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NY State Governor Hochul Announces $4.5 Million to Support Addiction Prevention Services in High-Need Communities Across New York State

Awards will Allow Providers to Establish Substance Use Prevention Coalitions in Each Region of New York State Three Provider Funding Recipients Will Have Special Focus on LGBTQIA+ Community $1.8 Million in Funding Also Being Made Available for Additional Coalitions in New York City...

Making Prevention a Priority During National Drugs and Alcohol Facts Week

Recent research tells us that how youth and young adults perceive harm from drugs and alcohol is often wrong. SAMHSA’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) from 2020 shows that 57 percent of youth ages 12 to 17 did not think there was great harm in having five or more drinks once or...

New Medicaid Option Promotes Enhanced Mental Health, Substance Use Crisis Care

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), is working with states to promote access to Medicaid services for people with mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) crises. Authorized under President Biden’s American...

As Students Grapple with Leave of Absence Challenges, Manuals Aim to Offer a Better Way Forward

David Mink finished the spring semester of his freshman year at Macalester College in Minnesota with a 0.0 GPA, amid a process in which he would take a semester of classes, withdraw, and try again. “I just kept banging my head into the wall and felt like nothing was working,” Mink says....

Socializing Safely This Season: National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

December. As individuals, we look forward to getting together with friends and family to celebrate the holidays. It’s also a time when prevention can play an especially important role. December is a deadly month for impaired driving. The National Highway Safety Traffic Administration...

NYC Community-based Behavioral Health Organizations and NYC Health + Hospitals Receive $10.49 million from NYS OASAS to Tackle the Opioid and Stimulant Use Epidemic in the Bronx, Manhattan and Queens

The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) has awarded up to $10.49 million to the Citywide Addiction Support Network (CASN) to expand services to reduce opioid and stimulant use in historically underserved Bronx, Manhattan and Queens communities. Starting next spring,...

Suicide Prevention is Everyone’s Business

September 10th of each year is World Suicide Prevention Day and that concurrent week is Suicide Prevention Week in the US. WellLife Network (WLN) routinely provides and offers community awareness and trainings for NYC and Long Island Communities. We would like to ask all agencies in NYC to...

CEO to CEO: Navigating the 2021 Medicare and Medicaid Services Changes

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) policies present an ever shifting landmine of standards and benchmarks that must be understood and adapted to year after year. While these changes are important in eventually achieving better budget-neutrality in healthcare, they do create additional...

10 Tips to Ease COVID “Re-Entry Anxiety”​

As our communities move forward with re-openings and opportunities to return to the workplace, send kids back to school or socialize with friends and family, you may find yourself experiencing fear and anxiety - especially if you’ve been self-isolating or in quarantine for a long period of time....

WellLife Network Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Postvention Survey

Suicide rates in America were continuing to increase at alarming rates even before COVID-19. However, the economic and sociopolitical landscape as well as the increased turmoil, stress due to uncertainty, and disruption in people’s lives since COVID-19 has caused tragic changes in the lives of...