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National Alliance on Mental Illness event in September

NAMI Event Flyer

NAMI MID-HUDSON 2017 GALA
TO FEATURE AWARD WINNING SPEAKER KEVIN HINES

NAMI Mid-Hudson Honors Local Partners and Volunteers

Poughkeepsie, NY (August 15, 2017) – NAMI Mid-Hudson will hold its Second Annual Gala on Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 from 5 – 9 pm at The Grand View, located on the Poughkeepsie waterfront. Keynote speaker, Kevin Hines, winner of a Lifetime Achievement Award and best-selling author of Cracked Not Broken will share his story of an unlikely survival after jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge in 2000.

“It is an honor to have Kevin Hines come and speak at our annual NAMI Mid-Hudson Gala. Kevin’s message to ‘Find Help. Find Hope.’ supports our NAMI Mission. His compelling and
inspirational story encourages us all to be compassionate members of our community and to celebrate life,” said Tina Lee, Executive Director of NAMI Mid-Hudson.

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Orange County Offering Two Heroin Forums in October

 Orange County News

Contact: Christopher Borek
845.291.3276, 845.238.4245c

District Attorney Hoovler Announces Two Countywide Heroin Forums:
Bringing Together a Broad Spectrum of Government Officials and Treatment Providers in a Dialogue About the Opiate Epidemic
Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced on Thursday, August 17, 2017, that he will be sponsoring two countywide forums on the heroin epidemic that is currently gripping this area and the rest of the country. The events, entitled The Opioid Crisis: A Public Forum on Education, Treatment, and Law Enforcement, will center on District Attorney Hoovler’s Connect 2 Disconnect opiate-awareness campaign. The forums will include presentations from the District Attorney; Orange County Sheriff Carl DuBois; Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus; Orange County Court Judge Robert Freehill; Darcie Miller, Orange County Commissioner of Social Services and Mental Health; and James Conklin, Executive Director of the Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Council of Orange County. The forums will take place at 6:30 p.m., on the following dates and at the following locations:
October 3, 2017 Monroe-Woodbury High School
October 19, 2017 Minisink Valley High School

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MRC Invites Public to Learn about Radiation on July 27

Poughkeepsie…. The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) of Dutchess County will offer “Understanding Radiation,” an educational program, on Thursday, July 27th, at 7 p.m., at the Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response (DER), 392 Creek Road in Poughkeepsie.  The training is free and open to the public, but registration prior to the event is required.

“Small amounts of radiation can be found in building materials, the ground, and in products we use each day,” said A. K. Vaidian, MD, MPH, Commissioner of the Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health. “In reality, people are routinely exposed to trace amounts of radiation, and this training can help clarify what that means regarding our health and safety.”

Led by Dennis Quinn, an MRC member with more than 40 years of experience in the radiation protection industry, the presentation will focus on defining what radiation is, where it can be found, and what health effects, if any, it may cause. Instruments used to detect and measure radiation will be reviewed and demonstrated.

The Medical Reserve Corps of Dutchess County is part of a national network of more than 200,000 volunteers dedicated to supporting public health infrastructure as well as disaster preparedness and response in the community.  Both medical professionals and non-medical volunteers are needed.

For more information about the Medical Reserve Corps, or to register, please contact MRC Coordinator Joe Ryan at (845) 486-2493 or jryan@dutchessny.gov.  For information on upcoming trainings, visit www.dutchessny.gov/mrc.