Behavioral Health

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Behavioral health is a term sometimes used to refer to a person’s emotional or mental health. In this section of the website you will find articles and other information that we hope is useful to you.

This article is last updated on Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Behavioral Health Related Articles

Consolidated Waiver Posted on December 19th, 2017

Do you know a person who is Deaf, DeafBlind or Hard of hearing who also has an intellectual disability? The Office of Intellectual Disability in Pennsylvania has established different waivers or strategies to meet the multiple needs of these people.

Domestic Violence Posted on May 31st, 2017

838 Are you or someone you know being hurt by someone you love or by someone you live with? Domestic violence is a hidden but common problem faced by people who are Deaf, DeafBlind or hard of hearing. Find out more about it and locate resources in your area to get help.

Therapy for Depression Posted on April 30th, 2017

Depression is a common condition that many people experience in life. Dr. O’Hearn and Sharon Haynes talk more about depression in the video.

Preservation of Mental Health Services for Deaf People in an Integrated Health Care Posted on November 6th, 2016

A group of selected specialized service physicians and counselors developed this position paper of best practice guidelines for mental health/behavioral health services together with the National Association of the Deaf in this attached document page.

National Problem Gambling Month Posted on March 13th, 2016

1386Do you or someone you love have problem gambling? Learn more in the article below.

Mental Health First Aid Training – 2015 Posted on April 19th, 2015

  Are you interested in learning more about mental health? Does your job require you to help others who may be dealing with emotional or behavioral problems? Come to learn more on this two day training May 13th and 14th  in Wilkinsburg. The training will be in ASL RID credits will be offered See the […]

Vital Outreach to the Underserved Deaf Community Posted on April 7th, 2015

Mental Health First Aid is a Public Campaign related to providing Education about mental health.

Suicide: What You Can Do Posted on February 22nd, 2015

Learn more about what you can do to prevent suicide if you or a loved one is suffering or stressed

Value Behavioral Health of PA Posted on September 28th, 2014

1484 Value Behavioral Health is a managed care insurance company in Western Pennsylvania. VBH-Pa covers sign language interpreters for its members. If you need assistance accessing services if you are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, it is always a good idea to contact your insurance provider through the member services number listed on the back of your insurance card.

Our Beautiful son: A family statement in memory of Gianni Manganelli Posted on April 20th, 2014

This video was made to support Gianni’s Mission and to cultivate awareness about behavioral health care disparities for the Deaf community.

Assistive Technology Posted on January 26th, 2014

1208 - Assistive TechnologyDifferent types of assistive technology can make a huge difference in the lives of a person who is deaf, hard of hearing or deafblind. Some types of assistive technology allow a person to feel more safe in their home. Other products make communication with others more easy.

Stress, Tinnitus and Hearing Loss Linked Posted on August 25th, 2013

In the following article read about the link between how stress and tinnitus and hearing loss are all related.

Behavioral Health Resource Directories – 2013 version Posted on February 11th, 2013

A directory of specialized providers in Western Pennysylvania who offer behavioral health and counseling services to persons who are Deaf, DeafBlind or Hard of Hearing.

Emotional Health: therapy, social groups and medicines Posted on April 22nd, 2010

Therapy, social activities, and medicine can help

Mental Health Weekly: The Underserved Deaf population Posted on August 26th, 2009

With an eye toward advancing mental health treatment and access to services for the deaf population with mental illness the National Association of State Mental Health Directors and the National Coalition on Mental Health and Deaf Individuals have embarked on an effort to address the needs of a population that is underserved and underrepresented. Mental […]

NAD: Mental Health Facts Posted on August 26th, 2009

The purpose of this Fact Sheet is to inform deaf and hard of hearing consumers about mental health care and how they can go about getting services. Obtaining mental health care is a very personal and individual decision. It is very important that consumers are aware that they can ask for what they need. If […]


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