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“Lehigh participates in study about ADHD’s affect on college students”

 

The location of the Lehigh Valley area.

The location of the Lehigh Valley area. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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This September 27, 2012 article on the Lehigh Valley Live website indicates that Lehigh area is involved in a study of ADHD and it’s effect on college students.

 

 

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English: Tom Hanks as the title character on t...

English: Tom Hanks as the title character on the film set of Forrest Gump. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

This September 24, 2012 article found on the One Mind for Research website talks about the efforts being made by Tom Hanks, Sally Field and Glenn Close to help folks with mental illnesses.

“Mental health services victim of state cuts”

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This September 17, 2012 article on the StandardSpeaker.com website talks about what types of programs are at the highest risk since the budget cuts.

“Survival of safety-net hospitals at risk”

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This September 20, 2012 article on the Penn State Live website talks about the possiblel risk to hospital safety nets as a result of the Affordable Health care act.

“Impact of budget cuts on mental health services examined”

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This September 12, 2012 article on thetimes-tribune.com website, talks a little about what services are being cut or decreased to compensate for the 10% cut in human services funding in Pennsylvania, the article also talks about the block grant pilot program.

“Therapick lets patients choose a therapist online”

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This September 11, 2012 article on the Philly.com website talks about a site called Therapick and its recent expansion into the Philly area.

 

“Horses as Healers – Elverson woman opens Equine Therapy practice”

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This September 13, 2012 article on the Tri-County Record website talks about a therapist who has merged her lifelong interest in horses with her desire to help others.  She is a therapist and an equine specialist her mission is to help people heal through interacting with horses.

“Changes in Pa. policy worry advocates for those in need”

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This September 11, 2012 article on the NewsWorks website talks about the block grant that 20 counties will receive as part of a pilot program to see if that type of budget works or not in Pennsylvania for human services.  The article also raises concerns for those who had been in the former General Assistance program.

SVG of Pennsylvania state seal

SVG of Pennsylvania state seal (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Elders Think Slowly But More Accurately”

 

 

 

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This January 3, 2012 article on the BrainPhysics.com website talks about a study done on the elderly and on children.  The study looked to see if there was a difference in the accuracy of responses based on age.  The study found that children tended to be slow and not as accurate in their responses, but the elderly who were also slow to respond were actually quite accurate and that the slower response time in the elderly was probably because they were trying to be perfect and not make any mistakes.

 

National Depression Screening Day (NDSD)

October 6, 2012 is National Depression Screening Day (NDSD) follow this link to learn more ….  http://www.mentalhealthscreening.org/events/national-depression-screening-day.aspx

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