COVID Survivor Stories: Sadie Nagamootoo

This article is part of a series called “COVID Survivor Stories,” where we profile the struggles of those who survived a diagnosis of COVID-19, as they deal with the repercussions of recovery. Sadie Nagamootoo was a successful personal trainer whose life was transformed forever when she tested positive for COVID-19. The Valley Stream, Long IslandContinue reading “COVID Survivor Stories: Sadie Nagamootoo”

Teaching During a Pandemic

In a year that has been unlike any other, teachers in the Hudson Valley discuss the turbulence that came with being an educator during a once-in-a-century pandemic. For Teacher Appreciation Week, they are sharing their stories. Emily Krieger, a health teacher in Dover High School, and Lisa Strieter, a second grade teacher at Stony PointContinue reading “Teaching During a Pandemic”

COVID Survivor Stories: Sabrina and Yevgeniy Kaminer

This article is part of a series called “COVID Survivor Stories,” where we profile the struggles of those who survived a diagnosis of COVID-19, as they deal with the repercussions of recovery. Father and daughter Yevgeniy and Sabrina Kaminer both tested positive for COVID-19 in January, but are on the road to recovery and haveContinue reading “COVID Survivor Stories: Sabrina and Yevgeniy Kaminer”

Spotlight on: Family Services

Like many mental health providers during the pandemic, the Hudson Valley’s Family Services has converted to providing therapy sessions mostly through Telehealth. Vice President for Behavioral Health Robin Peritz explains that this transition has generally benefitted their clients, who are able to have more flexibility in setting up their sessions. “We have had very positiveContinue reading “Spotlight on: Family Services”

COVID Survivor Stories: Kim Willis-Rinaldi

This article is part of a series called “COVID Survivor Stories,” where we profile the struggles of those who survived a diagnosis of COVID-19, as they deal with the repercussions of recovery. As patient zero in Naugatuck, Connecticut, Kim Willis-Rinaldi had no idea what to expect when she came down with COVID-19. The geriatric therapistContinue reading “COVID Survivor Stories: Kim Willis-Rinaldi”

MHA Dutchess Executive Director Makes Statement on Rise in Child Suicidal Ideation

As a report from the Children’s Hospital Association emerged that the number of children ages 6-12 visiting children’s hospitals for suicidal ideation has doubled since 2016, Mental Health America of Dutchess County Executive Director Andrew O’Grady weighed in on this troubling phenomenon. O’Grady expressed concerns about the ramifications technology and social media have had onContinue reading “MHA Dutchess Executive Director Makes Statement on Rise in Child Suicidal Ideation”