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.


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Preservationists are working to save the grand old Victorian home on Apple Street in Pittsburgh's Homewood neighborhood - and for good reason. It was the birthplace of Mary Cardwell Dawson's National Negro Opera Company which launched careers and opened doors. Nicknamed "Mystery Manor," the house also hosted famous African-American entertainers, athletes and business people who were denied hotel rooms when visiting Pittsburgh. This Emmy winning report showcases Madame Dawson's Opera Company, the now-dilapidated home's glorious history and the efforts to preserve it.


They handle everything from success stories to death sentences: nurses who deal with cancer every day. How do you measure the expertise and value of an oncology nurse? Ask the patient... and we do. Writer/Producer: David Solomon. Camera/Editing: Frank Caloiero.


This week the gang discusses the effects of the recent snow storm and how the city has responded to it, the passing of Rep. John Murtha, and Rendell's proposed sales tax cut.  Special Guest:  Donald Scales.


Tonight the gang discusses Mayor Ravenstahl's deadline for the tuition tax, Obama's Nobel Prize acceptance speech, and the loss of another Pittsburgh police officer. 


This one hour special focuses on helping kids deal with key issues that impact their health. Bullying .... self esteem ... preventing childhood obesity with physical activity and better nutrition ... and grieving the loss of a family member or friend.


The blooms are beautiful at the 2009 Spring Flower Show at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood. OnQ takes you on a colorful tour.


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