“Negotiators to meet amid Pennsylvania’s budget stalemate”

Stalemate chess

Stalemate chess (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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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.

“First Friday Brings Community Together to Support Mental Health”

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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.

“Bullying adversely affects children in later life more than being maltreated, according to new research from the University of Warwick.”

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This University of Warwick article dated April 28, 2015, and found on the Science Daily website talks about a study involving data on just over 1,000 kids that looked at the effects of maltreatment by adults and/or peers and what kinds of mental health issues these kids had when they reached age 18.

“Study tests drug-free therapy for depression in kids”

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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

“Fact Sheet: Progress in Four Years of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy”

 

English: Wooden sign outside of the National A...

English: Wooden sign outside of the National AIDS Memorial Grove (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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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.

“Stress Causes Health Problems, Which Then Cause More Stress”

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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

Logo used during 1970s

Logo used during 1970s (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“After Months Of Homelessness, A Teen Leaves The Woods Behind”

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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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