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MONTICELLO, NY — “Village of Liberty police,” Sullivan County District Attorney Meagan Galligan recounted at last week’s public safety meeting, “responded to a situation … more
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Starting this fall, Sullivan County law enforcement will handle cases of drug addiction with an entirely new program aimed toward rehabilitation instead of … more
HONESDALE, PA — The pandemic has amplified the need for strong mental health services across the nation. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, 40 percent of adults in the United States … more
MONTICELLO, NY — “Folks really want the best thing for this county,” said Sullivan County Health and Family Services Commissioner John Liddle. But the media climate is such that we “get compelled to find ways to argue with each other.” more
MONTICELLO, NY — “Our police are repeatedly confronting people [whom] they have just brought up to the hospital,” said district attorney Meagan Galligan at the June 3 public safety meeting. “They’ve just brought them up, they’ve told the doctor, ‘This person’s in crisis, he needs help, he needs three days of treatment,’ and they’re immediately released. And that person is back on the street before the police officer is done writing the incident report at the station.” more
HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County Commissioners had a trio of recognitions to make at last Thursday’s public meeting. The proceedings were moved from their regular meeting room to the … more
Have you heard the unattributed quote, “Holding onto a grudge is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die”? I find it rather apropos. When you hold onto wrongs you think … more
A big theme for clients seeking counselors these days centers around procrastination and motivation. If you are struggling with these issues, I invite you to read on. Procrastination The first … more
The New York State Office of Mental Health should be ashamed of the treatment frontline nurses are receiving at the Mid-Hudson Psychiatric Forensic Facility in New Hampton, NY. Seventy nurses care … more
REGION — For many of us, winter’s holidays mean everything. They’re about religion, family and joy. The rituals balance us and bring peace. That has all changed during the … more
With Veterans Day just around the corner, and November being Military Family Month, I wanted to write about the mental health concerns that military families may face and what they can do about … more
HARRISBURG, PA — Gov. Tom Wolf recently launched a campaign called “Reach Out PA: Your Mental Health Matters,” a multi-agency effort to expand mental health resources and fight … more
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