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The Courage to Change

“You were given this life, because you are strong enough to live it.” Unknown Monday’s Mental Health Moment is focused on one woman’s motivation, dedication, and courage to change. Cheyanne Skelton, a Health Choices Caseworker in Bell’s Supported Housing program, said, “I grew up being labeled with a mental health diagnosis, and therefore it pushed […]

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2020 Hileman Long-time Employee Award

Anyone connected to Bell Socialization Services between 1977 and 2017 likely knew Ike Hileman. Not long after his early days running mental health programs and transporting participants from Harrisburg State Hospital, Ike was selected to be Bell’s executive director. During his 40-year tenure he guided the organization through much growth, including the addition of mental […]

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Dollar Diner

What’s for lunch on Thursday? Could be taco salad or a BLT. Could be turkey and mashed potatoes with stuffing on the side. Could be empanadillas and refried beans. And you can count on a sweet treat for dessert. Drink (iced tea, punch, maybe lemonade) optional. Before the onset of the Spring 2020 coronavirus outbreak, […]

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Masked Artist Boosts Mental Health

Sometime this past Tuesday morning, cheerful messages mysteriously began appearing on the sidewalks outside some of Bell’s mental health program  locations. As the day advanced, staff and residents were delighted to open the door and step outside to see yellow suns, rainbows, flowers, and balloons drawn with sidewalk chalk. As word spread from one residential […]

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