mental illness http://wesa.fm en Rep. Murphy Introduces Bill to Overhaul Federal Mental Health System http://wesa.fm/post/rep-murphy-introduces-bill-overhaul-federal-mental-health-system <p>The federal government spends around $125 billion on mental health annually, but the ways in which that money is spent are ineffective and antiquated, according to U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy (R<span style="line-height: 1.5;">-Allegheny).</span></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 15:18:45 +0000 Liz Reid 26763 at http://wesa.fm Dr. Mario Fischetti interprets neuroses, novels http://wesa.fm/post/dr-mario-fischetti-interprets-neuroses-novels <p>Dr. Mario Fischetti&nbsp;is a clinical psychologist with the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center, and the moderator of its ongoing <a href="http://www.pghpsa.org/public-events-and-continuing-education/">"Reading Fiction with Freud"</a> discussion series.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 07:32:00 +0000 Josh Raulerson 7356 at http://wesa.fm Dr. Mario Fischetti interprets neuroses, novels Community Forums Examine Mental Health, Early Intervention in PA and Beyond http://wesa.fm/post/community-forums-examine-mental-health-early-intervention-pa-and-beyond <p>In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, the focus has turned, in part, to the mental health system throughout the country.</p><p>The conversation brought Congressman Tim Murphy to southwestern Pennsylvania for a pair of community forums on the topic. Dr. Abigail Schlesinger is the Medical Director of Developmental and Behavioral Services for Children’s Hospital and was a panel member.</p><p>Schlesinger said such forums are essential in keeping the dialogue on mental health going.</p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 10:27:53 +0000 Deanna Garcia 7198 at http://wesa.fm Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of PA Prisoners with Serious Mental Illness http://wesa.fm/post/lawsuit-filed-behalf-pa-prisoners-serious-mental-illness <div class="field-item even"><p>The Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania filed a federal lawsuit against the Department of Corrections on behalf of prisoners with serious mental illness alleging prisoners were not given adequate treatment in solitary&nbsp;confinement.</p><p>The lawsuit alleges the Department of Corrections violates the Eighth Amendment rights of prisoners with serious mental illness such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder by isolating them in solitary confinement and not offering them sufficient or proper&nbsp;treatment.</p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 16:47:30 +0000 Erika Beras & Erik 2864 at http://wesa.fm