“Why Voter ID Laws Aren’t Really about Fraud”

Article Link This October 20, 2014 PBS article talks about the reasons behind voter ID laws that have almost nothing to do with fraud by people voting in person at their polling place.

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Posted in Pennsylvania, Voter ID, voter info, Voting

“Study tests drug-free therapy for depression in kids”

Article Link This October 21, 2014 article on the Indiana Gazette website talks about an ongoing study that is testing a potential treatment for depression in kids that doesn’t involve medication

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Posted in Mental Health, Mental Illness, Issues, Research, Treatment and Support, Depression, Misc., Pediatric Issues, Pre-schoolers, scientific, Therapy

“Should Parents Ever Deceive Their Child to Get Them Psychiatric Help?”

Article Link This October 14, 2014, More Than Borderline Blog post on the Healthy Place website talks about the impact that deceiving someone into receiving mental health treatment can have not only on the person who was deceived, but also

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Posted in Addiction, Inpatient, Involuntary, Issues, Men's Issues, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Pediatric Issues, Senior Citizens, Treatment and Support, Whole health, Women's Issues

“A Blood Test For Depression Shows The Illness Is Not A Matter Of Will”

Article Link This September 16, 2014 Huff Post: Mental Health article talks about a new blood test that can help physicians diagnose if a patient is depressed or not.

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Posted in Blood, Depression, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Misc., Research, scientific, Treatment and Support

“Patients With Severe Mental Illness Find Supportive Community On YouTube”

Article Link This October 18, 2014 article on the Medical Research and News: MedicalResearch.com  website  contains an interview about recent research that seems to be showing that people with serious mental illnesses have found a sense of community through YouTube

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Posted in Mental Illness, Misc., Peer Support, Research, Treatment and Support

“Panic Attacks & Panic Disorder”

Resource Link This resource found on the HelpGuide.org website talks about panic attacks and panic Disorder in a very approachable easy to understand manner.  It offers some tips for dealing with Panic Attacks and also explains that there are medical

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Posted in Anxiety Disorders, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Physical Health, Treatment and Support, Whole health

“Mental Health Court an alternative for non-violent offenders”

Article Link This October 17, 2014 article on the Philadelphia Tribune website talks about the Mental health court in Philadelphia.  It is said to be the first of it’s kind, and it’s goal is to get help for non-violent offenders

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Posted in Issues, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Mentally ill inmates, Pennsylvania, Philly, Treatment and Support, Whole health

“Grieving a Child with Mental Illness”

Article Link This October 12, 2014 post on the “Life With Bob Blog” located on the Healthy Place website talks about the grieving that parents of children with mental illnesses often experience when their child is diagnosed and through the

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Posted in Grief and Loss, Mental Health, Treatment and Support, Whole health

“Family Acceptance Key to Curbing Teen Suicides, Study Shows”

Article Link This October 17, 2014 Health Day article posted on the Philly.com website talks about how teens who feel they are accepted by peers and family members tend to be at a decreased risk for suicide.

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Posted in Anti-bullying, Awareness, Depression, Issues, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Pediatric Issues, Physical Health, Self-injury, suicide prevention, Teen Issues, teen suicide awareness, Treatment and Support, Whole health

“Therapy in your own hands: The health benefits of knitting”

Article Link This October 16, 2014 article on the Pocono Record website talks about the mental and physical benefits of knitting, and offers some possible reason for why interest in it has increased dramatically over the past several years.

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Posted in Anxiety Disorders, Art and Music, Depression, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Personal Medicine, Physical Health, Treatment and Support, Whole health
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