Posted on August 20, 2015 by Webtypo
This August 20, 2015 Penn-Live Patriot News article talks about Dauphin County Children and Youth being downgraded to a provisional license. Licensing requirements are based on a variety of areas ranging from paperwork to the caseload of employees, building safety, training and many other things there is a link at the end of the article that will take you to a copy of the report on Dauphin County’s licensing assessment.
Filed under: Dauphin County | Tagged: Dauphin County, Dauphin County DHS, Dauphin County PA, Dauphin County PA Children and Youth, Licensing, mental health provider, mental healthprovider licensing, Pennsylvania, Provisional License | Comments Off on “State downgrades Dauphin County Children & Youth’s licensing status”
Posted on June 23, 2015 by Webtypo
This June 22, 2015 article on the NewsWorks website talks about the need to commemorate the people who suffered at Philadelphia State Hospital or “Byberry” as it is often called. The article also points out that people with mental health issues generally do better when they can receive services in the community instead of being placed in a large institution. The article also indicates that by nature, large institutions sacrifice the humanity of the people placed there in exchange for efficiency of the work.
Filed under: "Byberry" - Philadelphia State Hospital, Advocacy and Awareness, Anti-stigma, Facilities, history, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Pennsylvania, Philly, State Hospital, Teachable Moments, Treatment and Support, Whole health | Tagged: asylum, behavioral Health, Byberry, Commemoration, dehumanize, mental disorder, Mental Health, mental health facility, Mental Illness, mentally ill, Philadelphia State Hospital, Philadelphia State Hospital at Byberry, State Hospital | Comments Off on “Philly mental health community reflects on Byberry state hospital closure 25 years later “
Posted on June 19, 2015 by Webtypo
Link to: WTO06122015C01 (pdf format)
The article on Peer Support available through the above link, appeared in the Warren Times Observer on June 12, 2015. The article talks about a variety of Peer programs found at Beacon Light Behavioral Health in Warren, PA. I felt the article gave a really good representation of some of the changes being seen in Warren County with regards to mental health treatment.
The pdf file was provided to me by Diane Paddock who wrote the piece for the Warren Times Observer, and shared here with her permission. The Warren Times Observer website is located at http://timesobserver.com
Filed under: Advocacy and Awareness, Common Ground, Drop-in Centers, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Peer Support, Pennsylvania, Recovery, Treatment and Support, Warren County, Whole health | Tagged: Beacon Light, Beacon Light Behavioral Health Systems, BLBHS, Consumer Advisory Board, Mental Health, peer, peer programs, peer support, Pennsylvania, Warren County, Warren County PA, Warren County Pennsylvania | Comments Off on “‘Peer Support’ Local mental health consumers are helping each other”
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
Filed under: Human Service Agencies, Inpatient, Involuntary, Lehigh Valley Area, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Pennsylvania, Treatment and Support, voluntary, Whole health | Tagged: behavioral Health, Mental Health, mental health facility, mental health hospitalization, mental health treatment, mental health treatment facility, mental health unit, Mental Illness, psychiatric treatment facility, psychiatric unit, psychiatric ward, treatment | Comments Off on “New $4 million behavioral health unit at Easton Hospital to fill a gap”
Posted on June 2, 2015 by Webtypo
This May 12, 2015 video uploaded by the GlarnerGroup, talks about why words matter when not only discussing mental illnesses, but also when talking to or about those who have been diagnosed with a mental illness.
Filed under: Advocacy and Awareness, Anti-stigma, Counties, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Pennsylvania, Person First Language, Recovery, Treatment and Support, Warren County, Whole health | Tagged: anti-stereotypes, Anti-stigma, destigmatize, destigmatizing language, mental disorder, mental wellness, metnal health, person first language, stereotype, Stigma | Comments Off on “Lets Talk About It. Mental Illness”