“Michelle Obama takes stand on mental health in compelling op-ed”

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This February 17, 2016 article talks about First Lady, Michelle Obama’s stance on Mental Health Care in the United States.

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“Nearly 10 years since Harrisburg State Hospital closed, state officials tout success”

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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.

“Philadelphia succeeds without ‘asylums'”

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This April 21, 2015 article on the Philly.com website talks about the ways that Philly is succeeding when it comes to caring for and treating people with mental health issues.

“Beware return of ‘asylums'”

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This February 23, 2015 article found on the Philly.com website talks about concerns over the proposed idea of returning to asylums.

“‘Super-utilizer’ Medicare, Medicaid patients weigh heavily on hospitals”

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This February 19, 2015 article on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website talks about a part of Medicare and Medicaid patients referred to as “Super-users” because they typically are admitted to the hospital 5 or more times per year with one of the most common reasons being mental health issues.

“Pennsylvania Overhauls Health Care For Mentally Ill Inmates”

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This January 7, 2015 Think Progress article talks about changes being made to the treatment of inmates with mental health issues that are happening because of a settlment in a federal lawsuit brought by the Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania (DRNPA)  against the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC).

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“More Than One-Third of Americans Who Seek Mental Health Counseling Face Barriers, Finds University of Phoenix Survey”

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This December 16, 2014 article out of Phoenix, and found on the InsuranceNews.net website talks about the changes being seen in barrier that prevent people from getting therapy.  Some barriers have decreased, while others have increased according to the article.

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English: Image for mental health stubs, uses two psych images – psychiatry (medicine) and psychology (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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