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What Does Veterans Day Mean To You?

With Veterans Day approaching, it is very fitting that I present to you guest blogger Marcelle Leis, who was recently promoted to the newly created position of Director of Veteran Services.  Ms. Leis was previously Program Director of the Joseph

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Posted in Joseph P. Dwyer Veterans Peer Support Project, Suffolk County United Veterans, Veterans

Using Digital Media to Reach More People

We tried a new approach, and it worked! This year, Mental Health Awareness Week was Sunday, October 6 through Saturday, October 12. In prior years, we would work with our partner Mental Health Association of Nassau County to schedule an

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Posted in Mental Health Awareness Week, Mental Health First Aid, Suicide

Over-Protective Disorder?

The recent arrest of parents and coaches for gaming their kids’ path into some of America’s most elite colleges casts an interesting angle into the contemporary mental health of our teens and young adults and, perhaps, some emergent challenges to

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Posted in Anxiety, College, Depression, Higher Education, University

Visionary Law Mandates Mental Health Education in NY Schools

There’s been an important and encouraging new development on the mental health front in New York State. A new law holds forth the promise that significantly greater numbers of New Yorkers will be seeking out the care they need –

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Posted in Depression, Education, mental health, Parity, Schools, Stigma

The Opioid Dens of Medicaid

Today’s post is by guest blogger, Robert Detor, LCSW, a member of the board of the Association for Mental Health and Wellness.  The following column was submitted to the Wall Street Journal. Everyone needs to be constantly discriminating when reading

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Posted in Addiction, Affordable Care Act, Opioid

Seven ‘Dirty Words’ Words You Can’t Say About Healthcare

So…how are we now to tell people what’s good or bad mental health care? This past week, President Trump directed officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to cease using seven terms, including “diversity,” “vulnerable,” “science-based,” and

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Posted in CDC, Centers for Disease Control, health, mental health, Politics, Veterans, wellness

An Inspiring Day in Friendly Manitoba Province

My wife, Robin, and I spent Wednesday at a wonderful museum in Winnipeg: the Canadian Human Rights Museum. It was remarkable by its thorough and historical discussion of human rights abuses around the world, but also by its humble inclusion

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Posted in Canada, Canadian Human Rights Museum, Disabilities, Human Rights
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