tag | mental health

With this Thanksgiving comes a sad first for many families: Lost loved ones

For thousands in the United States, this Thanksgiving holiday will be the first without a loved one — as of Nov. 16, almost 250,000 Americans have died as a result of the virus.

By Ximena Conde/WHYY

During a mental health crisis, a family’s call to 911 turns tragic

A mother in Lancaster tried for years to help her grown son get consistent treatment for schizophrenia. Then, hoping to get him involuntarily committed for care, the family called the police.

By Brett Sholtis

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Lancaster police officer cleared in fatal shooting of schizophrenic man with knife

The district attorney released the 911 call from the family as it concluded its investigation.
By Brett Sholtis

Updated: September 24, 2020 | 11:37 am

Farmers call for increased mental health resources amidst COVID-19 pandemic

As profit margins narrow and the coronavirus pandemic strains the food supply chain, Cliff Wallace from Lawrence County Farm Bureau said he and his colleagues need help coping with the psychological burden.

By Julia Agos

Grant provides free trauma screening in Lebanon County

Several social services groups will train counselors on diagnosing and treating trauma-related mental health issues.
By Alanna Elder

A family’s sorrow — and questions unanswered

Lancaster police killed Ricardo Munoz after he ran toward an officer with a knife. The man, who had schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, never got the help he needed.

By Brett Sholtis

A day in the life of a teacher practicing mindfulness during a pandemic 

“It can’t hurt to give 60 seconds of your day to something that could change your life.”

By Keira McGuire