“New mental health counseling service holds open house”

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lebanon County

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

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This November 14, 2013 article on the RepublicanHerald.com website talks about newly opened counseling services in Lebanon County called Empower The Mind which will offer services for children, adults, families, individuals, couples, and those with addictions

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“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 “

Nouormand: Êlections au mais d'Octobre 2008, Jèrri

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

 

“Lebanon County teens taught of dating turned violent”

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This February 10, 2013 article found on the Lebanon Daily News website talks about some of the problems teens are facing today when it comes to dating.  The article also talks about what is being done in Lebanon County, to try to help teens and their parents better understand the risks and look at ways to prevent teen violence while dating.

“Lebanon County mental health agency drops the ‘R-word’ from its name “

Seal of Lebanon County, Pennsylvania

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

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This February 8, 2012 article found on the Lebanon Daily News website, talks about how the Lebanon County, PA Mental Health Agency has officially dropped the use of “retardation” in its agency name, and will be now be called “Lebanon County Mental Health/Intellectual Disabilities/Early Intervention Program”  to align itself with current laws on the use of the word “retardation”

“Lebanon County: Budget cuts trickle down to 200 local citizens”

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lebanon County

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

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This July 19, 2012 article on the Lebanon Daily News website talks about the new reality faced by Lebanon County as a result of the recently passed state budget.  They feel it will directly impact at least 200 people who receive services there, some of which may lose services unless something can be found in the way of another source of funding.

“County declares Mental Health Month”

Mental Health Awareness Ribbon

Mental Health Awareness Ribbon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This May 18, 2012 article on the Lebanon Daily News website talks about raising awareness about mental health issues, and also mentions that while the need for help is rising, the funding to offer help has decreased.

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