Students Complete Summer Internships
Experiences included: working with elementary and high schools; shadowing staff in operating and post-operative care; authoring an interpretive guide for mass spectrometry; attending court proceedings and doing ride-alongs with police; producing and editing promotional videos; working in congressional offices in Washington, D.C.; and assisting the ... (more)
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Current in Carmel
Brooks to host hental health listening session
Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks will co-host a listening session on mental health with the Indiana Council of Community Mental Health Centers, Mental Health America of Indiana and the Indiana Psychiatric Society on August 28 at Aspire Indiana in Carmel from 9:30 - 11 a.m. The listening session will focus on H.R. 3717, the Helping Families In Mental ... (more)
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Politicians cheer Pittsburgh airport gas drilling
The start of natural gas drilling near the Pittsburgh International Airport is being cheered by Pennsylvania politicians from both parties.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Los Angeles Times
GM's legal team targeted in federal probe of faulty ignition switches
The Justice Department has launched an investigation of General Motors' legal team and its role in the automaker's failure to recall millions of small cars with defective ignition switches quickly.
Gov. Corbett told to stay away from Pittsburgh's Labor Day Parade
Pittsburgh's Labor Day Parade is a traditional display of union solidarity but this year, the politics of the governor's race has opened some fissures among union leaders.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Buchanan pushes fed mental health overhaul
Beginning in the late 1950s, America's state mental hospitals closed as taxpayers embraced the idea new drug treatments and safe houses to mainstream the ill had made them obsolete.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
Political candidates perform stand-up at annual fundraiser
On Wednesday, Aug. 13, Allegheny County Department of Human Services held its annual Candidates Comedy Night fundraiser at the Pittsburgh Improv in Homestead, Pa., and raised more than $40,00 to benefit the Music Festival Fund.
Sat Aug 16, 2014
Where's the 'Individual' in the Mental Health Care Reform Discussion?
Much has been written in the last several months about national mental health care reform in response to two separate bills making their way through Congress.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
GOP says Obama health official instructed staff to delete email
House Republicans on Friday accused a top Obama administration health official of telling staff to delete an email related to the healthcare law's rollout last fall.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Corbett, Wolf become funny foes
Well, it wasn't a bar exactly. It was the Pittsburgh Improv Club in Homestead, where Gov. Tom Corbett and Democratic nominee Tom Wolf joined a roster of other politicians in cracking wise to raise money for Allegheny County's Department of Human Services' programs for underprivileged children.
Hey smokers, here's how you and a property tax relief bill could keep Grandma in her house: Wednesday Morning Coffee
Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Unless you've been on the Moon, trapped under something heavy and unable to reach the TV or Internets, or possibly working as a highly paid Corbett administration adviser who never came to work, then you probably already know about this summer's debate over whether Philadelphia should be allowed to increase ... (more)
Tue Aug 12, 2014
Experts say Williams' suicide shows depression's overwhelming effect
Depression can mow down even the wealthiest, most creative people, and those with both mental illness and an addiction are especially vulnerable, mental health experts said Tuesday in the wake of comedian Robin Williams' apparent suicide.
Advocates hope Williams' death will spur discussion
While the death of Robin Williams has sparked an outpouring of grief around the world, mental health advocates say they hope it will also renew efforts to prevent suicide.
Lawmaker Reacts To Williams' Suicide
Rep. Tim Murphy on Tuesday called for action on mental health reform in response to the death of actor Robin Williams.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
Squirrel Hill Health Center to use federal grant to expand services
The Squirrel Hill Health Center plans to use a new federal grant to expand its provision of counseling and other behavioral health services.
Wed Aug 06, 2014
Oil Country Tubular Goods Orders Are Much More Likely As Domestic...
The high-profile unfair trade cases on oil country tubular goods are nearing completion.
Sun Aug 03, 2014
Local veterans react to VA scandal
Grant Colbert, a U.S. Navy veteran, is shown outside his home in Millsboro recently.
Bill sparks debate about rights, compulsion, and mental health
Eric Stark and his wife did not know what was going on with their 18-year-old son, an athlete who played basketball, football, and baseball in high school.
Fri Aug 01, 2014
The Washington Post
TV listings: Weekend of August 2-3
FINALE WATCH: The yet-to-be-officially-canceled "Crossbones" ditches its regular Friday-night slot for Saturday so it can reel off its last two episodes in peace.
First Phase Of New Botanic Garden Now Open
The Pittsburgh Botanic Garden opened Friday morning as part of the Secretary of the Interior's commitment to water restoration and connecting youth to the great outdoors.