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“Need for human services continues despite cuts”

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This May 25, 2012 article found on PennLive.com points out that 1 in 5 voters feel that Human Service funding needs to be restored.

“Almost half of new veterans seek disability benefits”

English: Cases of PTSD and Severe Depression A...

English: Cases of PTSD and Severe Depression Among U.S. Veterans Deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan Between Oct 2001 and Oct 2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This article appeared on the York Daily Record website on May 28, 2012 ad discusses the number of new Veterans filing disability claims for injuries including but not limited to PTSD, amputations, and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

“Doubt Cast on Usefulness of ‘Sensory’ Therapies for Autism Read more: http://www.philly.com/philly/health/HealthDay665121_20120528_Doubt_Cast_on_Usefulness_of___Sensory__Therapies_for_Autism.html?cmpid=138896554#ixzz1wIu4QeeH Watch sports videos you won’t find anywhere else”

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This article found on Philly.com dated May 29, 2012 talks about Sensory therapy and raises questions about its effectiveness pointing out there haven’t been any clinical trials to test the theory that Sensory therapy is based on.

“GUEST COLUMN: Corbett’s human services cuts unconscionable”

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Delaware County

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

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This article dated May 29, 2012 on the Delaware County Daily Times website talks about what the effect will be if Corbett’s budget cuts go through.  This article echos concerns I’ve being hearing other places indicating that if human services loses 20% of its budget the result could be more expensive than the savings the supports of the cuts claim would occur.  People who lose community based services will end up seeking out services in other place which could be emergency rooms or other inpatient treatment, other possible outcomes could include an increase in homelessness, and an increase in the number of mentally ill inmates in the corrections system.

“Because My Mom Was Autistic, Our Answer Was Autism”

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This article on the OpEdNews.com website dated May 25, 2012 talks about how life was for the writer growing up with an undiagnosed Autistic Mother.

“Shelters help growing number of homeless female vet”

English: Homeless Woman Iraqi War Veteran in W...

English: Homeless Woman Iraqi War Veteran in Wheelchair and her Chihuahua, at San Diego Stand Down. Photograph by Patty Mooney of San Diego, California, 2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This article dated May 28, 2012 on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website talks about female Veterans and the increased risk of homelessness among them after they lave the military and how there are efforts being made to make sure there are services for them since the majority of services for homeless veterans are for men.

“Drew Carrey talks about suicide prevention”

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This video uploaded to YouTube on December 30, 2009 by usaceEuropeDistrict, and has Drew Carrey discussing a bit of his struggle with depression and suicide, also encouraging others to seek help and not give up if the first person they talk to doesn’t help them, he points out that sometimes folks need to talk to more than one person to find the right person for them.

“Tips to beat the heat”

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This article dated May 27, 2012 on an ABC affiliate site offers some timeless and practical tips on keeping cool during hot summer temperatures.

“Community Bike Works promotes physical and mental health”

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This article on the Lehigh Valley Morning Call website dated, May 14, 2012 talks about a neat program designed to help kids learn a good work ethic, while volunteering and earning a bike that they learn to fix and ride safely.  after they earn their bike they can continue to volunteer and earn parts for their bike.

“Funding cuts forcing York group home to close”

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This article dated May 21, 2012 found on the YorkDispatch.com website discusses the closing of a mental health group home in York county.  The county says that even if the budget faces a 10% cut instead of Corbett’s 20% proposed cut, it would be impossible for York county to continue running the group home.

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