Posted on July 6, 2015 by Webtypo
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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”
Posted on May 2, 2015 by Webtypo
This May 2, 2015 State College article talks about their community event called “First Friday” that was held recently to try to use art and music to bring the community together and offer opportunities for the awareness of the need to discuss mental health issues and not trying to sweep them under the rug to be brought to the forefront. There was a tour, of 40 businesses as well as a presentation at the end of the tour.
Filed under: Advocacy and Awareness, Anti-stigma, Awareness, Centre County, Men's Issues, Mental Health, Mental Health Awareness Month, Mental Illness, Pediatric Issues, Pennsylvania, Pre-schoolers, Senior Citizens, Teen Issues, Transition Age, Treatment and Support, Whole health, Women's Issues | Tagged: Advocacy, awareness, behavioral Health, community awareness, community event, mental disorder, Mental Health, mental health awareness, mental health stigma, mentally ill, PA, Pennsylvania, State College, STate College PA | Comments Off on “First Friday Brings Community Together to Support Mental Health”
Posted on October 22, 2014 by Webtypo
This October 21, 2014 article on the Indiana Gazette website talks about an ongoing study that is testing a potential treatment for depression in kids that doesn’t involve medication
Filed under: Depression, Issues, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Misc., Pediatric Issues, Pre-schoolers, Research, scientific, Therapy, Treatment and Support | Tagged: depression, depression treatment, drug free depression treatment, experimental therapy, mental disorder, Mental Health, mental health research, Mental Illness, mentally ill, Research | Comments Off on “Study tests drug-free therapy for depression in kids”
Posted on July 16, 2014 by Webtypo
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This July 15, 2014, InsuranceNewsNet.com article is a fact sheet giving an update on the progress that has been made since 2010 with decreasing the number of new HIV cases in the United States. While I do realize that this item is not specific to the mental health community I recall reading something awhile back, and for the life of me I don’t remember who published it or even the headline of the article, and for all I know I may have posted it here. At any rate I recall reading some place that researchers are seeing a link between mental illness and a higher rate of HIV. My memory is vague, but it had more to do with high risk behavior that can go with or be a symptom of some types of mental illness. I wish I could remember more, and will see what I can do to figure out where I read that, but it’s because of my vague memory of reading a piece about HIV among members of the mental health community that caused me to feel that this fact sheet was worth posting here.
Filed under: Advocacy and Awareness, HIV, Issues, Men's Issues, Pediatric Issues, Physical Health, Pre-schoolers, Teen Issues, Whole health, Women's Issues | Tagged: AIDS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HIV, HIV & AIDS, HIV\/AIDS, National HIV\/AIDS Strategy, United States | Comments Off on “Fact Sheet: Progress in Four Years of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy”
Posted on July 9, 2014 by Webtypo
This July 8, 2014 NPR: Shots-Health News article on the 90.5 WESA Pittsburgh NPR station website talks about the vicious cycle of stress causing health issues which in turn causes more stress
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Filed under: Acute Stress Disorder (ASD), Anxiety Disorders, Disability, employment, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Housing, Issues, Men's Issues, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Pediatric Issues, Physical Health, Pre-schoolers, PTSD, Stress, Teen Issues, Whole health, Women's Issues | Tagged: Health, health and wellness, Mental Health, NPR, Stress, stress and health, stress and its impact on our health, stress and mental health, stress and our health, stress and physical health, stress creates more stress | Comments Off on “Stress Causes Health Problems, Which Then Cause More Stress”
Posted on May 25, 2014 by Webtypo
This May 24, 2014 NPR article talks about a family who lived in the woods of rural New York until the community got together to help them get back on their feet.
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Filed under: Homeless Issues, Men's Issues, New York, Other States, Pediatric Issues, Poverty, Pre-schoolers, Rural Issues, Teachable Moments, Teen Issues, Women's Issues | Tagged: homeless, homelessness, low-income, New York, NPR, Parishville New York, poor, poverty, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development | Comments Off on “After Months Of Homelessness, A Teen Leaves The Woods Behind”