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“Pa. DOC meets aggressive goal for mental health training”

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This June 23, 2015 CorrectionsOne.com article talks about the Pennsylvania Dept. of Corrections meeting their goal of achieving an aggressive goal to carry out more mental health training to correction staff.


“Supreme Court Allows Nationwide Health Care Subsidies”

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This June 25, 2015 New York Times article talks about the supreme court ruling upholding the subsidies to low and middle class people for healthcare insurance.

“SCOTUS Decision in FHA Case Reinforces Critical Tool To Address Housing Discrimination”

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This June 25, 2015 Human Rights Campaign blog post talks about a recent Supreme Court ruling on the legality of lawsuits on systemic discrimination and housing.  The ruling upholds the protections offered by the Fair Housing Act.

“Philly mental health community reflects on Byberry state hospital closure 25 years later “

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This June 22, 2015 article on the NewsWorks website talks about the need to commemorate the people who suffered at Philadelphia State Hospital or “Byberry” as it is often called.  The article also points out that people with mental health issues generally do better when they can receive services in the community instead of being placed in a large institution.  The article also indicates that by nature, large institutions sacrifice the humanity of the people placed there in exchange for efficiency of the work.

“Murphy’s bill to overhaul mental health system stirs debate”

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This June 17, 2015 article on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website talks about the ongoing controversy surrounding Rep. Tim Murphy’s reformed, mental health reform bill.

“Poor Health as Teen, Poor Job Prospects Later, Study Suggests”

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This June 22, 2015 Healthy Place article found on the Philly.com website talks about the life-long impact that poor physical and/or mental health in teens can have with regards to their ability to further their education or seek and keep employment.

“the semicolon project “

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This June 18, 2015 post on the “HPWRITESBLOG” talks about the semicolon project that aims to help those struggling with anxiety, depression, self-harm or suicidal tendencies.

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