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Our blog about working together to help people with vulnerabilities live rewarding lives.

‘This Is Really Life or Death.’ For People With Disabilities, Coronavirus Is Making It Harder Than Ever to Receive Care”

Coping With Grief After Community Violence

A Peer’s Journey

“Stressed? You’re not alone.”

Fighting Mental Health Stigma and the Road to Recovery

Connecting Within the Community: Barbara & David’s Story (Continued)

Connecting Over the Hudson

Imagine you have a stomach ache.  Not an ordinary upset stomach, but an ache so significant it interfered with your ability to go to work,...
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Click here to find out how David became part of Barbara’s family. Teamwork Part 1: Rekindling Old Friendships When David first came to live with...
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I knew of David through the services we were providing to his family. David’s mother was very ill and in and out of the hospital...
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Stress happens. Sometimes unavoidable; at times unbearable. To bring about awareness of different ways to manage stress at work, Access: Supports for Living PROS (Personalized...
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  Sound Guard ear plugs are one of several hearing protection items, which are manufactured and packaged in the heart of the Hudson River Valley...
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We have arrived at the time of year whose accelerated pace is supposed to generate a dizzy euphoria.  Unfortunately, the thing that most people experience...
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1 in 5 college women & 1 in 16 college men are sexually assaulted. 1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim...
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October is Down syndrome awareness month. I’ve noticed on social media that there seems to be a day and a month for everything. It’s hard...
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I think about Eddie a lot these days. The possibilities that society created for Eddie as a child were slim in 1935. Eddie did not...
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We are all so fortunate to have so many skilled, dedicated, friends and colleagues serving people with special needs in our communities. This organization and...
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David Guzman, a resident at Irving IRA, had the opportunity to live out a long standing dream of his. Upon moving to Irving IRA in...
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What is Integrated Behavioral Health Care? The Integration Academy of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) defines Integrated Behavioral Health as: The care...
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Why POMs ® Matters The Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL) is the measurement and improvement of personal quality of life for people receiving human...
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“The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study is one of the largest investigations ever conducted to assess associations between childhood maltreatment and later-life health and well-being....
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On Capitol Hill, Senator Upton gained enough bipartisan support in advancing HR 6; the 21st Century Cures Act. The National Council of Behavioral Health specifically...
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I am so pleased to be able to write about Dr. Lloyd Sederer’s Huffington Post article ‘A Prescription for Mental Health in America’ http://huff.to/1PGJBYc Of...
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