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“Indians in juvenile detention get incarceration, but no rehabilitation”

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This November 29, 2014 Washington Post article found on the Reading Eagle website talks about issues faced by Indians on Reservations in South Dakota.

“Why female execs get depressed more than men”

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This November 26, 2014 Pittsburgh Action News article on WTAE.com talks about some of the reasons that women in leadership positions are at a higher risk for depression then men in the same role may be.

A map of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with its nei...

A map of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with its neighborhoods labeled. For use primarily in the list of Pittsburgh neighborhoods. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Take mental health seriously”

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This November 28, 2014 article found on the Philly.com website talks about ways that improper use of words like “suicide” can be harmful when it comes to opening up conversations about what suicide really is and it’s impact on people considering it or family and friends of those who have committed suicide.

“Seven mental health patients died waiting for beds”

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This November 28, 2014 BBC UK article talks about a growing problem faced in the United Kingdom causing a spike in deaths and other related issues because of drastic cutting of psychiatric beds.

I know that Pennsylvania isn’t in the UK, but posted this to raise awareness of what is happening with poorly funded mental health services not just in the UK but here also.

“Sitting all day bad for your mental health?”

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This November 28, 2014 article found on the Philly.com website talks about the need to stretch or move around throughout the day and points out it can benefit your mental health as much as it does your physical health.

“How police can avoid shooting the mentally ill”

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This August 26, 2014 CNN article talks about the ever-increasing problem that police face when dealing with a person who is mentally ill.

“Mental illness a monumental prison problem”

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This November 24, 2014 Philadelphia Daily News article found on the Philly.com website talks about how we reached a point where jails and prisons have become the new asylum.

“Smoking Not ‘Lesser Evil’ in Mental Health Treatment Settings”

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This November 24, 2014 NBC article talks about the problems with the belief by many in the mental health and addiction communities where they think that smoking is better than doing drugs or somehow helps people cope.  the article offers some information about the number of hospitalizations and difficulty managing symptoms of mental illness among those who smoke.

“Cartoons Prove That ‘Helpful Advice’ For People With Mental Health Problems Often Isn’t Very Helpful At All”

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This November 14, 2014 Huffington Post UK article demonstrates how the “advice” often offer to people with mental health issues sounds when applied to physical health issues, definitely offers something for us all to consider before offering advice to someone with any sort of illness.

“Should Mental Health Workers Look At Our Facebook Page?”

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This November 23, 2014 blog post by Pat Deegan on her blog talks about online privacy and when to draw a line and not allow someone to view your posts in places such as Facebook or other social media.  She offers some great examples including but not limited to asking what if someone were in recovery from addiction and their therapist wanted to see their posts to make sure the person isn’t drinking or doing drugs again.  She also offered other examples and explained her thoughts on why this should be avoided.

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