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“With loss of general assistance program, many in Lehigh Valley unsure of next step”

Counties comprising the Lehigh Valley region o...

Counties comprising the Lehigh Valley region of eastern Pennsylvania (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This July 1, 2012 article on The Morning Call website, talks about the impact of the elimination of the General Assistance program.  It is an article specific to Lehigh Valley, but the same story is playing out across the state.

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“Show compassion in crafting budget”

Counties comprising the Lehigh Valley region o...

Counties comprising the Lehigh Valley region of eastern Pennsylvania (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This opinion piece found on May 2, 2012 on the Morning Call website, further demonstrates the frustration and concern held by many Pennsylvanians about Gov. Corbett’s proposed cuts to education and social services.

“You know someone who had mental illness last year”

Pennsylvania map with highlighted counties comprising the Lehigh Valley region in Eastern Pennsylvania

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This article found on Lehigh Valley’s The Morning Call website dated, January 23, 2012, offers some disturbing statistics on the under-treatment of mental illness in the United States.

“Schools can help students cope with depression”

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This article published on December 27, 2011 on the Lehigh Valley Morning Call, discusses a program being offered by The Weller Health Education Center in Easton who is working with Capital Blue Cross to offer a depression awareness program to high school teens to help break down stigma and increase the chance that teens can get help if they need it.

“Proposed Bethlehem Township center would treat up to eight with mental illness”

 

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This article dated December 1, 2011, on Lehigh Valley‘s, The Morning Call, discusses a facility being proposed in Bethlehem Township to house and treat up to 8 folks with serious mental illnesses.  The facility has been proposed by NHS Pennsylvania.

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