Pa. Rep. Schlossberg among lawmakers at White House summit on mental health issues
The meeting focused on efforts to advance mental health care and substance abuse aid.
Anxiety, depression diagnoses spiked for Pa. kids during pandemic | Thursday Morning Coffee
The increase slightly outpaced the national rate, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
Memorize the 988 hotline number. You’ll save a life | Opinion
It should be as important as your Social Security number or your phone number.
Lehigh Valley Dem keeping up budget push for $100M mental health program
Rep. Mike Schlossberg, who's been public with his own mental health battles, says he wants to 'move the conversation' on the issue.
Stop saying all mass shooters are mentally ill. Not all mentally ill people are violent | Opinion
Thoughts about mass shooters -- and a Father's Day lesson from the author's son.
Climate change is wreaking havoc on our mental health | Opinion
I’m a therapist. I’ve seen an increase in the stress my patients express about the state of our climate.
Pa. one of three states piloting a mental health helpline for farmers, agriculture producers
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
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
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 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
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
Stopping the spread of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania prisons and jails and alleviating mental health crises are not mutually exclusive projects.