LIBN – 24 nonprofits share $576M in grants

Date : 12.30.2019
24 nonprofits share $576M in grants By: Bernadette Starzee December 30, 2019 Two dozen nonprofits received grants from the Long Island Community Foundation as 2019 came to a close. The 24 organizations received a share of $576,000 in the third and final round of the Melville-based organization’s annual competitive grants program. In total LICF has distributed $1,538,500... Read More

Town hall event planned to raise awareness for mental health services

Date : 09.18.2019
    Town hall event planned to raise awareness for mental health services by Tara Smith | 09/15/2019 6:01 AM Two years ago, North Fork school districts partnered with local hospitals, elected officials and the Family Service League to form the North Fork Coalition for Behavioral Health. The collaboration was formed to improve students’ access to mental... Read More

On World Suicide Prevention Day, Town Unveils Mental Health Forum

Date : 09.11.2019
    With teen suicide and substance abuse escalating concerns, there’s a need to erase the stigma in asking for help, officials say. By Lisa Finn, Patch Staff Sep 10, 2019 4:36 pm ET | Updated Sep 10, 2019 4:39 pm ET (Patch file photo / Lisa Finn.) SOUTHOLD, NY — On World Suicide Prevention... Read More

Suicide talk to be held Thursday in Greenport

Date : 07.17.2019
    Community Action Southhold Town will host a free discussion for those affected by suicide. By Arlene GrossSpecial to NewsdayUpdated July 16, 2019 6:00 AM Family Service League will run a “Joe’s Project” discussion in Greenport Thursday for families and friends impacted by suicide. Community Action Southhold Town, or CAST, will host the free talk, which... Read More

Partnership formed to help aid members of Greenport’s aging population

Date : 07.17.2019
    Government Partnership formed to help aid members of Greenport’s aging population by Tara Smith | 07/16/2019 5:29 PM Southold Town has partnered with Family Service League, the Suffolk County Office for the Aging and Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital to establish a new program to aid the area’s aging population. Karen McLaughlin, director of... Read More


Date : 04.15.2019
    NEWS HEALTH By David Olson April 13, 2019 6:00 AM More opioid addicts turning to Vivitrol to come clean, rebuild their lives According to the drug’s Ireland-based manufacturer, Alkermes, the number of people nationally using the drug has more than tripled over the past four years, to 111,500 in 2018. An injectable... Read More

FSL CEO is Finalist for Long Island Imagine Awards

Date : 02.06.2019
 Long Island Business News Finalists announced for Long Island Imagine Awards By: Bernadette Starzee February 5, 2019 Finalists were announced for the Long Island Imagine Awards, an annual competition that grants $5,000 apiece to five nonprofit organizations. More than 170 applications were received for this year’s awards program, now in its seventh year, and four... Read More

New Approaches To Modernizing Mental Health Care

Date : 11.26.2018
EAST END BEACON  November 25, 2018 Beth Young  Mental Health Matters Forum at Southampton Hospital’s Parrish Hall Nov. 19. The way in which people with mental illnesses are treated in the United States has changed dramatically since patients were shuffled off to insane asylums to spend the rest of their days, but many of those changes... Read More

Mental health initiative for youths on North Fork aims to improve access, reduce trauma

Date : 09.18.2018
    NEWSHEALTH Southold Town’s partnership with Oysterponds, Greenport, Shelter Island and four other school districts will offer more therapists and treatment options, officials say. By Jean-Paul Salamanca  @JPaulSalamancaUpdated September 17, 2018 6:00 AM School and government officials in Southold Town have announced that an initiative aimed at providing North Fork students with closer and more... Read More

Cuomo Announces $25+ Million To Combat Opioids; $2+ Million On LI

Date : 09.07.2018
“This opioid crisis devastates families and entire communities and we must do everything in our power to fight back.” By Lisa Finn, Patch Staff | Sep 6, 2018 1:39 pm ET | Updated Sep 6, 2018 9:35 pm ET LONG ISLAND, NY — As the war on opioid addiction rages on, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced $25.2 million in federal... Read More

Celebrity deaths lead to frank discussions

Date : 06.22.2018
  Celebrity deaths lead to frank discussions By Judy D’Mello | June 21, 2018 – 3:51pm In an era in which Facebook has made “friend” into a verb, when we can often confuse the ambient intimacy of an online world with the authentic intimacy of personal relationships, suicide rates in America have increased — by 25 percent since... Read More

Dr. Jeff Steigman Honored by LIBN

Date : 05.18.2018
29 executives honored at luncheon today By: Bernadette Starzee May 17, 2018 Twenty-nine Long Island business leaders were honored today at Long Island Business News’ Executive Circle Awards luncheon. Executives from the fields of law, accounting, real estate, healthcare, technology, finance, education and nonprofits, among others, accepted honors for consistently demonstrating remarkable leadership, skills, values and vision.... Read More