VIDEO: 3 under 3!

VIDEO: 3 under 3!

Check out this week's three events in under three minutes!
Friday, June 22, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
House members hold press conference to discuss mental health and school shooting misconceptions

House members hold press conference to discuss mental health and school shooting misconceptions

Rep. Dan Miller (D-Allegheny) said during a Tuesday press conference that, although mental health resources are a necessity, it is not responsible to make a relationship between people with mental illnesses and violence.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Senators focus on mental illness and opioid epidemic during Corrections budget hearing

Senators focus on mental illness and opioid epidemic during Corrections budget hearing

Senate Appropriation Committee members focused on how the Department of Corrections (DOC) handles mentally ill inmates and inmates struggling with addiction during Thursday’s budget hearing.


DOC asked for an addition $2 million dollars in this year’s proposed budget.


According to DOC Sec. John Wetzel the extra $2 million would help to treat inmates with varying mental health issues.

Thursday, March 1, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: News and Views
Forthcoming legislation would require students to receive mental health checkups

Forthcoming legislation would require students to receive mental health checkups

Legislation forthcoming from Rep. Dan Miller (D-Allegheny) would require students to receive a brain health or mental health checkup by the time they enter their early teenage years that will, at a minimum, screen for depression.

Thursday, November 2, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Rep. Miller hopes his bill could reduce number of teenage suicides

Rep. Miller hopes his bill could reduce number of teenage suicides

Rep. Dan Miller (D-Allegheny) recently introduced House Bill 2057 which would require a mental health checkup for students at the age of 14.

Parents have the choice to opt out of having their child go to the checkup, but Rep. Miller believes it could help catch depression and other mental health issues before it is to late. 

Rep. Miller sat down with The PLS Reporter and discussed his thoughts on the newly introduced bill. With suicide being the second leading cause of death for teenagers, Rep. Miller felt like something is needed to be done to prevent that. 

Wednesday, June 29, 2016/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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