tag | mental health

Berks County group offers help to first responders who witness tragedy

Kindall Wann founded the Berks County Fire Chaplains Network last July, after learning first responders are more likely to die by suicide than in the line of duty.

By Rachel McDevitt

Allegheny County Council votes to restrict conversion therapy for minors

Licensed mental health providers may soon be barred from providing so-called conversion therapy to LGBTQ youth in Allegheny County.

By An-Li Herring/WESA

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Following firefighter’s death, a push to address trauma among first responders

Firefighters and police are five times more likely than the overall population to develop PTSD and depression, yet only about 4 percent of departments have suicide prevention programs.

By Brett Sholtis

This mental health law passed with broad support. Why aren’t counties using it?

One county mental health administrator said the way the law was written makes it 'impossible' for counties to take advantage of it.
By Brett Sholtis

Governor Wolf promises action on mental health, but doesn’t say how it will be funded

The governor's office says the plan is "aimed at expanding resources" as well as fighting stigma, but said it's too early to talk funding or structure.
By Brett Sholtis