“Their View: End the criminalization of mental illness”

Article Link This article on the Centre Daily Times website talks about the criminalization of mental illness and what happens to those who are mentally ill and are incarcerated.

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Posted in Advocacy and Awareness, Issues, Jail and Prison Issues, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Mentally ill inmates, Treatment and Support, Whole health

“State budget tardy for beginning of school year, and that hurts Pennsylvania students: Nathan Mains”

Article Link This August 24, 2015 article on the PennLive.com website talks about the potential impact the late budget will have on schools in Pennsylvania.

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“State downgrades Dauphin County Children & Youth’s licensing status”

Article Link This August 20, 2015 Penn-Live Patriot News article talks about Dauphin County Children and Youth being downgraded to a provisional license.  Licensing requirements are based on a variety of areas ranging from paperwork to the caseload of employees,

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“Here’s what a psychologist learned from interviewing killers”

Article Link This June 22, 2015 article by Chris Weller on the Science Alert website talks about one Psychologist’s experiences and lessons learned while working to understand cold killers who are awaiting trial.

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Posted in Awareness, Issues, Jail and Prison Issues, Men's Issues, Mental Health, Physical Health, Treatment and Support, Whole health, Women's Issues

“Violent attacks and psychosis are not strongly related, study finds”

Article Link This August 19, 2015 Article by Peter Dockrill on the Science Alert website talks about a recent study the indicates the connection between psychosis and violence is very weak at best and that it would likely be wise

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Posted in Mental Health, Research, scientific, Violence, Whole health

“‘Play This Video Game And Call Me In The Morning'”

Article Link This August 17, 2015 WESA Pittsburgh NPR segment talks about studies being done to see if there is a way to utilize video game technology to help with treating mental health issues such as ADHD or Depression.  The

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Posted in ADHD, Depression, Exercise, Gaming, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Misc., Physical Health, Research, Technology, Therapy, Treatment and Support, Video Games, Whole health

“44% Of U.S. Population Lives In An Area With Psychiatry Shortage”

Article Link This August 16, 2015 OpenMinds article talks about the shortage of mental health professionals across the country and offers some stats that help put the shortage into perspective.

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“Holocaust survivor on civil rights: ‘We’re back where we were’”

“After all, she says, it’s “an enormous advantage of this country” that the oppressed never have to be silent. It’s by being complacent that we begin to slip back into oppression. “If you don’t do or say anything, then you are just as guilty,” she says of fellow citizens who turn a blind eye to injustices happening around them. “It doesn’t really matter if you’re male, female, transgender, or you’re black, white, Latino, or poor or rich,” she says. “If we don’t face the fact that we are in the same boat together, we’re all going to drown.””~Marione Ingram 2015

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Posted in Advocacy and Awareness, Creed, Discrimination Issues, Gender, Race, Sexual Orientation, Voting

“Battle Lines Form in the Fight Over Social Security Payment Reductions”

Article Link This August 5, 2015 MSN Money article talks about the impending crisis involving the money in the SSDI program drying up by the end of 2016.  The article includes a few ideas being tossed around for correcting the

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Posted in Disability, Elderly, employment, Issues, Men's Issues, Mental Health, Physical Health, Politics, Senior Citizens, Social Security, SSDI, Women's Issues

“EDITORIAL: Property tax reform plans show consensus”

Article Link This August 5, 2015 article found on the Montgomery Media website talks more about the ongoing stalemate over the Pennsylvania State Budget. “Day 36 of the Pennsylvania state budget impasse, and neither side is budging.”(Montgomery)

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