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In the News

In the News

• Alyssum, Vermont’s only peer respite, began its search for a new leader to replace founding director Gloria van den Berg. An ad for the Rochester-based position appeared in January, calling for someone with “lived mental health experience” and the ability to work...

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Judge Advises Limiting Competency Restoration

Judge Advises Limiting Competency Restoration

In Montpelier, Judge Steven Leifman of Florida keynoted what the Vermont Judiciary Commission on Mental Health and the Courts called its first annual summit. Leifman’s speech described how Miami-Dade County’s decision to prioritize mental health treatment for...

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Peers Meet Montpelierites in Crisis

Peers Meet Montpelierites in Crisis

For several years, Vermont’s hospitals have reported increases in emergency department visits for mental health. Downtown Montpelier has a new option for people in distress who need help immediately. At Washington County Mental Health Services’ Access Hub, that help...

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Arts and commentary from Counterpoint

We May Be An ‘Anxious Nation,’ But Why?

We May Be An ‘Anxious Nation,’ But Why?

What causes anxiety? What can those who experience it intensely and persistently do to ease their burden? Anxious Nation, a documentary that played in five theaters across the state this fall in a series of special events organized by NAMI-VT, proposes the same answer...

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Arts Collective Stays Busy

Arts Collective Stays Busy

The Howard Center Arts Collective kept busy in the second half of 2023, starting with a show at the Flynndog Gallery that ran from August through September. Sponsored by Chittenden County’s community mental health center, the Arts Collective, by its own description,...

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Winter Poems

Winter Poems

"Time's practical joke, miss me please?" by Geoffrey L. McLam, St. Albans Serene happinessgarnered not withoutthe gentle caringthat goes along withconsidering one's self Feeling follyat the possibility of dying20 years before i potentiallycould. That's 20, twenty...

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