Posted on February 9, 2015 by Webtypo
This February 8, 2015 article on the LancasterOnline website talks about a 10 bed short stay mental health facility opening in Lancaster. The stay will only be up to 5 days with the goal being to help folks through a crisis before it gets out of hand without placing them in a hospital or jail both of which are pricey.
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Posted on January 11, 2015 by Webtypo
This January 11, 2015 LancasterOnline article talks about changes one Mission is making in how they help people who are homeless.
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Posted on December 29, 2014 by Webtypo
This December 28, 2014, Lancaster Online article talks about eating disorders surfacing in teens and preteens an estimate in the article says that the out of every 100 kids there is a chance of finding a couple of kids with some form of eating disorder. Until recently it was felt that eating disorders were predominately seen in older teens or college aged young adults.
Filed under: Awareness, Eating Disorder Awareness, Eating Disorders, Lancaster County, Mental Illness, Pediatric Issues, Pennsylvania, Physical Health, Teen Issues, Whole health | Tagged: Eating disorder, preteen eating disorders, preteens, teen eating disorders, teen health | 2 Comments »
Posted on August 24, 2014 by Webtypo
English: A view of one of the anti-suicide cells in maximum security of the Old Montana Prison (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
This August 21, 2014 Lancaster Online article talks about how the Lancaster County Prison is attempting to decrease the number of inmate suicides by replacing the bunks in cells. The old bunks had holes that created a place inmates could secure an item to the bunk for the purpose of hanging themselves. The new bunks are snug to the wall and don’t have these holes which would make it nearly impossible for a prisoner to hang themselves using their bunk. The new bunks will be installed in several phases.
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Posted on June 30, 2014 by Webtypo
This June 26, 2014 ABC27 article with video segment talks about the newest employee at the Lancaster County Courthouse a Service Dog name Hamlet trained to aid in decreasing the anxiety of those going through the court process with the primary role being to work in the Mental Health and Substance Abuse courts, but he will have other roles as well when he isn’t in court.
A service dog putting keys into his owner’s hand. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Posted on March 29, 2014 by Webtypo
This YouTube video was uploaded by Philhavenhope on November 13, 2013 and while its focus is on Lancaster County, PA, it does include historical moments that had an impact nationwide in the mental health community.
Filed under: Advocacy and Awareness, history, Lancaster County, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Pennsylvania, Recovery, State Hospital, Treatment and Support, Whole health | Tagged: behavioral Health, history of the mental health system, Lancaster County Mental Health History, Lancaster County PA, Mental Health, mental health history, Mental Illness | Comments Off on Video: “Mental Health 50th Anniversary Timeline, Lancaster, PA”
Posted on February 1, 2014 by Webtypo
This January 29, 2014 article on the Central Pennsylvania Patriot News website talks about Aevidum a group formed by and for students in response to a teen suicide. They recently held a basketball tournament to raise awareness about suicide, mental illness and other issues faced by teens.
Map of the 67 counties of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Filed under: Advocacy and Awareness, Aevidum, Awareness, Lancaster County, Mental Health, Pennsylvania, suicide, suicide prevention, teen mental health awareness, teen suicide awareness, Whole health | Tagged: Death, high school, Mental Health, Pennsylvania, suicide prevention, teen mental health, teen suicide prevention, Youth suicide | Comments Off on “Students take aim at youth depression and suicide with ‘I’ve got your back’ message”