“Wolf signs bill to require mental health training for police officers”

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This July 11, 2015 The Sentinel article talks about a bill with vague training requirements for police officers to receive training in how to identify people who have a mental illness, intellectual disability, or Autism but really doesn’t go into specifics about the depth or extent of the training required just that police offers are now required to have this training.  It is hoped that officers will be trained to work with mental health professionals as part of this training and their work in the field.

“Suicide Prevention Display To Travel To Penn State”

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This April 17, 2015 Community Content article on the Onward State website talks about a traveling exhibit to raise awareness of suicide prevention and decrease stigma about mental health issues on college campuses.

“Annual report offers snapshot of U.S. college students’ mental health, needs”

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This February 5, 2015 article on the Penn State News site, talks about an annual report by the Center for Collegiate Mental Health (CCMH) that looked at about 240 different colleges and universities and after 6 years of research has noticed that while sexual assault is decreasing, there seems to be a trend showing that self-injury and suicidal thoughts are increasing among college students

Sound Mental Health campus on 17th Ave, Capito...

Sound Mental Health campus on 17th Ave, Capitol Hill, Seattle, Washington. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Trauma courses train teachers, other staff on behavioral health issues”

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This December 2014 article on The Notebook website, talks about training that educators in Philadelphia on Mental Health First Aid and trauma training.

“Mental health training aids police, first responders”

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This November 20, 2014 Public Opinion article talks about training being received by first responders in Franklin and Fulton Counties in South-Central Pennsylvania to help them respond more effectively to people with mental health issues or who have an intellectual disability.

English: Pennsylvania county map

English: Pennsylvania county map (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Why Schools Should Screen Their Students’ Mental Health”

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This October 7, 2014 TIME article talks about the benefits of including mental health screening in schools suggesting that including screening as a standard process could have the effect of decreasing stigma so often attached to mental health which could in turn increase overall access to services.

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