Ideas We Should Steal: A Comprehensive Approach to Mental Health Care

An Oklahoma program helps save police resources and provide better care for residents in distress. Could Philly do the same to combat our mental health care crisis?

By Jessica Blatt Press

Generation Change Philly: The Healthcare Revolutionary

Penn Medicine’s Shreya Kangovi has created a community health model that has worked with 16,000 Philadelphians and has been replicated in 18 states. The key? Listening

By Natalie Pompilio

Ideas We Should Steal: Mental Health Days for Philly Students

Twelve U.S. states allow school kids to take excused days off for emotional well-being. PA should too

By Courtney DuChene

A New College Conundrum — How’s the Health Care?

A long-time college president advises students and families to give careful attention in this post-Roe era to health care — especially reproductive and mental health care — on campus

By Elaine Maimon

Guest Commentary: Who will step up to respond to our city’s mental health crisis?

The president of Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha challenges local partners to join their efforts to address escalating depression and anxiety in Philly’s marginalized neighborhoods

By Nilda Ruiz and Dr. Hector Colon-Rivera

“Healed Men Heal Men”

Founded by women, Philly-based Black Men Heal is helping to address the emotional pain of African American men around the country

By James Peterson

The Answer to Our Youth Mental Health Crisis?

A collaboration between CHOP, Girard College and The Independence Blue Cross Foundation is meeting children in mental distress where they are most comfortable: school. Could this be a model for these overwhelming times?

By Jessica Blatt Press

Guest Commentary: We Must Heal the Trauma

As we end a year with almost 550 homicides, an expert on the future of work offers five ways Philadelphia can help survivors move forward and live healthy, prosperous lives

By Anne Gemmell