5 Part “Asylum Series” from The Inquirer

Article part 1 – 2  – 3  – 4  – 5 This series ran from February 2015 to April 2015 and covers a range of topics involving people with Mental illnesses and their families and the system meant to be

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“Don’t coerce the mentally ill into treatment Tim Murphy is raising the right issues but proposing the wrong solutions”

Article Link This September 10, 2014 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article talks about the flaws of coerced treatment for people with mental illnesses.

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“Gov. Wolf at Willow Hill Elementary Monday on Budget Impasse”

Article Link This July 27, 2015 WNPV-1440 segment talks about Governor Wolf’s presentation at a high school about the need to increase education funding and other budget related concerns.

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“A cut to Social Security disability benefits may be around the corner”

Article Link This July 23, 2015 article from the Washington Post talks about cuts to Social Security Disability benefits that will happen by the end of 2016 unless long-term changes are made to fund the program.  The last time Social

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“Pa. Corrections Workers Finish First Phase of Mental Health Training”

Article Link This July 20, 2015 Newsworks article found on the NBC10.com website talks about the first phase of training received by a number of law enforcement officers and judges in Pennsylvania

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Posted in first responders, Issues, Jail and Prison Issues, Men's Issues, Mental Health, Mental Health First Aid, Mental Illness, Mentally ill inmates, Pennsylvania, Physical Health, public safety, Senior Citizens, Training, Transition Age, Treatment and Support, Whole health, Women's Issues

“Pennsylvania state budget battles of the past”

Article Link This June 28, 2015 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article talks about some of the past budgets about how long it took to pass them and common themes seen for holdup in passing budgets.

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“Law helps boost mental disabilities awareness”

Article Link This July 19, 2015 article on theTimes-Tribune.com website talks about some of the details found in a bill that was recently passed requiring training for certain judges and law enforcement officers to turn the tide and prevent incarceration

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“Too Much TV, Too Little Exercise When Young May Hasten Mental Decline Later”

Article Link This July 20, 2015 Health Day article found on the Philly.com website talks about how being a couch potato as a young adult can contribute to an increased risk of developing things like Alzheimer’s or other cognitive disorders

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“Local Produce for Local Food Banks”

Article Link This July 16, 2015 segment on the WNEP-16 News Station talks about how the delay in passing a state budget is impacting a program for connecting farmers with food banks to not only make fresh produce more readily

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“What To Know About National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month”

Article Link This July 13, 2015 WESA Pittsburgh NPR station segment highlights some of the reasons that Minority Mental Health Awareness Month is important. Related articles Coping While Black: How Does Traumatic News About African-Americans Affect the Community Psychologically? (blackchristiannews.com)

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