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 June 23, 2015 by Webtypo
This June 22, 2015 article on the NewsWorks website talks about the need to commemorate the people who suffered at Philadelphia State Hospital or “Byberry” as it is often called. The article also points out that people with mental health issues generally do better when they can receive services in the community instead of being placed in a large institution. The article also indicates that by nature, large institutions sacrifice the humanity of the people placed there in exchange for efficiency of the work.
Filed under: "Byberry" - Philadelphia State Hospital, Advocacy and Awareness, Anti-stigma, Facilities, history, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Pennsylvania, Philly, State Hospital, Teachable Moments, Treatment and Support, Whole health | Tagged: asylum, behavioral Health, Byberry, Commemoration, dehumanize, mental disorder, Mental Health, mental health facility, Mental Illness, mentally ill, Philadelphia State Hospital, Philadelphia State Hospital at Byberry, State Hospital | Comments Off on “Philly mental health community reflects on Byberry state hospital closure 25 years later “
Posted on May 22, 2015 by Webtypo
This May 21, 2015 article on The Patriot-News site is the beginning of a series where The Patriot-News hopes to explore what the result of state hospital closures has been, with a particular focus on the impact of the closure of Harrisburg State Hospital.
Filed under: Harrisburg State Hospital, Inpatient, Mental Health, Outpatient, Pennsylvania, State Hospital | Tagged: impact of PA state hospital closures, impact of state hospital closures, Mental Health, mental health care, mental health facilities, mental health treatment, PA, Pennsylvania, State Hospital closures, State Hospitals | Comments Off on “Nearly 10 years since Harrisburg State Hospital closed, state officials tout success”
Posted on March 13, 2015 by Webtypo
This March 10, 2015 article on GoErie.com talks about internal changes at Stairways as they work together with Beacon Light Behavioral Health to pull their resources together in hopes that they can offer better services to those they serve. Valarie Vicarri is the new leader at Stairways and will be reporting to Rick Saegar the CEO of Beacon Light unlike her predecessor who reported to the Stairways board of directors. Everything is being done to reduce any impact this change has on those being served by both agencies as they grow together.
Filed under: Erie County, Inpatient, McKean County, Medicaid, Medicaid Expansion, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Outpatient, Peer Support, State Hospital, Treatment and Support | Tagged: Beacon Light, Beacon Light Behavioral Health Systems, BLBHS, Erie PA, Organizational changes, Stairways, Stairways Behavioral Health | Comments Off on “Stairways leader deals with changes in behavioral-health landscape”
Posted on February 24, 2015 by Webtypo
This February 23, 2015 article found on the Philly.com website talks about concerns over the proposed idea of returning to asylums.
Filed under: Inpatient, Mental Health, Mental Illness, State Hospital, Treatment and Support, Whole health | Tagged: asylum care, asylums, hospitalization, Mental Health, mental health asylum, mental health care, mental health treatment, State Hospitals, treating the mentally ill, United States | Comments Off on “Beware return of ‘asylums'”
Posted on February 16, 2015 by Webtypo
This February 15, 2015 article on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website talks about the frustration face by many genealogists who try to trace the lives of family members who have been dead for may years, but spent time in a state hospital or other mental health treatment facility.
Filed under: Cemeteries, history, Inpatient, Mental Health, Misc., Pennsylvania, Records, Research, State Hospital, Treatment and Support | Tagged: family history, family members who are mentally ill, family tree, genealogist, genealogists, genealogy, genealogy of the mentally ill, mental health records | Comments Off on “Vanished mental-health archives stymie genealogists”