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Jun 10, 2016, 10:32 ET PA Coalition Supporting Insurance Parity Will Hold Press Conference to Announce Introduction of Bill to Enforce Federal Law

State Representative Thomas Murt (R-Montgomery County) will be joined by providers, individuals with mental health conditions, family members, and...


Jun 08, 2016, 12:21 ET Advocates from Across Pennsylvania Will Rally in Harrisburg on June 13 to Demand Increased Human Services Funding

Hurt by five years of budget cuts and fearing further losses, advocates representing a broad array of Pennsylvania human rights and human service...


Mar 22, 2016, 13:39 ET Pennsylvania General Assembly Passes Budget That Threatens Human Services, Mental Health Advocates Warn

 The budget (HB 1802) passed by the Pennsylvania General Assembly last week is yet another budget exploiting short-term fixes and delayed...


Oct 05, 2015, 11:22 ET Oregon Tragedy Is Being Politicized to Perpetuate Myth That Mental Illness Causes Mass Shootings

Advocates have planned a Day of Action on October 7 to educate federal lawmakers about why they should not support the Helping Families in Mental...


Jan 13, 2014, 14:35 ET Seasoned Behavioral Health Services Executive to Lead Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania

Michael Brody, until recently the Vice President of Service Operations of the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania (MHASP),...


May 30, 2013, 09:50 ET Three Local Mental Health Leaders Are Honored at 2013 Bell of Hope Award Dinner

To honor the three mental health leaders who received prestigious awards at the 14th annual Bell of Hope Award Dinner of the Mental Health...


Jan 17, 2012, 11:20 ET Formerly Homeless Individuals Help Their Peers in Newly Launched Homeless Hub

Individuals who have been homeless are staffing a "homeless hub" launched by two nonprofit agencies (along with other health care and...


Jan 12, 2011, 16:22 ET MHA of Southeastern PA Responds to Arizona Tragedy With a Call to Repair the Broken Mental Health System

The Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania (MHASP) (http://www.mhasp.org)  joins the nation in grieving for those whose lives...


May 21, 2010, 09:43 ET Joseph Rogers of the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania to Be Honored with Lilly Lifetime Achievement Award

Joseph Rogers, Chief Advocacy Officer of the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania (MHASP), will receive the 2010 Lifetime...


May 20, 2009, 11:27 ET Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey to Receive MHASP's 2009 Bell of Hope Award

Dr. Trevor Hadley Will Receive MHASP's Leadership Award Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey has been chosen to receive the...


May 14, 2008, 01:00 ET Celebrated Names Join MHASP at 9th Annual Bell of Hope Award Dinner

PHILADELPHIA, May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A panoply of notables including Mayor Michael Nutter, several legislators and other celebrated...


May 06, 2008, 01:00 ET Veteran Behavioral Health Services Executive to Lead Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA, May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bill Dinwiddie, Vice President of Behavioral Health Services of Horizon House, Inc., has accepted...


Jan 14, 2008, 00:00 ET Homeless Advocates to Hold Rally to Demand Housing for Individuals With Mental Illnesses

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, January 15, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, at 12 p.m., a coalition of...


Mar 20, 2007, 01:00 ET Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania Announces Executive Restructuring

PHILADELPHIA, March 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania (MHASP)...


Sep 06, 2006, 01:00 ET New Study Reports Huge Numbers of Prisoners With Mental Illnesses; MHASP Program Helps Such Inmates Make Successful Transition into the Community

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- New figures released today by the federal Bureau of Justice Statistics indicate that more than half of all...


May 24, 2006, 01:00 ET MHASP to Hold Seventh Annual Award Dinner and Silent Auction

PHILADELPHIA, May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania (MHASP) will hold its seventh annual Bell of...


Sep 19, 2005, 01:00 ET MHA of SE/PA Goes to Texas to Support Katrina Evacuees

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania (MHASP) is...


Apr 28, 2005, 01:00 ET Prisoners' Art to Be Featured at Transitional Program Opening

PHILADELPHIA, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The Prison to Community Project of the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania will host an...


Apr 27, 2004, 01:00 ET MIT Grad Finds Poetry in Mother's Schizophrenia; Performs Solo Show in May, National Mental Health Month

PHILADELPHIA, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston-based poet and performer Michael Mack will present his one-man play Hearing Voices (Speaking in...


Feb 24, 2004, 00:00 ET Protest to Be Held Following Philadelphia Police Killing of Man with Mental Illness

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- A demonstration by people who have mental illnesses and other concerned citizens will be held on...


Nov 07, 2003, 00:00 ET Activists from Around Pennsylvania to Converge on Harrisburg for Rally to Restore Human Services Budget Cuts

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Stung by deep budget cuts for vital human services, over a thousand consumers, family members and...


Sep 15, 2003, 01:00 ET Mental Health Group Holds Kickoff for `Invisible Children's Project': MHA of SE PA Receives $10,000 to Address Needs of Families in Which a Parent Has Mental Illness

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Training, Education and Consultation (TEC) Family Center, a program of the Mental Health Association...


May 21, 2003, 01:00 ET Pennsylvania DPW Secretary to Speak at Homeless Residence Housewarming

PHILADELPHIA, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Estelle B. Richman, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, will cut the ribbon to open...


Jun 18, 2001, 01:00 ET Advocates to Protest D.A.'s Decision in 30th Street Station Killing in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- This afternoon, mental health advocates will stage a demonstration outside the office of Philadelphia...


Jan 10, 2001, 00:00 ET Mental Health Association's Services for Children Support Surgeon General's National Action Agenda

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania (MHASP), the region's largest mental health...