“As state expands Medicaid, glitch imperils care for drug addicts and mentally ill”

Article Link This December 19, 2014 The Patriot-News article talks about a huge glitch that is effecting people with mental health and/or addition issues who are on medicaid.  Apparently, the “glitch” is preventing agencies from getting paid for services provided

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Posted in Addiction, Department of Human Services, DPW, Elderly, Insurance Coverage, Issues, Medicaid, Medicaid Expansion, Men's Issues, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Pediatric Issues, Pennsylvania, Politics, Senior Citizens, Treatment and Support, Whole health, Women's Issues

“60 Minutes: Denied”

Segment Link This December 14, 2014 60 Minutes segment talks about the problems occurring when insurance companies deny people with mental health issues services.

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Posted in Addiction, Awareness, Inpatient, Insurance Coverage, Insurance Coveraged, Issues, Medication, Men's Issues, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Outpatient, Pediatric Issues, Physical Health, Senior Citizens, State Hospital, Treatment and Support, Whole health, Women's Issues

“Homelessness: Not limited to holidays”

Article Link This December 21, 2014 article found on The Sentinel (Cumberlink.com) talks about homelessness and how it is defined by agencies who try to help those who are homeless.  Not every person who meets the definition for homelessness is

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Posted in Anti-stigma, Awareness, Cumberland County, Homeless Issues, Housing, Issues, Men's Issues, Pediatric Issues, Pennsylvania, Poverty, Women's Issues

“Are fitness trackers worth it?”

Article Link This July 29, 2014 Health Day article found on the Philly.com website talks about fitness trackers  and offers some comparisons between the UP24 and the Fitbit Flex.

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“When You Burn Off That Fat, Where Does It Go?”

Article Link This December 16, 2014 NPR: Shots article offers some insight into what happens to the fat that disappears when we lose weight.  The idea they offered kind of surprised me and I thought it was interesting to say

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“More Than One-Third of Americans Who Seek Mental Health Counseling Face Barriers, Finds University of Phoenix Survey”

Article Link This December 16, 2014 article out of Phoenix, and found on the InsuranceNews.net website talks about the changes being seen in barrier that prevent people from getting therapy.  Some barriers have decreased, while others have increased according to

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Posted in Advocacy and Awareness, Anti-stigma, Arizona, Awareness, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Misc., Research, Therapy, Treatment and Support, Whole health

“Ten Principles of Recovery”

Video Link This video was uploaded to YouTube on October 17, 2012 by Marc Jacques and offers information about the ten principles of recovery from mental illness based on SAMHSA’s principles of recovery. Related articles 1 in 5 U.S. Adults

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Posted in Addiction, Common Ground, Drop-in Centers, Inpatient, Medication, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Outpatient, Peer Support, Personal Medicine, Physical Health, Recovery, Treatment and Support, Whole health

“Holidays not a good season for everyone”

Article Link This December 14, 2014 Bucks County Courier Times article is a good reminder that there are people who struggle immensely not just during the holiday seasons, but other times of the year as well.  The article includes a

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Posted in Advocacy and Awareness, Anxiety Disorders, Awareness, Bucks County, Depression, Disability, Elderly, employment, Holiday Struggles, Holiday struggles, Homeless Issues, Housing, Men's Issues, Mental Health, Mental Health First Aid, Mental Illness, Pediatric Issues, Pennsylvania, Personal Medicine, Poverty, Senior Citizens, Teachable Moments, Treatment and Support, Whole health, Women's Issues

“A ‘different kind’ of Pa. gov, Wolf pays his way”

Article Link This December 13, 2014 article from The Intelligencer, talks about the ways that Governor-Elect Tom Wolf is paying his way and putting limits on gifts for him and his staff.

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“Do-something Congress”

Article Link This December 13, 2014 Opinion piece on thetimes-tribune.com website talks about the various issues that need to be corrected with regards to mental health care and points out that something as simple as training people in Mental Health

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