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Free Financial Seminar for Individuals With a Disability & Their Families

ACHIEVA Family Trust and Hefren-Tillotson are teaming up for a series of free seminars that provide education on various financial topics including Special Needs Trusts, ABLE Accounts, Estate Planning and more.  Registration is required.  To register, contact Patty Yerina by phone at 412-995-500 (ext. 589) or by email at pyerina@achieva.info.  Additional information is listed below. [...]

By | 2018-08-17T18:14:38+00:00 August 17th, 2018|Action Alert, Events and Happenings, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pennsylvania Mental Health Consent Bulletin Issued

On June 29, 2018, a joint bulletin was issued by the Pennsylvania Departments of Human Services and Health. Bulletin number OMHSAS - 18-01 addresses who can provide consent to voluntary mental health treatment for minors who are between the ages of 14 - 17 years old. The bulletin includes Consent to Treatment FAQs regarding [...]

By | 2018-07-13T19:07:05+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Action Alert|0 Comments

NAMI Keystone PA CEO to Serve on NAMI’s Strategic Planning Steering Committee

NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania CEO Christine Michaels has been chosen to serve on the 2020-2025 Strategic Planning Steering Committee for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).  The main role of the steering committee is to make recommendations about the goals, strategies, and priorities NAMI should pursue during the 5-year period.  Read More [...]

By | 2018-07-13T18:29:45+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Action Alert|0 Comments

Community HealthChoices Southeast Trainings

Community HealthChoices will begin in the five southeast counties on Jan. 1, 2019, and trainings are already scheduled in each county. The Department of Human Services and Department of Aging is asking people to RSVP for the upcoming Southeast Provider Summits. You can do so by clicking HERE. State officials have also provided additional background [...]

By | 2018-07-13T19:10:46+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Action Alert|0 Comments

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Releases New Report on Childhood Trauma

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released a new report, Helping Children and Youth Who Have Traumatic Experiences. The report shows that nearly half of the nation’s children have experienced at least one traumatic event in their lifetime. Children and youth who have experienced traumatic events are at risk of [...]

By | 2018-05-10T15:37:00+00:00 May 10th, 2018|Action Alert, NAMI Blog|0 Comments

Wolf Administration Visits Community Behavioral Health Clinic

On Wednesday, April 25, 2018, representatives from Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration visited the Berks Counseling Center, one of seven jointly licensed Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHC) in the state. Below is a news release from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services that was issued following the visit: Reading, PA Today, Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary [...]

By | 2018-04-26T18:43:32+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Action Alert|0 Comments

NAMI’s Statement Regarding President Trump’s Recent Comments On Mental Health Care

In recent days, there has been a lot of rhetoric by the President and the NRA about "crazy people" and a desire to return to the days of the "institutions." These comments reinforce inaccurate and negative stereotypes and create barriers to having real conversations about how to improve the mental health services that lead [...]

By | 2018-02-23T15:17:28+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|Action Alert|0 Comments

Gov. Tom Wolf Delivers 2018-19 Budget Address

On Feb. 6, 2018, Gov. Tom Wolf delivered his 2018-19 budget address in Harrisburg. One highlight of the spending plan includes merging the Dept. of Health and the Dept. of Human Services. “By creating one health and human services agency, we will be able to provide care and assistance to Pennsylvanians in a more [...]

By | 2018-02-16T16:55:12+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Action Alert|0 Comments

OMHSAS Request for Participation

The Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services is seeking individuals and family members of individuals who have received mental health and/or behavioral health services to participate in a Consumer and Family Discussion with a representative of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA).The Consumer and Family Discussion will be held on Wednesday, [...]

By | 2018-01-30T18:06:24+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Action Alert|0 Comments