POLL: In the Wake of the Tucson Shootings, Looking at Mental Health Care Issues

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Both Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and BlogHer member Ashleigh Burroughs continue their recoveries from the shootings in Tucson less than two weeks ago, and we are hopeful that important conversations will also continue.

TUCSON, AZ - JANUARY 17: Tucson residents visit a makeshift memorial for shooting victims at the University Medical Center on January 17, 2011 in Tucson, Arizona. More than a week after a gunman killed six people and wounded more than a dozen more in a shooting rampage, hundreds of Tucson residents continue to visit the memorial daily to pay their respects and express their grief. U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords remains in serious condition inside the hospital. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Last week's post and poll about the political aspect of the Tucson shootings highlighted that we have a lot to talk about. While it may be a national habit to let today's outrage become tomorrow's old news, we'd like to explore what the BlogHer community is thinking and feeling about another aspect of the events in Tucson: mental health.

It's clear it's top of mind with BlogHers, and reviewing the questions so many were asking, I realized: I would have very little idea how to help someone in my life in need if they weren't on my own health plan.

So, once again, we're asking you: What do you think? What do you know? But also: What would you do?

Click here to take the survey.

Elisa,
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