MHAPA applauds Congressman Matthew Cartwright (PA-17) for introducing the Veterans Mental Health Accessibility Act today. On average, 22 veterans commit suicide each day. Men aged 50-59 were the most likely to commit suicide—well after they’d likely been discharged. The high prevalence of mental health disorders that contribute to these deaths demonstrate the urgency of providing mental health [...]
Are you or is someone you know living the Mental Health Recovery journey? Do you walk the path with others who are? Would you like to help spread awareness that people do recover from mental illness—and that recovery is a transformational process, unique to each individual? This spring, the Mental Health Association in Pennsylvania (MHAPA) [...]
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has released a comprehensive report on Veterans suicides, including data for both Veterans who had received health care services from VA, as well as those who had not. This information will help the VA strengthen its aggressive suicide prevention activities. Additionally, the VA has announced that it has made significant progress in providing increased access to [...]
The Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion invites you to participate in a new survey that seeks to gather input from individuals with psychiatric disabilities about the resources and services that would help them to achieve their weight loss goals. The information gathered will help to develop a weight loss program for mental health consumers [...]
Did you know that 29.8% of young adults ages 18 to 25 reported having experienced a mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder in the past year? Click here to learn more about the behavioral health of young adults and pass it on to observe National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day.
Nearly twenty percent of people in the United States live in a rural area. The challenges faced by residents in rural areas are significantly different than those in urban areas. Rural populations are often under served and possess health and behavioral health disparities. Rural communities have a chronic shortage of behavioral health providers and limited [...]
Ruth Woodlen, executive director of MHAPA affiliate the Mental Health Association of the Capital Region, recently spoke to The Patriot-News about the rise of stigma related to mental illness after violent events like the recent Sandy Hook shooting. Read the article here.