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“Philly mental health community reflects on Byberry state hospital closure 25 years later “

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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.

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“New $4 million behavioral health unit at Easton Hospital to fill a gap”

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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

“Bethlehem Township mental health center appeal dropped”

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This article dated January 25, 2012 found on WFMZ-TV News website, indicates that an appeal to build an 8 bed acute treatment facility in Bethlehem, PA has been “withdrawn without prejudice”.

Another post I did before about this proposed center can be found by clicking here

“New mental-health ward slated for Sacred Heart”

http://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-allentown-sacred-heart-20100610,0,3445877.story?track=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+morningcall%2Fnews%2Flocal%2Fallentown+%28Allentown+News%29

The nightmarishly long link above will take you to a full artical on the morning Call website that discusses a new treatment unit being opend at Sacred Heart Hospital in response to the closing of Allentown State Hospital.  The unit will be able to admit folks for upto 180 days according to the article so it will be a longer term unit but smaller in size then Allentown State Hospital.

I do appollogize for the link if it were my work I would have made it MUCH shorter and more humane, but it is the work of the folks at Morning Call.

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