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Dutchess County to launch Mental Health HELPLINE mobile app

Aug 28th, 2014 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Lead Article

On Thursday, September 4th at 2pm, Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro will join with Ulster County Executive Mike Hein to launch the new Dutchess County HELPLINE smartphone app at Dutchess Community College’s Bowne Hall.   The new app is designed to help recognize the warning signs of suicide and provides a wealth of mental health resources […]



Orange County Mental Health Grant Awarded For Veteran Peer Support

Feb 20th, 2014 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Mental Health Association in Orange County, Inc. (MHA) is pleased to announce the award of the PFC Dwyer Peer Support Program for Veterans grant.  The program is named in honor of Private First Class Joseph Patrick Dwyer, an Army Medic who served in Iraq, and subsequently passed away after a long battle with Post-Traumatic Stress […]



Orange County Announces New Members of Mental Health Community Services Board

Jul 12th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Orange County Executive Edward A. Diana and Orange County Commissioner of Mental Health Darcie Miller, LCSW-R, announced the new members of the Orange County Department of Mental Health’s Community Services Board. The board, made up of 15 members appointed by the County Executive, acts in an advisory capacity to the Commissioner of Mental Health. Members […]



2012 National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week to Be Recognized

Apr 30th, 2012 | By | Category: Lead Article

Orange County System of Care Recognizes 2012 National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week The first week in May is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week. This national week of recognition is dedicated to increasing public awareness of the challenges and triumphs children and their families face when dealing with children’s mental health concerns. In support […]



Diana Names New Mental Health Commissioner

Mar 23rd, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Acting Commissioner Miller Named to County Mental Health Dept’s Top Spot Orange County Executive Edward A. Diana is pleased to announce the appointment and approval of Darcie M. Miller, LCSW-R as Commissioner of the Orange County Department of Mental Health. Ms. Miller served as Acting Commissioner following Commissioner Chris Ashman’s retirement in January. Her appointment […]



Dutchess County Legislature Accepts Support of Mental Health Services

Feb 23rd, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Lead Article

Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro applauded the Dutchess County Legislature’s vote at the Wednesday, February 15th Board Meeting to accept up to $1.875 million in state funding for community based Mental Health services. “We thank the Dutchess County Legislature for their approval to accept this critical state funding.  The vote demonstrates Dutchess County Government’s commitment […]



Orange County Mental Health Association hands Out Bell Awards

Feb 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: General Interest

Mental Health Association in Orange County, Inc. honors Chris Ashman, past Commissioner of  Orange County Department of Mental Health with the 2012 Silver Bell Award and Shapiro’s Furniture Barn with the Corporate Bell Award Mental Health Association in Orange County, Inc. is pleased to announce another successful Silver Ball held on February 4, 2012. MHA […]



New State Funding Will Enhance Mental Health Services in Dutchess County

Jan 24th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro has announced the Dutchess County Department of Mental Hygiene will work with the New York State Office of Mental Health and various community partners to improve and expand mental health services in Dutchess County, utilizing an additional $1.5 million in continuous funding from New York State secured through the […]



Orange County Awarded $1.1 Million for Mental Health Program Expansion

Dec 24th, 2011 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Orange County Executive Edward A. Diana and Commissioner of Mental Health Chris Ashman are pleased to announce that Orange County has been awarded $1.1 million in increased annual funding by the New York State Office of Mental Health.  The new money will be used for the expansion of community-based psychiatric hospital diversion programs operated by […]