Mental Illness

Racist State Rep. Dan Johnson Commits Suicide Amid Sexual Assault Allegations

Racist State Rep. Dan Johnson Commits Suicide Amid Sexual Assault Allegations

On Wednesday, the body of controversial Republican state Rep. Dan Johnson was discovered near Mount Washington. The Kentucky legislator died from apparent suicide by a semi-automatic handgun. His death happened a day after Johnson denied sexual assault allegations. Johnson’s body was discovered on a bridge in rural Louisville near his vehicle. Later that evening, Bullitt […]

Keaton Jones’ Mother Defends Confederate Flag Usage

Keaton Jones’ Mother Defends Confederate Flag Usage

Over the weekend, a young boy named Keaton Jones became famous. A video of young Keaton circulated on social media. It showed an emotionally difficult scene of a young boy questioning the motives behind bullies. After his mother released the heart-wrenching video, people from throughout the world flocked to his defense. Unfortunately, the initial anti-bullying […]

As Mueller Closes In, Don’t Forget We Have The 25th Amendment (Video)

As Mueller Closes In, Don’t Forget We Have The 25th Amendment (Video)

A month ago, Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) called the White House an “adult daycare center.” Before that, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called President Donald Trump a “f***ing moron.” He, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin are reportedly so concerned about Trump’s mindset, they’ve formed a “suicide pact” in which they agree if […]

America Does Not Have A Gun Problem, But A Problem Of The Heart (VIDEO)

America Does Not Have A Gun Problem, But A Problem Of The Heart (VIDEO)

Please note: The opinions that appear in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Liberal America.  The advent of numerous mass shootings and devastating homicide rates show a statistical reality. Lax firearm regulations directly correlate high gun violence deaths. When compared to similar first-world countries, the U.S. […]

The Push To Reclassify Marijuana Is Getting Some Help From Unlikely Sources (VIDEO)

The Push To Reclassify Marijuana Is Getting Some Help From Unlikely Sources (VIDEO)

In what might be a surprise to some, a growing number of people are joining the fight to change the classification of marijuana from a Schedule 1 narcotic to Schedule 3, which would put it in the same class as anabolic steroids and codeine. The American Legion has been busy trying to refocus the debate […]

Should We Kill The Mentally Ill? Two European Nations Say Yes

Should We Kill The Mentally Ill? Two European Nations Say Yes

The practice was once prohibited, but it is back. Belgium and the Netherlands are euthanizing people with mental and cognitive disorders. In 2002, Belgium legalized euthanasia for people suffering from unbearable and non-treatable medical conditions. This includes terminal or non-terminal conditions, including psychiatric ones. Between 2014 and 2015, 124 out of the 3,950 euthanasia cases […]

RWNJ Pastor: Don’t Cry For Rosie O’Donnell’s Ex (TWEETS)

RWNJ Pastor: Don’t Cry For Rosie O’Donnell’s Ex (TWEETS)

Homophobia runs very deep in some elements of the religious right. In many cases, it can get to the point that basic standards of decency get thrown out of the window in the name of “loving the sinner and hating the sin.” For instance, Amber Cantorna, now a prominent speaker on the LGBT Christian circuit, […]

Top 9 Famous People Who Suffered From Mental Illnesses (VIDEO)

Top 9 Famous People Who Suffered From Mental Illnesses (VIDEO)

Over 1 in 5 people suffer from mental illnesses. Here are some famous people who suffered from various mental illnesses: 1. Ludwig Van Beethoven He suffered from bipolar disorder. His manic episodes fueled his creativity. He was a child prodigy, which his father tried to exploit. The only drugs that could provide him some relief […]

19 Songs Scientifically Proven To Help Ease Your Political Anxiety

19 Songs Scientifically Proven To Help Ease Your Political Anxiety

Does the Trump administration have you down? Are you worried about our country’s future? Here are 13 songs to help pick your mood back up. They reference mental illness. They talk about the fight we face every day. Some are just uplifting and upbeat: 1. “Skyscraper” – Demi Lovato “Go on and try to tear […]

Former Homeland Security Secretary Urges More Supervision Of Trump

Former Homeland Security Secretary Urges More Supervision Of Trump

Oh, please, generals, protect us from the crazy little orange man! You know things have gotten weird when we want a leader surrounding himself with retired military brass. Instead of feeling nervous the president of the United States is so enamored with men in uniform, a former Homeland Security director says we should take comfort they […]

Hundreds Rally To Stop Police Brutality Against Mentally Ill (VIDEO)

Hundreds Rally To Stop Police Brutality Against Mentally Ill (VIDEO)

