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“Bethlehem Township mental health center appeal dropped”

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This article dated January 25, 2012 found on WFMZ-TV News website, indicates that an appeal to build an 8 bed acute treatment facility in Bethlehem, PA has been “withdrawn without prejudice”.

Another post I did before about this proposed center can be found by clicking here

“Pilot training launched to administer mental health first aid”

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This article found on Philly.com dated January 27, 2012 talks about training to aid in approaching someone with a mental illness who is in crisis.

“Draft of transition plan for county mental health services to ‘go private’ will be out in a month”


Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Fulton County

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This article dated January 25, 2012 and located on the PublicOpinionOnline.com website talks about a move to privatize mental health services in Franklin County and Fulton County, both in Pennsylvania.

. The county would still be involved with service from an oversight position to ensure that services are provided as they should be, but a private organization will be formed to actually provide the services.

“Dealing with mental health issues focus”



Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Luzerne County

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This article dated January 23, 2012 was found on the TimesLeader.com website.  The article discusses a seminar that police and other first responders in Luzerne County will have the chance to attend that to help them tell the difference between someone with a mental illness who is off their medications and someone who is under the influence of drugs or alcohol

“Peers guided toward better mental health”

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This article appearing in the Centre Daily Times on December 17, 2011, talks about the role of Peer Support Specialists also sometimes called Peer Specialists.  I feel it gives a good overview of what a Peer Specialist does and how their role benefits others they come in contact with.

“Help for your mental health”

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This article dated January 23, 20 12 and found on the CentreDaily.com website offers ideas of potential places to look for low-cost outpatient mental health treatment.  It isn’t specific to Pennsylvania, but many of the places I saw listed I know exist here in PA so I thought it was one that could be helpful.

Money Monday – Jan. 23, 2012

Without money

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I know I usually pick some sort of “theme” for my Money Monday Topics, but this time I decided to go through my bookmarks and simply list some sites I like to visit when I want to try to acquire new money-saving ideas.  Some of them offer similar suggestions, but at  the same time, I typically find some tidbit I haven’t seen before, or am reminded of something I slacked off on doing.  Some are blogs, while others are sites dedicated to anything that falls under the heading of free or low-cost.  Often times if you look at these sites you’ll find that “Frugal” and “Green” seem to show up together within the same site.

Anyway, here’s some of the link I’ve acquired and enjoy visiting for ideas on how I can get more bang for my buck (so to speak)

Tips in general

  • BeingFrugal.net ‘Live more. spend less.’
  • Sense to Save  ‘There’s more to saving money than common sense’
  • “Thriving on Less” free downloadable e-book with tips and ideas for simplifying and saving money
  • TipHero.com – HUGE site with money-saving tips covering more topics than a single person could absorb in a day … and there’s always more ideas showing up it’s one of my favorite sites
  • The Caregivers Marketplace – offers cash back rebates on items used by people who give or get care the items are typically needed but not covered by insurance and is free to join
  • The Simple Dollar – Financial talk for the rest of us (Down to earth financial information that doesn’t need the reader to have a business degree it’s in plain language that even I can understand and financial stuff confuses me easily)


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