“Nearly 10 years since Harrisburg State Hospital closed, state officials tout success”

Article Link This May 21, 2015 article on The Patriot-News site is the beginning of a series where The Patriot-News hopes to explore what the result of state hospital closures has been, with a particular focus on the impact of

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Posted in Harrisburg State Hospital, Inpatient, Mental Health, Outpatient, Pennsylvania, State Hospital

“Pa. Department of Corrections names new mental health advocate for offenders”

Article Link This May 21, 2015 article on The Patriot-News talks about the experience that Lynn Patrone brings with her as she takes on the role of mental health advocate ensuring that inmates get proper mental health care while they

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Posted in Pennsylvania, Issues, Mentally ill inmates, Advocacy and Awareness, Jail and Prison Issues

“Can Separate Be Equal? Ending the Segregation of Mental Health”

Article Link This May 2015 Managed Care article talks about the segregation of mental and physical health care, the impact this model has, and why it needs to be integrated as opposed to being segregated.

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“Andreatta: Digger of 1,500 graves gets his due”

Article Link This May 15, 2015 article on the Democrat & Chronicle site talks about a memorial service to be held to honor Lawrence Mocha who had dug 1500 graves by hand during his time as a patient at Willard

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Posted in New York, Willard State Hospital

“United States: Force Against Prisoners With Mental Illness”

Article Link This May 12, 2015 article on the Human Rights Watch website talks about the abuse of power often used in handling mentally ill inmate that leads to injuries and even death because of what amounts to minor infractions

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Posted in Advocacy and Awareness, Awareness, Issues, Jail and Prison Issues, Men's Issues, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Mentally ill inmates, Other States, Pediatric Issues, Pennsylvania, physical abuse, Physical Health, Police Encounters, Poverty, Psychological Abuse, Senior Citizens, Whole health, Women's Issues

United Nations Human Rights

United Nations Human Rights This review was made public on May 11, 2015 by the United Nations Human Rights Commission.  At first glance, it looks very dull, but pay close attention to the questions being asked by other countries (“Questions

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Posted in Awareness, Disability, first responders, Issues, Jail and Prison Issues, Men's Issues, Mentally ill inmates, Other, physical abuse, Police Encounters, Psychological Abuse, public safety, Senior Citizens, United Nations, Women's Issues

“‘Welcome to My Breakdown’ explores depths of depression”

Article Link This May 9, 2015 Tribune correspondent piece on the Philadelphia Tribune website is a review of a book I thought looked interesting.  I haven’t read it myself, but the review seems to show it is a memoir about

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“The Medical Minute: The Causes and Signs of Depression in Children”

Article Link This May 9, 2015 Gant Daily article talks about symptoms of depression and anxiety in kids and ways to respond to them and when to get professional help.

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Posted in Advocacy and Awareness, Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Issues, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Pediatric Issues, Pennsylvania, suicide, Treatment and Support

“Rayburn event a chance to meet first responders in calm setting”

Article Link This May 9, 2015 TribLive article talks about an event that I think could and maybe even should be done in every community.  The event is an outreach by first responders, like police, fire fighters, and Paramedics for

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“Demons stole my daughter”

Article Link This May 3, 2015 article on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website talks about the life and death of a person with mental health issues and not only the struggle faced by the parent, but the outpouring of responses from

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Posted in Anti-stigma, Awareness, Issues, Men's Issues, Pediatric Issues, Senior Citizens, Suicide Prevention, Women's Issues
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