As session nears end, Pa. counties urge Legislature to act on mental health funding

BY: - October 5, 2022

Officials want lawmakers to spend $100M in one-time federal funds to shore up the state's 'crumbling' system.


School districts benefit from mental health funding in the new Pa. budget. Here’s how | Opinion

BY: - July 26, 2022

The spending plan provides $200M to address student mental health and school safety.

Direct service providers rally for more money in the 2022-23 state budget at the Pennsylvania state Capitol on May 24, 2022 in Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

We’re in the budget home stretch; do the right thing for disability workers | Opinion

BY: - June 21, 2022

We can't miss this chance to raise wages for workers and to stabilize funding for critical programs.


Stop saying all mass shooters are mentally ill. Not all mentally ill people are violent | Opinion

BY: - June 19, 2022

Thoughts about mass shooters -- and a Father's Day lesson from the author's son.


Pa. House lawmaker proposes $100M mental health aid package | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - June 15, 2022

Rep. Mike Schlossberg, D-Lehigh, who's spoken openly about his own mental health struggles, is backing the bill.


Pa. counties call for funding Biden’s mental health strategy | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 3, 2022

'The dynamic between the demand for services and the necessary funding is getting dangerously disproportionate,' an official said.


Here’s how to solve Pa.’s intellectual disability funding crisis | Opinion

BY: - November 10, 2021

A bipartisan effort to access federal stimulus funding will prevent the intellectual disability system's collapse.

Pa. county commissioners put mental health funding front and center on 2020 budget wish list

BY: - January 14, 2020

The local officials called for "targeted, strategic investment" of public dollars, for the new fiscal year that starts on July 1.