Posted on April 12, 2015 by Webtypo
This April 12, 2015 article on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette talks about NFL player, Brandon Marshall’s effort to decrease the stigma surrounding mental illness by using his NFL career as a platform to do so. He got fined over $10k for wearing green shoes during a game he played that occurred during Mental Health Awareness week, and has a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder so when it comes to mental health issues, he has lived experience but hopes to turn what is often viewed as a negative into a positive by helping others so maybe they won’t have to keep struggling with not on;ly their illness, but the way society treats them because of their illness.
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Posted on April 6, 2014 by Webtypo
This April 6, 2014 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article talks about concerns being raised about people who would typically qualify for Medicaid being enrolled in private insurance who may lose the ability to make it to needed appointments due to a lack of transportation.
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Posted on September 23, 2013 by Webtypo
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This September 23, 2013 article found on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website talks about an amazing cyclist. He was born in Russia without arms as a result of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant meltdown. He was adopted from an orphanage and grew up here in the United States. He wanted to ride a bike, and got his first introduction to riding when a phys ed. teacher rigged up a bar in place of the handlebars on a bike so he could steer the bike. There is a video included with the article, and I have to say that as someone who is re-discovering the joy of cycling myself, this guy was truly amazing to see ride. He pretty much was doing something that society said he wasn’t capable of doing.
Filed under: Allegheny County, inspiration, Mental Health, Misc., Pennsylvania, Physical Health, Pittsburgh, Whole health | Tagged: bicycle, bike, bike modification, Cycling, disability modification, man with no arms rides a modified bicycle, modified bicycle, modified bike, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sports | Comments Off on “Pittsburgh bicycle maker builds wheels for man without arms”
Posted on July 7, 2013 by Webtypo
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This July 7, 2013 article on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website talks a little about the stigma surrounding mental illness and encourages people to see beyond the stigma and stereotypes and see that there are people who need help who may not be getting it because of our society’s misconception of mental health issues.
Filed under: Advocacy and Awareness, Anti-stigma, Mental Health, Mental Health Parity, Mental Illness, Pennsylvania, Recovery, Treatment and Support, Whole health | Tagged: Anti-stigma, behavioral Health, Health, mental disorder, Mental Health, mental health stigma, Mental Illness, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Policy and Advocacy, stereotype, stereotypes, Stigma, stigmas, United States | Comments Off on “Erasing a stigma: It’s time for more effective mental health care”
Posted on March 11, 2013 by Webtypo
This March 11, 2013 article found on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website talks about stress, not only the high level of it in America, but also the issue of it being largely ignored by the medical community unless it leads to something like a heart attack.
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Posted on March 8, 2013 by Webtypo
This March 7, 2013 article on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website talks about the higher percentage of smokers among those in the mental health community, and suggestions from the CDC about how to approach this issues in the mental health community.
I also found a CDC video on YouTube that compliments the above link if you prefer to watch/listen to it as opposed to reading the article.
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Posted on March 7, 2013 by Webtypo
This March 6, 2013 article on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website gives a glimpse into a recent hearing on mental illness and the treatment of folks who have a mental illness as well as the struggles families go through trying to get help for their loved ones.
Filed under: Federal, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Treatment and Support | Tagged: congress, federal hearing on mental illness, Health, hearing, medicine, mental disorder, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Policy and Advocacy, Politics, United States, US Congress | Comments Off on “Congress addresses mental illness in wake of rampage”