Behavioral Health

  • January 12, 2015

    Schools must be prepared to respond to suicides, experts say

    Schools could be part of a first line of defense in preventing suicide -- but experts say many are not prepared to deal with this major public health ...
  • January 8, 2015

    Pennsylvania ends solitary confinement for mentally ill inmates

    After a settlement with the Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania, inmates with serious mental illness will no longer be penalized with solitary c...
  • January 3, 2015

    Hub for Hope, homeless center, searches for a home underground

    On any given night, about a third of Center City's homeless -- about 100 people -- sleep in the concourse under Philadelphia's Suburban Stat...
  • December 30, 2014

    GOP leader says he didn't know he was talking to white supremacists

    We interrupt this slow-news holiday week for a bulletin about bad Republican behavior. You know how the white-dominated GOP is always vowing to bec...
  • December 29, 2014

    University of Delaware parent-infant bonding program heading overseas

    Children who have experienced adversity can develop a host of developmental or behavioral challenges. The same goes for infants. Neglect or maltreatm...
  • December 22, 2014

    NJ State Police consult advocates about updating troopers training on mental health

    As police departments come under fire for their use of force – and the need to accurately assess and diffuse encounters with people with mental illnes...
  • December 22, 2014

    Keeping tabs on whether ACA promise to cover addiction services will deliver

    As of 2014, the Affordable Care Act mandates for the first time that insurance plans on the health care exchange, as well as Medicaid, must include me...
  • December 18, 2014

    Less bullying? Or just better reporting? NJ schools find 9 percent drop

    New Jersey schools reported a 9 percent decrease in bullying incidents for the 2013-2014 school year, according to a state Department of Education rep...
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