Safety Nets: Mental Illness

OnQ's Michael Bartley takes a closer look at local services for people suffering from mental illness. Featured in the report: a man from McKeesport who is bipolar and often attempted suicide before getting life-saving help and ongoing assistance at Mon-Yough Community Services.

Safety Nets: Mental Illness aired on Oct 08, 2009.


View more from WQED

Series: OnQ

You might know that the polio vaccine and the Ferris Wheel were invented here in Pittsburgh, but there are countless other inventions and innovations that got their start here too.OnQ's Tonia Caruso looks at some of the surprising Pittsburgh Firsts!


We all hear about hotels that have Presidential suites but we rarely get to see them, so Dave & Dave take a trip to three Downtown hotels to check out the sweetest suites in town.


OnQ's Tonia Caruso introduces a man who reversed his pre-diabetic condition. You'll find out how he did it and where there's help for you.


Rated the 5th best haunted attraction in the country by Hauntworld magazine, Scarehouse in Etna has folks lining up around the block this Halloween season for the scare of a lifetime! Will anyone hear you scream?


Often those diagnosed with HIV/AIDS lose their jobs, slip into depression, and experience overwhelming life challenges. OnQ's Michael Bartley takes you to a unique Pittsburgh volunteer agency bringing hope and confidence to those affected.


In this special episode, we pay tribute to mothers. Kathleen Bailey of Penn Hills was not able to have children of her own, so she and her husband adopted five special needs children. OnQ contributor Lynn Sawyer reports on this very special mom.


Pages