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“Times In-Depth: Erie County Prison becomes hub for care of mentally ill”

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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).

Map of Erie County (without text). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Erie County human services programs could see $2.7M cut”

Map of Erie County, Pa. with Colt's Station marked

Map of Erie County, Pa. with Colt’s Station marked (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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This March 23, 2013 article on the GoErie.com website talks about budget cuts and the effect that is expected to be seen in Erie county human service programs.

 

 

 

“Suicide: a growing problem”

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This January 21, 2013 article on the GoErie.com website talks about the ever-increasing suicide rates in America and what some of the warning signs are in addition to what can be done to help prevent this epidemic.

“Our View: Let’s highlight Erie’s mental health resources”

Panorama of downtown Erie in 1912, looking Wes...

Panorama of downtown Erie in 1912, looking West along the 15th Street tracks. The tallest steeple to the north of the tracks is St. Peter Cathedral (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This January 8, 2013 article on GoErie.com talks about resources available in Erie, PA to help folks with mental health issues.

“Vacant nursing home to shelter Erie’s homeless vets”

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This December 27, 2012 article on the GoErie.com website talks about a former Nursing home that is being turned into housing for homeless Veterans  H.A.N.D.S. of Erie is working closely with the Erie VA to make sure the needs of Vets are met by including plans for mental health counseling and financial planning for the future residents.

 

 

Warming Center at MHA

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This resource link takes you to a page about the Mental Health Association (MHA) Warming Center in Erie, PA.  They open their doors when temperatures become dangerously cold in the winter, and this site explains not only about the center, but how folks can help them help others.

“Erie shelters to ask churches to help with homeless”

Lake Erie 01/29/2005

Lake Erie 01/29/2005 (Photo credit: kuddlyteddybear2004)

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This October 18, 2012 article on the GoErie.com website talks about a request made to Erie churches to help give shelter during the winter for people who are homeless in and around Erie, PA.

“School chief diverts raise to fight bullying”

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This October 7, 2012 article on the GoErie.com website is a neat story about how one school superintendent  is trying to combat bullying in the schools he is responsible for.

Rally to be held in Erie, PA

A rally is to be held at 2pm on May 16, 2012 in Perry Square in Erie, PA in protest of Governor Corbett’s proposed 20% budget cut to mental health and intellectual disability funding.

Anyone who is receiving mental health services, has received them or knows someone who fits this category is encouraged to attend.

If you are going to be in Erie, PA  at 2pm on May 16, 2012 please consider attending this rally in Perry Square.

“Possible cuts to human services programs worry Erie County clients, providers”

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This March 29, 2012 article on GoErie.com talks about the concerns of not only mental health providers, but also of the clients in Erie County, PA

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