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COLUMBIA COUNTY, NY (NEWS10) – Greener Pathways, an addiction resource center, issued a peak overdose alert for Columbia County after several reported overdoses occurred overnight. The alert says cases of overdose could be a sign of a contaminated drug supply.

Greener Pathways says if you use, use safely and always assume your supply is contaminated. They also encourage the following precautions:

  • If you use it, use it safely by using less than usual or seek help for your addiction
  • Test your supply with the Fentanyl test strips that are available by texting TESTSTRIPS to 77948
  • If you use it, you can call the Never Use Alone helpline and someone will stay on the phone with you. There is no judgment or shame. Call (800) 997-2280.
  • Have access to Narcan and send NARCANKIT by SMS to 21000 to request it
  • Let a friend or loved one know where you are at all times
  • For those in Columbia and Greene County who need Narcan or fentanyl test strips, text NARCANKIT to 21000 or TESTSTRIPS to 77948 and a Greener Pathways peer advocate will contact you to get the Narcan or strips.

If someone you know experiences an overdose, please call 911 immediately. Help is available by calling:

  • Greener Pathways at 518-291-4500 or text 518-822-7437
  • Twin County Recovery Services Greene Clinic at 518-943-2036
  • Columbia Clinic at 518-828-9300
  • Columbia County Mental Health Center at 518-828-9446
  • Greene County Mental Health Center at 518-622-9163
  • Mobile crisis assessment team at 518-943-5555
  • Columbia Greene County Pathways To Recovery Hotline at 877-467-3365
  • Columbia and Greene County Youth Clubhouses at 518-491-2432.
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Encompass Health Appoints New CEO of Elizabethtown Facility | Local News https://www.tiftonison.com/encompass-health-appoints-new-ceo-of-elizabethtown-facility-local-news/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 06:00:00 +0000 https://www.tiftonison.com/encompass-health-appoints-new-ceo-of-elizabethtown-facility-local-news/

Encompass Health has appointed a new chief for its Elizabethtown operation.

David Fredericks has been named chief executive of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital in Lakeview, according to a press release from the organization.

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Researchers study the mental health of postgraduate students during the static managements of the Covid-19 pandemic https://www.tiftonison.com/researchers-study-the-mental-health-of-postgraduate-students-during-the-static-managements-of-the-covid-19-pandemic/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 17:25:00 +0000 https://www.tiftonison.com/researchers-study-the-mental-health-of-postgraduate-students-during-the-static-managements-of-the-covid-19-pandemic/

Newswise — A team of researchers has undertaken a study of the mental health of postgraduate students during the static management of the Covid-19 pandemic. They determined that when students received high-level social support, it reduced stress, anxiety, and depression caused by static management.

The results of their research are published in the journal Stress and the brain on November 22, 2022.

Since the arrival of Covid-19 in December 2019, researchers have studied not only the impact of the pandemic on people’s physical health, but also its impacts on people’s mental health. Studies have already been conducted on the relationship between anxiety, depression, and stress in children, undergraduate students, the elderly, and the general population. However, scientists had not yet conducted studies focused on graduate students. Previous studies have shown that, in general, graduate students have poorer mental health than medical students and residents. Thus, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the research team considered postgraduate students to be an at-risk group that merited their study.

With the arrival of the first omicron variant strain in Shanghai in May 2022, many of the city’s universities moved into static management, or closed campus management, for several months. The team focused their study on postgraduate students from these universities impacted by static managements. Previous research has shown that due to static managements, most people have moderate to high levels of stress. The team conducted an online survey to assess the level of social support, stress, anxiety and depression that postgraduate students at several universities in Shanghai experienced during the static pandemic management period. The 110 students in the study completed a series of online questionnaires related to current life stress and social support, a generalized anxiety disorder survey, and a comprehensive student health survey.

The researchers noted that changes in daily routines, such as variations in sleep, physical activity, and diet, caused by static management, can lead to chronic stress. These factors have contributed to a lasting poor quality of life for the students. Chronic stress has been shown to be closely linked to illnesses such as burnout and depression. “The stress of living amid the COVID-19 pandemic would lead to obvious symptoms of anxiety and depression,” said Ti-Fei Yuan, from Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine.

The team’s results showed that the interaction between life stress and social support had a strong predictive effect on anxiety levels. A high level of social support can lessen the impact of life stress on anxiety levels.

The team also investigated the influence of students’ social support on the link between life stress and depression. Their results showed that life stress and social support can be combined to predict the level of depression. A high level of social support can weaken the link between life stress and depression. They noted that students with a higher level of social support had milder symptoms of anxiety and depression. These results reveal the protective function of social support on a person’s mental health.

From a practical perspective, the team recognizes that graduating students would benefit from increased social support. Universities could provide services that improve social support for graduate students. “Universities should encourage more social activities to allow for more available social support, which would help mitigate the risk of anxiety and depression during the static campus management period,” Yuan said.

