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Putting research into practice, group aims to improve mental health care for African-Americans

May 11 , 2015 By Taunya English   In Philadelphia, a new group is working to provide better and more tailored mental health care for African-Americans. The Coalition of Culturally Competent Providers is hosting pop-up information tables from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday to spread the word about a decade or more of research focused on African-American psychology and wellness. That information has...

Letters to the Editor- JAMA Improving Long-Term Psychiatric Care: Bring Back the Asylum

The JAMA Edition published on May 5, 2015 (Volume 313, Number 17) included five thoughtful letters to the editor in response to article Improving Long-Term Psychiatric Care: Bring Back the Asylum published in the January 20, 2015 edition.  

Letters to the Editor: Expanding Long-term Care Options...

Vinfen 2015 Innovation Award Winner

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- April 20, 2015 The Scattergood Foundation and The Kennedy Forum Announce the 2015 Innovation Award Winner Congratulations to Vinfen and their winning idea: Smarthphone App for Young Adults with Psychiatric Conditions   (Philadelphia, PA) – The Scattergood Foundation and The Kennedy Forum are pleased to announce Vinfen will be the recipient of the 2015...

2015 Health and Human Services Mayoral Forum

  The Alliance of Community Service Providers, Pennsylvania Council of Children, Youth and Family Services, The Committee of Seventy, and the Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation believe that to truly have a healthy and thriving Philadelphia at all levels (individual, organizational, and system), that Health and Human Services need to be a top priority to the next Mayor of...

Total Economic Impact of DBHIDS Spending is nearly $4Billion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                     March 30, 2015                                                        The Scattergood Foundation and The Lindy Institute For Urban Innovation at Drexel University Release Economic Impact Study on Behavioral Health Spending on the City of Philadelphia

(Philadelphia, PA) – The Scattergood Foundation and...

This Week's Behavioral Health Headlines

Study finds link between Great Recession, increase in suicide among middle-aged Americans By Maiken Scott March 16, 2015   The Great Recession that started in 2007 and lasted for several years years may have led to a jump in suicide rates among people between the 40 and 64, according to new research.   The suicide rate among middle-aged people in the U.S. has increased by 40 percent over the last...

Stigma Reduction in Action in the Delaware Valley

The Scattergood Fellow on Stigma Reduction, Tim Clement, was interviewed recently by Maiken Scott of WHYY. The interview was about Tim's consultation and evaluation work with a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) program for New Jersey police officers, which is conducted by the Mental Health Association in Southwestern New Jersey (MHASWNJ.) In the...

YMHFA Coatesville Project Featured in Two Recent News Articles

Mind Your Health: Learn life-saving skills in 2015 By Tracy Behringer Berhinger is the community outreach liaison for the Chester County Department of Mental Health/Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Just about a year ago Chester County launched a campaign to provide mental health education to residents through Mental Health First Aid. The internationally recognized program is...

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