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 July 15, 2016 by Webtypo
This July 15, 2016 article by Kaitlyn Foti found on the Mainline Media News website talks about the extremely long waiting list for beds at Torrance State Hospital and Norristown State Hospital Forensic Units. The article talks about the impact not only to the person who is on the waiting list, but also their family, the flow of inmates through jails, and the financial impact faced by having to hold someone in jail who is on a waiting list for treatment.
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Posted on June 13, 2016 by Webtypo
This June 9, 2016 article found on the Medical Xpress website talks about some of the assumptions made regarding minorities and behavioral health treatment and explains some of the things that could be done to improve the situation so that minorities receive equal care comparable to what is received by other populations.
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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.
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Posted on June 10, 2016 by Webtypo
Resource Link (Summit Exhibitor link)
Upcoming Recovery Works Summit 2016 the above link takes you to the site containing all the nitty-gritty details.
The Summit is to be held…
Sept. 27, 2016 in Harrisburg, PA
Click here for more details
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Posted on April 30, 2016 by Webtypo
This April 22, 2016 HealthDayNews article found on the Philly.com website talks about a proposal by the FDA to ban the use of shock devices used for treating self-harm. Most people these devices are used on have an Intellectual Disability and the FDA thinks about 30 to 40 people in a single facility who are being “treated” with these devices. Some of the side effects of these devices include skin irritation or burns, and shocking if the device malfunctions but no self-harm is occurring.
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Posted on February 28, 2016 by Webtypo
This February 25, 2016 article on the News works website talks about the immense struggle that rural areas face when trying to meet the demand for mental health services, particularly access to Psychiatrists, in Pennsylvania. The article estimates that there are about 10 Psychiatrists for every 100,000 people in Pennsylvania and points out that many of the existing Psychiatrists seem to cluster around the larger cities leaving folks in rural areas where the need tends to be greater with fewer
English: This photo describes a rural area (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
professionals to serve those with mental health issues.
Filed under: Addiction, Human Service Agencies, Inpatient, Issues, Men's Issues, Mental Health, Mental Health Organizations, Mental Illness, Outpatient, Pediatric Issues, Pennsylvania, Rural Issues, Senior Citizens, Teachable Moments, Treatment and Support, Whole health, Women's Issues | Tagged: community, inequality of mental health care rural vs. urban, Mental Health, mental health services, mental health treatment, Mental Illness, Pennsylvania, Rural area, rural mental health services, rural pennsylvania | Comments Off on “Stretching psychiatric care in rural Pennsylvania”