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Ron Artest Goes Mental in New PSA

12/21/2010 7:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Ron Artest wears crazy neon pants and drives giant go-karts around L.A. -- but that doesn't mean dude doesn't understand the importance of mental health ... and he released a new PSA to prove it.

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It's the latest in Ron's crusade to encourage youth to seek out mental health -- in fact, he's so serious about it ... he promised to auction off his 2010 championship ring to raise money for school therapy programs.

The public service announcement is part of a holiday charity initiative called "Season of Giving" at AEG -- the group that owns the Staples Center.

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en Todo Momento!!    

uh, yeah, 'government aided mental heath program'..isn't that an oxymoron??? to them, you're not crazy unless you wear shirts for pants in public, cuz it's more convenient that way....

1316 days ago
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Barb    

That's awesome! It's ridiculous that pretty much "everything goes" in today's society yet, mental health is still a stigma. Insurance companies either don't pay for help or at best cover 50% of expenses.
Great effort Ron Artest!

1316 days ago
3.

Hisjules    

test

1316 days ago
4.

NDNchief    

I still chuckle when I think of when The LAKERS won the Championship and Ron thanked his Psychiatrist. Gotta love it. GO LAKERS ! ! !

1316 days ago
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SusieQMolina    

what a guy! this fella's got heart and i'm so proud that he's a LAKER. AND another reason why i'm proud to be a LAKERS fan! go LAkERS!! merry christmas, ron artest.

1316 days ago
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Rachel Rothechild    

Just take some ST. Johns Waarts Liquid Extract continously shoul be the PSA. Oh yeah stay away from the Bald Headed Blonde> I can just hear negativity for Artest down the road not unlike Common and Serina.

1316 days ago
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yoyo    

Hit more jumpers in the PSA than all season. Go ron ron!

1316 days ago
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Ozzie X    

Amazing! I have new found respect for Ron. I'm a big advocate of everyone having mental evaluations.

1316 days ago
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Nostradamus    

Barb, great post and Happy Holidays to you.

1315 days ago
10.

Thomas    

I still chuckle when I think of when The LAKERS won the Championship and Ron thanked his Psychiatrist. Gotta love it. GO LAKERS ! ! !
Extenze

1310 days ago

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