Tag Archives: Nassau County Office of Mental Health

Ed Mangano & Doc Gooden Team Up to Pitch Good Health and Overdose Prevention Initiatives to Residents

By Eden Laikin Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and North Shore-LIJ Health System announced this week that former New York Mets and New York Yankees pitcher, Dwight “Doc” Gooden, will return to his hometown of Nassau County on Saturday, August … Continue reading

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County and State Lawmakers Trained in Overdose Reversal Agent–Narcan

By Eden Laikin Two more lawmakers joined the hundreds of citizens now trained and equipped to save the life of someone overdosing on Heroin or prescription pain pills – and they also received practical information on how to help that … Continue reading

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Mangano’s Drug Abuse Prevention Efforts Could Become State Laws

By: Eden Laikin and Caitlin Kelly Several of the drug abuse prevention initiatives recommended in a 2012 report by Nassau County, have been adopted by New York State’s Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction. The proposed legislation – … Continue reading

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MANGANO OFFERS NARCAN TRAINING TO FAMILY MEMBERS OF THOSE STRUGGLING WITH SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Mineola, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano invites residents over age 18 to become trained overdose prevention responders, with a simple and informative 90-minute lesson and a free life-saving kit. County substance abuse professionals will teach attendees how … Continue reading

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SUPPORT FOR NASSAU VETERANS

By Eden Laikin Peer-to-peer support group meetings for veterans start at two locations in Nassau County the week of Oct. 7, County Executive Ed Mangano announced. Nassau joins 11 other counties in NYS in bringing “Vet2Vet” Peer Networking Groups to … Continue reading

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Mangano Announces Crisis Counseling Available to Residents Suffering in Storm Aftermath

By Eden Laikin Hurricane Sandy – undoubtedly the most devastating storm to hit Nassau County in decades – has caused not only massive property damage, but has emotionally overwhelmed many of the victims of this disaster.  Most life-long Long Islanders … Continue reading

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Sandy’s Emotional Toll

By Eden Laikin Hurricane Sandy – undoubtedly the most devastating storm to hit Nassau County in decades – has caused not only massive property damage, but has emotionally overwhelmed many of the victims of this disaster.  Most life-long Long Islanders … Continue reading

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