Robert David Jaffee: Congresswoman Napolitano Fights the Good Fight for the Mentally Ill
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Former Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr., who may or may not have bipolar disorder, but who definitely committed more than 3,000 illegal financial transactions, was recently sentenced to 30 months in prison for absconding with $750,000 in campaign funds. He has harmed the cause of the mentally ill by reinforcing the stereotype that those with a supposed mental disorder engage in irresponsible and reckless, let alone criminal, behavior.
By contrast, Rep. Grace Napolitano (D-Calif.), who makes no claim to suffering from a mental disorder, is a hero to the mentally ill for her stalwart work in devising programs to improve mental health care and reduce violence among children in schools.
On Friday, August 23, Congresswoman Napolitano and her mental-health consortium had their quarterly meeting at the Southern California Edison Federal Credit Union in Irwindale, Calif., roughly 20 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.
The meeting focused on providing housing for homeless veter
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