Mental Health Association of Northwestern PA

University of Pennsylvania Special Projects

UPenn seeking stories about custody loss

The UPenn Collaborative on Community Integration (www.upennrrtc.org) is seeking stories from parents with mental illnesses regarding their experiences with the child welfare system, child custody issues, barriers to reunification associated with having a mental illness, and custody being used to encourage treatment compliance.

UPenn seeking stories about students asked to leave school

The UPenn Collaborative on Community Integration (www.upennrrtc.org) is seeking stories from individuals asked to take a leave of absence or withdraw from a college, university or other educational program because of a mental illness.

UPenn internet peer support group formed

UPenn is looking for a group of participants willing to use the internet as a source of information and support.

Penn ethicists call for a return of the mental asylum

Ethicists at Penn are calling for a return to asylums but those that are better than the old ones, meet the latest standards and do a better job than prisons.