World Mental Health Day is Saturday, October 10

This year, the topic of mental health has perhaps become the most important one due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the effect it has had on the mental state of humans for the past 9-10 months. Our daily lives have changed considerably as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s important to check-in regularly on our mental health. Read a book, enjoy nature, take a walk, listen to your favorite song, mediate, practice mindfulness, create something beautiful. Take time out for YOU.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has a comprehensive site with resources and a special virtual event for all to join: .

For local resources, support and treatment options, reach out 📲 845.589.0671.

Don’t Forget to VOTE!

“Voting is the expression of our commitment to ourselves, one another, this country, and this world.”- Sharon Salzberg

Election Day is quickly approaching! Please see Rockland County voting information including forms, early voting opportunities, instructions to register, ballots and on-line voting:

Apply for an absentee ballot or vote by mail:

For more information about voting in the state of New York:

Parent Support Group: Wednesday, August 26 6:30-8:30 pm

We encourage parents and caregivers of adolescents with emotional challenges to join this free, confidential and supportive meeting. Join and meet other parents such as yourself. Please see the attached flyer for more details.

If you would like to join the meeting, please RSVP to Madlen Setian at If you are a new parent/caregiver, please make sure to include full name, phone number and e-mail address you would like us to use when contacting you. You will receive the Zoom credentials by return email. You may join with a PC, tablet or phone. You will receive links, and numbers for all methods.

I look forward to seeing all of you on Wednesday evening!

Madlen Setian, FPA

Parent Support Group Facilitator

Peer Support Services

How can Peer Advocate help you in your recovery journey?

Peer support services are an important part of the treatment and recovery process. Certified Recovery Peer Advocates (CRPAs) draw from personal experience with substance use, and professional training to provide non-clinical support services as identified in the patient’s treatment or recovery plan. CPRAs may also help those in treatment/recovery in the development of recovery plans, effective coping habits, and life skills for navigating recovery.  

Our CRPA’s respond to calls from providers throughout Rockland who are concerned about someone who may be misusing opioids. These providers include hospitals, treatment centers, residential programs, police, emergency medical units, libraries, etc.

Make a connection over the phone with a CRPA and allow someone with personal experience to help you get started today. Call 845-472-iCan (4226) for more information.