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“Their View: End the criminalization of mental illness”

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This article on the Centre Daily Times website talks about the criminalization of mental illness and what happens to those who are mentally ill and are incarcerated.

“State budget tardy for beginning of school year, and that hurts Pennsylvania students: Nathan Mains”

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This August 24, 2015 article on the PennLive.com website talks about the potential impact the late budget will have on schools in Pennsylvania.

“State downgrades Dauphin County Children & Youth’s licensing status”

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This August 20, 2015 Penn-Live Patriot News article talks about Dauphin County Children and Youth being downgraded to a provisional license.  Licensing requirements are based on a variety of areas ranging from paperwork to the caseload of employees, building safety, training and many other things there is a link at the end of the article that will take you to a copy of the report on Dauphin County’s licensing assessment.

“Here’s what a psychologist learned from interviewing killers”

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This June 22, 2015 article by Chris Weller on the Science Alert website talks about one Psychologist’s experiences and lessons learned while working to understand cold killers who are awaiting trial.

“Violent attacks and psychosis are not strongly related, study finds”

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This August 19, 2015 Article by Peter Dockrill on the Science Alert website talks about a recent study the indicates the connection between psychosis and violence is very weak at best and that it would likely be wise to consider looking at causes other than psychosis when it comes to mental health and violence.

“‘Play This Video Game And Call Me In The Morning'”

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This August 17, 2015 WESA Pittsburgh NPR segment talks about studies being done to see if there is a way to utilize video game technology to help with treating mental health issues such as ADHD or Depression.  The idea of using games to treat mental health disorders could be a reality … it just seems that it may take some time for policies and approval rates to catch up to the technology.

“44% Of U.S. Population Lives In An Area With Psychiatry Shortage”

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This August 16, 2015 OpenMinds article talks about the shortage of mental health professionals across the country and offers some stats that help put the shortage into perspective.

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