mental health

Some alleged law-breakers to be diverted from jail in Monroe County

Some people accused of crimes in Monroe County will be diverted away from jails and into mental health care under a program that began this week. Police...
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Wed, 06/05/2019 - 2:02pm
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Connections: How to help children who struggle with suicidal thoughts

New research shows the number of children and teens visiting emergency rooms for suicidal thoughts and attempts to take their own lives has doubled...
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Thu, 05/09/2019 - 12:02pm
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Online training aims to help educators support students' mental health

A new online training program in the state is now available to help educators better prepare in supporting student mental health. The Mental Health...
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Tue, 02/19/2019 - 9:13am
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Local health systems back federal call to counsel new and expectant moms

A federal task force has announced new recommendations that encourage health care workers to refer many women who are pregnant or have just given birth...
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Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:45pm
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‘Jail saved my life’: how counselors are working to prepare inmates for release

“All I know is I was in a very dark place,” Sam Luzius said, sitting on a couch in the community room of the YWCA building in downtown Rochester. Luzius...
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Mon, 02/11/2019 - 7:17am
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Connections: Discussing "Bird Box," and how mental illness is depicted in the media

The new film “Bird Box” has generated a lot of buzz. Some of that buzz comes from advocates for mental health awareness, who say the film perpetuates...
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Thu, 01/10/2019 - 3:19pm
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Newly formed organization aims to connect first responders to mental health support

This year’s annual Egg Nog Jog also brought the announcement of a new organization, called FRST Agency, that aims to help first responders and their...
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Mon, 12/24/2018 - 11:43am
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Report: New York school psychologists spread thin

Some schools in New York state are struggling to find enough school psychologists, according to a report from the New York State School Boards...
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Wed, 12/05/2018 - 4:34am
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Alone on Thanksgiving? You’re not alone.

As Sharon Yates cut and plated pumpkin pie slices for a free weekly meal served by Trillium Health at the organization’s Rochester headquarters, she...
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Wed, 11/21/2018 - 3:32pm
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‘Mental health urgent care’ clinic coming to Rochester Regional

Rochester Regional Health unveiled a new mental health center at its Saint Mary’s campus Monday. The center, slated to open Tuesday, is designed to take...
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Mon, 10/15/2018 - 9:05pm
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