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“Best kept secret in Bucks County? Not anymore!”

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This article found at PhillyBurbs.com published August 8, 2011, introduces Family Service of Bucks County to those who may not know about the services they provide.

“Proposed name shift would battle stigma”

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This article found at LancasterOnline dated July 13, 2011 discusses legislation being proposed to change the term “Mentally Retarded” to “Intellectually Disabled” and also the proposed change at the Lancaster County MH/MR/Early Intervention agency.

“Braddock church to continue cantaloupe tradition”

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This article found on the TribLive website posted on Saturday, August 20, 2011, is one that I thought was neat, because it showed how something as simple as a cantaloupe can brighten someone’s day.

“Common Sense Catching On: Mental Health Courts”

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This is an article found in a blog called “Awakening Psyche” which appears to be part of the “Psychology Today” website.  It discusses the issue of those with mental illness who end up in the criminal justice system.

“The Politics of Memory”

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The links in this post are to a 5 part series of videos done by Pat Deegan discussing the history of the treatment of folks with mental illnesses and why it is important that we know our history as people with mental health diagnosis.

“Mental health court work under way”

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This article found in the Altoona Mirror dated August 4, 2011 talks about work being done to implement a Mental Health court in Blair County, PA

County supports EOC’s Fairweather Lodge program – TimesObserver.com | News, Sports, Jobs, Community Information – The Times Observer

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County supports EOC’s Fairweather Lodge program – TimesObserver.com | News, Sports, Jobs, Community Information – The Times Observer.

This article found in the Warren Times Observer on August 15, 2011.  It discusses a Fairweather lodge that is in the works in Youngsville, PA, located in Warren County.  A Fairweather lodge as I understand it, is basically a shared living setting, where everyone in the home contributes to a business run by the folks living there.  I also understand that the business is supervised by a third-party to make sure that everything is being done properly.

Here is a link to a page on Wikipedia that explains what a Fairweather Lodge is …. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairweather_Lodge

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