Mental Health

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OPINION: Put. The Phone. Down.

Editor’s note: Green Philly Blog co-founder and editor Julie Hancher has a message for you. In her words, “Put down the damn phone.” Inspired by my […]

Be Well Philly

What It Was Like to Turn Off Work Email for Two Weeks

The savviest of Be Well Philly readers may have noticed I was a bit quiet here on the blog these past two weeks. Sure, we […]

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Drexel’s New Solution to Stress: An On-Staff Therapy Dog Named Jersey

It’s not every day that I have an interview with a dog on my calendar. But a few weeks back, I found myself in an […]

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(UPDATE) Penn Student Dead of Apparent Suicide

[Update 1:33 p.m.] The Daily Pennsylvanian is identifying the deceased student as Amanda Hu, 20, from a suburb of Charlotte, N.C. “She had left what […]

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Are You Mentally Ill? Find Out at ShopRite

I don’t know about you, but every time I walk into my local ShopRite, I go a little bit crazier. The long lines. The bad […]

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The Tragedy of Madison Holleran and Suicides at Penn

Doors were beginning to open for Madison Holleran. She racked up straight As, ran track, and pushed her Northern Highlands Regional High School soccer team […]

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Penn Dean Reveals Third Student Suicide Since End of Last Semester

In the wake of the high-profile suicides of Penn students Madison Holleran and Elvis Hatcher, Philadelphia magazine has learned that a third university student had […]

The Scene

Minding Your Mind’s Fourth Annual Blue Gene Gala

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Meet the Sixers Player Who Refuses to Take Airplanes

This summer, the Sixers’ new GM Sam Hinkie traded for a promising, versatile, fascinating 22-year-old power forward named Royce White. Last season, White played for […]

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Guns, PTSD, Mental Illness and a Post-Navy Yard World

As the theories about what set Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis on his homicidal tear pile up, old policy clashes are re-emerging. Gun control advocates […]

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Bradford Regional Medical Center to Offer Internet Addiction Treatment Program

Are you a karma junkie? Memes Got You Hooked? Chasing the Youtube dragon endlessly? If so, consider checking into the nation’s very first internet addiction […]

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Police Remove Three Children From Feces-Filled Logan Home

Police removed three girls from a Logan neighborhood home that was reportedly filled with feces, trash and other random nasties. Aged 1, 3, and 4, […]

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LOVE Park’s Real Homeless Problem

Last week Philly Mag posted what seemed to be a fairly innocuous question on its Facebook page: “LOVE Park will be getting an upgrade. What […]

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Humane Officers Find Hoarder’s “House of Horrors” in Bustleton

Humane officers last night entered — in the words of PSPCA law enforcement director George Bengal — a “house of horrors” to rescue an unconscious man in […]

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Montgomery County’s Suicide Rate Up an Astonishing 83.9 Percent

Turns out the ‘burbs are somewhat depressing, at least recently. Suicide rates in Montgomery County, once below the national average, have skyrocketed 83.9 percent between […]