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“‘OpenDyslexic,’ Free Font, Helps People With Dyslexia Read Online”

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** Updated link …. http://dyslexicfonts.com/  The Huffington Post site has reported having technical problems because of power issues related to Sandy, the article link may or may not work on October 30, 2012, but the updated link will take you directly to the site with information about the font ***

This October 7, 2012 article on the Huffington Post Tech site, talks about an open source font that is designed to help folks with Dyslexia read better online.  The article includes a sample of the font, and links to where you can get the font.

I do realize that this isn’t specifically a mental health issue, but I also know that sometimes something as simple as enabling someone to do something many take for granted can be a huge boost to their self-esteem, which can benefit their journey on the road to recovery from mental illness.  So, in this case it’s safe to say it is an indirect connection.

Warming Center at MHA

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This resource link takes you to a page about the Mental Health Association (MHA) Warming Center in Erie, PA.  They open their doors when temperatures become dangerously cold in the winter, and this site explains not only about the center, but how folks can help them help others.

“Recovering after a Disaster or Emergency” (Red Cross)

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The above link is one that may be of use to folks on the east coast as “Frankenstorm” (aka Hurricane Sandy) wreaks havoc on us, but also for other types of disasters that can happen on smaller scales ranging from fires to floods to earthquakes to chemical spills.

“Librarian serves special needs population”

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This October 28, 2012 article on the PhillyBurbs.com website talks about how one librarian’s life experiences turned into a way for her to help others.

 

“CLS Negotiates Opportunity for Medicaid Reinstatement”

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This info was found on the Community Legal Services of Philadelphia website I just spotted it on October 25, 2012 so if you are reading this after October 26, 2012, the info in the excerpt may have already occurred, but this indicates that there could be a glimmer of hope for folks who lost their Medicaid.

Below is an excerpt from the info on site linked above ……..

INFORMATION REGARDING MEDICAL ASSISTANCE RAPID REINSTATEMENT PROJECT

Community Legal Services Rapid Reinstatement Hotline: 267-765-6494

Department of Public Welfare Toll-Free Hotline: 1-866-376-8231

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“Tom Hanks, Sally Field and Glenn Close Make Brain Research Their Top Priority at the Circle of Hope Gala”

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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.

“Erie shelters to ask churches to help with homeless”

Lake Erie 01/29/2005

Lake Erie 01/29/2005 (Photo credit: kuddlyteddybear2004)

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This October 18, 2012 article on the GoErie.com website talks about a request made to Erie churches to help give shelter during the winter for people who are homeless in and around Erie, PA.

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