Behavioral Health

  • July 20, 2015

    New agreement on NJ 'return home' policy

    New Jersey Senate leaders have reached a deal with Gov. Chris Christie to allow people with developmental disabilities to remain in out-of-state facil...
  • July 20, 2015

    Pa. corrections workers finish first phase of mental health training

    About a quarter of Pennsylvania prison inmates have some mental health issue, and now the state Department of Corrections is moving to get them the he...
  • July 16, 2015 |  The Pulse

    Tourists help fight the stigma that surrounds mental illness in Rwanda

    Rates of mental illness in Rwanda are significantly higher than other countries. This is largely attributed to the trauma many suffered during the 199...
  • July 9, 2015

    Majority of doctors work while sick, CHOP survey finds

    A new study has found that 83 percent of doctors, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other high-level caregivers end up working at least o...
  • July 7, 2015

    Three years in, a look at Philadelphia's drug felony diversion program

    A decade ago, the idea of offering drug dealers help finding legitimate jobs and a reprieve from prison was a radical one. But a district attorney in ...
  • July 7, 2015

    In Pa. budget talks, disability groups relegated to the sidelines

    William Del Toro is a natural lobbyist. He doesn't like noise or distractions, but in a loud, busy part of Pennsylvania's Capitol one mornin...
  • July 2, 2015

    A mural to fight gambling addiction in South Philly might also target new casino

    A new mural depicting the dangers of gambling addiction is up in a South Philadelphia neighborhood that's full of immigrants from Southeast Asia....
  • July 2, 2015

    Philadelphia's smoking rate drops, but still stays higher than other major cities

    Throughout the 2000s, the number of Philadelphia smokers remained stubbornly high, regularly topping a quarter of the adult population. A new survey o...
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