mental health

Legislative Report for Oct. 22, 2015

Legislative Report for August 14, 2014

Activities:  Appeared on La SuperLatinaFM Radio Show in Poughkeepsie and attended my monthly Pavilion Board Meeting.  Met with two constituents. Responded to calls and emails regarding the Myers Corners Road Improvements Project; environmental initiatives; criminal justice reform; the merger of the health department and department of mental hygiene; the county airport; economic development; family services; and upcoming community events.

October 8, 2015 County Committee Agenda

Legislative Report for August 14, 2014

This month’s agenda is available at the following link:

http://www.dutchessny.gov/concalendar/calendar.aspx?DeptID=225&ViewType=List#

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8
4:30 PM Budget, Finance, & Personnel
5:00 PM Public Works & Capital Projects
5:15 PM Public Safety
5:30 PM Government Services & Administration

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8
4:30 PM Budget, Finance, & Personnel

2015245 AUTHORIZING THE FINANCE DEPARTMENT TO AMEND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ACCOUNT TO EXPEND SECTION 108 LOAN REPAYMENTS

2015246 AUTHORIZING MUNICIPAL CORPORATION AGREEMENTS FOR THE ELIMINATION OF THE NECESSITY OF COUNTY’S REVIEW AND COMMENT ON CERTAIN LOCAL ACTIONS PURSUANT TO GENERAL MUNICIPAL LAW SECTION 239

PRESENTATION: MERGER OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE – CREATION OF DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL & COMMUNITY HEALTH (DBCH)

INVITED:
Planning & Development; County Attorney; Budget; County Executive; Mental Hygiene; Health; and Human Resources

5:00PM   Public Works & Capital Projects
2015239 AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE TO EXECUTE THE AGREEMENT WITH NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (K007150) AND AMENDING THE 2015 ADOPTED COUNTY BUDGET AS IT PERTAINS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS – PUBLIC TRANSIT DIVISION (ET5680)

2015240 AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE TO EXECUTE AN AMENDMENT TO THE METRO-NORTH (MTA) LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH THE COUNTY TO ALLOW ADDITIONAL NON-PROFIT FUND RAISING ACTIVITIES ON LICENSED PROPERTY FOR THE HOPEWELL DEPOT RESTORATION CORPORATION, AND FOR OTHER COUNTY ACTIVITIES ON THE LICENSED PROPERTY

2015241 AUTHORIZING TWO ACQUISITIONS IN FEE FROM ETHEL BEST FOR THE PROJECT IDENTIFIED AS BRIDGE M-7, COUNTY ROUTE 51 (ACADEMY HILL ROAD) BRIDGE REPLACEMENT OVER THE ROELIFF-JANSEN KILL, TOWN OF MILAN, DUTCHESS COUNTY
INVITED:
Public Works

5:15PM   Public Safety

2015242 AUTHORIZING MUNICIPAL CORPORATION AGREEMENTS FOR THE PROVISION OF ADDITIONAL POLICE PROTECTION SERVICES BY THE DUTCHESS COUNTY SHERIFF TO REQUESTING MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS

2015243 AUTHORIZING AGREEMENTS FOR THE PROVISION OF ADDITIONAL POLICE PROTECTION SERVICES BY THE DUTCHESS COUNTY SHERIFF TO SCHOOL DISTRICTS

2015244 AUTHORIZING AGREEMENT FOR THE PROVISION OF ADDITIONAL POLICE PROTECTION SERVICES BY THE DUTCHESS COUNTY SHERIFF TO FIRE DISTRICTS

INVITED:
Sheriff

5:30PM   Government Services & Administration
2015214 A LOCAL LAW AUTHORIZING PESTICIDE NEIGHBOR NOTIFICATION

2015215 A LOCAL LAW FOR WELL TESTING TO PROTECT PROPERTY BUYERS, TENANTS, AND CUSTOMERS OF COMMERCIAL ESTABLISHMENTS IN DUTCHESS COUNTY FROM DRINKING CONTAMINATED WATER

2015216 THE CHILDREN’S PRODUCT SAFETY ACT OF 2015

2015238 A LOCAL LAW IN RELATION TO PROHIBITING THE SALE OF PERSONAL COSMETIC PRODUCTS CONTAINING MICROBEADS IN DUTCHESS COUNTY

INVITED:
Health

Hudson Valley Mental Health Hiring

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Hudson Valley Mental Health has an opening for a nurse practitioner in the Dover Plains Clinic. If you are interested in this position or know of anyone who might be interested in this position please contact Christopher Pels cpels@familyservicesny.org

New services of Dutchess County HELPLINE to Assist Young People in Crisis

The Dutchess County Department of Mental Hygiene expanded its 24 hour HELPLINE service to include texting as an alternate way to access mental health assistance since many people, particularly young adults and teenagers, often prefer to text rather than talk on the phone.    Young people can access support services by texting “DMH” to 741 741.

Most recent in the news is a suicide prevention, education and awareness mobile app that is now a click away and available for free for iPhones, Androids and tablets.  The Dutchess app connects users with professionals from the county’s’ suicide prevention helplines and allows users to text a mental health professional.

In recent years, Dutchess County has seen an increase in death by suicide.  We are also experiencing a public health crisis of prescription drug/opiate drug abuse, including heroin, with more overdose hospitalizations and deaths being reported than ever before.  Dutchess County has the highest number of admissions of 18-34 year olds to certified rehabilitation programs in the Mid-Hudson region.   Dutchess Texts is part of a broad-based, countywide prevention initiative focused on those at risk for developing mental health and/or substance abuse disorders.

For more information about the services offered through the Department of Mental Hygiene, including Dutchess TEXTS, visit dutchessny.gov.    Dutchess County HELPLINE is available 24 hours a day, 365 days per year, and can be reached at (877) 485-9700.    To utilize Dutchess Texts, text “DMH” to 741 741.  Mobile app: Dutchess County Helpline for iPhones, Androids and tablets.Legislative Report for August 14, 2014