Tag: mental-health

Bucks Commissioners call on state to increase mental health funding

They’re urging action to address long-running shortfalls in Mental Health Base Funds

Lenape Valley Foundation to hold 13th annual Golf Outing

The event on June 13 benefits residential programs for adults with serious mental illness

Thomas’ Healthcare Heroes bill passes committee

House Bill 1420 would help frontline workers suffering from pandemic-related mental health issues

Improving health outcomes

House Bill 1561, sponsored by Farry, would amend the Mental Health Procedures Act to allow for providers, facilities and health plans to share patient information with the patient’s approval

Helping vets with mental health issues

Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick helped introduce legislation that would expand access to Vet Center mental health counseling

Bucks County Reentry Coalition launches ‘one-stop-shop’ website

BucksReentry.com aims to support those reentering the community from prison

Adding mental health professionals in schools

Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick and Josh Gottheimer introduced the Mental Health in Schools Excellence Program Act to addresses the shortage of mental health professionals, like school psychologists, social workers and counselors

Thomas’ Healthcare Heroes bill passes House

House Bill 1420 was created after Rep. Wendi Thomas heard testimony from healthcare workers and administrators on the impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of medical professionals

Galloway’s children’s mental healthcare clearinghouse bill passes House

H.B. 409 aims to help school personnel connect families to community health resources

Farry introduces legislation to improve existing mental and physical health laws

Currently, mental and physical health information cannot be fully shared among providers in Pennsylvania
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