Behavioral Health

  • December 20, 2016

    States with background checks less likely to have gun violence in schools

    School shootings used to happen about once a year. Between 2013 and 2015, however, a shooting occurred on average once a week in the U.S.
  • December 14, 2016

    Study suggests correlation between Trump support, areas of high mortality

    A new study out of Penn State shows that Donald Trump fared better in the presidential election in areas with higher rates of mortality from drugs, al...
  • December 12, 2016

    Amid rise in overdoses, Bucks County begins walk-in nalaxone trainings

    In the wake of a spike in overdose deaths across the region, Bucks County officials are trying to make it easier to get the overdose-reversing drug na...
  • December 12, 2016

    Suicide rate doesn't rise around holidays, but myth persists

    Have you ever heard that more people commit suicide during the holidays? As it turns out, that's a myth, but one that has been reported so many t...
  • December 5, 2016

    Train passenger pulls emergency stop to retrieve dropped cell phone

    New Jersey Transit officials say a passenger who dropped his cellphone pulled the emergency stop on a train and then jumped on to the tracks to retrie...
  • November 17, 2016

    Length of stay in state hospitals for mental health treatment linked to likelihood of relapse

    States that hospitalize severely ill psychiatric patients for shorter periods of time have higher readmission rates. States with longer median stays ...
  • November 7, 2016

    Philly's methadone clinics keep dispensing help during strike

    The SEPTA strike has inconvenienced hundreds of thousands in Philadelphia. But it's more serious than that for patients who need methadone every...
  • October 21, 2016

    Conference focuses on easing difficulty in providing mental health behind bars

    Philadelphia has the highest per capita incarceration rate of the country's 10 largest cities.
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