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“Philadelphia succeeds without ‘asylums'”

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This April 21, 2015 article on the Philly.com website talks about the ways that Philly is succeeding when it comes to caring for and treating people with mental health issues.

“Counting Philly’s homeless and the problems that keep them on the streets [photos]”

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This January 30, 2014 NewsWorks article talks about attempts to count the homeless population not only in Philadelphia, but across the entire country

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Philadelphia (Photo credits: http://www.roadtrafficsigns.com)

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“Kids Seeking Mental Health Services Face Long Wait Times in Philly”

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This August 1, 2013 article found on the NBC10 Philadelphia website talks about the long wait time experienced by kids who need mental health care.  The article mentions the required time that a child is to be seen in, but also states that reality can be very different from that requirement.

 

“County unveils new one-stop Human Services Department and director”

 

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This December 13, 2012 article on PhillyBurbs.com talks about an effort being made to streamline services for homeless folks by having them go through a triage process when they walk in the door to make sure that all their needs are being met and to decrease the random bouncing folks have had to do from agency to agency to try to get needs met.

 

‘Someone I really loved made a rash decision’

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This October 18, 2012 article on the Philly Burbs website talks about what statistics are showing when it comes to suicide rates in various age groups.  The article also touches on the stigma that is often associated with mental illness and suicide.

 

“Therapick lets patients choose a therapist online”

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This September 11, 2012 article on the Philly.com website talks about a site called Therapick and its recent expansion into the Philly area.

 

“Philly demonstration protests end of General Assistance”

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Minnesota capitol building vigil in support of General Assistance Medical Care (GAMC) (Photo credit: Fibonacci Blue)

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This August 1, 2012 article found on the Philly.com website highlights concerns being raised by people protesting the elimination of Pennsylvania’s General Assistance program..

“Raising awareness of police officer suicides and offering aid to survivors”

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This article dated June 11, 2012 on the Philly.com website talks about the awareness being raise about police officers who commit suicide and the supports being created for their surviving friends and family

“Advocate for the homeless objects to Philadelphia’s feeding ban”

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This article dated June 2, 2012 on the Philly.com website talks about concerns being raised by advocacy groups in Philly who are being told they can’t feed the homeless on the streets, despite the fact that alternative solutions that have been discussed including feeding them inside, have not been implemented.

“Removing the Stigma from Mental Illness”

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This article on Philly.com dated May 23, 2012, talks about some of the stigma surrounding mental illness and things that can be done to help decrease the stigma.

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