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“Treat, Don’t Traumatize”

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This March 6, 2015 HUFF Post Politics – The Blog article talks about what isn’t working and suggests changes that can be done without an act of Congress.

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“Michelle Obama Promotes Awareness of Mental Health Care”

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This March 4, 2015 ABC News article talks about First Lady Michelle Obama’s promotion of mental health care.

“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.

“Where Are the Mental-Health Providers?”

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This February 16, 2015 Wall Street Journal article talks about the severe shortage of mental health professionals seen nationwide, and specifically mentions efforts being made in Philadelphia to find ways to reduce the problem.

“‘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.

“10-bed, short-stay mental health crisis center to open in March on New Holland Avenue”

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This February 8, 2015 article on the LancasterOnline website talks about a 10 bed  short stay mental health facility opening in Lancaster.  The stay will only be up to 5 days with the goal being to help folks through a crisis before it gets out of hand without placing them in a hospital or jail both of which are pricey.

“Satcher-Kennedy: How to fix mental health system”

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This February 4, 2015 USA Today article talks about 4 changes that could improve the way that people with mental illnesses are treated and viewed.

English: 1857 lithograph by Armand Gautier, sh...

English: 1857 lithograph by Armand Gautier, showing personifications of dementia, megalomania, acute mania, melancholia, idiocy, hallucination, erotic mania and paralysis in the gardens of the Hospice de la Salpêtrière. Reprinted in Madness: A Brief History (ISBN 978-0192802668), from which this version is taken. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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