“Meet Hamlet, Lancaster Co. Courthouse’s newest employee”

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This June 26, 2014 ABC27 article with video segment talks about the newest employee at the Lancaster County Courthouse a Service Dog name Hamlet trained to aid in decreasing the anxiety of those going through the court process with the primary role being to work in the Mental Health and Substance Abuse courts, but he will have other roles as well when he isn’t in court.

A service dog putting keys into his owner's hand.

A service dog putting keys into his owner’s hand. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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“Pew grant brings cognitive remediation therapy to adults with mental illness in Bucks County”

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This June 29, 2014 article with audio segment is found on the NewsWorks website and discusses a grant recently received by a group in Bucks County that they hope will enable them to help people with mental illnesses improve their cognitive abilities.  The hope is that the program will help people with serious mental illnesses be more successful when it comes to living independently

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Bucks County

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

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“Cost of not caring: Stigma set in stone”

 

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English: Image for mental health stubs, uses two psych images – psychiatry (medicine) and psychology (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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I’m not sure about the publication date, but in the URL there is what could be a date of June 24, 12014 in it, but I’m not sure if that was the publication date or the date the file was saved into their system.  I am sure though that this USA Today segment is lengthy, but has a LOT Of information packed into that anyone who has even an ounce of compassion or a hint of a willingness to learn about the realities of mental health care in America should really consider reading.   It is well worth the time it takes to read it.

“What Do We Actually Know About the Relationship Between Mental Illness and Mass Shootings?”

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This June 19, 2014 article on the Mother Jones website has conversations with leading experts on violence and mental illness

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bipolar-symptoms-in-children (Photo credit: Life Mental Health)

“The Best Reporting on Children With Post-Traumatic Stress”

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This June 24, 2014 NBC10.com article offers a collection of articles from across the country discussing the issue of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in civilian children and teens here in the United States

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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“Penn Foundation rededicates expanded inpatient facilities for drug, alcohol recovery”

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This June 24, 2014 Montgomery Media article and video on the Montgomery

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English: Total recorded alcohol per capita consumption (15+), in litres of pure alcohol (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

yNews.com website talks about the re-dedication of an inpatient treatment facility for helping people with addictions not just with getting into recovery from their addiction, but the facility is also equipped to aid with mental health needs of the person and their family members.

“Group home gets approval from Unity”

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This June 25, 2014 Tribune-Review article on the TribLive website talks about a group home that recently received approval to open despite concerns by some in the neighborhood.

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