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“What To Know About National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month”

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This July 13, 2015 WESA Pittsburgh NPR station segment highlights some of the reasons that Minority Mental Health Awareness Month is important.

Mental Health Awareness Ribbon

Mental Health Awareness Ribbon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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“Pitt joins medication study”

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This February 3, 2015 article on the Pittsburgh Business Times website talks about a medication study being done in the Pittsburgh area involving

 

Pittsburgh Point Park from top of Duquesne Incline

Pittsburgh Point Park from top of Duquesne Incline (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

personalized medicine.

“Why female execs get depressed more than men”

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This November 26, 2014 Pittsburgh Action News article on WTAE.com talks about some of the reasons that women in leadership positions are at a higher risk for depression then men in the same role may be.

A map of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with its nei...

A map of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with its neighborhoods labeled. For use primarily in the list of Pittsburgh neighborhoods. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Pittsburgh Mercy Health System to ban tobacco next February”

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This September 15, 2014 statement on the Pittsburgh Business Journal website very briefly states that the Pittsburgh Mercy Health System will be banning all forms of tobacco use on their properties this coming February.

“County to offer a financial helping hand to some group home residents”

 

English: Coat of arms of the city of Pittsburg...

English: Coat of arms of the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania On a field Sable, a fess chequy Argent et Azure, between three bezants bearing eagles rising with wings displayed and inverted Or. For crest, Sable a triple-towered castle masoned Argent. Category:Images of Pittsburgh Category:Official seals of places in Pennsylvania (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This August 25, 2014 article on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website talks about a program that is nearing the point of being implemented that County Officials hope will allow people with mental illnesses or intellectual disabilities to afford stable housing that would allow them to live independently as opposed to living in a more expensive group home setting.

“Looking for Ways to Address Deficiencies in County Mental Health Services”

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This August 20, 2014 WESA NPR segment talks a little about how it isn’t just funding cuts that impact whether people are able to access mental health care, but also indicates that stigma can be a barrier.

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English: Logo of NPR News. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“South Allegheny students stand up against stigmas of mental illness”

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This April 8, 2014 TribLive article talks about an anti-stigma initiative in the Allegheny County region to help kids better understand stigma faced by people with mental illnesses and what they can do to prevent it.

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Map of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States Public School Districts (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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