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Saying Goodbye

By Michelle Wagaman, Prevention Services Coordinator A few weeks ago, we celebrated the career of Sherry Thompson. Sherry wore several hats during her almost 15 years at the Rappahannock Area Community Services Board. Most recently, that was the hat of Prevention Specialist. As we gathered to wish her well in her next adventure, we estimated…
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Keep Your Cool

The mercury isn't the only thing rising as a heat wave grips our area. When the air sizzles, tempers flare, depression smolders, and suicide risks spike. Studies have linked sudden increases in temperature to rising numbers of emergency department visits for behavioral health concerns and to a jump in suicides. Furthermore, studies have found a…
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Beach Trip

At 60, Jeffrey had never been to a beach. He grew up in a training center for individuals with significant disability, where "vacations" were just visits to other parts of the campus. A few years ago, Jeffrey came to live in one of our intermediate care facilities. These are like group homes, but for individuals…
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Tobacco 21

Have you heard the news? Virginia will become a Tobacco 21 state effective July 1, 2019. This means the legal age to purchase tobacco and nicotine products will change from 18 to 21. (One exception is active duty military who are 18 years of age or older will still be able to purchase.) This means…
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