Friday, November 16, 2018

The overall national rate of mental illness was about 18 percent ---- How Did They All Wind Up In New York City - 42 Broadway?


Nearly 1 in 5 U.S. Adults Has Mental Illness or Drug Problem


(HealthDay News) -- Nearly 1 in 5 American adults deals with a mental illness or substance abuse problem each year, a U.S. government study says.

Oregon has the highest rate, and New Jersey the lowest, according to 2012-2014 data analyzed by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Overall, almost 44 million Americans 18 or older had a diagnosable mental, behavioral or emotional disorder in the past year, researchers said. They reviewed national surveys on drug use and health.

"The figures in SAMHSA's report remind us how important it is to take mental health as seriously as any other health condition," Kana Enomoto, SAMHSA acting deputy assistant secretary, said in an agency news release.

The overall national rate of mental illness was about 18 percent.

In Oregon, almost 23 percent of the state residents had any type of mental illness. Utah, West Virginia, Maine and Rhode Island were next, with rates above 21 percent.

In New Jersey, the mentally healthiest state, fewer than 16 percent of adults had a mental health condition, according to the report. The other lowest rates were in Illinois, North Dakota, Florida and South Dakota (all about 16.5 percent). (That's 1 in 6 Lakewood Guys... sooo if there are six thousand -- BEST guys in Lakewood (BMG)....Let's see how many people can come up with the difficult mathematical answer?)

Rates varied within states, too. For example, northwestern Oregon had a high of almost 24 percent. South Florida came in with less than 15 percent having a diagnosable mental illness in a given year.

"The presence of [any mental illness] in every state reinforces that mental illness is a major public health concern in the United States," the report noted. "Overall treatment levels remain low, and addressing the mental health of U.S. adults remains a concern for state and national public health officials."

Highlighting the percentage of people with a mental illness at state and local levels can help policymakers assess mental health needs in their communities, the researchers noted.

Examining changes over time is a key part of such assessments. The report said that rates of past-year mental illness among adults rose in California, Maine, North Carolina and Rhode Island between 2010-2012 and 2012-2014. There was no change in other states.

-- Robert Preidt



Abuse Survivors Press For Statute Bill (AGAIN)


In wake of stalled legislation, demonstrators call on Agudah to get behind Child Victims Act.

In a bid to turn up the pressure on Agudath Israel of America over its policies towards sexual abuse victims, activists and abuse survivors protested Sunday in front of the Novominsker shul in Borough Park, the second such protest this summer.

About 30 protesters — including at least 10 of whom said they were abused as children — spent nearly three hours demonstrating their frustration with Rabbi Yaakov Perlow, one of the leaders of Agudath. The charedi umbrella group is one of a few organizations in the Jewish community that has strongly objected to the Child Victims Act, a bill that would increase the statute of limitations for sex crimes committed against minors in New York State. Other groups opposed to the bill include the New York State Catholic Conference and the Boy Scouts of America; they argue that increasing the statute of limitations would expose them to potentially crippling legal bills.......



Garnel Ironheart said...

Cross Currents is currently featuring an hour long video in which a well-meaning rav gives a long speech that could be briefly summarized:
If you think stealing is okay in any circumstances, shame on you.
If you think demeaning others that don't look like you, shame on you.
If you think lying to certain people is okay, shame on you.
If you think God was kidding when He said "Don't steal" and "Don't lie", shame on you.
And if you're not feeling shame, shame on you!

Paul Mendlowitz said...

I wonder why this genius rabbi didn't say:

1 - When crossing the street, look both ways.

2 - Change your underwear daily.

3 - Stop at red lights and stop signs.

4 - When eating, don't forget to swallow.

5 - Do not crack jokes at funerals.

6 - If your shoes have laces, don't forget to tie them, you could trip and fall.

7 - Don't grope kids in the mikve

8 - If you get herring on your tie at a kiddush, send it to the cleaners.

9 - If you attend a wedding, leave a gift for the chassan/kallah.

10 - When attending parlor meetings, do not stuff sponge cake in your pockets for tomorrow's breakfast.

Uncle Shmorris Esformes said...

I'm glad they didn't protest at the very busy corner where it really would have made an impact, in front of the Novominsker yeshiva, instead of the Novominsker shul.


Surely you must know that big yeshiva building, corner of 17th Ave & 60th St across from the Breadberry fresser place, that has MY NAME on it in big letters because I shared some shvartz gelt with Perlow that I had bilked from the government.

Yussi Rieder said...

Yeah, well they're lucky they didn't come to Novominsker yeshiva! I have a chavrusa there sometimes and I don't like to be disturbed!

Although "Town Car Putz" Lefkowitz is not around anymore to drive up on the curb to argue with anti-molester protesters, I would have rallied my boys from the Agudah Fresser mafia!


We would have showed them!

Uncle Milty Balkany said...


I'm surprised that convicted sex offender Ari Noe was able to squeeze into that Fresser photo op. The way that Sol Werdiger puffs out his chest & shoulders, I didn't think there would be any extra room.

I live just a little down 17th Ave from the yeshiva so I don't want them there either.

Steve Cohen said...

R' Milton,

It's about time you resurfaced. Where the hell have you been?


Any "hot tips" lately from your buddies in Otisville?

Boorro Parrk said...

Rieder stopped learning in the yeshiva because it was too busy for him even without protesters. He switched years ago to the Radishkovitzer shtiebel a block away.

Balkany bought his house furnishings from a Belzer crook who didn't pay his suppliers.

אזיאטישע מאראמארישע פערד said...

Does Cuomo really think the Agudah has any votes behind them besides the bozos who come to fress all weekend at the convention?

It's not like Satmar delivering tens of thousands of votes with the snap of a finger.

Anonymous said...

Finally, some Orthodox Jews (Baltimore) have admitted that they are cockeyed: "One Crucial Night to Raise Mental Health Awareness – featuring Rabbi Ephraim Shapiro & Dr. Norman Blumenthal." Free admission, free food.