People First 2016 Spring

PA Prepares for Disaster Scenarios with Mental Health Support By Elisa Ludwig

Pennsylvania's Department of Human Services, Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, has partnered with the Department of Health's Office of Public Health Preparedness to offer emergency behavioral health services when disasters-natural and otherwise-occur.

Maternal Mental Health Care Is an Emerging Field in PA and Elsewhere By Elisa Ludwig

Even with growing awareness about conditions such as postpartum anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and depression, women with these conditions who are new mothers or are contemplating motherhood ofter find it difficult to connect with the right resources.   But there are services in Pennsylvania that can help.

The Wounded Healer: Still I Rise By Denette Anggraini Lienau, MSS

The author writes: "At times I still feel cursed.  I ask myself how much trauma a person can possibly bear.  But I have learned that, in order to survive,  I have to create blessing born out of adversity."

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