mental health

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Psychiatrists Widely Unavailable For Those With Mental Illness

In a recent study, only 26% of attempts to make an appointment with a psychiatrist were successful.

10/23/2014

depression

Stressful Home Life Can Make You Sick

Stressful family situations can lead to elevated levels of stress hormones and the future development of health problems.

09/25/2014

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New App Helps Monitor Daily Mental Health

It’s called “whatsmym3″ and it’s a test that can be taken daily to indicate signs of depression and other mental issues that could lead to suicide.

09/21/2014

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Encourage Teens Suffering From Depression To Seek Help

Depression can be a major issue during the teenage years, but far too many teenagers fail to seek help from depression because they’re embarrassed.

08/15/2014

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Free, Automated Mental Health Screenings Offered by North Phila. Retailer

At the kiosk, users can type in answers to questions on a touchscreen. Results are analyzed, and referrals are printed for where you can get professional help if warranted.

08/05/2014

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Colleges Obliged To Consider Students’ Mental Health

To determine whether a student poses a direct threat and meets eligibility requirements, a University must perform a five-step legal analysis.

07/15/2014

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Health: “I Will Listen” Campaign Aimed At Helping Those Struggling With Mental Health Issues

Millions of families struggle with mental health issues. Doctors say they often feel ashamed or embarrassed. Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has more on an event today aimed at fighting the stigma.

06/03/2014

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Local Pharmacy Offers New Way To Test If You May Need Mental Health Counseling

You can now get a blood pressure reading and may soon be able to find out if you need mental health counseling as you wait at the local pharmacy.

04/26/2014

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One Year After Newtown Tragedy, Lawmakers Shift Focus To Service Those Struggling With Mental Health Issues

From the tears over Newtown, Connecticut came vows to make change, so a nearly a year later you might wonder, have we made progress?

12/12/2013

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Health: Mental Health Issues & The Military

Could the bloodshed in Washington, D.C. have been prevented? 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has more on that part of the story.

09/17/2013

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Nation’s First Inpatient Treatment Center For Internet Addiction Launches In Pa.

The hospital-based treatment program, led by renowned Internet-addiction expert and Psy.D. Kimberly Young, will be run by Bradford Regional Medical Center in Bradford, Allegheny County.

09/09/2013

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Mental Health Professionals Meeting In Philadelphia To Discuss Better Access To Treatment

National leaders on mental health are meeting in Philadelphia beginning today to discuss ways to improve access to mental health treatment.

06/18/2013

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New Jersey Suicide Hotline Takes 300 Calls In First Week

New Jersey’s new statewide hotline to aid those contemplating suicide got a lot of work in its first week on line.

05/12/2013

Jon Kelly, 22, president of the Active Minds chapter at Saint Joseph's University. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Mental Health Awareness Group Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

Active Minds encourages college students to speak openly about mental health. With 400-plus chapters nationwide and more than a dozen in Philadelphia, the goal is to reduce mental health stigma and start the conversation early.

04/30/2013

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Gov. Christie Announces Plan To Curb Gun Violence

The proposal calls for expanding government-funded mental health treatment, requiring parental sign-off before minors can buy or rent violent video games and mandating would-be gun owners show government-issued IDs.

04/19/2013

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