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A new beginning for Philadelphia high school drop outs

By Maiken Scott - November 9th, 2010

Philadelphia’s much-publicized high school drop-out rate hovers around 50 percent – and many drop-outs never return to school. But more than 200 young people are having a new go at a diploma at a charter school; it’s a chance they had to earn.

More Behavioral Health stories

Understanding the impact of trauma

By Maiken Scott - November 8th, 2010

A new study gives some credence to the old saying “what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.”

Voting rights and mental illness

By Maiken Scott - November 1st, 2010

Many states, among them New Jersey and Delaware, restrict voting rights for people with severe mental illnesses. And advocates say many people with mental illnesses who can vote don’t take advantage of their right.

Families of people with mental illnesses say legislative changes are needed

By Maiken Scott - October 25th, 2010

Legislation pending in Harrisburg could make it easier to order people to get treatment for mental illness.

The two sides of risk taking

By Taunya English - October 25th, 2010

Risk taking has a mixed reputation. When it comes to our kids and relationships lots of us worry that risk taking will turn into recklessness

Download for Bullies?

By Maiken Scott - October 21st, 2010

A new iPhone application has parents and educators worried that it will become a tool for bullies.

Cure or Curse? A look at today’s Electroconvulsive Therapy

By Maiken Scott - October 18th, 2010

For Americans suffering from severe depression, successful treatment options are still limited. Some psychiatrists say one effective weapon in the arsenal is under-utilized – because of a bad image stemming from long ago…

Young caregivers face many challenges

By Maiken Scott - October 18th, 2010

The majority of elderly or ill Americans are being cared for at home, by family members. We think of spouses, siblings, or adult children shouldering the burden – but experts say there is a big population of little-known caregivers.

New clinic combines mental health and primary care services.

By Maiken Scott - October 13th, 2010

A new health clinic at Horizon House in Philadelphia’s University City neighborhood combines mental health and primary care services.

Display brings attention to suicide on campus

By Maiken Scott - October 13th, 2010

It’s an item most college students use every day – but tomorrow it will be used to bring awareness to the issue of suicide on campus at Temple University.

2003 film about gay teens is new again

By Taunya English - October 13th, 2010

Bucks County Community College is dusting off a 2003 film about a young, gay teen from Lebanon County. Nineteen-year-old Jim Wheeler killed himself in 1997.

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