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 April 29, 2016 by Webtypo
This April 28, 2016 AP article found on the Herald-Standard website talks about Hawaii’s interest in having Psychologists be able to prescribe medications to their clients. This is something already done in the military, and in a few other states. It is hoped that this change could improve access to care, and maybe also help Hawaii decrease their suicide rate which according to the article is higher than the rate that people die from car accidents in Hawaii.
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Posted on February 28, 2016 by Webtypo
This February 25, 2016 article on the News works website talks about the immense struggle that rural areas face when trying to meet the demand for mental health services, particularly access to Psychiatrists, in Pennsylvania. The article estimates that there are about 10 Psychiatrists for every 100,000 people in Pennsylvania and points out that many of the existing Psychiatrists seem to cluster around the larger cities leaving folks in rural areas where the need tends to be greater with fewer
English: This photo describes a rural area (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
professionals to serve those with mental health issues.
Filed under: Addiction, Human Service Agencies, Inpatient, Issues, Men's Issues, Mental Health, Mental Health Organizations, Mental Illness, Outpatient, Pediatric Issues, Pennsylvania, Rural Issues, Senior Citizens, Teachable Moments, Treatment and Support, Whole health, Women's Issues | Tagged: community, inequality of mental health care rural vs. urban, Mental Health, mental health services, mental health treatment, Mental Illness, Pennsylvania, Rural area, rural mental health services, rural pennsylvania | Comments Off on “Stretching psychiatric care in rural Pennsylvania”
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 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)
Filed under: Advocacy and Awareness, Elderly, Homeless Issues, Housing, Inpatient, Involuntary, Issues, Jail and Prison Issues, Laws, Men's Issues, Mental Health, Mental Health Parity, Mental Illness, Outpatient, Pediatric Issues, Physical Health, Politics, Proposed bills, Senior Citizens, Transition Age, Treatment and Support, voluntary, Women's Issues | Tagged: 2014, coerced mental health treatment, forced treatment, mental disorder, Mental Health, mental health reform, mental health treatment, Mental Health Treatment 2014, Mental Illness, mentally ill, Proposed Mental Health reform bills, Rep. Tim Murphy, Tim Murphy | Comments Off on “Don’t coerce the mentally ill into treatment Tim Murphy is raising the right issues but proposing the wrong solutions”
Posted on July 24, 2015 by Webtypo
This July 20, 2015 Newsworks article found on the NBC10.com website talks about the first phase of training received by a number of law enforcement officers and judges in Pennsylvania
Filed under: first responders, Issues, Jail and Prison Issues, Men's Issues, Mental Health, Mental Health First Aid, Mental Illness, Mentally ill inmates, Pennsylvania, Physical Health, public safety, Senior Citizens, Training, Transition Age, Treatment and Support, Whole health, Women's Issues | Tagged: correctional facilities, inmate issues, inmate mental health, inmate mental health crisis, inmate mental health treatment, judges, judicial system, law enforcement, mental disorder, Mental Health, Mental Illness, mentally ill, Mentally ill inmates, police | 1 Comment »