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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

Mental health services decline in schools as police presence grows: report

BY: - March 7, 2019

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.