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“PA Coalition Supporting Insurance Parity Will Hold Press Conference to Announce Introduction of Bill to Enforce Federal Law”

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This June 10, 2016  article talks about a gathering in Harrisburg, PA to be held on June 13, 2016 on the Capital Rotunda where State Representative Thomas Murt (R-Montgomery County) will be joined by providers, family members and mental health Consumers to advocate for a bill being introduced to better enforce the federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 here in Pennsylvania.

“‘Quiet crisis’ as Pennsylvania’s budget stalemate grinds on”

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This September 12, 2015 article out of Harrisburg, PA found on the Philly.com website talks about the ongoing budget stalemate …. I have to wonder if the government official’s pay was put on hold until a budget was passed if maybe they would consider passing it in a more timely manner … just because they have everything they need doesn’t mean that the people they are screwing with by not passing a budget have everything they need.

“State budget tardy for beginning of school year, and that hurts Pennsylvania students: Nathan Mains”

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This August 24, 2015 article on the PennLive.com website talks about the potential impact the late budget will have on schools in Pennsylvania.

“Pennsylvania state budget battles of the past”

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This June 28, 2015 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article talks about some of the past budgets about how long it took to pass them and common themes seen for holdup in passing budgets.

“Law helps boost mental disabilities awareness”

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This July 19, 2015 article on theTimes-Tribune.com website talks about some of the details found in a bill that was recently passed requiring training for certain judges and law enforcement officers to turn the tide and prevent incarceration from being the go-to solution to mental health issues.

“Nearly 10 years since Harrisburg State Hospital closed, state officials tout success”

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This May 21, 2015 article on The Patriot-News site is the beginning of a series where The Patriot-News hopes to explore what the result of state hospital closures has been, with a particular focus on the impact of the closure of Harrisburg State Hospital.

“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.

“May will be Mental Health Awareness month in Cumberland County”

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This April 28, 2015 Cumberlink article on The Sentinal’s website talks about upcoming events planned during the month of May for Mental Health Awareness Month in Cumberland County.

“Clearfield Events Planned to Observe Mental Health Awareness Month”

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This April 6, 2015 Gant Daily article talks about events planned in Clearfield, PA for the month of May in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month.

“First Friday Brings Community Together to Support Mental Health”

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This May 2, 2015 State College article talks about their community event called “First Friday” that was held recently to try to use art and music to bring the community together and offer opportunities for the awareness of the need to discuss mental health issues and not trying to sweep them under the rug to be brought to the forefront.  There was a tour, of 40 businesses as well as a presentation at the end of the tour.

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