Tag: Mental Health
Mental illness has been here since way before COVID and it will continue. And more than likely, it affects someone you know—even if you aren’t aware of it.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. The New Year calls for change. Out with the bad habits and in with the healthy ones.
Over the past five to six years, Dr. John Kelly, a school psychologist on Long Island and past president of the National Association of School Psychologists, has seen the mental health of K-12 students become a higher priority in many school districts.
The holiday season is typically a time of joy and laughter for most people. However, financial stress, feelings of isolation, loss of a loved one, or another traumatic event can turn what is often a merry time into one of depression and loneliness.
Health care workers, including mental health providers, are seeing COVID-19 patients exhibit symptoms even after they’ve beat the illness. In response, Paragon Management, which runs nursing and rehabilitation centers in Nassau, Suffolk, Queens and Westchester, launched three virtual, post-COVID-19 support groups.
Peter Kaisen, the 76-year-old veteran whose lifeless body was discovered in the parking lot of Northport VA Hospital on Sunday after a self-inflicted gunshot wound, was a loving grandfather and devoted husband who often sought treatment at the facility, says his longtime friend Tom Farley, 69, of Islip, who shared the snapshots of the beloved grandfather's life included in this story with the Press on behalf of his family in the hopes these treasured tidbits might help others.
Peter Kaisen, a 76-year-old U.S. Navy veteran, retired police officer, beloved husband and grandfather, was a regular patient at the Northport VAMC and may have been suffering from depression, his son-in-law said. “He was a family man. Loved NASCAR, loved animals, [loved] his three daughters and seven grandchildren.”
According to the report, the veteran "had been frustrated that he was unable to see an emergency room physician for reasons related to his mental health.”