mental health

Doctor holding sign that says eating disorder.
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Hadas Kuznits
October 16, 2019 - 8:19 pm
A new Center City facility focused on treating eating disorders opens Thursday at 15th and Walnut streets.
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KYW Staff
September 23, 2019 - 2:31 pm
Few doubt that psychiatric issues can run in families.
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Child unhappy at school.
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Lynne Adkins
September 04, 2019 - 4:00 am
We know that going back to school is stressful for parents and children, but for some kids, it can be too much to handle.
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Jacquie Cadorette
August 14, 2019 - 4:01 pm
It’s no secret that social media can have poor effects on our mental health, but a recent study shows that the effects could be different for girls compared to the effects on boys. The Longitudinal Study of Young People in England aimed to determine the negative effects of social media on younger...
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New Jersey police officers
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David Madden
August 10, 2019 - 6:00 am
NEWARK, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A new directive from New Jersey’s top law enforcement official aims to help police officers across the state cope with the stress of their job — becoming the first in the nation to require all law enforcement officers to participate. Burlington County has had a pilot...
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GILROY, CALIFORNIA - JULY 29: Flowers and a candle sit outside the site of the Gilroy Garlic Festival after a mass shooting there yesterday on July 29, 2019 in Gilroy, California. Three victims were killed and at least a dozen were wounded before police o
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Antionette Lee
August 04, 2019 - 11:13 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As America deals with the aftermath of two tragedies in 13 hours, an expert says the effects of a mass shooting can last long after the actual event. Dr. Petros Levounis, a psychiatrist in New Jersey and chair at Rutgers Medical School, says people who survive mass...
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Lynne Adkins
July 15, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Doctors and patients are using technology in the treatment of mental health issues. With an app on your phone or a computer program, patients can keep up with the work needed to handle depression and anxiety. Dr. Michael Vergare, chairman of psychiatry at Thomas...
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In this Nov. 17, 2008, file photo, designer Kate Spade attends the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists event in New York.
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June 05, 2019 - 9:50 am
By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A year after Kate Spade took her own life, the foundation that bears her name has announced the completion of a $1 million pledge to support mental health services. The Kate Spade New York Foundation said in a statement Wednesday it is donating $200,000 to...
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Lynne Adkins
May 21, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Take a closer look at your friend's social media pictures as they could contain important health information. Dr. Sharath Guntuku, lead research scientist with the Penn Medicine Center for Digital Health, says his study shows that people who are depressed tend to post...
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James L. Jordan
Washington County, Virginia, Sheriff's Office via AP
May 13, 2019 - 5:42 pm
(Associated Press) — For the past couple of weeks, hikers along the Appalachian Trail had been warning each other about a hiker who was threatening other hikers with a large knife. The man, who used the trail nickname of "Sovereign," was arrested in Tennessee last month after some hikers reported...
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