of mental-health records are missing from the national database that gun dealers use to run background checks on potential buyers, reports the WSJ. This news comes amid reports that gun Read more...
This interview with Wayne LaPierre on this Sunday's Meet the Press ended up going pretty well the way I expected it would, which is with David Gregory hitting LaPierre with some difficult questions, but doing what he usually does and going easy on Read more...