Forthcoming legislation would increase interagency coordination for mental health crises
On Dec. 30, 2020, state troopers responded to a 911 report of a possibly suicidal person standing on the edge of an Interstate 80 overpass in Monroe County. That person was 19-year-old Christian Hall, an Asian American, who, amidst a mental health crisis, was shot three times by police that day after he refused officers’ […]
Kingsessing mass shooting reinforces need for mental health services, experts and advocates say
‘No matter what you look like or where you live, every Pennsylvanian deserves to be safe and feel safe in their community,’ Lt. Gov. Austin Davis said
Here’s what happens if we cure America’s loneliness epidemic | Opinion
It would make us healthier, fitter and less likely to abuse drugs.
Mental health respite facilities are filling care gaps in more than a dozen states
They offer a short-term, homelike environment for people who are experiencing a mental health crisis but don't need immediate medical care.
Report: Thousands of Pa. students asked for mental health help last year
Nearly 65% of students felt they needed professional support, but didn't feel comfortable speaking to friends or a family member about it.
Social media, trauma, hate speech add to youth mental health crisis, U.S. Senate panel told
Lawmakers agreed that the nation's youth are in crisis. They disagreed on the role Congress has to play in fixing it.
Bill allocating $100M for mental health clears Pa. House panel | Wednesday Morning Coffee
'Our continued work to better mental health care in Pennsylvania takes another step forward,' Rep. Mike Schlossberg, D-Lehigh, said.
Pa.’s Casey sponsors police reform bill to protect people with disabilities, mental illness
Up to half of all violent confrontations with law enforcement involve people living with disabilities, data show.
What an encounter with a snapping turtle taught me about my own family | Charles D. Allen
We must stay vigilant, work with others, and provide help when necessary. Sometimes that is all we can do.
Pa.’s intellectual disability community will not be left out of 2023’s budget debate | Opinion
These are our neighbors and our family members. This is my brother. We must act on their behalf right now.
With the boss away, running Fetterman’s office takes a village of coordinated staff
As the Pennsylvania Democrat seeks treatment for depression, staff in D.C. and Pa. are stepping up.
When does clinical depression become an emergency? 4 questions answered | Analysis
The good news is that depression responds well to treatment.