“These findings may help us better understand the relationship between graduate student life stress, social support level, anxiety level, and depression level during the outbreak,” Yuan said. Looking ahead to future research, the team hopes to conduct interviews to better understand the students’ real-life situation, as well as their feelings and thoughts.

The research team includes Yuanyuan Yin from Wenzhou Medical University School of Psychiatry, and Xinyu Cheng, Ziqi Liu and Ti-Fei Yuan from Shanghai Key Laboratory of Psychotic Disorders, Shanghai Mental Health Center, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine and Jianyin Qiu, Shanghai Mental Health Center, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine.

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About Stress and the brain

The brain is the central organ that copes with internal and external stress, and stress persistently affects brain function and health. Stress and the brain (Published by Tsinghua University Press) is an interdisciplinary journal publishing investigations related to intercommunications between stress and the nervous system that are of general interest to the brain research community. Its scope is wide and includes reviewed articles and research papers dealing with basic, translational and clinical research on all aspects of the neurobiology of stress, with particular emphasis on the impact of stress on the brain at levels ranging from genetics, molecular biology to brain imaging and behavior.

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Incumbent mayor and committee member win general election seats to stay on Hopewell Township committee https://www.tiftonison.com/incumbent-mayor-and-committee-member-win-general-election-seats-to-stay-on-hopewell-township-committee/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 05:59:42 +0000 https://www.tiftonison.com/incumbent-mayor-and-committee-member-win-general-election-seats-to-stay-on-hopewell-township-committee/

Democratic Mayor Courtney Peters-Manning and committee member David Chait regain their places on the township committee after defeating their Republican opponents in the general election.

Peters-Manning and Chait were each given three-year terms on the township committee.

They faced Republican candidates, Jennifer DiDonato and Daniel Hanley Jr. in the Nov. 8 general election.

As of November 21, Peters-Manning had received 2,666 votes, Chait would follow with 2,595 votes.

DiDonato got 813 votes and Hanley 787 votes.

In a joint message, Peters-Manning and Chait thanked the residents of Hopewell Township for their vote and DiDonato and Hanley for their candidacy and service to the Hopewell Township community.

“It has been an honor to serve on the Township Committee and to work for the people of Hopewell Township. We appreciate the opportunity to continue serving and are more committed than ever to all residents of Hopewell Township,” Peters-Manning and Chait wrote.

They further stated, “We care deeply about your concerns and are committed to always listening, learning and advocating for the needs of residents, whether you voted for us or not. With this, we encourage residents to let us know of any questions, concerns, or anything we can do to help. »

Peter Manning got his second three-year term on the township committee. She was first elected in 2019.

Peters-Manning is currently mayor in 2022 and liaison with police and public safety and the deer management advisory committee.

cat earns his first full three-year term on the township committee. He was appointed to his current seat in January, replacing Kristin McLaughlin, who left the post after winning a seat on the Mercer County Board of Commissioners.

He liaises with public works, communications, economic development and the affordable housing committee.

The Hopewell Township Committee maintains a 5-0 Democratic majority on the five-member governing body when Peters-Manning and Chait are sworn in for their terms in January 2023.

The governing body is made up of Peters-Manning, Deputy Mayor Michael Ruger, committee member Kevin Kuchinski, Chait and committee member Uma Purandare.

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Dover NH’s 6-part plan for better mental health unveiled https://www.tiftonison.com/dover-nhs-6-part-plan-for-better-mental-health-unveiled/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 09:55:15 +0000 https://www.tiftonison.com/dover-nhs-6-part-plan-for-better-mental-health-unveiled/

DOVER — Suzanne Weete is a leader of Community Partners, and she describes herself as a mom who got involved because she saw a mental health issue.

“As a mom, I’m passionate about my kids,” she said. “So if I didn’t know the risks and the warning signs, how can I expect anyone else to know? We need to educate everyone. I want to teach peers, teachers, professors, business owners and other parents of children to recognize emotional distress and know what to do to help.If you saw someone with a broken arm, or had a heart attack, you would help. It’s the same thing.

Weete was part of a panel discussion at Dover High School on Saturday. The topic was a draft report from a Dover Mental Health Alliance task force with six goals and over 100 initiatives to address mental health with a community-wide approach.

Weete spoke about personal responsibility and the need for everyone to get involved and help change the culture and stigma surrounding mental health.

Saturday’s panel was moderated by Laura Knoy, known for her long career at New Hampshire Public Radio. The panel included Weete, Head of Education and Community Engagement at Community Partners; Community Partners CEO Christopher Kozak, Dover School District Assistant Superintendent of Student Services Christine Boston, and Dover Police Chief William Breault. Max Latona, director of the Center for Ethics in Society at Collège Saint-Anselme, as well as Anna Gendron and Hannah Beaudry from the centre, provided assistance.