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“Can you cheat your way to fitness?”

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This October 28, 2014 BBC News article talks about the question of whether or not household chores can be counted as exercise or not.  The answer was interesting to see how different chores stacked up to traditional forms of exercise.

“Even Depression May Not Dim Thoughts of Bright Future”

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This October 28, 2014 Health Day article found on the Philly.com website talks about a recent study showing that even people who are clinically depressed can be optimistic about the future, but more research is needed to decide if this is wishful thinking or a sign of hope.

“What happens when a mentally ill person commits a crime? The Judicial Notice”

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This October 28, 2014, PennLive article talks about the process that a person with a mental illness might go through if a crime is committed.

“A short film about Mental Wellness through Peer Support” [Video]

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This video was uploaded to YouTube on February 5, 2012 by Martin Haythorne and offers some thoughts on how something as simple as having a cup of tea with friends in the middle of nowhere can be a form of Peer Support that promotes mental wellness and recovery.

“Mental health and treatment more complicated for older adults”

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This October 26, 2014 InsuranceNews.net article talks about issues surrounding the treatment or lack of treatment of mental health issues in the elderly.

“Suicide Prevention a Mission in Erie County”

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This October 22, 2014 GoErie.com article talks about a recent conference held in Erie County, PA on suicide prevention.  The segment includes video and text-based items within it, and at the end offers some resources for folks in Erie County, PA who may be seeking help either for them-self or for a friend or family member who may be struggling with thoughts of suicide.

“Should Psychiatric Patients Have the Right to See Their Files?”

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This October 21, 2014 More than Borderline blog post on the Healthy Place website raises an interesting question about whether or not a psychiatric patient has the same rights to view their files as someone with a medical condition does.  The post doesn’t go in-depth, but it is something I’ve wondered about myself from time to time,  so I thought I would share the questions and concerns raised in the post I linked to.

“Radically different approach to hearing voices aims to empower those affected”

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This October 24, 2014 NewsWorks article talks about an approach to treating people who hear voices that goes against the traditional thinking of not discussing the voices with the person.  The program is being used in Philadelphia.

“Mental Health And The Welcoming Church — All Together Podcast”

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This October 24, 2014 HUFF POST: Religion  segment includes an audio podcast about mental illness in the religious community.

“Wolf says he’ll end food-stamp asset test if elected governor”

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This October 24, 2014 talks about Tom Wolf’s plan to try to reinstate the General Assistance program in Pennsylvania and to also try to detach the car ownership from food stamps

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