A Face for Radio

David Johnson

The article by Karrey Britt this weekend will be carried to meetings with legislative leaders this week by Mike Hammond of our state association. I will be on the radio with Hank Booth Thursday morning. Anytime I am in the news this much people should learn not to greet me ...

Editorial

David Johnson

Great editorial in the Journal World calling the cuts to community mental health "pound foolish".

For a Change of Pace

David Johnson

I am sick and tired of state budget cuts to mental health. The USD 497 Elementary School Task Force offers a change of pace. I get to help deal with the state cuts to schools.

Savings?

David Johnson

Governor’s Budget, Part 1: State Aid to community mental health centers, the only state funding dedicated for people who cannot afford to pay for services, cut 100%; “savings” $10,200,000. Governor’s Budget, Part 2: Family Center System of Care, tobacco settlement funding to community mental health centers because children with significant ...

News

David Johnson

From CBS Evening News, "Arizona's mental health budgets have been cut $65 million over the last three fiscal years - a 51 percent reduction."

Arizona Tragedy: What People Need to Know About Mental Illness

David Johnson

From Linda Rosenberg, President and CEO of the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, "Mental Health First Aid is a novel, evidence-based public education program that teaches average people how to assess a situation, select and implement appropriate interventions, and help a person in crisis or developing the signs and ...

Watching the Statehouse

David Johnson

A friend from Des Moines used to say "Now is the time when men hide in the fields and women and children cry. For the legislature is in session and no one knows what will happen."

A Tragedy

David Johnson

How will we grapple with the awful attack on Rep. Giffords in Arizona? Today, former Rep. Dick Armey stated that members of Congress can get local law enforcement protection from “fruitcakes.” I hope we don’t lose the chance for increased civility and instead confirm the de facto policy in much ...

New Years Resolution

David Johnson

Two years ago, I had my greatest success with a New Years Resolution. I quit smoking after 39 years. However, just like the only other time I quit, my wieght soared, creating another set of health concerns. Remarkably, I made quitting an unhealthy thing. Oh well, no going back now. ...

School Days

David Johnson

Started out at 7:30 with the Eudora School District Convocation celebrating our partnership "The Bridge" and ending the day at 7 with the Lawrence Elementary School Vision Task Force. A long school day for me but our work with local school districts is as important as anything we do.

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