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“Corbett’s budget cuts jeopardize progress made with mental illness”

Occupy Harrisburg

Occupy Harrisburg (Photo credit: wearethe99%)

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This March 29, 2012 article found on PennLive.com outlines  the impact of Corbett’s proposed budget as seen by a representative of the MHA in the Capital Region.

“Voting Rights and People Living with Mental Illness”


This is a page done by NAMI discussing the rights of people with mental disabilities to vote.  it seems to be a good starting point to learn about the voter rights of folks with mental health or intellectual disabilities.  In the booklet by Bazelon that is linked to from the NAMI page, there is also information about the Voter ID laws that have cropped up across the country.


“People who will be affected by Corbett’s cuts”

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This March 29, 2012 article found on Philly.com describes who the people are that will be effected by Corbett’s budget.  This article is about more than numbers and dollars it is about people.

“People prepared to fight to preserve their assistance, benefits”

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This article dated March 26, 2012 gives some insight into the very real potential impact on specific services in Franklin County while indicating there are people ready to take a stand to fight for their right to mental health services.

“CommonGround and the Wisdom of Peers”

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This link is to a blog entry written by Pat Deegan on March 25, 2012 and offers an overview of Common Ground which also includes screenshots of some of the content found in the Common Ground software.

“Refugees find solace in photos”

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Philadelphia ...

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Philadelphia County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This article dated March 22, 2012 on Philly.com describes how photography is being used to help refugees in Philadelphia open up and talk about their culture and their lives in general.

Something a little lighter …..

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With all the heavier articles and such that I’ve posted, I needed something a little lighter for my sake, and I thought that maybe my readers might agree that something a little more fun might be good.  So, in light of my need for something lighter, I give you  a video that always makes me smile “I am the very model of a modern psychopharmacologist“…. it also has a super catchy tune 🙂

Have fun and relax for a few minutes before continuing back to the heavy stuff!

I feel like I need to tie this into mental health somehow … well, beyond the subject of the video of course.  I’ve mentioned personal medicine on here in the past,  and I would just like to note that for me, wandering around YouTube watching funny videos helps break up the monotony of the serious stuff when I feel like there is more than I can possibly post happening.  So, even though I love working on this blog, I need to balance things out a bit so I’ll sometimes visit YouTube to help keep me from getting too serious about life in general.

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