Posted on October 18, 2016 by Webtypo
This October 17, 2016 article by Shefali Luthra, talks about the differencees in going to the Emergency Room for Physical health reasons compared to mental health reasons and indicates that a person with a mental health issue is likely to stay in the ER longer or more likely to be admitted to the hospital directly from the ER than someone with physical health issues is.
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Posted on June 11, 2016 by Webtypo
This June 10, 2016 article talks about a gathering in Harrisburg, PA to be held on June 13, 2016 on the Capital Rotunda where State Representative Thomas Murt (R-Montgomery County) will be joined by providers, family members and mental health Consumers to advocate for a bill being introduced to better enforce the federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 here in Pennsylvania.
Filed under: Advocacy and Awareness, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Pennsylvania, Physical Health, Politics, Proposed bills, State, Treatment and Support, Whole health | Tagged: 2008 mental health partiy law, 2016 PA law introduced to strengthen 2008 federal parity law, insurance coverage parity, mental, mental health insuracne coverage, mental health parity, mental health treatment insurance parity, mental health treatment parity, Mental Illness, mental illness treatment coverage, mental wellness, new law introduced, PA, parity, penn, Penna., Pennsylvania | Comments Off on “PA Coalition Supporting Insurance Parity Will Hold Press Conference to Announce Introduction of Bill to Enforce Federal Law”
Posted on August 20, 2015 by Webtypo
This June 22, 2015 article by Chris Weller on the Science Alert website talks about one Psychologist’s experiences and lessons learned while working to understand cold killers who are awaiting trial.
Filed under: Awareness, Issues, Jail and Prison Issues, Men's Issues, Mental Health, Physical Health, Treatment and Support, Whole health, Women's Issues | Tagged: abuse, evaluation of killers, inmates, psych evaluation, psychologist, psychologist's perspective on understanding killers, Trauma | 2 Comments »
Posted on August 18, 2015 by Webtypo
This August 17, 2015 WESA Pittsburgh NPR segment talks about studies being done to see if there is a way to utilize video game technology to help with treating mental health issues such as ADHD or Depression. The idea of using games to treat mental health disorders could be a reality … it just seems that it may take some time for policies and approval rates to catch up to the technology.
Filed under: ADHD, Depression, Exercise, Gaming, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Misc., Physical Health, Research, Technology, Therapy, Treatment and Support, Video Games, Whole health | Tagged: game, game treatment, gamer, gamers, Games, games for mental health treatment, gaming, gaming research\, gaming studies, mental, mental disorder, mental game treatment, Mental Health, mental health game treatment, mental health gaming, mental health treatment, Mental Illness, mentally ill, Research, studies, study on the use of video games to treat mental illness, treat mental illness, Video, video game treatment, video games | Comments Off on “‘Play This Video Game And Call Me In The Morning'”
Posted on July 28, 2015 by Webtypo
This September 10, 2014 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article talks about the flaws of coerced treatment for people with mental illnesses.
English: Rain Garden Apartments in the Villebois development in Wilsonville, Oregon. Provides housing to those with mental illnesses. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Filed under: Advocacy and Awareness, Elderly, Homeless Issues, Housing, Inpatient, Involuntary, Issues, Jail and Prison Issues, Laws, Men's Issues, Mental Health, Mental Health Parity, Mental Illness, Outpatient, Pediatric Issues, Physical Health, Politics, Proposed bills, Senior Citizens, Transition Age, Treatment and Support, voluntary, Women's Issues | Tagged: 2014, coerced mental health treatment, forced treatment, mental disorder, Mental Health, mental health reform, mental health treatment, Mental Health Treatment 2014, Mental Illness, mentally ill, Proposed Mental Health reform bills, Rep. Tim Murphy, Tim Murphy | Comments Off on “Don’t coerce the mentally ill into treatment Tim Murphy is raising the right issues but proposing the wrong solutions”