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How some police, attorneys, and jails are trying to help Pa.’s ailing system for mentally ill people

Without a statewide solution, some local officials are finding ways to prevent people unfit to stand trial from getting trapped in the criminal justice system.
By Danielle Ohl/Spotlight PA

Updated: March 10, 2023 | 11:16 am

Pennsylvania counties see potential mental health funding boost as a “down payment”

Advocates and service providers fear a proposed $20 million funding increase for community mental health services would not go far enough.
By Sam Dunklau

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Pa. Sen. John Fetterman’s decision to seek mental health treatment gets support from voters & lawmakers

Fetterman’s public disclosure of his second hospitalization this month is drawing sympathy from his home state.
By Sam Dunklau

Pa. counties ask lawmakers to keep mental health, 911 services, and elections front and center

A collective of county commissioners laid out their priorities
By Sam Dunklau