mental health

Nurses clean their hands with disinfectant after a patient was screened for COVID-19.
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Shara Dae Howard
March 23, 2020 - 6:30 pm
Health care providers say they are fighting the war on COVID-19 with not enough equipment or protection, so they’ve turned to the public for help. Read more here.
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Nicole Cadwalader
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Jim Melwert
February 24, 2020 - 2:22 pm
A 32-year-old Montgomery County woman will spend at least 12 ½ years in state prison, after she pleaded guilty but mentally ill to stabbing and beating her grandmother to death in June 2018. Read more here.
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Mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
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AP News
February 14, 2020 - 12:57 pm
Florida's "red flag" gun law, which the state passed three weeks after a mentally disturbed man killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February 2018, has been used 3,500 times since the Parkland shooting. Read more here.
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Governor Phil Murphy announces new initiatives to support youth mental health in Maple Shade on February 11, 2020.
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David Madden
February 11, 2020 - 4:06 pm
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy visited Maple Shade High School to unveil a plan he hopes will put mental health concerns for young people on par with physical ones. Read more here.
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Greg Nester, chief of mental health in the Montgomery County Public Defender’s Office, with Cara McMenamin with DA’s office.
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Jim Melwert
February 08, 2020 - 4:00 am
The public defender’s office in Montgomery County has created a high-level position focused solely on mental health. Read more here.
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Josh Shapiro at Cheltenham High
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Jim Melwert
February 05, 2020 - 2:28 pm
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro sat down with a group of Cheltenham High School student equity ambassadors to talk about everything from mental health issues and school funding to gun violence and for-profit prisons. Read more here.
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Crystal Edwards, principal of W.D. Kelley School in Brewerytown.
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Justin Udo
January 27, 2020 - 3:15 pm
Teachers at a Philadelphia school are tackling physical and mental health head on, and they're starting with themselves. Read more here
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David Sichel and his emotional support dog Henry.
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John McDevitt
January 21, 2020 - 4:10 pm
David Sichel rescued Henry, a Shih Tzu mix, as an emotional support dog to help reduce anxiety for people who utilize his service, Sober Transport, which provides reliable transportation for those seeking or receiving rehabilitation. Read more here.
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Young boy sitting alone at school.
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Lynne Adkins
January 20, 2020 - 4:30 am
Every child gets sad at one time or another, but how do you determine if it's a bigger problem? Read more here.
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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf as he launches ‘Reach Out PA: Your Mental Health Matters’
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Hadas Kuznits
January 02, 2020 - 5:43 pm
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf Thursday launched a new statewide campaign to address issues regarding mental health. Read more here.
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