Posted on October 18, 2016 by Webtypo
This October 17, 2016 article by Shefali Luthra, talks about the differencees in going to the Emergency Room for Physical health reasons compared to mental health reasons and indicates that a person with a mental health issue is likely to stay in the ER longer or more likely to be admitted to the hospital directly from the ER than someone with physical health issues is.
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Posted on February 2, 2016 by Webtypo
This February 2, 2016 article on the World Socialist Web Site (wsws.org) talks about an impending cut to food stamps that will affect millions of low-income people in the United States unless Congress does something to stop it.
Filed under: Department of Human Services, Disability, DPW, Elderly, employment, food insecurity, Men's Issues, Pediatric Issues, Politics, Poverty, Senior Citizens, SNAP (Food Stamps), Welfare, Whole health, Women's Issues | Tagged: cuts to foodstamps, cuts to SNAP, food insecurity, food stamps, foodstamps, hungry, low-income, Pennsylvania, poor, poverty, SNAP, SNAP Program, United States | Comments Off on “More than 1 million in US face food stamps cutoff”
Posted on September 16, 2015 by Webtypo
This Sept. 14, 2015 article by Melissa Attias on the staff of Roll Call talks about Rep. Tim Murphy’s mental health reform bill and the stalemate involving the question of whether or not basic rights will be violated if it passes.
Filed under: Elderly, Issues, Laws, Men's Issues, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Outpatient, Pediatric Issues, Proposed bills, Treatment and Support, United States, Women's Issues | Tagged: assisted treatment, forced mental health treatment, forced treatment, mental disorder, Mental Health, mental health reform, mental health treatment, mentally ill, Rep. Tim Murphy | Comments Off on “Patients’ Rights Questions Hang Over Mental Health Debate”
Posted on July 28, 2015 by Webtypo
This September 10, 2014 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article talks about the flaws of coerced treatment for people with mental illnesses.
English: Rain Garden Apartments in the Villebois development in Wilsonville, Oregon. Provides housing to those with mental illnesses. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Posted on July 21, 2015 by Webtypo
This July 20, 2015 Health Day article found on the Philly.com website talks about how being a couch potato as a young adult can contribute to an increased risk of developing things like Alzheimer’s or other cognitive disorders as we age.
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Posted on July 6, 2015 by Webtypo
Stalemate chess (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
This July 6, 2015 article found on the Lancaster Online website talks about the stalemate between Governor Wolf and the GOP as negotiations continue over the state budget. The article points out that state employees would still be paid, but that county social services that provide a safety-net for Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable citizens would go unpaid until a budget is passed.
Filed under: Disability, Elderly, Homeless Issues, Housing, Human Service Agencies, Issues, Laws, Medicaid, Medicare, Men's Issues, PA state budget, Pediatric Issues, Pennsylvania, Politics, Pre-schoolers, Senior Citizens, State, Teen Issues, Women's Issues | Tagged: 2015-2016 state budget, PA state budget, Pa state budget 2015-2016, Pennsylvania | Comments Off on “Negotiators to meet amid Pennsylvania’s budget stalemate”