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Agencies Aid JPS With Mental Health Support Services | News, Sports, Jobs
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Agencies Aid JPS With Mental Health Support Services | News, Sports, Jobs

Chad Bongiovanni, director of student support services at Jamestown Public Schools, is pictured at right during Tuesday’s school board meeting. P-J photo by Eric Tichy Each year in the United States, one in six children between the ages of 6 and 17 experience a mental health condition. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, about half of those students with a mental health condition received treatment in the past year. “What we know is that in high-needs communities, such as Jamestown, that data is likely far worse,” Chad Bongiovanni, director of student support services at Jamestown Public Schools, said Tuesday during a presentation before the school board. “So we have a very...
Farm Group Seeks To Teach Mental Health First Aid | News, Sports, Jobs
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Farm Group Seeks To Teach Mental Health First Aid | News, Sports, Jobs

Farmer suicide rates outpace almost any other profession in America, advocates say. “The data from January 2022 from the CDC says suicide rates in agriculture are worse than almost any sector at 36 per 100,000,” said Becky Wiseman, a mental health first aid instructor with NY FarmNet. Only construction and mining have higher rates. Founded by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University, NY FarmNet offers a confidential hotline at 1-800-547-3726, for agricultural workers to discuss mental health, family and financial crises. It also offers mental health first aid courses to teach people how to recognize signs of mental health challenges, help those in crisis and maintain mental health with self-care techniques. One will be Oct. 19 ...