Stories tagged: "mental health"


Signs mark the entrances and driveways to Butler Memorial Hospital, Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, in Butler, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Wolf Signs Fast-Tracked $225M for PA’s Overburdened Health Care Workers

Funds will go to staff who are involved in direct patient care, behavioral health facilities, and a program offering nurses student loan-debt relief.

Jennifer Pacanowski (Courtesy Jennifer Pacanowski)
Empowered and Thriving: Woman Veteran Teaches Others to Heal Through Writing and Performance

Many veterans return home and struggle to find connection. Jennifer Pacanowski shares her healing process with others through her nonprofit, Women Veterans Empowered and Thriving.

Crisis of Care - 11 Million People Are Raising Kids and Caring for Parents. Here’s One Therapist’s Advice for Them
Crisis of Care: 11 Million People Are Raising Kids and Caring for Parents. Here’s One Therapist’s Advice for Them.

Karin Murphy is a licensed professional counselor based in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. She wants sandwich caregivers to know they're not alone and that it's okay to ask for help.

Two proposed amendments that voters will face deal with limiting the power of governors like Tom Wolf during disasters.
Wolf Signs 15th Opioid Disaster Declaration; Asks Legislature To Act

Gov. Tom Wolf has extended Pennsylvania’s opioid disaster declaration for a 15th time. To extend the declaration further, the legislature will have to come back from recess.

Joyce Massucci, right, holds hands with her friend "Smiling Dave" as they listen to "Soulful Femme" on the first day of the Franklin Blues & Barbecue Festival, Saturday, June 19, in Franklin, Pa. The annual festival with free music, returned after being canceled last year due to COVID-19, uses proceeds from vendors and sponsors to support the music programs in the local public schools. The festival helped celebrate the first Juneteenth celebration in the city.(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Post-Pandemic Life: Handling the Emotions and Changes We’ve All Been Waiting For

How are you dealing with getting back to "normal." It's natural to feel stress about returning to normal, according to experts.

Josie Cosentino talks during a virtual hearing about the how students' mental health has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. (Screenshot)
Students’ Mental Health a Serious Concern for Educators During Pandemic

Pennsylvania educators and students discussed the toll the pandemic taken on their mental health over the past year.

Pennsylvania officials want rural residents to know they are not alone during the holidays and winter months. (Shutterstock Photo/Daria Chichkareva)
Farmers Need Mental Health Support. PA Officials Encourage Them to Ask for It

The departments of Human Services and Agriculture want to let rural residents to know about valuable mental health resources.