Clergy and Faith Communities Perspective and Role in Suicide Prevention

At a time when the suicide rates continue to increase and more lives are lost every day, it is prudent to create more awareness among the many gatekeepers and stakeholders in the community. One of the more prominent among them are CLERGY and the many different communities they serve–focusing on...

Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention in the Time of COVID-19

Socioemotional challenges and crises are felt across the full spectrum of the population, not sparing any ethnic, racial, nationality, or age group. The personal and interpersonal consequences have been far-reaching in this current environment for both those with prior vulnerabilities and emotional...

WellLife Network Provides Vital Services to Stem the Tide of Opioid Addiction

Opium is an extract of the exudate derived from seedpods of the opium poppy, Papaver somniferum. Cultivated in the ancient civilizations of Persia, Egypt and Mesopotamia, archaeological evidence and fossilized poppy seeds suggest that Neanderthal man may have used the opium poppy over thirty...

Hoarding Disorder Condition: There Is Hope

Many wonder as to when collecting, saving and accumulating large quantities of things becomes a problem known as hoarding. When individuals collect items that are useless, is not functional to them or others, the individual rationalizes a need to have and are unable to let go of. So, when does a...

Championing a Hidden Health Crisis: Childhood Sexual Trauma

The contemporary English writer, Julian Barnes once wrote “Memories of childhood were the dreams that stayed with you after you woke.” Sadly so, for many children those memories of childhood are not laced with adjectives such as happy, trusting, innocent, precocious, fresh, sensitive, fanciful,...

Turn and Face the Change: Children’s Medicaid Redesign

Change is inevitable. Change has and will always be a part of life, but it seems that the last couple of decades have brought about an unprecedented rate and scale of change in our society. Technology, of course, can be identified as a driving factor and has radically transformed every aspect of...

WellLife Network: Offering a Continuum of Residential Services Vital to the Recovery Process

More than 800 people live with dignity and as independently as possible in WellLife Network’s behavioral health housing settings throughout New York City and Long Island. Each day, our homes integrate care into the community and celebrate residents’ cultures and traditions. Using a...

Care Coordination Enhances the Medical Model for Individuals with Substance Abuse Disorder

WellLife Network recently launched the Substance Abuse Care Coordination Team, a specialized program within their Long Island Care Management Division, designed to address the needs of the Medicaid Substance Use Disorder (SUD) population. Care Management is a comprehensive person-centered...