Mental health

State Rep. Mike Schlossberg (D-Lehigh) speaks at a Suicide Prevention Awareness Month event at the State Capitol in Harrisburg on Sept. 19, 2022. (Photo: Pennsylvania House of Representatives)
Pa. House Approves Bill to Spend $100 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds on Mental Health

Most of the funds will go towards retaining and recruiting behavioral health workers, investing in suicide prevention programs, and expanding criminal justice and public safety programs.

FILE - President Joe Biden signs into law S. 2938, the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act gun safety bill, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, June 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
Here’s How the Biden Administration Has Tackled The Mental Health Crisis

The Biden administration has invested billions into improving mental health care in the United States.

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3 Women’s Health Briefs for Friday, May 19

Stay informed and empowered with the latest women's health updates. From your mental health to your physical well-being, these health briefs are essential.

Sen. John Fetterman, D-Pa., arrives for President Joe Biden's State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
John Fetterman Opens Up About His Battle With Depression in ‘CBS Sunday Morning’ Interview

In his first interview since leaving the hospital, Sen. John Fetterman described what he called a downward spiral following the November election, saying he had stopped engaging with the “things that I love in my life."

FILE - Sen. John Fetterman, D-Pa., leaves an intelligence briefing on the unknown aerial objects the U.S. military shot down this weekend at the Capitol in Washington, Feb. 14, 2023. Fetterman is in Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to seek treatment for clinical depression. His office said Thursday that Fetterman checked himself in Wednesday night. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
John Fetterman Expected Back to Senate April 17 Following Treatment for Depression

Fetterman was barely a month into his first term as US Senator and still recovering from the aftereffects of a stroke when he entered the hospital to receive inpatient treatment for clinical depression.

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate from Pennsylvania, takes the stage at an election night party in Pittsburgh, early Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
John Fetterman Expected to Return to Senate ‘Soon,’ but No Specific Timeline Yet

The first-term US Senator from Braddock has been receiving inpatient treatment for clinical depression since mid-February. He suffered a near-fatal stroke on the campaign trail last May.

FILE - Sen. John Fetterman, D-Pa., walks to a motorcade vehicle after stepping off Air Force One behind President Joe Biden, Feb. 3, 2023, at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia. On Thursday, Feb. 16, Fetterman's office announced that the senator had checked himself into the hospital for clinical depression.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
‘Heroic’: Sen. John Fetterman’s Honesty About Suffering From Depression Draws Praise From Fellow Lawmakers

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle commended the Pennsylvania Democratic, saying Fetterman’s openness about his struggles could help destigmatize mental health issues.