“Penn Foundation to offer mental health first aid training”

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This November 16, 2014 Montgomery Media article talks about Mental Health First Aid training being offered by the Penn Foundation will be held

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 19

in Penn Foundation’s Univest Community Room

in the Loux Healthcare Center at 807 Lawn Ave. in West Rockhill.

Please see the article if you want more detailed information.

“Suicide prevention signs in SEPTA stations part of attitude shift, advocates say”

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This September 12, 2014, Newsworks article, talks about signage being put n place in Montgomery county to help prevent suicides.  The signs encourage people in need of help to call the National Suicide prevention hotline.  While the article does say that there is no way to quantify the effectiveness of the signs, they do know that other places who have posted similar signs have seen a decrease in the number of suicides on bridges, so while no exact number is available, it is felt that offering information to the public does help with preventing suicides.

“Montgomery County Community College program introduces mental health recovery community to college life”

MCCC II

MCCC II (Photo credit: Montgomery County Planning Commission)

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This July 29, 2014 article on The times Herald website talks about a program starting in Montgomery County, PA geared towards helping people with mental health issues with their recovery by offering them an opportunity to learn and build the skills they would need to attend college classes.  They do have some requirements for participating in the program, but honestly I think it looks like it has a LOT of potential to help folks with mental health issues to be empowered and have a better chance at being able to reach beyond what can be a huge obstacle for someone who wants to further their education.

“Visit Montco and improve your physical and mental health”

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This May 26, 2014 article on The Intelligencer website talks about parks in Montgomery County and the role they play not only in giving people a place to picnic, but also offering opportunities to improve their physical and mental health.  “Montco” has been working to make parks more accessible to those who want to explore them according to the article.

Montgomery County isn’t the only county with parks or green spaces, take a look around, you never know what you might find in your local area to explore that is within walking distance of your home or work place.

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Montgomery County

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

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“State Grant Will Help Lansdale Project”

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This undated article on the WNPV website was found on May 5, 2014 and talks about a state grant to help with the Lansdale Project in Montgomery County.  The project when completed with will provide housing for senior citizens who have a behavioral health diagnosis.

 

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Montgomery County

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

 

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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

 

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