Pa. one of three states piloting a mental health helpline for farmers, agriculture producers

BY: - February 11, 2022

Speaking to reporters Friday, Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and state Sen. Elder Vogel, R-Beaver, who chairs the Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, announced the availability of a new pilot mental health helpline, known as the AgriStress HelpLine, for those in the commonwealth’s agriculture industry. 

‘It’s OK to not be OK,’: Wolf admin. highlights mental health, substance use resources for holiday season

BY: - December 22, 2021

In a virtual briefing with reporters Wednesday, Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Secretary Jen Smith said that the holiday season can be “overwhelming and triggering” for those with substance use disorder. 

Can magic mushrooms help fight mental illness? A bipartisan group of Pa. lawmakers think so

BY: - October 22, 2021

And it has the backing of a New York attorney, veterans, and a growing body of research.

Philly Councilmember Curtis Jones urges citizens to call out ‘red flag’ behavior

BY: - October 9, 2021

By Brian Saunders PHILADELPHIA — City Councilmember Curtis Jones Jr. took the floor during this week’s virtual City Council meeting to urge people to speak up if someone they know is going through a mental health crisis. Jones’ remarks come in the aftermath of Monday’s Thomas Jefferson University Hospital shooting, which left one man dead […]


My family’s experience explains why mental health reform has to be part of the solution to mass shootings | Mark O’Keefe

BY: - April 7, 2021

While taking the guns out of the hands of the mentally ill who are dangerous would be a good start, actually helping those people deal with their problems would be the best course of action.


Inmate Mental Health: The other public  health crisis in Pa.’s prisons and jails | Opinion

BY: - March 17, 2021

Stopping the spread of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania prisons and jails and alleviating mental health crises are not mutually exclusive projects.


Four steps to navigate a physically distant holiday season if you’re struggling | Opinion

BY: - December 20, 2020

It's safe to say that the year 2020 has changed many of us. It has tested us, deprived us of memories and opportunities, and led to extraordinary suffering on a widespread scale.


So you’re suffering from election fatigue? You’re not the only one. Here’s how to cope | Ana White

BY: - October 11, 2020

Many have opted out of participating in any political events, not because of their ignorance or disregard for civic duty, but for self-care.


Call of Duty: Mental health workers have a key role during police interactions | Ana White

BY: - September 24, 2020

The city of Harrisburg and surrounding cities have been hit with hardships involving its citizens and police that have left many wanting to address law enforcement’s role in addressing mental health issues from the citizens they serve.


9/11 Anniversary: Two decades later, how the pain of the attacks stays with a generation | Opinion

BY: - September 11, 2020

Even indirect exposure to the terrorist attacks of September 11 has left profound and deep impact on those too young to remember a world before that.


Yes, quarantine life is stressful. An expert explains how to weather the storm | Opinion

BY: - May 28, 2020

If you feel like you need help, don't be ashamed to reach out to a friend, loved one, or even call 911. The world needs you, flaws and all.


Our frontline heroes are still human. And we need to heed their cries for help | Opinion

BY: - May 28, 2020

By Megan Malick Stories about people rising up during times of challenge are powerful. In this COVID-19 pandemic, headlines constantly refer to frontline workers — nurses, grocery store employees, social workers — as heroes, as they sustain us and literally save our lives. Our call for heroes in these days are great. But at what […]