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.
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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.
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Posted on June 16, 2015 by Webtypo
This June 15, 2015 article on the LehighvalleyLive website talks about a new psychiatric unit being opened in Easton that hopes to fill a void by providing better access to emergency mental health care to the area
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Posted on March 8, 2014 by Webtypo
This March 8, 2014 Lehigh Valley Live article talks about a new Human Services facility opening on Monday in Northampton County, PA.
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Northampton County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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