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“Delaware County pilot program puts mental health decisions in patients hands”

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This November 7, 2014 NewsWorks article talks about a pilot program in Delaware County, PA that is working with people with mental illnesses using self-directed care that offers them more choices about the services they receive.  The person can say this service isn’t working for me, but I think this over here might be a better fit to meet my needs, and the money from the program is shifted to allow for the change in service.

“Radically different approach to hearing voices aims to empower those affected”

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This October 24, 2014 NewsWorks article talks about an approach to treating people who hear voices that goes against the traditional thinking of not discussing the voices with the person.  The program is being used in Philadelphia.

“Get mental-health check up”

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This October 9, 2014 Philly.com article talks about efforts being made in Philly to improve access to mental health services through screening and education.

“Herschel Walker continues advocacy to reduce mental health stigma”

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This June 13, 2014 article on the Florida Times-Union website talks about former NFL player Herschel Walker’s efforts to decrease the stigma surrounding mental illness.

Cropped photo of Herschel Walker at PE4LIFE Da...

Cropped photo of Herschel Walker at PE4LIFE Day 2004, sponsored by Congressman John E. Peterson (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Living, Not Coping”

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This February 13, 2014 article talks about the difference between living with Bipolar Disorder and coping with it.  There are also some tips for living with it.

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Bipolar Disorder (Photo credit: SheriW1223)

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“Therapists’ Apps Aim To Help With Mental Health Issues”

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This March 26, 2014 NPR article talks about a few examples of apps that have been developed to offer extra support to people with various mental health issues, including anxiety, mood tracking, suicide prevention, and support for people who are recovering alcoholics.

I didn’t play around with any of them, but the descriptions looked to me like they could have potential.  I was a little disappointed to see that the Personal Zen app for anxiety was only available for Apple devices it is for helping people decrease their anxiety, which is something that I thought I could add to my list of tools to use to help me manage my anxiety disorder, but I’m sure if I looked around there is likely something similar for Android devices I just need to look for it 😉

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PAMHI 2013 in review

English: Sydney Opera House

English: Sydney Opera House (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

 

 

Here’s an excerpt:

 

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 9,600 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

 

Click here to see the complete report.

 

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