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“Pa. Department of Corrections names new mental health advocate for offenders”

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This May 21, 2015 article on The Patriot-News talks about the experience that Lynn Patrone brings with her as she takes on the role of mental health advocate ensuring that inmates get proper mental health care while they are incarcerated and upon release.

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“Texts Rather than Apps for Mental Health Care”

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This January 30, 2015 article on the Psych Central website talks about emerging data  in a recent study that seems to show that mental health professionals prefer text messaging over apps when it comes to mobile communication from their clients mainly because the data suggests that people with mental illnesses are more likely to use text messaging then they are to use an app.

Texting on a qwerty keypad phone

Texting on a qwerty keypad phone (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“5 Ways to Save on the Mental-Health Care You Need”

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This December 9, 2014 Money article talks about tips for saving money on mental health care

“Mental Health Now Covered Under ACA, but Not for Everyone”

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This April 29, 2014 USNews article talks about the problems being experienced by people with mental illnesses seeking insurance coverage while states, the federal government and insurance companies grapple over details about coverage of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obama care).  Those who have gotten coverage are facing issues with regards to shortages of mental health professionals to meet the increased demand on existing

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English: President Barack Obama’s signature on the health insurance reform bill at the White House, March 23, 2010. The President signed the bill with 22 different pens. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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“Teens’ Mental Disorders Often Untreated in U.S., Study Finds”

English: Image for mental health stubs, uses t...

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

 

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This November 21, 2013 Health Day article found on the Philly.com website talks about the need for better, mental health care for teens in the United States by the appropriate professionals.

 

 

 

“Mental health option in city: Philhaven adds site”

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This February 13, 2013 article on the Lancaster Online website talks about a new facility Philhaven is working on getting approved by the state to add another option for mental health care to the Lancaster area.  If approved the facility will house an outpatient clinic, a “day hospital” and a triage area to assess the mental health needs of folks.

 

“Passing the torch in the mental health profession”

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Berks County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Berks County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This August 21, 2012 article on the Reading Eagle website talks about the career of Joseph Conway as he steps down from a 40 year career as a Mental Health professional. Gary Hawkins has been named as Joseph’s successor.

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