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“Penn Foundation to offer mental health first aid training”

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This November 16, 2014 Montgomery Media article talks about Mental Health First Aid training being offered by the Penn Foundation will be held

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 19

in Penn Foundation’s Univest Community Room

in the Loux Healthcare Center at 807 Lawn Ave. in West Rockhill.

Please see the article if you want more detailed information.

“Suicide prevention signs in SEPTA stations part of attitude shift, advocates say”

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This September 12, 2014, Newsworks article, talks about signage being put n place in Montgomery county to help prevent suicides.  The signs encourage people in need of help to call the National Suicide prevention hotline.  While the article does say that there is no way to quantify the effectiveness of the signs, they do know that other places who have posted similar signs have seen a decrease in the number of suicides on bridges, so while no exact number is available, it is felt that offering information to the public does help with preventing suicides.

“Montgomery County Emergency Services joins national suicide hot line”

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This August 10, 2-13 article on the Times Herald website talks about Montgomery County’s Emergency Services joining the National Suicide Hotline.  They will still be available through their direct number which is listed in the article.


“Second Chance appeal denied by East Norriton Zoning Hearing Board”

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This June 13, 2012 on the MontgomeryNews.com website, discusses the appeal by Second Chance LLC made to get zoning approval for a group home to house up to 16 men with mental illness and or drug or alcohol addiction in East Norriton.  The appeal was denied.

“Indian Valley Public Library hosts annual Penn Foundation Recovery Art and Poetry Show”

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This May 19, 2012 article on MontgomeryNews.com talks about an art show held at the Indian Valley Public Library.  The artwork for the show was done by folks in recovery from mental illness.

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