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“Eating Disorders: Many Different Forms, All a Challenge to Beat”

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This February 26, 2014 segment from WICU of Erie, PA talks about Eating disorders as part of Nation Eating Disorder Awareness Week.  The segment includes a video and text-based article.

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This February 27, 2014 Warren Times Observer article talks about Governor Tom Corbett’s proposed Medicaid alternative.  The article includes comments from Representative Kathy Rapp – R of the 65th district

“Report criticizes treatment of mentally ill Pa. prisoners”

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This February 24, 2014 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article talks about a recent report on the use of solitary confinement for mentally ill prisoners in Pennsylvania.  The rate of mentally ill prisoners being sent to solitary is higher than the rate of non-mentally ill prisoners being sent to solitary there is also evidence of an increased rate of suicide attempts among prisoners in solitary confinement.

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Solitary confinement (Photo credit: Chris.Gray)

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“Stigma of Mental Illness Remains Barrier to Treatment”

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This Health Day article published on the Philly.com website on February 26, 2014 talks about the effects of stigma on the ability of people with mental illnesses to get the help they need.  The article suggests that as many as 75% of people with mental

 

English: 1857 lithograph by Armand Gautier, sh...

English: 1857 lithograph by Armand Gautier, showing personifications of dementia, megalomania, acute mania, melancholia, idiocy, hallucination, erotic mania and paralysis in the gardens of the Hospice de la Salpêtrière. Reprinted in Madness: A Brief History (ISBN 978-0192802668), from which this version is taken. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

illnesses go untreated due to shame or other stigma related reasons for not seeking help.

 

 

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