“Mind Your Health: Mental health first aid gaining momentum”

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This November 4, 2014 article on the DailyLocal.com website talks about a program in Chester County designed to teach people about Mental Health First Aid and has information about where to go to get this training and get certified in Chester County.

Seal of Chester County, Pennsylvania

Seal of Chester County, Pennsylvania (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Food stamp cuts to affect 3 million in Pa. and N.J.”

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This article on the Philly.com website talks about the cut to food stamps that will be felt by every recipient in the country.

“Here’s why voter ID will be requested, not required, in November elections: PennLive letters “

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Nouormand: Êlections au mais d’Octobre 2008, Jèrri (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This October 15, 2013 article found on the Patriot-News powered Penn Live website in Central Pennsylvania, explains why voters will be asked for ID at the coming election, but NOT required in most cases to present it.  the long-standing rule about someone who is a first time voter at their assigned polling place will still apply.  Voters who have voted at their assigned polling place before will be asked for id, but NOT required to show it.  The new Voter ID law is still on hold by order of the state Supreme Court. Here’s a link to an August 16, 2013 article that talks about the court ruling on Pennsylvania’s Voter ID Law found on the HuffPost website

 

“Stages Arts Initiative brings together a community of individuals”

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This July 14, 2013 article on the West Chester, PA, Daily Times website talks about an organization called “Stages” where folks who are struggling can go and take art and music classes that include opportunities to show off their talents.

 

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July_14__2013_at_0506AM (Photo credit: masayukig)

 

“In Chester County, a special court helps veterans”

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Chester County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Chester County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This April 6, 2013 article on the Philly.com website talks about a newly implemented court specifically for Veterans in Chester County.  The program offers non-violent offenders who are military Veterans a chance to get back on track by offering extra support to them while they pay for their crime.

“Devereux to close its adolescent mental-health unit in Chester County”

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This October 4, 2012 article on the Philly.com websit talks about the announcement made by Devereux  Foundation to close an Adolescent Unit in Chester County due to problems with funding.

“Band of Brothers pairs veterans with music to raise PTSD awareness”

 

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English: Cases of PTSD and Severe Depression Among U.S. Veterans Deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan Between Oct 2001 and Oct 2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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This August 8, 2012 article found on the West Chester, PA Daily News site, talks about an unusual pairing of reality TV with US Veterans and music to raise awareness about PTSD.  What makes this unusual is that most reality TV shows don’t have causes and are generally purely for entertainment.  This could be an interesting show … too bad I don’t have cable.

 

 

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