People First 2016 Fall

PA’s Crisis Intervention Teams Save Lives and Challenge Prejudice By Elisa Ludwig

As of March 2016, Crisis Intervention Team training programs have been adopted by more than two dozen Pennsylvania counties—and police officers and individuals in crisis are better off.

PA Offers Hope and Mental Health Services for People Who Are Transgender By Elisa Ludwig

Pennsylvania stands out in providing transgender health and mental health care—and in uphold-ing transgender civil rights, all the way up to the Governor’s office.

Rising from the Ashes to Find My Purpose By Saroj Parida, MD

The author writes: “Despite its inherent adversities, my prison life came with its own blessings. I was awakened to new kinds of potential…I was propelled onto a spiritual path.”

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