A psychiatrist once told me early in treatment, “Stop trying to make me like you,” and what a sobering and welcome smack in the face that statement was. Yet somehow, every day of my life is still a campaign for popularity, or better yet, a crowded funeral.”
John Waters (via blackestdespondency)
Damn, this is a great quote.
the divide, s01e08: what happened to Billie Page? -redorkulous
Harry Belafonte, Jean-Claude Carrière, Hayao Miyazaki And Maureen O’Hara
To Receive Academy’s Governors Awards
The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted Tuesday night (August 26) to present Honorary Awards to Jean-Claude Carrière, Hayao Miyazaki and Maureen O’Hara, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Harry Belafonte. All four awards will be presented at the Academy’s 6th Annual Governors Awards on Saturday, November 8, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center®.
“The Governors Awards allow us to reflect upon not the year in film, but the achievements of a lifetime,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “We’re absolutely thrilled to honor these outstanding members of our global filmmaking community and look forward to celebrating with them in November.”
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Hoping to keep more people with mental illness out of jails and emergency rooms, county health officials opened a mental health urgent care center Wednesday in South Los Angeles.
The goal of The Martin Luther King, Jr. Mental Health Urgent Care Center is to stabilize and treat people in immediate crisis while connecting them to ongoing care. Run by Exodus Recovery, it will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can serve up to 16 adults and six adolescents. During their stay of up to one day, patients will undergo a psychiatric evaluation, receive on-the-spot care such as counseling and medication and be referred for longer-term treatment.
The center can take people in severe crisis and expects many will be brought in by police and paramedics, said Connie Dinh, vice president of nursing services for Exodus. But she said it cannot accept people who are incoherent, extremely aggressive or need emergency medical attention. They will still need to be treated at hospitals or inpatient psychiatric facilities.
Staff will be able to place people on 72-hour psychiatric holds if they are a danger to themselves or others.
Mental health urgent care centers, also known as crisis stabilization units, are opening throughout California in response to the shortage of psychiatric beds and the increase in patients with mental illnesses showing up at hospital emergency rooms with nowhere else to go, experts and advocates said. In Los Angeles County, four such centers have opened and several more are planned.
L.A. County’s mental health director Marvin Southard said the centers are a more effective way to care for many patients with mental illness and are less disruptive to hospitals. And county Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, who led the effort to open the center, said they are “more humane” and a smarter approach.
Hospitals statewide saw a 47 percent increase in encounters with patients with mental health needs between 2006 and 2011, compared to a 14 percent increase in all patients, according to the California Hospital Association. Mental health urgent care centers can help relieve the burden on emergency departments, get patients the care they need and reduce health care costs, said Sheree Kruckenberg, vice president of behavioral health at the association.
“As we are trying to bend the cost curve, to me this is a slam dunk,” she said.
Ron Honberg, policy director for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, said that the centers are a great place to respond to crises, but the centers are “just one piece in a more complicated puzzle” and people need to be linked to community services.
The Martin Luther King Jr. center is a two-story building near the campus of a community hospital expected to open next year. The first floor has reclining chairs surrounding a nursing station, a kitchen, seclusion rooms and offices for mental health providers.
Upstairs, there are rooms for family meetings, counseling and support groups on topics including anger management and independent living skills. There will also be substance abuse counseling and a social services worker who can help enroll people in cash assistance and other programs.
The center will also serve as a medical clinic. Patients ideally will see the clinic as their “medical home” and return often, said Dr. Mark Ghaly, director of community programs with the county Department of Health Services.
Ghaly said it makes sense to have a primary care clinic at the urgent care center. “People with mental illness don’t like cookie cutter clinics,” he said. “This is familiar.”
Jo Helen Graham, whose 36-year-old son has schizophrenia and has spent time in hospitals and jails, said she believes he and others like him will benefit from the center. “We need some place our mentally ill children can go,” she said. “We need ongoing supports.”
In the season 1 finale, Eric is frantic after losing evidence, Adam works to topple the Zales, and Billie tries to take down Stanley Zale.
Okay that is all for today!
I have almost 300 questions in my inbox but there is a lot of nastiness and I’m not in the mood for it today.
I will talk to you all next week maybe.
Sorry folks are being so rude. Have a great weekend!
the divide, s01e08: i’m still in shock. it’s the Butler murders all over again. plus, anybody who’s blessed with money, power and position has a responsibility to improve their community — instead of get’n high, murdering innocent people. SMDH. i’m glad Terry Kucik shot this fuckwad in the skull. my only regret is that we couldn’t kill Eric twice. -redorkulousThis makes it worse for Terry though.
It does make it worst for Terry, I think…. The fact that he put the gun in Eric’s mouth and pulled the trigger, is that self-defense?!!
What a mess. I’m disappointed in Christine though.
What was the purpose or idea behind Bobby and Danny getting drugged up with Eric. They knew what he was capable off with a knife. What was the plan, why didn’t they stay alert? he got both of them… SMH. I don’t get it, what did I miss?!!
I thought I could watch this scene again. But I can’t. Too painful. Too violent.
I screamed through the entire thing. It was violent, but up until then, we didn’t really see what a monster Eric was. We had hints of it, and we certainly heard about what happened to Jenny’s family, but we didn’t really know (at least I didn’t) how horrific it was. Now we see just who and what Eric was. And so the question is - did he get what he deserved? And was Terry justified in meting out that justice to Eric? He did not yet know that the shot glass had been stolen, so he couldn’t use that as justification. He could say he was defending Christine and himself, but then why cut the bracelet and run away, leaving the entire mess at her feet? And Christine - who is supposed to be a practicing lawyer if she passes the bar…what on earth? She has essentially betrayed everything she supposedly was working with Clark on with the Innocence Project, all of which she was supposedly doing to free her dad. This episode (and series, really) definitely made me re-evaluate the meanings of the words “innocent” and “guilty”.
The entire thing was so full of gray. It was self-defense sort-of; made sense kind-of; and justifiable I suppose…until you really looked at it. Christine so simultaneously dumb and smart…
British Model Jourdan Dunn Makes History on Forbes Richest Models List.
Whilst 34-year-old German-Brazilian model Gisele Bundchen ranks highest on the list with earnings amassing to $47 million, before taxes and fees, over the past 12 months, 24-year-old Dunn isn’t doing too badly for herself with earnings of $4 million at this stage of her career, and being in an industry heavily dominated by white models - something Dunn has been vocal about.
Another reason to celebrate Dunn’s feature on this of 21 models, who made $142 million between in the past year, is that Dunn is the first black British model to ever enter the Forbes richest models list.
Before you bring up Naomi Campbell’s name, though she made a considerable amount of money during her peak days as both a runway and editorial model in the 90s and early 2000s, Forbes invented this list in 2006 after Naomi’s hey-day in the fashion industry. The list is put together based on a model’s earnings from fashion-related jobs and endorsements over the past 12 months. American model Joan Smalls was the only other black model to make the cut. Liu Wen and Adriana Lima*, who came in at number 3, make up the non-white models on the list.
However, despite the glitz and glamour that surrounds the life of a model, most models don’t get paid for runway gigs or editorial features and, according to Forbes, opportunities with top haute couture brands may not always pay as much as we think they do.
(image via thelivepost)
*Lima identifies as both Afro-Brazilian and Mixed-race.