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 June 22, 2014 by Webtypo
This June 22, 2014 article on the GoErie.com website talks about the struggle faced by the Erie County jail to care for the mentally ill who end up in jail most often for nuisance type charges according to the article. This is something that as the article points out is being seen nationwide and is not unique to Erie county.
Map of Erie County (without text). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Filed under: Counties, Erie County, Forensics, Inpatient, Issues, Men's Issues, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Mentally ill inmates, Pennsylvania, Treatment and Support, Women's Issues | Tagged: Counties, Erie, Erie County, inmate mental health treatment, inmates, mental disorder, mental health treatment, Mental Illness, mentally ill, Mentally ill inmates, Pennsylvania, psychiatric care, psychiatric treatment for inmates | Comments Off on “Times In-Depth: Erie County Prison becomes hub for care of mentally ill”
Posted on March 3, 2014 by Webtypo
This March 3, 2014 The Times-Tribune article talks about a decision to decrease the number of beds at Clark’s Summit State Hospital by 15 beds, due to a decrease in census at the state hospital which has been the result of the increase in community based services for those with mental illnesses.
Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Filed under: Clark's Summit State Hospital, Mental Health, Pennsylvania, State Hospital, Treatment and Support, Whole health | Tagged: Clarks Summit Pennsylvania, Clarks Summit State Hospital, DPW, Lackawanna County Pennsylvania, mental health treatment, State Hospital | Comments Off on “Patient drop at Clarks Summit triggers hearing”