In January, James Owens, who struggled with mental illness and addiction, lost his life to a police bullet. His grieving nephew said: “(He) was gunned down like a wild animal in his own home. He was supposed to be protected. He wasn’t provided without that assistance.” There was a rally of about 200 people in […]

White Police Officers Shoot And Kill A Mentally Ill Black Person – Again

White Police Officers Shoot And Kill A Mentally Ill Black Person – Again

Here we go again. Once again, white police officers shot and killed another mentally ill Black individual–right in front of her two boys and a girl, ages 11, 4, and 1. Charleena Lyles, 30, a pregnant mother of three, called Seattle, Washington, police around 10 a.m. Sunday to report a burglary at her apartment in Brettler Family […]

Police Officers Desperately Need Training On How To Handle The Mentally Ill (VIDEO)

Police Officers Desperately Need Training On How To Handle The Mentally Ill (VIDEO)

Too many people have lost their lives because of mental health crises. Many police officers just don’t know how to handle these types of situations. Desmond Phillip was shot and killed by two Chicago police officers while he was having a mental health crisis. He had been diagnosed with epilepsy and post-traumatic stress disorder. The […]

Conway Plays The Blame Game In Attempt To Bait Liberals Into Violent Rhetoric (VIDEO)

Conway Plays The Blame Game In Attempt To Bait Liberals Into Violent Rhetoric (VIDEO)

The Queen of Alternative Facts and advisor to President Donald Trump, Kellyanne Conway, recently took some time off from babysitting our president to criticize the media. She didn’t mince words while acknowledging how much Twitter hates her, either. MSM In the aftermath of the tragic Alexandria shooting, both sides of the political spectrum took to Twitter. Supporters […]

14 Congressional Members Shot Over Politics – Steve Scalise Makes 3rd Republican (DETAILS)

14 Congressional Members Shot Over Politics – Steve Scalise Makes 3rd Republican (DETAILS)

There’s always at least one person in a political debate to throw out the “Both sides do it” meme. But this mainly applies to corporate lobbying and influence, of which both Republicans and Democrats are unfortunately guilty. Rarely does this talking point apply to gun control, though. Democrats, progressives, and liberals are almost universally in favor […]

Alexandria Shooter Hodgkinson Has An Arrest History That Will Make You Cringe (VIDEO)

Alexandria Shooter Hodgkinson Has An Arrest History That Will Make You Cringe (VIDEO)

For James T. Hodgkinson, the 66 year old male Alexandria shooter, this was not his first brush with the law. Hodgkinson had previously been arrested for domestic battery. Hodgkinson’s name became front page news after shooting House Majority Whip, Steve Scalise (R-La.) while he was practicing with the Republican congressional team. Before this event he had also […]

James Comey’s Dad Gives His Opinion Of Trump — And He’s Basically All Of Us

James Comey’s Dad Gives His Opinion Of Trump — And He’s Basically All Of Us

When President Donald Trump met with Russian officials a couple of weeks ago, he apparently thought the Oval Office was fitted with the “Cone of Silence.” He gave intelligence secrets to the Russians, and admitted that he had fired FBI Director James Comey because of all the pressure Comey was putting on him about his […]

West Virginia Cop Sues For Being Fired Over Refusing To Shoot Mentally Ill Black Man (VIDEO)

West Virginia Cop Sues For Being Fired Over Refusing To Shoot Mentally Ill Black Man (VIDEO)

In America today, we sentence to prison people who chuckle at the Attorney General. We incarcerate more people than any other nation on the planet. And we fire police officers who refuse to shoot mentally ill Black men. Police officer Stephen Mader was dismissed from the Weirton, W. Va police department after rolling up on a scene […]

Reagan Vs. Trump: Ronnie Really Was A Saint Compared To Donnie (VIDEO)

Reagan Vs. Trump: Ronnie Really Was A Saint Compared To Donnie (VIDEO)

Well, everyone knows we are not fond of President Donald Trump here at Liberal America. However, we are also not fond of the Republican “Saint” and former late president Ronald Reagan. Well, here’s a comparison of just how bad they are. 1. Mental Health Ronald Reagan eliminated tens of thousands of beds in mental hospitals all […]

Guess Which State Will Probably Keep #1 Spot In Uninsured Residents (VIDEO)

Guess Which State Will Probably Keep #1 Spot In Uninsured Residents (VIDEO)

Texas has both the highest percentage of people without health insurance in the country (nearly one in five) and the largest absolute number of uninsured (4.6 million). Sadly, the American Health Care Act – the GOP’s Obamacare replacement plan – will probably make the situation in Texas even worse. Texas was one of the big […]

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