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“Waynesboro teen holds softball clinic to raise money for mental health”

Suicide prevention message on the Golden Gate ...

Suicide prevention message on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This November 28, 2013 article on the Herald-Mail Media website talks about a teen who decided to use her passion for softball to raise money for suicide prevention.

“Chris Downey: Design with the blind in mind”

TED (conference)

TED (conference) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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This October 2013 TED Talk that was posted in November 2013 offers a perspective on how cities could be enhanced if they were designed with the Blind in mind.  It’s not specific to mental health, but I did notice a few things that Chris described that could easily translate to and be used by those in the mental health community.  See if you can pick them out.

 

 

 

“We can afford to help the homeless”

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This November 25, 2013 article offers insight into the cost of not helping the homeless compared to the cost of helping them.

“Penn State Hershey and Pinnacle may expand relationship”

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This November 27, 2013 article on the WITF website talks about formal talks that have begun between Penn Stat Hershey Medical Center and PinnacleHealth

“Homeless population drops nationwide, rises in PA”

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Bucks County

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

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This November 26, 2013 article on the Bucks County Courier Times website talks about some of the statistics that show a rise in homelessness in Pennsylvania despite an overall decrease in homelessness across the country.

“Murder reflects plight of ex-Mayview patients”

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1106 Mayview Hospital_128 (Photo credit: nooccar)

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This November 23, 2013 article on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website sheds some light on what has happened to some of the former patients from Mayview State Hospital since it closed in 2008

“Pennsylvania’s first lady asks state residents to help food banks”

“Pennsylvania’s first lady asks state residents to help food banks”

This short article is a reminfer to us all to do what we can to support food banks not just because its a holiday season, but because its the right thing to do.

“Three Things People Don’t Know About Disability”

English: A collection of pictograms. Three of ...

English: A collection of pictograms. Three of them used by the United States National Park Service. A package containing those three and all NPS symbols is available at the Open Icon Library (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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This November 19, 2013 blog post found on the Healthy Place website talks about three things that people are likely to not be aware of when it comes to receiving Disability, and odds are won’t think about unless they or someone they know is in a place where they need to apply for disability.  The exception being people who work with the disabled providing care or other services to them and other similar people.

 

“New federal laws benefit mental health patients”

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This November 24, 2013 article found on the GoErie.com website talks about some of the hopes surrounding the changes found in the Affordable Healthcare act for folks with mental illnesses.

“PTSD Might Lead to Sizable Weight Gain in Women”

Regions of the brain affected by PTSD and stress.

Regions of the brain affected by PTSD and stress. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This November 20, 2013 HealthDay article found on the Philly.com website talks about the possible links in weight gain in women diagnosed with PTSD.

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