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.
Filed under: Inpatient, Involuntary, Jail and Prison Issues, Mentally ill inmates, Norristown State Hospital, Pennsylvania, State Hospital, Torrance State Hospital, Treatment and Support, voluntary | Tagged: forensic units, Inamte mental health, inmate mental health waiting lists, inmates, Mental Health, mental health treatment, Mental Illness, Norristown State Hospital, State Hospital, Torrance State Hospital | Comments Off on “Mentally ill on hold without treatment: Norristown State Hospital lacks rooms for defendants deemed incompetent for trial”
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”
Posted on June 16, 2015 by Webtypo
This June 15, 2015 article on the LehighvalleyLive website talks about a new psychiatric unit being opened in Easton that hopes to fill a void by providing better access to emergency mental health care to the area
Filed under: Human Service Agencies, Inpatient, Involuntary, Lehigh Valley Area, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Pennsylvania, Treatment and Support, voluntary, Whole health | Tagged: behavioral Health, Mental Health, mental health facility, mental health hospitalization, mental health treatment, mental health treatment facility, mental health unit, Mental Illness, psychiatric treatment facility, psychiatric unit, psychiatric ward, treatment | Comments Off on “New $4 million behavioral health unit at Easton Hospital to fill a gap”