The Institute Blog

#NSPM: Preventing Suicide with Safety Planning Groups at the Institute for Family Health, a Q&A with our Director of Suicide Prevention

September 28, 2017

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Our Director of Suicide Prevention, Sarah A. Bernes, MPH, LMSW shared with us some information about a new service at the Institute - Suicide Safety Planning Groups.

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Institute in the Field: Providing Disaster Mental Health Services to People Affected by Hurricane Harvey

September 13, 2017

The Institute's Director of Substance Abuse Prevention, Thomas McCarry, LMHC, volunteered with the Red Cross to provide mental health services to people affected by Hurricane Harvey. He volunteered in shelters from August 31st -September...

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5 Ways You Can Help Prevent Drug Overdoses

August 31, 2017

Today is International Overdose Awareness Day. Our Director of Substance Abuse Prevention, Thomas McCarry, LMHC wants you to know that "prevention works, treatment is effective and recovery is possible." Below are five ways he...

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An Open Letter to the Community

June 1, 2017

Every day, people of color are dying in our communities, some at the hands of our neighbors, others at the hands of those charged with protecting us. We remain grief- stricken, and outraged at...

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Why We ♥ The ACA: Reason #5

March 24, 2017

Reason #5: Mental Health & Substance Use Treatment as an Essential Benefit Historically, mental health services have not been valued in the same way that medical and surgical services are. The Affordable Care Act...

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Thank you to our supporters!

December 20, 2016

Thank you to all our generous supporters for donating to the Institute for Family Health this holiday season, and helping us #GiveFamilyHealth. We are grateful and thankful for your commitment to ensuring that those...

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National Recovery Month Recap: #CelebrateRecovery Tips of the Week

September 30, 2016

Today is the last day of National Recovery Month. Each week, we shared a #CelebrateRecovery tip from our Director of Substance Abuse Prevention, Thomas McCarry, LMHC

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National Health Center Week Recap: Meet our #InstituteInnovators

August 18, 2016

Last week we celebrated National Health Center Week by showcasing our #InstituteInnovators. The theme for the week was “Celebrating America’s Health Centers: Innovators in Community Health.” At the Institute, our innovators are working tirelessly...

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Five Things You Should Know About Mental Health First Aid

May 27, 2016

Rebecca Green, LMSW, is a regional director of the Institute’s COMPASS programs. She is also one of the Institute’s trained Mental Health First Aid instructors. She recently shared with us a few things you should...

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Institute Physician to Begin Fellowship in Adolescent Substance Use Prevention

May 11, 2016

Dr. Mark Sinclair (third from left), recent graduate (Class of 2016) of the Harlem Residency in Family Medicine, will be the first fellow in the Institute for Family Health’s Fellowship in Addiction Medicine. The Addiction...

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