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2013-12-17 08:30:21

Rep. Tim Murphy's bill undermines 30 years of mental health system successes and will eradicate critical mental health services, protections, and supports HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Dec 12, 2013, Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) introduced the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2013. Disabilities Rights Network (DRN), Mental Health Association in Pennsylvania (MHAPA), and the Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers' Association (PMHCA) oppose this...

2013-07-16 12:27:56

Funding to cover gaps in mental health services for Sandy survivors VERONA, N.J., July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The physical devastation left by Hurricane Sandy was clearly evident the day the stormed passed through New Jersey. But its toll on the mental health of survivors continues to unfold months later - and history suggests that coping with financial and personal consequences of the storm may lead to continuing cases of post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression. The...

2013-05-01 12:28:49

Awards to be Presented to Susan Rogers of Philadelphia; Judy Alexander of Tulsa; Jordan Kerstetter of McAlisterville, Pennsylvania; Palm Beach County Affiliate Program ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mental Health America will honor three outstanding mental health advocates and an innovative affiliate program at its 2013 Annual Conference, Why Wellness Works: Breakthrough and Pathways to Whole Health, June 5-8, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention...

2012-07-12 06:25:08

TULSA, Okla., July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2012 National Zarrow Mental Health Symposium and Mental Health America Annual Conference - From Housing to Recovery: Building Community, Building Lives - being held September 19-21, 2012 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, will look at innovative approaches to helping people with mental health conditions obtain and maintain affordable housing, along with much-needed support systems. Approximately 1,000 participants are expected to attend the...

2010-08-18 12:17:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Mental Health/Mental Retardation (MH/MR) Coalition sent a letter today to Governor Edward G. Rendell urging him to protect funding to services for people with mental illness, intellectual disabilities and substance abuse disorders during the budget balancing process. The group issued the call in response to budget adjustments being contemplated by the state as a result of a lower than anticipated Federal Medical Assistance Percentage...

2009-05-20 10:27:00

Dr. Trevor Hadley Will Receive MHASP's Leadership Award PHILADELPHIA, May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey has been chosen to receive the prestigious Bell of Hope Award presented by the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania (MHASP), one of the largest mental health advocacy and peer-support service organizations in the United States. Mayor Michael Nutter will present the award at MHASP's annual dinner, Thursday, May 21, at the...

2006-12-05 18:02:09

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mental Health Association in San Diego County (MHASD), San Diego's leading mental health advocacy organization, announces its merger with Alpha Behavioral Health Services (AlphaBHS - Alpha of San Diego, Inc.), a non-profit social services agency serving San Diego for over 30 years. The transition process has already begun and both organizations will be working from one central office in North Park by January 1, 2007. The programs and services at both...