“Housing, not asylums”

Article Link This March 24, 2015 article found on the Philly.com website talks about the idea that providing safe affordable housing with appropriate supportive services could reduce homelessness and incarceration rates among those with mental health issues who have found

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Posted in Advocacy and Awareness, Homeless Issues, Housing, Housing, Issues, Jail and Prison Issues, Men's Issues, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Mentally ill inmates, Pediatric Issues, Physical Health, Poverty, Recovery, Treatment and Support, Whole health, Women's Issues

“Student groups serve as resources for mental health”

Article Link This March 24, 2015 article on the Daily Pennsylvanian talks about ways that students are grappling with the question of how to make a long-lasting difference in how mental health is viewed, discussed and treated on campus.

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Posted in Advocacy and Awareness, Anti-stigma, College Issues, Men's Issues, Mental Health, Pennsylvania, suicide prevention, Treatment and Support, Whole health, Women's Issues

“It’s official: Ceremony for Mocha, others in May”

Article Link This March 22, 2015 Finger Lake Times article talks about a victory for a group that has worked to get recognition for not only the work that Mr. Mocha did as a gravedigger during his time at Willard

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Posted in New York, Other States, Willard State Hospital

“Blocking the Paths to Suicide”

Article Link This March 9, 2015 article found on the New York Times website talks about simple yet effective ways proven to prevent or reduce the risk of suicide.

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Posted in Advocacy and Awareness, Anti-stigma, Awareness, Issues, Men's Issues, Mental Health, Pediatric Issues, Physical Health, Research, Senior Citizens, suicide, Suicide, Suicide Prevention, suicide prevention, Treatment and Support, Whole health, Women's Issues

“President Obama Has Elevated The Conversation About Mental Health To The National Stage”

Article Link This March 13, 2015 ThinkProgress article talks about President and Mrs. Obama are taking mental health awareness to the national platform.

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“Mental health coverage unequal in many Obamacare plans”

Article Link This March 9, 2015 Article on the USA Today website talks about the inequalities seen in insurance coverage for mental health issues as it compares to the greater coverage offered for physical health care. Related articles Mental Health

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Posted in Advocacy and Awareness, Insurance Coverage, Laws, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Physical Health, Politics, Treatment and Support, Whole health

“Stairways leader deals with changes in behavioral-health landscape”

Article Link This March 10, 2015 article on GoErie.com talks about internal changes at Stairways as they work together with Beacon Light Behavioral Health to pull their resources together in hopes that they can offer better services to those they

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Posted in Erie County, Inpatient, McKean County, Medicaid, Medicaid Expansion, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Outpatient, Peer Support, State Hospital, Treatment and Support

“Depression puts low-income population at even greater risk for obesity and poor nutrition”

Article Link This March 10, 2015 Science Daily article talks about ongoing research that could be showing that treating the mental health issues of low-income people may help decrease obesity rates among this population.  The study paid close attention to

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Posted in Allegheny County, Depression, Depression, Elderly, food insecurity, Men's Issues, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Pediatric Issues, Pennsylvania, Physical Health, Pittsburgh, Poverty, Research, scientific, Treatment and Support, Weight, Whole health, Women's Issues

“For Young People In Rural Areas, Suicide Poses A Growing Threat”

Article Link This March 9, 2015 NPR Shots article talks about the how 51% of suicides in rural area involve guns.  The article doesn’t suggest taking guns away, but suggests that people who own them take time to secure their

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Posted in Advocacy and Awareness, Issues, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Misc., Physical Health, Research, Rural Issues, Rural vs. Urban, suicide, Suicide, Suicide Prevention, suicide prevention, Treatment and Support, Whole health

“Pa. Medicaid expansion switch to be done by September”

Article Link This March 5, 2015 The Inquirer article found on the Philly.com website talks about the hope that Medicaid Expansion in Pennsylvania using the Federal expansion plan will be completed in September of this year.  This will be a

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Posted in Department of Human Services, Disability, DPW, Elderly, Healthy PA, Insurance Coverage, Issues, Laws, Medicaid Expansion, Men's Issues, Mental Health, Pediatric Issues, Pennsylvania, Physical Health, Politics, Poverty, Senior Citizens, State, Welfare, Whole health, Women's Issues
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