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“Get mental-health check up”

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This October 9, 2014 Philly.com article talks about efforts being made in Philly to improve access to mental health services through screening and education.

“Why Schools Should Screen Their Students’ Mental Health”

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This October 7, 2014 TIME article talks about the benefits of including mental health screening in schools suggesting that including screening as a standard process could have the effect of decreasing stigma so often attached to mental health which could in turn increase overall access to services.

“Good neighbors are good for your heart People who reported feeling more ‘social cohesion’ were less at risk for heart attacks”

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This August 22, 2014  WFMZ News segment actually has a bunch of smaller segments within it.  Some of the topics covered include ….

Information about how having a good neighbor can decrease your risk of a heart attack.

A segment offering insight into lesser known mental health risks due to giving birth, which can include PTSD and anxiety among other things that people typically don’t think of happening as the result of giving birth.

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and a segment on a study done involving 5th graders, violent video games and results that show a possible link between the kids who played for more than 2 hours per day and an increased risk of depression.  The researchers are saying further research is needed to better determine if the depression is caused by the gaming or if the gaming more than 2 hours per day could be in response to the depression and be viewed as a possible symptom of the depression.  The researches did say they really need to do more research to better understand the possible link between violent video games and depression so they can better understand the cause and effect between gaming and depression.

“Clinic in Philly supermarket offers first in-store mental health screening in U.S.”


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Grocery Store Green Bell Peppers (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Article LinkThis July 31, 2014 Philly NewsWorks article talks about the first mental health screening clinic in the United States to be placed in a Philadelphia grocery store.

“House passes new mental health screening for recruits”

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This May 22, 2014 Stars and Stripes article talks about a plan that has made it through the House that would increase the screening of recruits for mental health issues.  The article indicates that there is a possibility that with the new screen process, there are some who would not be allowed to serve in the military due to mental health issues.

A Little Bit Louder Now

A Little Bit Louder Now (Photo credit: United States Marine Corps Official Page)

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“Why Screening for Diabetes is Important (Especially if You Take Psychiatric Medications) “



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This March 25, 2014 NAMI Blog post talks about the importance of people who take psychiatric medication needing to be screened for Diabetes.





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“Lewistown clinic joins others in introducing depression screening”

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English: Image for mental health stubs, uses two psych images – psychiatry (medicine) and psychology (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


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This October 29, 2013 article found on The Sentinel website talks about efforts being made to help general practitioners and other physicians screen their patients for depression to try increasing patient access to mental health treatment.


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