mental health en On air: Mental health care in upstate New York <p><strong>This health forum broadcast on WRVO Sunday, May 4 at 7:00 p.m.</strong></p><p></p><p>The forum explored the current situation for mental health care particularly in upstate New York. What impact does the state government, federal programs like the Affordable Care Act, and non-profits have on mental health care in the community. We discuss the needs and future of mental health care in the region – and how government funding and the social, demographic and economic situation are changing both.</p><p></p><p><strong>Panelists:</strong></p> Mon, 05 May 2014 20:48:29 +0000 Catherine Loper 55315 at On air: Mental health care in upstate New York Decluttering your home can also mean decluttering your mind <p>It comes in many different forms and can show up in many different places &mdash; on top of something, under something, around something, inside of something. Clutter can essentially happen just about anywhere. While this description may sound a bit scary, one psychologist insists it&rsquo;s not as scary as many people may think.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="">Dr. Robin Zasio</a> discusses how to manage clutter. Zasio is clinical psychologist who specializes in anxiety disorders. She has appeared on the A&amp;E reality television show <em>Hoarders</em>, and is the author of <em><a href=";_r=0">The Hoarder in You: How to Live a Happier, Healthier, Uncluttered Life</a>.</em></p><p><strong>Click &#39;Read More&#39; to hear our interview with Dr. Zasio.</strong></p><p> Sun, 13 Oct 2013 22:59:00 +0000 Take Care 45446 at Decluttering your home can also mean decluttering your mind Schumer wants better VA, police coordination on mental health <p></p><p>Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for more coordination between police and Veterans Affairs medical centers to treat veterans with mental health problems.</p><p>Schumer, a Democrat from New York, wants the VA to investigate its handling of mentally ill veterans in the wake of a veteran&rsquo;s shooting spree. Police say Navy veteran Aaron Alexis killed 12 people on a base in Washington D.C. last week.</p><p>Schumer says ineffective communication between police and military allowed Alexis to not be treated.</p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 19:10:46 +0000 Ryan Delaney 44702 at Schumer wants better VA, police coordination on mental health Americans with Disabilities Act anniversary touts triumphs, still more to do <p>Advocates for the disabled in Syracuse are marking the 23rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, but activists say there are still some areas where progress needs to be made.<br> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 11:35:23 +0000 Ellen Abbott 41491 at Americans with Disabilities Act anniversary touts triumphs, still more to do Dealing with youth mental illness <p>More education on mental illness in youth is needed throughout American society. That’s the conclusion of two guests this week on “Take Care.” Michael Fitzpatrick, the executive director of <a href="">NAMI</a> (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and Karen Winters Schwartz, who has two children who dealt with mental health issues, both agree education is key to helping young people and their families cope with mental illness. Winters Schwartz wrote a book "Where Are the Cocoa Puffs?: A Family's Journey Through Bipolar Disorder," a fictionalized account based on her experience with one of her children; she also is a board member of NAMI.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Michael Fitzpatrick and Karen Winters Schwartz.</strong></p><p> Sun, 30 Jun 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 40357 at Dealing with youth mental illness Magazine provision of gun law may be overturned <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo confirms that he and legislative leaders are talking about changing the state’s newly enacted gun laws to rescind a ban on the sale of 10 bullet magazines. Thu, 21 Mar 2013 01:30:13 +0000 Karen DeWitt 35054 at Mental health requirements of NY's gun control law take effect <p>Starting this weekend, the mental health component of the New York Safe Act, the state's new gun control law, kicks in. It will require mental health care providers to notify law enforcement officials if they know of anyone who could be a danger to themselves or others. Law enforcement then compares names to gun registration databases, and if there's a match, confiscate guns or revokes a pistol permit. While many mental health professionals are say they are ready for the paperwork, they aren't convinced it will do any good. Fri, 15 Mar 2013 12:51:03 +0000 Ellen Abbott 34798 at Mental health advocates protest some provisions of gun law <p>Second Amendment rights advocates, who have held rallies in Albany recently, are not the only group upset with portions of the state’s recently enacted gun law.&nbsp; Some people with mental illnesses believe the law unfairly stigmatizes them. Fri, 08 Mar 2013 13:58:22 +0000 Karen DeWitt 34467 at Psychologist says more focus needs to be on access to guns <p>The effects of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. in December that killed 26 children and staff, lingers in the psychological community. It's one reason Syracuse University's psychology department is hosting a panel discussion Monday night focusing on different aspects of the psychology of school violence. One presenter is worried how this tragedy could end up further stigmatizing mental illness. Mon, 11 Feb 2013 22:02:56 +0000 Ellen Abbott 33194 at Mental health groups concerned about parts of new state gun control law <p>Mental health advocates have some concerns over portions of the gun control laws approved by Governor Andrew Cuomo and the legislature this week. Thu, 17 Jan 2013 10:23:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 31981 at New York has toughest gun control law in nation <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo swiftly signed New York’s new sweeping anti-gun measures into law, just minutes after the Assembly finished an over four-hour long debate and voted for the bills. &nbsp; Tue, 15 Jan 2013 22:42:28 +0000 Karen DeWitt 31927 at New York has toughest gun control law in nation Gun control deal close in Albany <p>New details are emerging on gun control legislation that lawmakers say could be passed as early as today. Mon, 14 Jan 2013 18:32:45 +0000 Karen DeWitt 31849 at Some mental health experts worry about gun control proposals <p>It was no surprise that Gov. Andrew Cuomo's State of the State address focused on the issue of gun control in New York. Following several tragedies in recent months, Cuomo put forward a list of proposed laws to tighten gun control. But one part of the proposal in particular may prove controversial. Fri, 11 Jan 2013 08:11:37 +0000 Kate O'Connell 31711 at Vets Peer-to-Peer Outreach Center opens in Watertown <p>A new center to help veterans through mental health problems opened Friday in Watertown. Veteran volunteers will help their peers get the services they need.</p><p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 06:07:00 +0000 Joanna Richards 30402 at Vets Peer-to-Peer Outreach Center opens in Watertown Police face higher health risks: UBuffalo study <p>Due to the stressful nature of police work, law enforcement officers face higher risks of obesity, suicide, sleeplessness and cancer, according to a new study from a University at Buffalo professor who has a unique insight into the issue.</p><p> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 14:17:17 +0000 Daniel Robison 27302 at Police face higher health risks: UBuffalo study Ft. Drum and community work to provide mental health services <p>For the first time since Fort Drum's expansion after the terrorist attack of 9/11, all of its three brigade combat teams are back home at the post.&nbsp; After multiple deployments in two wars spanning 11 years, the soldiers' needs for mental health services are unprecedented, and complicated. Fort Drum and the surrounding community are cooperating to respond to those needs.</p><div> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 08:00:00 +0000 Joanna Richards 27226 at State says Medicaid waiver will "transform" New York's health care <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo&rsquo;s aides announced Monday they are asking the federal government for a Medicaid waiver that they say will help make the state a &ldquo;national model&rdquo; for health care.<br /><br /> Tue, 07 Aug 2012 14:07:38 +0000 Karen DeWitt 23833 at