Proposals sought for mental health/drug addiction assistance

COATESVILLE — The Coatesville Area Youth Philanthropy Program (CAYPP) of the Brandywine Health Foundation announced Monday that they are requesting proposals from organizations dedicated to providing mental health and/or substance use programs that treat individuals in a holistic and trauma-informed manner.    Send article as PDF   

Op/Ed: The wrong people are in jail

By Kathi Cozzone, Chester County Commissioner Chester County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone If your child or spouse or parent had a mental illness, addiction or developmental disability, would you want them in jail or somewhere that could help them get better? County jails and taxpayers dollars are increasingly being used to detain pre-trial offenders and house inmates who suffer from such issues;...

County’s 1st Crisis Intervention Team class graduates

All 28 graduates from Chester County’s first Crisis Intervention Team training class, along with trainers and supporters. WEST CHESTER — Twenty-eight local law enforcement officers graduated from Chester County’s first Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training class on Friday, April 28 at the West Goshen municipal building. The officers completed the intensive, 40-hour training, which has...

Chester Co. observes Mental Health Month in May

WEST CHESTER — Each May, Chester County recognizes National Mental Health Awareness Month with activities aimed at increasing the public’s awareness and understanding about mental health and recovery. This year, Chester County’s Department of Mental Health/Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (MH/IDD) is collaborating with stakeholders throughout the area to offer a wide range of opportunities...

CASD gets key mental health grant

COATESVILLE — The Brandywine Health Foundation and the Coatesville Area School District (CASD) announced Monday that CASD is just one of four Pennsylvania school districts among 119 state and local educational agencies that will be part of a major national initiative to support teachers, schools, and communities in recognizing and responding to mental health concerns among youth through the Mental...

Barrar seeking mental health solutions for vets

State Rep. Stephen Barrar HARRISBURG — With the Pentagon reporting 150 confirmed and suspected suicides taking place among active duty troops in the Army in 2013, clearly additional and/or improved mental health services are needed for our men and women in uniform, and Rep. Stephen Barrar (R-160), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Services Committee, is seeking solutions. Prior...