Mental, Emotional, Behavioral Health

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Regional Health In Focus: Excessive Alcohol Use

Excessive alcohol use — which includes binge drinking, heavy drinking, alcohol dependence, underage drinking, and pregnant drinking — can lead to increased risk of health problems such as injuries, violence, liver diseases, and cancer. In the United States, excessive alcohol use accounts for roughly 88,000 deaths and causes almost $250 […]

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New Mental Health Model Helps Lowville Woman

At age 42, Catherine Snyder feels happier and more full of life than she has in a long time. A Vermont native and longtime resident of Lowville, Ms. Snyder has struggled with depression since she was a child. She has endured physical and sexual abuse, marriages ending in divorce and […]

opioid overdose prevention

Regional Health In Focus: Opioid Overdose Prevention

Drug overdoses are a growing cause of death, both across the United States and here in the North Country. Nationally, more than 52,000 people died of a drug overdose in 2015 — a sharp increase from about 10-15,000 deaths a year in the 1990s. Some studies predict the drug overdose […]

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Regional Health In Focus: Mental Wellness

Mental Wellness refers to one’s emotional, psychological and social health and wellbeing. It influences how we relate to others, work productively, cope with the pressures of day-to-day life, and how we make sense of the world around us. While some aspects of our minds are genetic, most of the things […]

Regional Health In Focus: Suicide Prevention

Suicide is when a person intentionally ends his or her own life. It is among the top 10 causes of death for adults in the United States. Suicide is a serious public health problem in the United States. In 2014, nearly 43,000 Americans died by suicide and there were more […]