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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...

Scattergood Ethics Program Director on Voices in The Family

Forty years ago, we thought closing psychiatric hospitals was the humane action. But was it? In a recent article Penn bioethicists have called for a return to asylums– not surprisingly to some opposition. What’s in the best interest of the severely mentally ill? We talk to one of the authors of the article,...

Meet Our 2015 Emerging Scholars Fellowship Class

We're excited to introduce you today to our 2015 class of the Emerging Scholars Fellowship, the nation's only program dedicated to supporting mental health and creative projects by the next generation of leaders in mental health.

The Emerging Scholars Fellowship is a program of Active Minds, Inc., a leading national nonprofit organization working to change the conversation and...

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