Wolf admin. celebrates launch of 988 helpline, says there’s more work to be done
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.
Experts warn of the mental health toll if Roe v. Wade is overturned
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Between 2009 and 2017, rates of major depression among 20- to 21-year-olds more than doubled.
Mental health services decline in schools as police presence grows: report
Students in 2019 are more stressed and anxious than ever before, but new research suggests they're not getting the mental health services they need in school.