‘Young people are showing the adults the way,’ Shapiro says about mental health investments

BY: - May 17, 2023

Shapiro — who also made the trip to promote his $44.4 billion budget proposal — said school districts should get to decide how best to help their students.


Parents had high rates of anxiety and depression during COVID. That affected kids | Opinion

BY: - January 22, 2023

Decades of research clearly demonstrate that the mental health of parents and their children are inextricably linked.

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).

Let’s get serious about ending prudent pay in Pennsylvania | Opinion

BY: - October 20, 2022

Lawmakers should pass the bill before the end of the year.

Wolf admin. celebrates launch of 988 helpline, says there’s more work to be done

BY: - July 20, 2022

In Pennsylvania, 988 will connect callers and texters to one of the commonwealth’s 13 crisis call centers for support. In communities where mobile crisis mental health teams are available, the call centers can dispatch those teams to “provide on-site support and interventions,” according to DHS. 

Abortion rights advocates. (Photo by Astrid Riecken/Getty Images).

Experts warn of the mental health toll if Roe v. Wade is overturned

BY: - June 14, 2022

On May 3, the day after Politico first reported a leaked draft opinion that showed the nation’s highest court was set to strike down the ruling, the American Psychological Association said in a statement that it was “deeply concerned” about the prospect, citing potential “harm to women’s mental health.”

Schools stare down teen mental health crisis as they prepare for largely virtual year

BY: - August 23, 2020

Psychologists and pediatricians say children learn and develop best in schools, where they can socialize with peers under the eye of watchful adults. 


Growing mental health concerns deserve sustainable investment | Opinion

BY: - May 22, 2020

Even before the pandemic, counties’ abilities to meet service needs had been compromised by stagnant funding over a decade, at the same time that mandates, service needs and demands continued to increase.


Occupational therapists have a role to play in Wolf’s plan to fight mental illness. Here’s how | Opinion

BY: - January 28, 2020

Expanding occupational therapy in the prison systems will increase quality of life and potentially reduce recidivism in Pennsylvania.

New Wolf admin plan aims to reduce stigma of mental illness, encourage people to seek help

BY: - January 2, 2020

The goal of the initiative is to reduce the stigma of mental illness, encourage people to seek treatment and analyze the factors that prevent Pennsylvanians from receiving care, Wolf said. 

State, union officials fear economic fallout from closure of centers serving Pennsylvanians with intellectual disabilities

BY: - August 16, 2019

The two state centers, White Haven in Luzerne County and Polk in Venango, will be gradually shut down over the next three years.

‘We need to stop it before it happens:’ Bipartisan House coalition rolls out new school safety measures

BY: - May 8, 2019

The lawmakers say the bills could help stop future acts of violence before they happen.


The mental health crisis among America’s youth is real – and it’s staggering | Opinion

BY: - March 15, 2019

Between 2009 and 2017, rates of major depression among 20- to 21-year-olds more than doubled.