Posted on July 27, 2014 by Webtypo
This July 26, 2014 TribLive News article talks about celebrations held in Westmoreland County, PA at their county courthouse to celebrate the 24th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which is an act that in the disability community is compareable to the civil rights act that added protections for race and ethnicity. the ADA offers protections against the abuse or neglect of people with disabilities in addition to setting standards for things like accessibility of public places and work place accommodations.
This is the internationally recognized symbol for accessibility (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Filed under: Advocacy and Awareness, Counties, Disability, Federal, Issues, Laws, Mental Health, Pennsylvania, Physical Health, Treatment and Support, Westmoreland County, Whole health | Tagged: ADA, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Disabilities Act, Handicapped | Comments Off on “Westmoreland celebrates Americans with Disabilities Act’s anniversary”
Posted on March 5, 2014 by Webtypo
This March 5, 2014 Westmoreland Times article talks about concern that civilians at risk of having PTSD due to injuries may not be getting screen for PTSD and often go untreated the article also covers some of the reasons being given by hospitals and doctors for not screening patients.
Regions of the brain affected by PTSD and stress. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Filed under: Mental Illness, Pennsylvania, Physical Health, PTSD, Treatment and Support, Westmoreland County, Whole health | Tagged: Civilian PTSD, International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, non-military PTSD, Posttraumatic stress disorder, PTSD, PTSD in the general public, United States | Comments Off on “Are hospitals failing civilians who get PTSD?”
Posted on November 1, 2013 by Webtypo
This article on the Philly.com website talks about the cut to food stamps that will be felt by every recipient in the country.
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Posted on October 24, 2013 by Webtypo
Nouormand: Êlections au mais d’Octobre 2008, Jèrri (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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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Posted on May 3, 2012 by Webtypo
This article dated May 3, 2012 and found on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website talks about a project where some folks in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania were given digital cameras and told to take pictures of things that were helpful to them on their road to recovery. some of the pictures were turned into a public display along with a writeup about the reason the picture was taken in the words of the photographer. The goal of the project was to shed some light into the lives of folks with mental illnesses and to show that while a small minority of people with mental illnesses do commit violent crimes, there are many more out there who are working to improve their lives and have many of the same wants or desires that folks without mental illnesses want. Very neat article to say the least, and I found it quite refreshing on many levels to read about something positive in the media about folks with mental health issues, since so much of the media attention goes to the small minority who commit violent crimes, which is something that has always bothered me on many levels. So I’m always pleased when I hear about someone doing something positive and being able to read or watch it through a news source.
Filed under: Advocacy and Awareness, Anti-stigma, inspiration, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Pennsylvania, Personal Medicine, Westmoreland County | Tagged: Anti-stigma, behavioral Health, Mental Health, mental health recovery, mental health recovery project, Pennsylvania, personal medicine, photography, Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA, recovering, Recovery, recovery in action, recovery oriented, Westmoreland County Pennsylvania | Comments Off on “Photo exhibit displays images of mental health recovery in Westmoreland County”