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“Spirituality and Mental Health”

The social self.

The social self. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This January 5, 2016 article by Danielle Nelson on the Jamaica Observer website talks about the struggles between Spirituality and Mental Health because of the stigma surrounding mental illnesses.

“Demons stole my daughter”

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This May 3, 2015 article on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website talks about the life and death of a person with mental health issues and not only the struggle faced by the parent, but the outpouring of responses from strangers in the aftermath.

“10-bed, short-stay mental health crisis center to open in March on New Holland Avenue”

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This February 8, 2015 article on the LancasterOnline website talks about a 10 bed  short stay mental health facility opening in Lancaster.  The stay will only be up to 5 days with the goal being to help folks through a crisis before it gets out of hand without placing them in a hospital or jail both of which are pricey.

“‘The Biggest Barrier’ To Preventing Suicide: Not Talking About It”

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This February 5, 2015 WBUR: Common Health article talks about how silence fuels the stigma surrounding suicide.

“Satcher-Kennedy: How to fix mental health system”

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This February 4, 2015 USA Today article talks about 4 changes that could improve the way that people with mental illnesses are treated and viewed.

English: 1857 lithograph by Armand Gautier, sh...

English: 1857 lithograph by Armand Gautier, showing personifications of dementia, megalomania, acute mania, melancholia, idiocy, hallucination, erotic mania and paralysis in the gardens of the Hospice de la Salpêtrière. Reprinted in Madness: A Brief History (ISBN 978-0192802668), from which this version is taken. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Beacon Light recognized nationally for Trauma Informed Care efforts”

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This January 30, 2015 Bradford Era article talks about the national recognition received by Beacon Light Behavioral Health Systems for their work in improving their staff training and approach to helping their clients who have been affected by trauma.

“Texts Rather than Apps for Mental Health Care”

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This January 30, 2015 article on the Psych Central website talks about emerging data  in a recent study that seems to show that mental health professionals prefer text messaging over apps when it comes to mobile communication from their clients mainly because the data suggests that people with mental illnesses are more likely to use text messaging then they are to use an app.

Texting on a qwerty keypad phone

Texting on a qwerty keypad phone (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“The Ultimate Sacrifice”

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This Breaking Ground segment was found on December 29, 2014 and talks about something most of us don’t even think about …. the question of what do Military Kids go through while their Military Parent is deployed or the family has to move because of orders received by the parent to report for duty at a different place?  It’s worth reading, and offered some insight for me into a world I know little about.

“Forteniters Club in Norristown celebrates 40 years of fellowship”

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This December 28, 2014 The Times Herald article talks about a group that meets every couple of weeks and consists of people who have been in treatment for mental illness.  the group focuses on getting together to have fun, socialize and feel a sense of belonging to a community that is something people with mental illnesses tend to struggle with.  The atmosphere is one of acceptance.

“Delaware County pilot program puts mental health decisions in patients hands”

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This November 7, 2014 NewsWorks article talks about a pilot program in Delaware County, PA that is working with people with mental illnesses using self-directed care that offers them more choices about the services they receive.  The person can say this service isn’t working for me, but I think this over here might be a better fit to meet my needs, and the money from the program is shifted to allow for the change in service.

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