Behavioral Health

  • June 30, 2014

    Thousands walk in Philly to raise funds for suicide prevention

    Close to 2,000 people participated in an 18-mile overnight walk through Philadelphia this weekend to help prevent suicide. The event, organized by the...
  • June 30, 2014 |  The Pulse

    Can data help with suicide prevention?

    Close to 40,000 Americans commit suicide every year, and that rate has been rising in the past decade, with an especially sharp increase among middle-...
  • June 29, 2014

    Pew grant brings cognitive remediation therapy to adults with mental illness in Bucks County

    Penn Foundation's Wellspring Clubhouse in Bucks County has received a $180,000 grant from Pew Charitable Trusts to provide a new rehabilitation p...
  • June 26, 2014 |  The Pulse

    'Gaming' death: how to make end-of-life planning less heavy

    A Philadelphia design firm is using a card game to spark difficult conversations about death that don't lose focus on living.
  • June 23, 2014

    Watching fictional violence on TV makes Americans more afraid

    A lot of people share the idea that the volume of crime stories on the 6 o'clock news can make viewers more fearful. But what about fictional crime?
  • June 23, 2014

    Exploring beliefs that lead to stigmatization of mental illness finds surprising reason

    Mental illness carries a lot of stigma -- that's well known to researchers and to people who struggle with these disorders. People tend not to wa...
  • June 19, 2014

    As elder abuse cases increase in Pa., state launches awareness campaign

    Gov. Tom Corbett has declared June "Elder Abuse Awareness Month" in Pennsylvania.
  • June 17, 2014

    Tackling prescription pill abuse with telemedicine in New Jersey

    To combat the increasing problem of opiate abuse, primary care physicians in New Jersey have kicked off a new telemedicine program.
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