Emotionally Disturbed Persons Response Team Trained to Help Those in Crisis

The Emotionally Disturbed Persons Response Team (EDPRT) consists of a group of law enforcement officers who have been specially trained, on a voluntary basis, to interact with emotionally disturbed individuals in a variety of situations in our community. These situations … Continued

Join us for the Mental Health Awareness Walk!

Join us at the Mental Health Awareness Walk this Wednesday, May 25 starting at Beaudry Park in Cortland and looping back to end there as well. 11:00 – Welcome and Registration 11:30 – Walk Starts. There will be a water … Continued

Stopping Stupid Thoughts

Reprinted from Mental Health America – Thoughts like these are painful and can happen so quickly that you may never stop to question them. That’s why we call them stupid thoughts. Known in psychology as “cognitive distortions,” these inaccurate or … Continued

Changing the Stigma of Mental Health Issues in Youth

By Sue Marks, LCSW – Most mental health issues begin when a person is young. By the time children reach adulthood, one in four will have a diagnosable disorder, which may include anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, or attention deficit … Continued

Chittenango Town Hall Meeting Raises Awareness

  The Chittenango community is taking a proactive approach to educate parents, students and other community members about heroin and prescription opioid abuse. At a recent Town Hall Meeting, professionals from throughout the region, including staff from our FCS Oneida … Continued