“State’s corrections work seen as example for the nation”

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This July 16, 2014 article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette talks about how Pennsylvania is becoming a leader for the nation in decreasing recidivism in the prison population touches on efforts being made that include behavioral health and other various issues effecting inmates both in prison and among those who are leaving prison.

English: Holmesburg Prison seen from the air; ...

English: Holmesburg Prison seen from the air; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; October 2007. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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“Fact Sheet: Progress in Four Years of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy”

 

English: Wooden sign outside of the National A...

English: Wooden sign outside of the National AIDS Memorial Grove (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This July 15, 2014, InsuranceNewsNet.com article is a fact sheet giving an update on the progress that has been made since 2010 with decreasing the number of new HIV cases in the United States.  While I do realize that this item is not specific to the mental health community I recall reading something awhile back, and for the life of me I don’t remember who published it or even the headline of the article, and for all I know I may have posted it here.  At any rate I recall reading some place that researchers are seeing a link between mental illness and a higher rate of HIV.  My memory is vague, but it had more to do with high risk behavior that can go with or be a symptom of some types of mental illness.  I wish I could remember more, and will see what I can do to figure out where I read that, but it’s because of my vague memory of reading a piece about HIV among members of the mental health community that caused me to feel that this fact sheet was worth posting here.

“This Is Your Stressed-Out Brain On Scarcity”

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This July 14, 2014 WESA 90.5 NPR segment talks about the stress that is brought on by poverty

stressed and worried

stressed and worried (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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