mental health

Mental health urgent care center turns 1; sees twice as many patients as expected

Rochester Regional Health’s urgent care center for mental health has turned 1 year old. Program Manager Melissa Shoemaker said the Behavioral Health...
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Thu, 10/17/2019 - 1:35pm
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Connections: Discussing the controversy surrounding the film, "Joker"

The new film “Joker” depicts a man suffering from mental illness who turns to violence. Mental health advocates have been split by two themes in the...
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Thu, 10/10/2019 - 10:41am
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Connections: The dance video, "Body Love"

We discuss a new dance video called “Body Love,” which celebrates female empowerment. It’s a collaboration between local dancers from The Floor Dance...
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Mon, 09/30/2019 - 10:40am
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Connections: Actor Sean Astin on eliminating the stigma of mental illness

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, nearly one in five U.S. adults live with a mental illness. Those individuals are family members,...
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Tue, 09/17/2019 - 10:38am
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Sheriff’s deputies to play a role in mental health care in Ontario County

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office has begun a new effort to connect people in mental health crisis with a team of professionals at Rochester Regional...
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Mon, 08/26/2019 - 1:30pm
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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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