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Pa. officials share mental health resources for pandemic and holiday season

December 1, 2020 By Teghan Simonton TribLive https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/pa-officials-share-mental-health-resources-for-pandemic-and-holiday-season/ Isolation through the holiday season could exacerbate the country’s existing mental health crisis amid the covid-19 pandemic. Officials on Tuesday reminded Pennsylvania … Read more

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Family Mourns Man With Mental Illness Killed by Police and Calls for Change

November 19, 2020 By Brett Sholtis, WITF KHN https://khn.org/news/police-killing-mental-illness-emergency-crisis-care-pennsylvania/ Rulennis Muñoz remembers the phone ringing on Sept. 13. Her mother was calling from the car, frustrated. Rulennis could also hear … Read more

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A Word to the Wise: Caregiver Take Care

Nov 18, 2020 By Linda Snow-Griffin, Ph.D. NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/November-2020/A-Word-to-the-Wise-Caregiver-Take-Care What airline passenger truly loves flying in turbulent conditions? My husband, who is a private pilot, likes to remind me that … Read more

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NAMI Receives Fourth Consecutive Four-Star Rating From Charity Navigator

12/7/2020 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/NAMI-Receives-Fourth-Consecutive-Four-Star-Rating-from-Charity-Navigator For the last four years NAMI has proudly received the highest rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This four-star rating shows that NAMI exceeds industry … Read more

‘Diseases of Despair’ diagnoses increase in Pennsylvania

November 10, 2020 By Samantha Galvez Fox 43 https://www.fox43.com/article/news/community/diseases-of-despair-diagnoses-increase-in-pennsylvania/521-ed02e08e-3fc0-45c8-be35-1e467de66e78 HERSHEY, Pa. — Data shows that for the first time in 100 years the life expectancy of many Americans has declined. … Read more

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Pennsylvania ranks among states with best access to health care, new study finds

Oct 16, 2020 By Nate Doughty Pittsburgh Business Times https://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/news/2020/10/16/pennsylvania-ranks-best-states-health-care-access.html Pennsylvania has ranked among the states with the best access to health care according to a new study from QuoteWizard, an … Read more

When You Have an Anxiety Disorder, Courage Is Subjective

Nov 4, 3030 By Gina Perkins https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/November-2020/When-You-Have-an-Anxiety-Disorder-Courage-Is-Subjective “I’m dying. Right here on this sidewalk. Alone. I’m going to die.” That was the narrative running through my mind during my first … Read more

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During Open Enrollment, Be Sure To Review Your Health Plan Options

11/2/2020 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/During-Open-Enrollment-Be-Sure-to-Review-Your-Health-Plan-Options Nov. 1st began the annual enrollment period to get health insurance. If you don’t have health insurance, or you need to renew your plan, make time to … Read more

In-person Family Support Groups Temporarily Suspended