Zoe's Race 2016: Register Today!
Join us as a runner, sponsor, or contributor to help raise money for home accessibilty projects for Howard Center clients and families.
Thank you to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont for their gold-level sponsorship of Zoe's Race 2016.
Photo left: Ingrid Temer from Blue Cross Blue Shield presents sponsorship check to Denise Vignoe and Bob Bick from Howard Center.
Mark Your Calendars: Fall 2016 Community Education Series Begins September 8
Howard Center will launch its fall Community Education Series on Thursday, September 8, with a panel forum on opiate use and treatment. The presenters for this session include Bob Bick, CEO, Howard Center; Brandon del Pozo, Chief of Police, BPD, Patti Fisher, MD, UVM Medical Center; and Barbara Rachelson, Executive Director, LUND. The talk is from 6:00-7:30 p.m.at Dealer.com at 1 Howard Street, Burlington (at the corner of Pine and Howard).
In addition, on September 18, Howard Center will also support a day-long event, "Symposium on Psychiatry in the Third Reich," sponsored by the University of Vermont Miller Center for Holocaust Studies.
A Day with Gabor Mate
Renowned speaker and bestselling author Gabor Maté is highly sought after for his expertise on topics ranging from addiction to mind-body wellness. Rather than offering quick-fix solutions to these complex issues, Dr. Maté weaves together scientific research, case histories, and his own experiences to present a broad perspective that empowers people to promote their own healing and that of those around them.
Dr. Maté will present:
The Hungry Ghost: A Biopsychosocial Perspective on Addiction, from Heroin to Workaholism
When the Body Says No: Mind/Body Unity and the Stress Disease Connection
A discussion and Q & A session will follow each presentation.
Registration will open on August 4, 2016
In Case You Missed It: Gubernatorial debate
On June 27, gubernatorial candidates Matt Dunne, Peter Galbraith, Bruce Lisman, Sue Minter, and Phil Scott took part in a forum focused on “Community Health and Support Services.” The event was moderated by Peter Mallary, Vice President of Government Relations and Community Outreach for The Vermont Association for Mental Health and Addiction Recovery and was broadcast by Vermont PBS.
The forum was presented by Vermont Care Partners, the Vermont Association for Mental Health and Addiction Recovery, the VNAs of Vermont, the Vermont Association of Area Agencies on Aging, and the Community of Vermont Elders.
Director of Crisis Integration Interviewed at Suicide Prevention Conference
Charlotte McCorkel, Director of Crisis Integration was interviewed by WPTZ at a recent symposium on suicide prevention at the University of Vermont. McCorkel says, "We want to send a message that help is available for people who are struggling and there is hope for people in any kind of crisis."
In 2014, the Centers for Disease Control data shows Vermont ranked 7th among the states, with one of the highest suicide rates in the nation.
Click here to view the full interview.
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