Police Social Work Program Highlighted in Valley News Article

Posted: December 10th, 2019

Hartford police train to de-escalate mental health crises By ANNA MERRIMAN Valley News Staff Writer Published: 12/9/2019 9:48:40 PM HARTFORD — In an attempt to respond to a growing number of mental health crisis calls, the Hartford Police Department has had all of its officers undergo training specifically for mental health-related emergencies, the department has [...]

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Mental Health Minute

Posted: December 6th, 2019

Click to read the Vermont Department of Mental Health’s latest news and updates

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Groundworks in Brattleboro to Build New Shelter

Posted: December 2nd, 2019

Groundworks Collaborative in Brattleboro announced plans to build a new shelter downtown, which would provide nighttime accommodations during the winter months. To read the full VT Digger article, click here.

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Our 2019 Annual Meeting a Great Success!

Posted: November 21st, 2019

HCRS held its annual meeting on November 6 at the Great Hall in Springfield. Attended by more than 125 board members, staff, clients, and community members, the event celebrated the agency’s accomplishments and impact on clients during its last fiscal year. One of the most significant accomplishments at the non-profit agency was the successful implementation [...]

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How to Talk About Suicide

Posted: September 17th, 2019

HOW TO TALK ABOUT SUICIDE: HAVING THE CONVERSATION By Kirk Postlewaite, Director of Communications & Development, Washington County Mental Health Suicide is not something that people want to talk about or even think about, but people do think about it and it does happen. Thus, we must begin to have more open dialogue about the [...]

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HCRS Hosting Screening of “Suicide: The Ripple Effect” on 9/25

Posted: September 12th, 2019

We will be hosting a showing of the new film by Kevin Hines, called “Suicide: The Ripple Effect,” at the Hooker-Dunham Theater in Brattleboro on Wednesday, September 25, at 4:00 pm. The event is free and open to the public. The film chronicles the story of Kevin Hines [shown in attached photo], who at age [...]

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Suicide: Signs & Symptoms

Posted: September 6th, 2019

By Kirk Postlewaite, Director of Communications & Development, Washington County Mental Health How do you know if someone is considering suicide? There are situations when this may be obvious, for instance if a person openly talks about suicide or wanting to die. Yet, there are many other signs and symptoms that may offer subtle clues. [...]

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HCRS Improves Client Satisfaction Rating

Posted: August 6th, 2019

We continues to earn high satisfaction marks for the services we provide to thousands of clients across Windsor and Windham counties. The excellent ratings came in response to questions asked of virtually all active agency clients during a two-month period as part of our annual survey process. Since the year 2000, we have used this [...]

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HCRS Golf Tournament a Tremendous Success

Posted: July 11th, 2019

HCRS hosted its 12th annual Golf Tournament fundraiser at the beautiful Woodstock Country Club on June 14. The event raised more than $22,000 for our alternative school for boys in Newfane – the Kindle Farm School. A field of 88 players competed for numerous prizes. The first place team award went to Elden Dube, Gary [...]

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HCRS to Host Cookouts on May 9

Posted: May 3rd, 2019

HCRS will be hosting free hot dog cookouts and open houses in Springfield, Hartford, and Brattleboro in honor of Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day. This day was created to shed light on the prevalence of children’s mental health. According to the National Alliance of Mental Illness, 20% of youth ages 13-18 live with a mental [...]

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