tag | mental health

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

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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

In wake of police shooting, Lancaster leaders call for more mental health resources from state, county

After protests in the city over the killing of 27-year-old Ricardo Munoz, leaders said the city needs more mental health professionals.

By Anthony Orozco

Huge budget cuts could hurt people with mental illness, disabilities most, Pa. providers fear

Eight years ago, the state slashed $84 million targeted toward these programs and many services were eliminated. Now, advocates fear they could be on the chopping block again.
By Ed Mahon/Spotlight PA

Police and prison guards demand compliance. That only makes situations worse for people with serious mental illness in Pa.

Use of force reports from Bucks County jail offer a glimpse into a criminal justice system unequipped to deal with people who may be having a crisis.

By Brett Sholtis